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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.



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: https://doi.org/10.1017/S2040174420000227

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.

Scientific Publications

You might be wondering...

Expert opinion featured in...

Is studying your gut bacteria key to good health or a waste of money? (August 29, 2018). New Scientist. Article by Alice Klein.

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Contact Me

Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University 

299 Ryrie St, Geelong VIC 3220 Australia


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