Effect of prebiotics of emotional wellbeing
This project consists of three human intervention studies that will study the prebiotic effect of galacto-oligosaccharides on emotion regulation abilities at the behavioural and brain level in children, adolescents and young adults. complemented by gut microbiome profiling.
This project is conducted in collaboration with our industrial partner FrieslandCampina Ingredients, The Netherlands and the BUG group Surrey. For further background reading please see here, or check out the clinical trials protocol for study 1 (NCT03835468).
I read for my PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London and went on to receive postdoctoral training at University College London, King's College London, the National Institutes of Health, USA and the University of Oxford.
As a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, I use a combination of behavioural tests and brain-imaging techniques to understand how improving cognitive abilities and changes in brain function and structure shape the emerging social brain network.
I am also investigating the role of the microbiome gut-brain axis on behaviour and brain function in development, together with the Brain NUtrition Gut Microbiome group, a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Surrey.