NICM HRI Seminar 2021: The impact of diet on mood and cognition

Event Name NICM HRI Seminar 2021: The impact of diet on mood and cognition
Start Date 22 Feb 2021 12:00 pm
Description

NICM Health Research Institute presents Dr Heather Francis, Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology, Macquarie University; and Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Royal North Shore Hospital Neurology Department.

Join guest seminar speaker, Dr Francis, as she discusses her latest research into diet on mood and cognition.

As a postdoctoral researcher and practicing clinical neuropsychologist. Dr Francis' research investigates the effects of diet on neurological function, and methods for improving cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with disorders that affect the brain. Her studies have examined the effect of Western-style diets, high in saturated fat, refined sugar and processed foods, on cognition and mood. And conversely, the therapeutic potential of consuming a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet on improving symptoms of depressed mood.


Abstract

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Event details

WHEN: Monday 22 February 2021
TIME: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
VENUE: Zoom webinar 
COST: Free and open to all
RSVP: To register your interest contact nicm@westernsydney.edu.au.