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Dr Emma Wightman

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Vice Chancellors Senior Research Fellow

Applied Sciences

Emma Wightman

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  • Chronic supplementation of a multi-ingredient herbal supplement increases speed of cognitive task performance alongside changes in the urinary metabolism of dopamine and the gut microbiome in cognitively intact older adults experiencing subjective memory decline: a randomized, placebo controlled, parallel groups investigation, Wightman, E., Khan, J., Smith, E., Rolfe, V., Smith, D., Young, G., Cheung, W., Kennedy, D. 10 Oct 2023, In: Frontiers in Nutrition
  • 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. 2 Nov 2022, In: Nutritional Neuroscience
  • Mental Performance and Sport: Caffeine and Co-consumed Bioactive Ingredients, Kennedy, D., Wightman, E. 1 Dec 2022, In: Sports Medicine
  • The chronic effects of a combination of herbal extracts (Euphytose®) on psychological mood state and response to a laboratory stressor: A randomised, placebo-controlled, double blind study in healthy humans., Dodd, F., Kennedy, D., Wightman, E., Khan, J., Patan, M., Elcoate, R., Jackson, P. Nov 2022, In: Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Acceptability and Feasibility of a 13-Week Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial Testing the Effects of Incremental Doses of Beetroot Juice in Overweight and Obese Older Adults, Babateen, A., Shannon, P., O’Brien, S., Okello, E., Khan, M., Rubele, S., Wightman, E., Smith, E., McMahon, N., Olgacer, D., Koehl, C., Fostier, W., Mendes, I., Kennedy, D., Mathers, J., Siervo, M. 26 Feb 2021, In: Nutrients
  • The Acute and Chronic Cognitive Effects of a Sage Extract: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study in Healthy Humans, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Spittlehouse, B., Heffernan, T., Guillemet, D., Kennedy, D. 14 Jan 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Acute and Chronic Effects of Green Oat (Avena sativa) Extract on Cognitive Function and Mood during a Laboratory Stressor in Healthy Adults: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study in Healthy Humans, Kennedy, D., Bonnländer, B., Lang, S., Pischel, I., Forster, J., Khan, J., Jackson, P., Wightman, E. 29 May 2020, In: Nutrients
  • Acute Effects of a Polyphenol-Rich Leaf Extract of Mangifera indica L. (Zynamite) on Cognitive Function in Healthy Adults: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Khan, J., Wiebe, J., Gericke, N., Kennedy, D. 23 Jul 2020, In: Nutrients
  • 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 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
  • A Randomized, Crossover Study of the Acute Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of Phenolic, Nitrate and Botanical Beverages in Young, Healthy Humans, Jackson, P., Wightman, E., Veasey, R., Forster, J., Khan, J., Saunders, C., Mitchell, S., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Kennedy, D. 28 Jul 2020, In: Nutrients

  • Ellen Smith The effects of resveratrol on cognition, cerebral blood flow, gastrointestinal microbiota and systemic inflammation in healthy weight, overweight and obese adults. Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 24/03/2023
  • Timothy Eschle The metabolic, cerebral haemodynamic, and cognitive effects of trans-resveratrol in healthy, young and older humans Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 11/06/2018
  • Timothy Eschle The metabolic, cerebral haemodynamic, and cognitive effects of trans-resveratrol in healthy, young and older humans Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 11/06/2018

  • 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


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