Celia Fourrier

Dr Celia Fourrier

Affiliate researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Célia Fourrier is an affiliate researcher in the Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.
She completed her PhD in Bordeaux, France, where she investigated the role of neuroinflammation in emotional and cognitive alterations associated with obesity. She showed that inflammation, and particularly TNF-α, could be an important target in the treatment of mood disorders in obese individuals (Fourrier et al, 2018; Fernandez de Cossio et al, 2018). In addition, she investigated the effect of nutritional interventions with specific nutrients (i.e. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants) on metabolic, mood and cognitive alterations in inflammatory conditions (Larrieu et al, 2014) and on the regulation of inflammatory processes in the brain (Fourrier et al. 2017).
Her research activities in the Discipline of Psychiatry encompass a new approach to personalised psychiatry with a focus on the role of the immune system in psychiatric disorders. From 2017 to 2019, she coordinated a clinical trial that investigated the efficacy of using an antidepressant augmented with an anti-inflammatory medication in the treatment of major depressive disorder.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Fourrier, C., Sampson, E., Hori, H., Schubert, K., Clark, S., Mills, N., & Baune, B. (2020). Exploratory study of association between blood immune markers and cognitive symptom severity in major depressive disorder: Stratification by body mass index status. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
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    2020 Fourrier, C., Kropp, C., Aubert, A., Sauvant, J., Vaysse, C., Chardigny, J., . . . Castanon, N. (2020). Rapeseed oil fortified with micronutrients improves cognitive alterations associated with metabolic syndrome. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 84, 23-35.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2019 Fourrier, C., Bosch-Bouju, C., Boursereau, R., Sauvant, J., Aubert, A., Capuron, L., . . . Castanon, N. (2019). Brain tumor necrosis factor-alpha mediates anxiety-like behavior in a mouse model of severe obesity. BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY, 77, 25-36.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2019 Fourrier, C., Singhal, G., & Baune, B. (2019). Neuroinflammation and cognition across psychiatric conditions. CNS Spectrums, 24(1), 4-15.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC1
    2019 Knight, M., Fourrier, C., Lyrtzis, E., Aboustate, N., Sampson, E., Hori, H., . . . Baune, B. (2019). Cognitive deficits in the THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) are associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 80(1), 18m12472-1-18m12472-8.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Fourrier, C., Sampson, E., Mills, N., & Baune, B. (2018). Anti-inflammatory treatment of depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of vortioxetine augmented with celecoxib or placebo. Trials, 19(1), 447-1-447-14.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2017 de Cossío, L. F., Fourrier, C., Sauvant, J., Everard, A., Capuron, L., Cani, P. D., . . . Castanon, N. (2017). Impact of prebiotics on metabolic and behavioral alterations in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 64, 33-49.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS32 Europe PMC11
    2017 Fourrier, C., Remus-Borel, J., Greenhalgh, A. D., Guichardant, M., Bernoud-Hubac, N., Lagarde, M., . . . Layé, S. (2017). Docosahexaenoic acid-containing choline phospholipid modulates LPS-induced neuroinflammation in vivo and in microglia in vitro. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 14(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC12
    2014 Larrieu, T., Hilal, L., Fourrier, C., Sans N., Capuron, L., & Layé, S. (2014). Nutritional omega-3 modulates neuronal morphology in the prefrontal cortex along with depression-related behaviour through corticosterone secretion. Translational Psychiatry, 4(9), e437.
    DOI Scopus70 WoS56 Europe PMC30
    2014 Larrieu, T., Hilal, L., Fourrier, C., De Smedt-Peyrusse, V., Sans, N., Capuron, L., & Laye, S. (2014). Nutritional omega-3 modulates neuronal morphology in the prefrontal cortex along with depression-related behaviour through corticosterone secretion (vol 4, e437, 2014). TRANSLATIONAL PSYCHIATRY, 4(10), 1 page.
    DOI WoS2
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 Fourrier, C., Capuron, L., & Castanon, N. (2018). Role of inflammation in neuropsychiatric comorbidity of obesity: Experimental and clinical evidence. In B. Baune (Ed.), Inflammation and Immunity in Depression: Basic Science and Clinical Applications (pp. 357-375).
    DOI Scopus1
  • Position: Affiliate researcher
  • Phone: 83136928
  • Email: celia.fourrier@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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