Williams Steven

Steven C. R. Williams, Ph.D , received his doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge in 1988, his focus being NMR Imaging. Since 1999 he is a Professor of Imaging Sciences, and Head of Department of Neuroimaging at King’s College London. Williams is Founder, Director and Head of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry (IOP). Previously,  he was a Lecturer specialising in Magnetic Resonance Techniques and Manager of High Field NMR Imaging and Spectroscopy at the Facility for University of London Intercollegiate Research at the  Department of Chemistry at  Queen Mary & Westfield College, in the United Kingdom. Since 2005, he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and as of 2007 he is on the Editorial Board of Neuropharmacology.  As of 2013, Williams is a Fellow at the Academy of Medical Sciences.

He has been on the Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Neuroscience since April 2016.

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Selected Publications:

Ettinger U, Corr PJ, Mofidi A, Williams SCR, Kumari V (2013) Dopaminergic basis of the psychosis-prone personality investigated with functional magnetic resonance imaging of procedural learning. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience 7. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00130

Schmechtig A, Lees J, Grayson L, Craig KJ, Dadhiwala R, Dawson GR, Deakin JFW, Dourish CT, Koychev I, McMullen K, Migo E, Perry C, Wilkinson L, Morris R, Williams S, Ettinger U (2013) Effects of Risperidone, Amisulpride and Nicotine on Eye Movement Control and their Modulation by Schizotypy. Psychopharmacology. (in press)

Doyle OM, De Simoni S, Schwarz AJ, Brittain C, O’Daly OG, Williams SCR, Mehta MA (2013b) Quantifying the Attenuation of the Ketamine Pharmacological Magnetic Resonance Imaging Response in Humans. A Validation Using Antipsychotic and Glutamatergic Agents 345:151-160.  doi: 10.1124/jpet.112.201665

De Simoni S, Schwarz AJ, O’Daly OG, Marquand A, Brittain C, Gonzales C, Stephenson S, Williams SCR, Mehta MA (2013) Test-retest reliability of the BOLD pharmacological MRI response to ketamine in healthy volunteers. Neuroimage 64:75-90. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.09.037

Perkins A, Leonard AM, Weaver K, Dalton JA, Mehta MA, Kumari V, Williams SCR, Ettinger U (2012) A Dose of Ruthlessness. Interpersonal Moral Judgment Is Hardened by the Anti-Anxiety Drug Lorazepam.

Perkins AM, Ettinger U, Weaver K, Schmechtig A, Schrantee A, Morrison P, Sapara A, Kumari V, Williams SCR, Corr PJ (2013) Advancing the defensive explanation for anxiety disorders. lorazepam effects on human defense are systematically modulated by personality and threat-type 3. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.20

Doyle O, Ashburner J, Zelaya F, Williams S, Mehta M, Marquand A (2013a) Multivariate decoding of brain images using ordinal regression. Neuroimage 81:345-357.  doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.036

Ecker C, Suckling J, Deoni SC, Lombardo MV, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S, Catani M, Jezzard P, Barnes A, Bailey AJ, Williams S, Murphy DGM, Consortium MA (2012) Brain anatomy and its relationship to behavior in adults with autism spectrum disorder. A multicenter magnetic resonance imaging study 69:195-209. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.03.018

Langen M, Leemans A, Johnston P, Ecker C, Daly E, Murphy CM, Dell’ Acqua F, Durston S, Murphy DGM, Williams S (2012) Fronto-striatal circuitry and inhibitory control in autism: Findings from diffusion tensor imaging tractography. Cortex 48:183-193. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.05.018

Aichert DS, Williams SCR, Möller H-J, Kumari V, Ettinger U (2012) Functional neural correlates of psychometric schizotypy. an fMRI study of antisaccades 49:345-356. doi: 10.1111/j.14698986.2011.01306.x

Marquand A, O’Daly OG, De Simoni S, Alsop DC, Maguire RP, Williams SCR, Zelaya FO, Mehta MA (2012) Dissociable effects of methylphenidate, atomoxetine and placebo on regional cerebral blood flow in healthy volunteers at rest. A multi-class pattern recognition approach 60:1015-1024. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.058

Sundram F, Deeley Q, Sarkar S, Daly E, Latham R, Craig M, Raczek M, Fahy T, Picchioni M, Barker GJ, Murphy DGM, Ecker C, Williams S (2012) White matter microstructural abnormalities in the frontal lobe of adults with antisocial personality disorder. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior 48:216-229. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.06.005

Deoni SCL, Mercure E, Blasi A, Gasston D, Thomson A, Johnson M, Williams SCR, Murphy DGM. (2011) Mapping Infant Brain Myelination with Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Journal of Neuroscience. 31,2:784 -791 doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2106-10.2011  ​