My research interests encompass all aspects of human psychopharmacology. In particular, I have a large interest in the use of pharmacological and nutritional approaches for cognitive enhancement. I have previously investigated the metabolic, cerebral haemodynamic and cognitive effects of polyphenols in young and ageing humans. My recent projects predominately focused on investigating nutrition interventions to improve cognitive function, while employing novel methods to investigate cognitive ageing.
Target collaborative companies
Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre (Northumbria University).
Desired research direction
I aim to build on the findings of my previous investigations and investigate the capacity in which nutritional supplements (specifically polyphenols) can enhance aspects of cognitive functioning in adults over 50; in particular, I aim to focus on adults who naturally consume lower amounts of polyphenols within their diets.