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Dr Crystal Haskell-Ramsay

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

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Crystal is an Associate Professor and Director of Enterprise and Engagement for the Department of Psychology. Crystal's research to date has focused on the cognitive and mood effects of a range of nutritional interventions with a specific focus on caffeinated plants, such as coffee, tea and cocoa. Crystal has over 10 years’ experience in the assessment of cognitive performance and is the principal contact for the ‘Computerised Mental Performance Assessment System’. She sits on the Editorial Board for ‘Nutrition Research Reviews’ and ‘Nutritional Neuroscience’, and currently forms part of the ‘Plant-based Ingredients and Cognitive Performance’ expert group for the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI).


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Study protocol: associations between dietary patterns, cognitive function and metabolic syndrome in older adults – a cross-sectional study, Mumme, K., Von Hurst, P., Conlon, C., Jones, B., Haskell-ramsay, C., Stonehouse, W., Heath, A., Coad, J., Beck, K. 10 May 2019, In: BMC Public Health
  • Acute Post-Prandial Cognitive Effects of Brown Seaweed Extract in Humans, Haskell, C., Jackson, P., Dodd, F., Forster, J., Bérubé, J., Levinton, C., Kennedy, D. 13 Jan 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The acute effects of caffeinated black coffee on cognition and mood in healthy young and older adults, Haskell, C., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Dodd, F., Bowerbank, S., Kennedy, D. 30 Sep 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The Impact of Epicatechin on Human Cognition: The Role of Cerebral Blood Flow, Haskell, C., Schmitt, J., Actis-goretta, L. 27 Jul 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The pharmacodynamic profile of “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice effects upon the monoamine axis in humans, Watson, A., Scheepens, A., Kennedy, D., Cooney, J., Trower, T., Haskell, C. 5 Oct 2018, In: Nutritional Neuroscience
  • Volatile Terpenes and Brain Function, Kennedy, D., Okello, E., Chazot, P., Howes, M., Ohiomokhare, S., Jackson, P., Haskell, C., Khan, J., Forster, J., Wightman, E. 7 Aug 2018, In: Nutrients
  • Acute effects of a wild green-oat (Avena sativa) extract on cognitive function in middle-aged adults: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subjects trial, Kennedy, D., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Khan, J., Grothe, T., Perrinjaquet-Moccetti, T., Haskell, C. 7 Feb 2017, In: Nutritional Neuroscience
  • Cognitive and Mood Effects of a Nutrient Enriched Breakfast Bar in Healthy Adults, Kennedy, D., Wightman, E., Forster, J., Khan, J., Haskell, C., Jackson, P. 7 Dec 2017, In: Nutrients
  • Cognitive and mood improvements following acute supplementation with purple grape juice in healthy young adults, Haskell, C., Stuart, R., Okello, E., Watson, A. 1 Dec 2017, In: European Journal of Nutrition

PGR Supervision

  • Sarah Docherty Start: 01/10/2018
  • Hannah Avery Iron status and iron-vitamin C co-supplementation effects on cognition, subjective mood and fatigue in menstruating, non-anaemic iron deficient women aged 18-49 years Start: 01/10/2016
  • Sarah Browne The effects of strenuous exercise on cognitive performance and mood in trained individuals Start: 01/10/2014


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