Celia Fourrier

Dr Celia Fourrier

Postdoctoral 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 a postdoctoral research officer 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).
Now, 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. She coordinates a clinical trial that investigates 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
    2019 Fourrier, C., Singhal, G., & Baune, B. (2019). Neuroinflammation and cognition across psychiatric conditions. CNS Spectrums, 24(1), 4-15.
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    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), 1-8.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Analysis of symptomatic and biological changes in Major Depressive Disorder related to co-administered antidepressant and anti-inflammatory treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Emma Karen Sampson
  • Position: Postdoctoral 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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