Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

Assoc Professor

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Antonio currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) at Monash University. He has an Adjunct Honorary Appointment in Turning Point (Eastern Health). He has a PhD in Psychology (University of Granada, 2006), and a Masters in Psychological and Biomedical Aspects of Health and Illness (University of Granada, 2002).  

After obtaining his PhD, Antonio held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neuroscience Program of the IMIM-Hospital del Mar (Barcelona Biomedical Research Park), where he developed strategic research collaborations in the fields of genetics, neuropharmacology and functional neuroimaging. He was subsequently appointed as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (Universidad de Granada) before arriving at Monash in 2013.

Antonio's research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning executive control and decision-making, and their implications for addiction and obesity. He has published > 150 peer-reviewed articles, and his research has been continuously funded via national and international competitive research schemes since 2009. His work has attracted over 7,000 citations and his current h-index is 43. He sits on the Editorial Board of the journals: Addiction (#1 in the Substance Abuse category of the Journal Citation Reports rank), PLoS One, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Current Addiction Reports, and Adicciones.

Related Links:


  • addiction
  • obesity
  • substance abuse
  • impulsivity
  • decision making
  • executive function
  • reward
  • emotion processing

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2002 2018

A pilot investigation of the potential for incorporating lifelog technology into executive function rehabilitation for enhanced transfer of self-regulation skills to everyday life

Cuberos-Urbano, G., Caracuel, A., Valls-Serrano, C., García-Mochón, L., Gracey, F. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 2018 In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 28, 4, p. 589-601 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Brain substrates of unhealthy versus healthy food choices: Influence of homeostatic status and body mass index

Harding, IH., Andrews, ZB., Mata, F., Orlandea, S., Martínez-Zalacaín, I., Soriano-Mas, C., Stice, E. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 1 Mar 2018 In : International Journal of Obesity. 42, 3, p. 448-454 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive and neuromodulation strategies for unhealthy eating and obesity: Systematic review and discussion of neurocognitive mechanisms

Forcano, L., Mata, F., de la Torre, R. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 1 Apr 2018 In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 87, p. 161-191 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Development of a Contextualized Version of the Multiple Errands Test for People with Substance Dependence

Valls-Serrano, C., Verdejo-García, A., Noël, X. & Caracuel, A. Apr 2018 In : Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 24, 4, p. 347-359 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dispositional use of emotion regulation strategies and resting-state cortico-limbic functional connectivity

Picó-Pérez, M., Alonso, P., Contreras-Rodríguez, O., Martínez-Zalacaín, I., López-Solà, C., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Verdejo-García, A., Menchón, J. M. & Soriano-Mas, C. Aug 2018 In : Brain Imaging and Behavior. 12, 4, p. 1022-1031 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review