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Mind Body


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The brain in

Why are we drawn to the countryside, the coast and the forest? Science can answer that. 

And we can use it to improve our wellbeing.

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.

Oral microbiome

Brain Health

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

I am passionate about how the environments we live and work in, affect our wellbeing.


I want to share the science about how the world around us - from our homes, workplaces, natural spaces, microbes and more - impact our brain health.

Let's use the science to improve our wellbeing at home, at work and beyond.

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Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University 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.

Scientific Publications

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Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University  

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