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Vasileia Kotoula

Dr Vasileia Kotoula

Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychology

Research interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Imaging sciences
  • Pharmacology


My research focuses on fast-acting antidepressants and their effects on key brain processes. Specifically, with the use of fMRI and sleep EEG, I aim to understand:

  1. The effects of ketamine on autobiographical memory recall
  2. How reward processing and anhedonia are targeted by fast-acting antidepressants
  3. The role of sleep in mediating ketamine's antidepressant response.

My key research interests also include decision making mechanisms in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders. I am involved in the design and development of the online research platform which aims to make data collection simple, reliable and ease for researchers and volunteers. I am the Deputy Senior Tutor for the BSc Psychology and Neuroscience.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

Find out more about my research:

Key Collaborators:

  • Prof Mitul Mehta, King's College London, UK
  • Dr Carlos Zarate, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  • Dr Argyrios Stringaris, University College London
  • Dr Vasilios Mantas, Aiginition Hospital, Greece