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Prof Crystal Haskell-Ramsay

Professor

Department: Psychology

Crystal is a Professor of Biological Psychology. She is Postgraduate Research Lead for the Psychology Department and Deputy Lead of the Health and Wellbeing Group. Crystal’s research focuses on the impact of nutrition on cognition and wellbeing. Crystal has over 15 years’ experience in the assessment of cognitive performance, with her early work exploring the neurocognitive effects of caffeinated plants. She leads on undergraduate teaching within the Health Psychology pathway, and provides supervision of Undergraduate, Masters and PhD research.

Crystal Haskell-Ramsay

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Current research interests:

Biobehavioural effects of (poly)phenolic compounds from sources including coffee, cocoa, berries and nuts

Characterising individual differences in response to nutritional intervention

The interplay between stress, nutrition and wellbeing

Sex differences in response to nutritional challenges

Food insecurity and its impact on wellbeing

Relationships between women’s wellbeing and nutrition at key stages across the lifespan (e.g. adolescence, menopause)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 439 Reproducibility and relative validity of dietary patterns in older New Zealand adults, Mumme, K., Conlon, C., Hurst, P., Jones, B., Seymour, J., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Haskell-Ramsey, C., Beck, K. 1 Sep 2021, In: International Journal of Epidemiology
  • Acute cognitive performance and mood effects of coffee berry and apple extracts: A randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover study in healthy humans, Jackson, P., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Forster, J., Khan, J., Veasey, R., Kennedy, D., Wilson, A., Saunders, C., Wightman, E. 12 Aug 2021, In: Nutritional Neuroscience
  • Effects of chronic consumption of specific fruit (berries, citrus and cherries) on CVD risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials., Wang, Y., Lara Gallegos, J., Haskell, C., Lodge, J. 1 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Nutrition
  • One-Carbon Metabolites, B Vitamin Intake, Apolipoprotein E Genotype, and Their Interactive Effects on Cognitive Performance: Secondary Outcomes of the REACH Cohort, Gillies, N., Milan, A., Cameron-Smith, D., Conlon, C., von Hurst, P., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Jones, B., Mumme, K., Roy, N., Coad, J., Wall, C., Beck, K. 7 Jun 2021, In: Current Developments in Nutrition
  • The effects of Covid-19 lockdown on health and psychosocial functioning in older adults aged 70 and over, Docherty, S., Haskell, C., McInnes, L., Wetherell, M. 2021, In: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
  • The Effects of Low-Intensity Multimodal Proprioceptive Exercise on Cognitive Function in Older Adults, Boyle, S., Fothergill, M., Metcalfe, J., Docherty, S., Haskell-Ramsay, C. 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • The potential nutrition-, physical- and health-related benefits of cow's milk for primary-school aged children, Rumbold, P., McCullogh, N., Boldon, R., Haskell, C., James, L., Stevenson, E., Green, B. 27 Apr 2021, In: Nutrition Research Reviews
  • Acute and chronic effects of multivitamin/mineral supplementation on objective and subjective energy measures, Dodd, F., Kennedy, D., Stevenson, E., Veasey, R., Walker, K., Reed, S., Jackson, P., Haskell-Ramsay, C. Dec 2020, In: Nutrition and Metabolism
  • A Randomized, Crossover Study of the Acute Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of Phenolic, Nitrate and Botanical Beverages in Young, Healthy Humans, Jackson, P., Wightman, E., Veasey, R., Forster, J., Khan, J., Saunders, C., Mitchell, S., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Kennedy, D. 28 Jul 2020, In: Nutrients
  • Dietary Patterns, Their Nutrients, and Associations with Socio-Demographic and Lifestyle Factors in Older New Zealand Adults, Mumme, K., Conlon, C., von Hurst, P., Jones, B., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Haskell-Ramsay, C., de Seymour, J., Beck, K. 8 Nov 2020, In: Nutrients

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Anthony Watson The Psychopharmacological Effects of Blackcurrant Phytochemicals in Humans Start Date: 04/05/2010 End Date: 22/05/2014
  • Sarah Browne The effects of strenuous exercise on cognitive performance and mood in trained individuals Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 30/05/2019
  • Fiona Dodd Technologies and Novel Methodologies for the Assessment of Nutritional Interventions Start Date: 16/09/2008 End Date: 27/02/2017
  • Sarah Docherty Reducing the impact of stress on everyday functioning in adults aged 70+. Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Hannah Avery Iron status and iron-vitamin C co-supplementation effects on cognition, subjective mood and fatigue in menstruating, non-anaemic women aged 18-49 years Start Date: 01/10/2016

Qualifications

  • PhD July 15 2008
  • PhD February 24 2003
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 01 2001


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