Bernadette Robertson

PhD student

Research Interests

The focus of my PhD is on the effects of glucose and caffeine, individually and in combination, on cognitive function. I am also interested in the physiological mechanisms behind these effects.

Multivitamins and minerals modulate whole-body energy metabolism and cerebral blood-flow during cognitive task performance: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Kennedy, D.O., Stevenson, E.J., Jackson, P.A., Dunn, S., Wishart, K., Bieri, G., Barella, L., Carne, A., Dodd, F.L., Robertson, B.C., Forster, J., Haskell-Ramsay, C.F. 11/02/2016 In: Nutrition and Metabolism. 13, 16 p.
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Glucose administration and cognitive function: differential effects of age and effort during a dual task paradigm in younger and older adults
Macpherson, H., Robertson, B., Sünram-Lea, S., Stough, C., Kennedy, D., Scholey, A.B. 03/2015 In: Psychopharmacology. 232, 6, p. 1135-1142. 8 p.
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Glycaemic control and cognition: evidence across the lifespan
Sünram-Lea, S., Owen, L., Robertson, B. 2015 In: Nutrition for Brain Health and Cognitive Performance . CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP p. 125-150. 26 p. ISBN: 9781466570023. Electronic ISBN: 9781466570030.

Monoterpenoid extract of sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia) with cholinesterase inhibiting properties improves cognitive performance and mood in healthy adults
Kennedy, D.O., Dodd, F.L., Robertson, B.C., Okello, E.J., Reay, J.L., Scholey, A.B., Haskell, C.F. 08/2011 In: Journal of Psychopharmacology. 25, 8, p. 1088-1100. 13 p.
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Effects of a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement on cognitive function and fatigue during extended multi-tasking
Haskell, C.F., Robertson, B., Jones, E., Forster, J., Jones, R., Wilde, A., Maggini, S., Kennedy, D.O. 08/2010 In: Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 25, 6, p. 448-461. 14 p.
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Chewing gum alleviates negative mood and reduces cortisol during acute laboratory psychological stress
Scholey, A., Haskell, C., Robertson, B., Kennedy, D., Milne, A., Wetherell, M. 06/2009 In: Physiology and Behavior. 97, 3-4, p. 304-312. 9 p.
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Cognitive and mood effects of 8 weeks' supplementation with 400 mg or 1000 mg of the omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in healthy children aged 10-12 years
Kennedy, D.O., Jackson, P.A., Elliott, J.M., Scholey, A.B., Robertson, B.C., Greer, J., Tiplady, B., Buchanan, T., Haskell, C.F. 2009 In: Nutritional Neuroscience. 12, 2, p. 48-56. 9 p.
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Cognitive and mood effects in healthy children during 12 weeks' supplementation with multi-vitamin/minerals
Haskell, C.F., Scholey, A.B., Jackson, P.A., Elliott, J.M., Defeyter, M.A., Greer, J., Robertson, B.C., Buchanan, T., Tiplady, B., Kennedy, D.O. 11/2008 In: British Journal of Nutrition. 100, 5, p. 1086-1096. 11 p.
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Language and the development of self-understanding in children with communication difficulties
Farmer, M., Robertson, B., Kenny, C., Siitarinen, J. 2008 In: Educational and Child Psychology. 24, 4, p. 115-128. 14 p.
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Everyday memory and related processes in patients with eating disorders
Seed, J., Dahabra, S., Heffernan, T., Robertson, B., Foster, K., Venn, H., Froom, K., Williams, T. 2004 In: Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 8, 3-4, p. 176-188. 13 p.
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