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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

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)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Associations between dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in older adults in New Zealand: the REACH study, Mumme, K., Conlon, C., Von Hurst, P., Jones, B., de Seymour, J., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Mugridge, O., Slade, C., Beck, K. 24 Nov 2021, In: The British Journal of Nutrition
  • Correction to: 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 (European Journal of Nutrition, (2021), 60, 2, (615-639), 10.1007/s00394-020-02299-w), Wang, Y., Gallegos, J., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Lodge, J. 1 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Nutrition
  • 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. 27 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • 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

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 End Date: 27/10/2021

Qualifications

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


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