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Prof Crystal Haskell-Ramsay


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

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

Gender 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)

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Detrimental effects on executive function and mood following consecutive days of repeated high-intensity sprint interval exercise in trained male sports players, Costello, S., O'Neill, B., Howatson, G., van Someren, K., Haskell, C. 3 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Dietary Patterns and Associations with Macronutrients, Body Fat Percentage and BMI in Older New Zealand Adults: The REACH Study, Mumme, K., Conlon, C., Von Hurst, P., Jones, B., de Seymour, J., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Haskell, C., Mugridge, O., Slade, C., Beck, K. 10 May 2022, In: Medical Sciences Forum
  • Dietary patterns and cognitive function in older New Zealand adults: the REACH study, Mumme, K., Conlon, C., von Hurst, P., Jones, B., Haskell-Ramsay, C., de Seymour, J., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Mugridge, O., Slade, C., Gammon, C., Beck, K. 24 Jan 2022, In: European Journal of Nutrition
  • Effect of Intensified Training on Cognitive Function, Psychological State & Performance in Trained Cyclists, Costello, S., Rossiter, J., Howatson, G., Bell, P., O’Neill, B., van Someren, K., Haskell-Ramsay, C. 20 Jul 2022, In: European Journal of Sport Science
  • Effects of Blueberry Consumption on Cardiovascular Health in Healthy Adults: A Cross-Over Randomised Controlled Trial, Wang, Y., Gallegos, J., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Lodge, J. 21 Jun 2022, In: Nutrients
  • Effects of chronic consumption of specific fruit (berries, cherries and citrus) on cognitive health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, Lodge, J., Wang, Y., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Lara Gallegos, J. 20 Apr 2022, In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Food insecurity, poor dietary intake and a lack of free meal uptake amongst 16–17-year-old college students in the northeast of England, UK, Graham, P., Haskell-Ramsey, C., Fothergill, M., Young, J. 30 Aug 2022, In: Children and Society
  • Plasma nervonic acid levels were negatively associated with attention levels in community-living older adults in New Zealand, de Seymour, J., Beck, K., Conlon, C., von Hurst, P., Mumme, K., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Jones, M. 1 Aug 2022, In: Metabolomics
  • Polyphenol-rich tart cherries (Prunus Cerasus, cv Montmorency) improve sustained attention, feelings of alertness and mental fatigue and influence the plasma metabolome in middle-aged adults: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial, Kimble, R., Keane, K., Lodge, J., Cheung, W., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Howatson, G. 3 Feb 2022, In: British Journal of Nutrition
  • The Effectiveness of Nutritional Education Interventions on Dietary Intake in Young Black Males: A Near-Empty Systematic Review, Jones, H., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Briggs, M., Young, J. 28 May 2022, In: Nutrients

  • 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 Assessing and Improving Everyday Functioning in Older Adults 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 End Date: 27/10/2021

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

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