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.



Ashok AH, Myers J, Frost G, et al., 2021, Acute acetate administration increases endogenous opioid levels in the human brain: A [<SUP>11</SUP>C]carfentanil molecular imaging study, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Vol:35, ISSN:0269-8811, Pages:606-610

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 [11C]CIMBI-36 and d-amphetamine challenge, Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol:45, ISSN:0893-133X, Pages:804-810

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