Imperial College London

Dr Samuel Turton

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Research Associate







Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





Dr. Samuel Turton is postdoctoral researcher.

He completed a Imperial BRC funded MARC PhD fellowship, supervised by Prof Anne Lingford-Hughes and Prof David Nutt, in September 2019.

His research focusses on the use of PET and fMRI imaging to investigate opioid neurotransmission and reward processing addiction.



Turton S, Lingford-Hughes A, 2020, Neurobiology and principles of addiction and tolerance, Medicine (united Kingdom), Vol:48, ISSN:1357-3039, Pages:749-753

Turton S, Myers J, Mick I, et al., 2020, Blunted endogenous opioid release following an oral dexamphetamine challenge in abstinent alcohol dependent individuals, Molecular Psychiatry, Vol:25, ISSN:1359-4184, Pages:1749-1758

Erritzoe D, Ashok AH, Searle GE, et al., 2020, Serotonin release measured in the human brain: a PET study with [C-11]CIMBI-36 and d-amphetamine challenge, Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol:45, ISSN:0893-133X, Pages:804-810

Limbrick-Oldfield EH, Mick I, Cocks RE, et al., 2020, Neural and neurocognitive markers of vulnerability to gambling disorder: a study of unaffected siblings, Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol:45, ISSN:0893-133X, Pages:292-300

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