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Dr Naomi Kakoschke is a Behavioural Research Scientist in the Nutrition and Health Program (Health & Biosecurity) at CSIRO, Adelaide. She leads human clinical trials aimed at substantiating the health effects of nutritional products, including supplements, whole foods, and dietary interventions on brain health with a specific focus on cognitive function and psychological wellbeing in collaboration with industry partners. In addition to her clinical trial work, Dr Kakoschke has a track record in the area of cognitive function and health behaviour change, particularly in the area of eating behaviour. In this area, she has led research into the effectiveness of digitalised cognitive training techniques for promoting healthier eating behaviour. She has also conducted experimental research into nutritional influences on cognitive function. Dr Kakoschke was awarded her PhD in Psychology from Flinders University, Adelaide, in 2017, in which she focused on understanding and modifying the cognitive processes underlying unhealthy eating behaviour.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    PhD (Psychology)
    Flinders University

  • 2012

    Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons)
    Flinders University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Monash University

  • 2018-2018

    Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
    Flinders University

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2019

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Turner Institute for Brain & Mental Health
    Monash University

  • 2012-2017

    Research Assistant, School of Psychological Sciences
    Flinders University

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2020-Current

    Grants co-ordinator, Nutrition & Health Program