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Dr Emma Wightman

Department: Applied Sciences

Key Publications

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  • Acute Resveratrol Administration Increases Neural Effort but Not Whole Body Metabolism or Cognitive Performance in Healthy, Young Participants, Eschle, T., Goodall, S., Kennedy, D., Wightman, E. 1 Aug 2019, In: Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
  • The Cognitive Effects of the Polyphenol Resveratrol in Young, Healthy Humans, Wightman, E., Eschle, T., Kennedy, D. 19 Aug 2019, In: International Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Safety
  • The acute and chronic cognitive and cerebral blood flow effects of a sideritis scardica (Greek mountain tea) extract, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Khan, J., Forster, J., Heiner, F., Feistel, B., Suarez, C., Pischel, I., Kennedy, D. 24 Jul 2018, In: Nutrients
  • 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
  • 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
  • Potential benefits of phytochemicals against Alzheimer's disease, Wightman, E. 1 May 2017, In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • Dietary nitrate modulates cerebral blood flow parameters and cognitive performance in humans: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover investigation, Wightman, E., Haskell, C., Thompson, K., Blackwell, J., Winyard, P., Forster, J., Jones, A., Kennedy, D. 1 Oct 2015, In: Physiology and Behavior
  • The effects of chronic trans-resveratrol supplementation on aspects of cognitive function, mood, sleep, health and cerebral blood flow in healthy, young humans, Wightman, E., Haskell, C., Reay, J., Williamson, G., Dew, T., Zhang, W., Kennedy, D. Nov 2015, In: British Journal of Nutrition
  • Effects of resveratrol alone or in combination with piperine on cerebral blood flow parameters and cognitive performance in human subjects: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over investigation, Wightman, E., Reay, J., Haskell, C., Williamson, G., Dew, T., Kennedy, D. Jul 2014, In: British Journal of Nutrition
  • Polyphenol modulation of blood flow and oxygenation, Wightman, E., Kennedy, D. 8 Jan 2014, Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease, London, Elsevier


  • PhD November 15 2013
  • PCAPL September 01 2010
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) July 01 2008
  • History A Level September 01 2003
  • Fine Art A Level September 01 2003
  • Sociology A Level September 01 2003
  • GCSE September 01 1998
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2008

PGR Supervision

  • Ellen Smith Start: 01/10/2017
  • Ellen Smith Start: 01/10/2017
  • Timothy Eschle The metabolic, cerebral haemodynamic, and cognitive effects of trans-resveratrol in healthy, young and older humans Start: 01/10/2014


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