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Space travel taxes astronauts’ brains. But microbes on the menu could help in unexpected ways

Feeding astronauts on a long mission to Mars goes well beyond ensuring they have enough nutrients and calories to survive their multi-year journey. Providing astronauts with the right diet is also paramount in supporting their mental and cognitive health, in a way unlike previous missions. So we need to radically rethink how we feed astronauts […]

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Success for Dr Anna Wrobel and Dr Samantha Russell at 2023 Society for Mental Health Research Conference

Congratulations to  Anna Wrobel  and  Samantha Russell  for winning best

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IMPACT researchers named on Highly Cited Researchers list

Nine Deakin University academics have been named among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields following the release of the 2023 Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers™ list. Four of the members are researchers at IMPACT. A Highly Cited Researcher is an individual who has demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research. Each […]

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Inside Geelong’s newest clinical trials hub

Catch a glimpse inside the brand-new Barwon Health and Deakin offices with fit-for-purpose clinical research and trial spaces, including interview rooms and consultation rooms. The Health and Education Research Building (HERB) Level 2 fit-out is now complete and ready for use! This exciting project is a collaboration between Barwon Health and Deakin University, resulting in […]

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Researcher Spotlight: Dr Roger Varela

What does a typical workday look like for you? My

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Researcher Spotlight: Zoe Liu

Meet Associate Research Fellow Zoe Lui who provides insight into

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Latest research – Mood disorders and gut bacteriome

Mood disorders: the gut bacteriome and beyond Abstract Knowledge of

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Join a 1-day Masterclass in Nutritional Psychiatry

Enjoy a fully catered 1-day workshop for health practitioners that will provide foundational knowledge of the nascent but transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!  Learn about the links between diet and mental and brain health from leading experts in the field. This introductory level intensive learning activity provides foundational concepts of human nutrition […]

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Impact of ultra-processed foods on the brain

Listen to the fascinating conversation that Alfred Deakin Professor Felice

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PhD Stories: Sammy Russell

Sammy’s PhD journey Sammy Russell’s PhD research at Deakin focused on medicine, specifically mental health and understanding treatment outcomes for people with co-occurring bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Why did you decide to do a PhD? I decided to do a PhD during my Bachelor of Health and Medical Science Honours year in the […]

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Researcher Spotlight – Dr Adam Walker

Dr Adam Walker, Trisno Family Research Fellow Mood disorders research

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