CURRENT/RECENT FUNDED RESEARCH ACTIVITY
[PI unless *]

  • Effects of 4 weeks supplementation with a multi-vitamin/mineral preparation on neurocognitive function: A randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial (2016-2017) Bayer Healthcare (Switzerland)

  • Investigation of the Effects of Longvida curcumin on cognitive function, mood and biomarkers of Health (2016-2017) Verdure Sciences (US)

  • Does 12 weeks of eating unsalted raw almonds improve cognitive performance in adults? (2015-2017) Almond Board of California (US) *

  • A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel trial investigating the neurocognitive effects of a proprietary spearmint extract in healthy older adults (2015-2016) Kemin Nutrition and Health (US)

  • Acute dose-dependent effects of resveratrol consumption on cerebrovascular function in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus 2014-2015) Dementia Collaborative Research Centres*

  • A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial investigating the effects of 2 nutraceuticals combination formulas on mental fatigue, mood and neurocognitive performance in healthy adults (2014-2105) LifeVantage Corporation (US)*

  • Controlled trials in ‘at risk’ humans to establish the cognitive benefits of a nutrient mixture and underlying mechanisms of action: the Cognitive Aging, Nutrition and Neurogenesis (C.A.N.N.) trial (2013-2017) Abbott Nutrition Grand Challenge grant (US) 

  • Brain oscillatory correlates of virtual spatial navigation across adulthood (2014-2015) Barbara Dicker Foundation*

  • Kava for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A 16-Week Double-Blind RCT (2014-2016) NHMRC*

  • Assessment of anti-stress, behavioural, and neurophysiological effects of NeuroBliss®: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial (2013-2014) Neurobrands (US)

  • A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of a Lactium™ and Zizyphus complex for sleep (2014-2016) Sanofi

  • The Neurocognitive effects of Lacprodan® PL-20 in elderly participants with age-associated memory impairment (2013-2017) Arla Foods (Denmark)

  • Glucose facilitation of cognitive function: effects of effort, age and glucose control (2010-2013) Australian Research Council Discovery Program

  • Improving cognitive function in the elderly (2010-2013) Australian Research Council Discovery Program*

  • Kava in the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A 10-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (2010-2014) NHMRC Fellowship*

  • Chronic effects of multi-vitamin/mineral preparations on brain imaging assessed with Steady State Topography and fMRI during periods of mental effort (2012-2014) Bayer Healthcare (Switzerland)

  • An investigation into the cognitive effects and bioavailability of components of green tea (2012-2013) GlaxoSmithKline (UK)

  • Investigation into the Acute and Chronic Effects of Longvida Curcumin on Inflammation, Cognitive Function and Mood in an elderly population (2012-2014) Verdure Sciences (US)
  • Neuroimaging changes underpinning improvements in cognition in the elderly 2011-2012) Australian Research Council Linkage Program * 

  • An investigation into the effects of glucose & caffeine on multitasking, mood and fMRI regional activation (2012-2013) GlaxoSmithKline (UK)  

  • An investigation into the effects of glucose alone and caffeine and glucose in combination on cognitive performance, fatigue and mood associated with  extended multi-tasking (2010-2011) GlaxoSmithKline (UK)                                                           
  • Acute effects of multi-vitamin/mineral preparations on brain imaging assessed with Steady State Topography and fMRI during periods of mental effort (2010-2011) Bayer Healthcare (Switzerland)
  • Effect of resveratrol in red wine on cognitive function in older adults (2010-2011) Australian Wine Research Institute
  • Cognitive and mood effects of saccharides in middle-aged adults (2010-2011) Mannatech (US)*
  • The Effect of Exercise Programs on Cognitive Function (2010-2011) Personal Training Academy*

  • The Effects of Metabolic Agents on Cognitive Function in Healthy Non-Demented Elderly Individuals (2010-2011) Omniblend*  

  • The acute effects of Panax quinquefolius on brain activity, mood and neurocognitive function in a healthy older population (2010-2011) Naturex (France)

  • Is augmented nitric oxide a mechanism for neurocognitive performance and cardiovascular health benefits of chewing gum? (2010-2011) Wrigley Science Institute (US)

  • Various confidential (2009-2011) Nestlé Research Centre (Switzerland). 

  • Factors affecting glucose enhancement of cognitive performance (2006-2009)Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK) 

  • Exploring the nutrition-behaviour axis (2007-2009) British Psychological Society Research Seminars Competition, UK* 

  • The role of glucoregulatory processes in the cognition-enhancing effects of selected botanicals (2008-2011) Naturex (France) 

  • Assessing anti-stress effects of lemon balm-containing foods (2008-2009) Cognis, (Germany) 

  • A study of the acute and chronic cognitive, neurocognitive and blood flow effects of polyphenols in middle aged volunteers (2008-2009) Barry Callebaut (Belgium)* 

  • Evaluation of ZE117 (HP) in smoking cessation (2008-2009) Flordis/Zeller (Switzerland)* 

  • Factors influencing mood and cognitive effects of chewing gum (2008-2011)    Wrigley Science institute (US) 

  • National Institute of Complementary Medicine Collaborative Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition in Health and Disease (2008-2010) NICM/NHMRC  

  • Polyunsaturated fats and cognitive function (2006-2009) Pharmaton SA (Switzerland)* 

  • The impact of glucoregulation and glucose on memory function (2006-2009)    Northumbria University (UK) 

  • An evaluation of the cognitive effects of glucose and malt extract in children'2007-2008 Nestlé Research Centre (Switzerland) 

  • Cognitive and mood effects of Pharmaton platinum in healthy young participants (2007-2008) Pharmaton SA*  (Switzerland) 

  • Accommodation and development of Brain, Behaviour and Nutrition Research Centre (2006-2008) Department of Trade and Industry Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) (UK) 

  • Dietary factors affecting children’s behaviour and cognition (2005-2008) Northumbria University*

  • Neurocognitive effects of cocoa polyphenols (2006-2007) Masterfoods
  • Effects of a multivitamin/guaraná supplement during cognitive demand (2006-2007) Bayer Healthcare   
  • Anti-stress effects of chewing gum (2006-2007) Wrigley Science Institute
  • Effects of DHA supplementation on mood and cognitive performance in children (2006-2007) Martek'*
  • Effects of chronic ginkgo biloba/multivitamin supplementation on age-associated memory impairment (2005-2007) Bayer Healthcare
  • Sabbatical Professorship (2006) Nestlé Research Centre 
  • Neurocognitive and gluco-regulatory effects of Panax ginseng (2003-2006) Boehringer/Pharmaton SA
  • The acute biobehavioural effects of caffeine in isolation and in combination with other naturally occuring concommitant phytonutrients (2003-2006) Cognitive Drug Research
  • Effects of conjugation of Ginkgo biloba with phosphatidylserine on cognitive performance (2003-2006) Boehringer/Pharmaton SA/Indena
  • Neurocognitive effects of vitamin supplementation in children (2005-2006) Boehringer/Pharmaton SA*
  • Anxiolytic assessment of a Valerian/Melissa combination (2003-2006) MedicHerb UK Ltd
  • Biobehavioural assessment of guaraná and guaraná-containing products (2004-2005) Boehringer/Pharmaton
  • Neurocognitive effects of S. officinalis and M.officinalis (2004-2005) LichtwerPharma Co