Ray Norbury
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Research interests (short)

There is increasing evidence to suggest that late chronotype individuals (i.e. those that prefer to go to bed late and wake later in the morning) are at increased risk for developing depression. At present, however, the mechanisms underlying this risk remain to be determined. My own research that late chronotype individuals display negative biases in emotional processing (i.e. increased recognition of negative facial expressions), impaired emotion regulation and patterns of neural activity at rest and during simple emotional processing task that is similar to those seen in currently depressed patients. Future work will extend these findings with the ultimate aim of developing interventions to prevent the onset of depression in these vulnerable individuals.

I am an advocate of open science practices and copies of my most recent papers are available through the Open Science Framework (OSF): https://osf.io/b8u95/

Group level statistical parametric maps (SPMs) from my recent imaging projects are also available via NeuroVault – a public repository for imaging data:





Biographical details

Dr Ray Norbury is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Neuroimaging, Division of Neuroscience, at King’s College London and the Programme Lead for the MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health.

Ray studied pharmacology at University College London, where he was awarded the Gaddum Prize, and later completed his PhD at King's College London.  Following this Ray joined the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, where he worked in the Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory and the Oxford Centre for Magnetic Resonance.   Ray then joined the University of Roehampton, Psychology Deparment as a senior lecturer before rejoing King's in April 2019




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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