SELECTED RECENT INVITED/KEYNOTE/PLENARY TALKS

  • ‘Impact of nutrition on psychopathologies, impact of psychopathologies on nutrition’ (2016) Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing Nutrition Society/Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

  • 'Micronutrients, mood, mental function and mechanisms' (2016) Vitafoods Asia, Hong Kong

  • ‘Dietary flavonoids as cognitive enhancers’ (2016) Boosting Brain Function with Nutraceuticals Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, Kulua Lumpur, Malaysia

  • ‘Bioactives for the brain’ (2016) Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland 

  • ‘Diet and cognitive function: what works and how do we measure it?’ (2016) American Society for Nutrition Optimising the Aging Brain through Nutrition Symposium at Experimental Biology, San Diego, US

  • ‘Dietary bioactives and neurocognitive function: the case for curcumin’ (2016) Bioactives and Neurodegenerative Diseases symposium at 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, US

  • ‘Curcumin and (cognitive) health’ (2015) Second annual Blackmores Institute Symposium, Melbourne, Australia

  • ‘A role for dietary polyphenols as cognitive enhancers’ (2015) 18th Annual Conference of Functional Food Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston US

  • ‘Nutraceutical interventions for cognitive functions throughout life’ (2015) Diet and Optimum Health Conference, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon, US

  • ‘Magic bullets and poison arrows: the potential for bioactive nutrients to treat neurocognitive decline’ (2014) International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, Melbourne]

  • ‘Eat, drink and be merry?  Effects of bioactive foods and alcohol on mood and cognitive function’ (2013) Winehealth 2013, Sydney, Australia

  • ‘Acute effects of different multi-vitamin/mineral preparations with and without guaraná on mood, cognitive performance and functional brain activation’ (2013) Diet and Optimum Health Conference, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon, US.

  • ‘Natural products as cognitive enhancers’ (2013) Cognitive Enhancement & Brain Training Conference, Max Planck Institute, Germany

  • ‘A decade of research of herbs for the brain’ (2013) 8th International Conference on Herbal Medicine, Melbourne

  • ‘Neurocognitive and mood effect of nutrition and nutraceuticals’ (2013) 114th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference: Cognition and Nutrition, Columbus, Ohio, US

  • ‘Influence of Nutrition on Neurocognition & Memory’ (2012) Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory 2012 Fall colloquia, Champaign, Illinois, US.

  • ‘The neurocognitive effects of Ginkgo and Ginseng alone and in combination’ (2012) Whistler Mechanism-Based Natural Product Development Conference, Whistler, Canada

  • ‘Pro-cholinergic herbs for cognitive enhancement’ (2011) International Society for Intelligence Research annual conference, Limassol, Cyprus

  • ‘Functional and herbal substances: effects on cognitive performance’ ILSI Symposium on Nutrition and Cognition (2010) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • ‘Exploring cognitive space: natural medicines and cognition enhancement’ (2010) PANACEA 2010, Mumbai, India

  • ‘Magic bullets and poison arrows: the role of natural medicines in treating neurocognitive decline and neurodegeneration’ (2009) FAPRONATURA 2009 Second International Symposia about Pharmacology of Natural Products and BLACPMA, Varadero, Cuba

  • ‘Natural products as cognitive enhancers: issues and challenges’ (2009)  International conference on Evidence-based Complementary medicine Armidale, NSW, Australia  (2009)

  • ‘Food for thought’ Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Melbourne, Australia (2009, 2014, 2015)

  • ‘Ginseng and human neurocognitive function’ (2008) Joint Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Chinese Medicinal Research and the Ontario Ginseng Innovation and Research Centre

  • ‘Cognition enhancing herbs’ (2007) Congress on Nutri- & Phytothérapie, Brussels, Belgium

  • ‘From Glaxo to Paxo? Neurocognitive and mood effects of natural products’ (2006) BPS Psychobiology Section Annual Conference, UK

  • ‘Biobehavioural effects of herbal extracts’ (2006) 54th Annual meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research, Helsinki, Finland