Nicholson’s research background includes a multitude of brain imaging studies in the field of psychiatric medicine, with expertise in a range of technical brain imaging methods, including: real-time fMRI neurofeedback, dynamic causal modelling, and most recently, the application of fMRI machine learning algorithms to predict psychiatric illness. Dr. Nicholson’s research focuses on examining differential biomarkers of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the dissociative subtype of PTSD using neuroimaging methods, as well as examining trans-diagnostic biomarkers of other psychiatric disorders. In a broader scope, Nicholson’s research interests include using neuroimaging to answer fundamental questions within neuroscience regarding memory encoding, executive functioning, emotion regulation, and neurobiological mechanisms of the stress response and chronic pain, with clinically relevant applications. Taken together, his research goals are to contribute to multiple areas of psychiatry research within Canada by taking an integrative and multi-faceted approach to neuroscience.


Hamilton, London, Guelph, Toronto ON, Canada

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