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and behaviour

By looking at a baby's microbiome we may be able to predict what type of behaviour they will have as a child.

Microbiome and

There may be a link between the microbiome and post natal depression.. it's early days but the results are promising.

Oral microbiome and

The microbiome in the mouth and gums could be a  way of controlling Alzheimer's Disease...

the microbiome

As the microbiome field is relatively new, we need to develop and use robust methods and practices for measuring it.

Amy Loughman, PhD

My passion is the link between the microbiome and wellbeing.


I want to share findings about the links between gut and brain, and how to make good use of this information for the best health in mind, body and microbiome.

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Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University's Food & Mood Centre

Read my work

Loughman, A., Quinn, T., Nation, M.L., Reichelt, A., Moore, R.J., Van, TTH.Sung, V & Tang, M.L.K., 2020. Infant microbiota in colic: predictive associations with problem crying and subsequent child behavior. Journal of the Developmental Origins of Health & Disease. DOI:

Loughman, A., & Staudacher, H. 2020. Treating the individual with diet: is gut microbiome testing the answer? The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 5, 5, 437. 

Loughman, A., Ponsonby, A.L., O'Hely, M., Symeonides, C., Collier, F., Tang, M.L., Carlin, J., Ranganathan, S., ... & Vuillermin, P., 2020. Gut microbiota composition during infancy and subsequent behavioural outcomes. EBioMedicine, 52, p.102640.

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Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University 

299 Ryrie St, Geelong VIC 3220 Australia  

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