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Pharmacy staff profile

Dr Olivia Harrison

PositionRutherford Discovery Research Fellow
QualificationsDPhil (Oxon) BPhEd(Hons) BSc
Research summaryMental health and its relationship to how we perceive our body

Research

My research focuses on mental health and its relationship to interoception (how we perceive our body).

I use neuroimaging and computational models to better understand how the brain perceives and learns about changes in the body, with a particular focus on breathing. My work also aims to understand how currently available treatments such as anxiolytics and exercise can improve conditions such as anxiety and depression.

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Publications

Finnegan, S. L., Harrison, O. K., Harmer, C. J., Herigstad, M., Rahman, N. M., Reinecke, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2021). Breathlessness in COPD: Linking symptom clusters with brain activity. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04099-2020

Rieger, S. W., Stephan, K. E., & Harrison, O. K. (2020). Remote, automated, and MRI-compatible administration of interoceptive inspiratory resistive loading. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 161. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00161

Dearlove, D. J., Faull, O. K., Rolls, E., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Nutritional ketoacidosis during incremental exercise in healthy athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 290. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00290

Faull, O. K., Dearlove, D. J., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Beyond RPE: The perception of exercise under normal and ketotic conditions. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 229. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00229

Faull, O. K., Subramanian, H. H., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). The midbrain periaqueductal gray as an integrative and interoceptive neural structure for breathing. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 98, 135-144. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.12.020

Journal - Research Article

Finnegan, S. L., Harrison, O. K., Harmer, C. J., Herigstad, M., Rahman, N. M., Reinecke, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2021). Breathlessness in COPD: Linking symptom clusters with brain activity. European Respiratory Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1183/13993003.04099-2020

Dearlove, D. J., Faull, O. K., Rolls, E., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Nutritional ketoacidosis during incremental exercise in healthy athletes. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 290. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00290

Faull, O. K., Dearlove, D. J., Clarke, K., & Cox, P. J. (2019). Beyond RPE: The perception of exercise under normal and ketotic conditions. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 229. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00229

Faull, O. K., Cox, P. J., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2018). Cortical processing of breathing perceptions in the athletic brain. NeuroImage, 179, 92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.021

Faull, O. K., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). The cortical connectivity of the periaqueductal gray and the conditioned response to the threat of breathlessness. eLIFE, 6, e21749. doi: 10.7554/eLife.21749

Herigstad, M., Faull, O. K., Hayen, A., Evans, E., Hardinge, F. M., Wiech, K., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Treating breathlessness via the brain: Changes in brain activity over a course of pulmonary rehabilitation. European Respiratory Journal, 50(3), 1701029. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01029-2017

Hayen, A., Wanigasekera, V., Faull, O. K., Campbell, S. F., Garry, P. S., Raby, S. J. M., … Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Opioid suppression of conditioned anticipatory brain responses to breathlessness. NeuroImage, 150, 383-394. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.005

Stubbs, B. J., Cox, P. J., Evans, R. D., Santer, P., Miller, J. J., Faull, O. K., … Clarke, K. (2017). On the metabolism of exogenous ketones in humans. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 848. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00848

Faull, O. K., Hayen, A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2017). Breathlessness and the body: Neuroimaging clues for the inferential leap. Cortex, 95, 211-221. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.07.019

Faull, O. K., Jenkinson, M., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2016). Conditioned respiratory threat in the subdivisions of the human periaqueductal gray. eLIFE, 5, e12047. doi: 10.7554/eLife.12047.001

Faull, O. K., Cox, P. J., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2016). Psychophysical differences in ventilatory awareness and breathlessness between athletes and sedentary individuals. Frontiers in Physiology, 7, 231. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00231

Ezra, M., Faull, O. K., Jbabdi, S., & Pattinson, K. T. (2015). Connectivity-based segmentation of the periaqueductal gray matter in human with brainstem optimized diffusion MRI. Human Brain Mapping, 36(9), 3459-3471. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22855

Faull, O. K., Jenkinson, M., Clare, S., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2015). Functional subdivision of the human periaqueductal grey in respiratory control using 7 tesla fMRI. NeuroImage, 113, 356-364. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.026

Faull, O. K., Robertson, J., Thomas, O., Bradwell, A. R., Antoniades, C. A., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2015). The effect of acetazolamide on saccadic latency at 3459 meters. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 26(1), 72-77. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2014.08.017

Faull, O. K., Cotter, J. D., & Lucas, S. J. E. (2015). Cerebrovascular responses during rowing: Do circadian rhythms explain morning and afternoon performance differences? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 25(4), 467-475. doi: 10.1111/sms.12273

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Journal - Research Other

Rieger, S. W., Stephan, K. E., & Harrison, O. K. (2020). Remote, automated, and MRI-compatible administration of interoceptive inspiratory resistive loading. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 161. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00161

Faull, O. K., Subramanian, H. H., Ezra, M., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). The midbrain periaqueductal gray as an integrative and interoceptive neural structure for breathing. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 98, 135-144. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.12.020

Dearlove, D. J., Faull, O. K., & Clarke, K. (2019). Context is key: Exogenous ketosis and athletic performance. Current Opinion in Physiology, 10, 81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cophys.2019.04.010

Marlow, L. L., Faull, O. K., Finnegan, S. L., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). Breathlessness and the brain: The role of expectation. Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care, 13(3), 200-210. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000441

Abdallah, S. J., Faull, O. K., Wanigasekera, V., Finnegan, S. L., Jensen, D., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2019). Opioids for breathlessness: Psychological and neural factors influencing response variability. European Respiratory Journal, 54(3), 1900275. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00275-2019

Faull, O. K., Marlow, L., Finnegan, S. L., & Pattinson, K. T. S. (2018). Chronic breathlessness: Re-thinking the symptom. European Respiratory Journal, 51, 1702238. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02238-2017

Brooks, J. C. W., Faull, O. K., Pattinson, K. T. S., & Jenkinson, M. (2013). Physiological noise in brainstem fMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 623. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00623

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