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Steven  Williams

Steven Williams

Professor of Imaging Sciences

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Overview

Professor Steve Williams leads the Department of Neuroimaging within the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences (CNS). The CNS is a joint venture of the King's College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. His current research projects span neurodegeneration, epilepsy, stroke, pain, psychosis, affective disorders, developmental disorders and normal brain function, using a battery of neuroimaging techniques which include perfusion, diffusion, functional and structural imaging. Complementary research in imaging physics and analysis supports these applications.

Selected publications

Colizzi M, Weltens N, McGuire P, Lythgoe D, Williams S, Van Oudenhove L, Bhattacharyya S (2019) Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol increases striatal glutamate levels in healthy individuals: implications for psychosis. Mol Psychiatry

Pote I, Wang S, Sethna V, Blasi A, Daly E, Kuklisova-Murgasova M, Lloyd-Fox S, Mercure E, Busuulwa P, Stoencheva V, Charman T, Williams SCR, Johnson MH, Murphy DGM, McAlonan GM (2019) Familial risk of autism alters subcortical and cerebellar brain anatomy in infants and predicts the emergence of repetitive behaviors in early childhood. Autism Res

Pretzsch CM, Freyberg J, Voinescu B, Lythgoe D, Horder J, Mendez MA, Wichers R, Ajram L, Ivin G, Heasman M, Edden RAE, Williams S, Murphy DGM, Daly E, McAlonan GM (2019) Effects of cannabidiol on brain excitation and inhibition systems; a randomised placebo-controlled single dose trial during magnetic resonance spectroscopy in adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology

Crum WR, Modo M, Vernon AC, Barker GJ, Williams SC (2013) Registration of challenging pre-clinical brain images. J Neurosci Methods 216: 62-77
Vernon AC, Natesan S, Crum WR, Cooper JD, Modo M, Williams SC, Kapur S (2012) Contrasting effects of haloperidol and lithium on rodent brain structure: a magnetic resonance imaging study with postmortem confirmation. Biol Psychiatry 71: 855-63
Traynor CR, Barker GJ, Crum WR, Williams SC, Richardson MP (2011) Segmentation of the thalamus in MRI based on T1 and T2. Neuroimage 56: 939-50