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Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University

Dr Amy Loughman is a research fellow at Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre. She holds a PhD and Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Melbourne. Her research aims to uncover the role of the human microbiome in brain function and mental health across the lifespan, with the ultimate goal of paving the way for novel prevention and treatment approaches.


  • 2021–present
    Senior research fellow, Deakin University
  • 2017–2020
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Deakin University
  • 2016–2017
    Associate Lecturer - Industry fellow, RMIT University


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, M.Psych (Clinical Neuropsychology)/PhD
  • 2009 
    University of New South Wales, BSc(Hons)/BA

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    A novel approach to modifying the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: the gut microbiome
    Funding Source:
    The Jack Brockhoff Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society