PhDs SUPERVISED [principal supervisor unless *]:

  • Psychopharmacology of oxygen administration
    Awarded 1999 (Mark Moss)
  • Psychopharmacology of herbal extracts               
    Awarded 2002 (David Kennedy)
  • Cognitive deficits in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Awarded 2005 (Patricia McCue)
  • Recognition of facial emotion in schizophrenia
    Awarded 2005 (Patrick Johnston)
  • Factors affecting cognitive recovery from dental sedation
    Awarded 2005 (John Lyne)
  • Neurocognitive effects of Salvia in health and disease    
    Awarded 2006 (Nicola Tildesley)
  • Serotonergic modulation of cognitive function
    Awarded 2007 (Christopher Edgar)
  • Neurocognitive and gluco-regulatory effects of Panax ginseng
    Awarded 2007 (Jonathon Reay)
  • The acute biobehavioural effects of caffeine in isolation and in combination with other naturally concomitant compounds    
    Awarded 2008 (Crystal Haskell)
  • Polyunsaturated fats and cognitive function*    
    Awarded 2010 (Philippa Jackson)
  • The impact of glucoregulation and glucose on memory function    
    Awarded 2010 (Jade Elliott)
  • Dietary factors affecting children’s behaviour and cognition*    
    Awarded 2012 (Jeanet Ingwersen)
  • Cognitive impairment in heart failure*
    Awarded 2014 (Christina Kure)
  • Modulatory effects of phytoestrogens on neurobehavioural substrates of  social processing
    Awarded 2014 (Naomi Perry)
  • Brain imaging neurocognitive effects of herbal extracts
    Awarded 2014 (Chris Neale)
  • Improving cognitive functioning in the elderly with nutra intervention*    
    Awarded 2014 (Matthew Pase)
  • The role of glucoregulatory processes in the cognition-enhancing effects of selected botanicals  
    Awarded 2015 (Anastasia Ossokhouva)
  • The effect of multivitamin supplementation on mood, stress and brain electrical activity*
    Enrolled 2008  (Renee Rowsell)
  • The interaction of caffeine, glucose and and alcohol
    Enrolled 2011 (Sarah Benson)
  • An investigation of the influence of genes on cognitive ageing*
    Enrolled 2011 (Karen Nolidin)
  • Lifestyle changes and neurocognition in the elderly*
    Enrolled 2012 (Roy Hardman)
  • Effects of curcumin on cognitive function
    Enrolled 2013 (Kate Cox)
  • Convergent neuroimaging approaches to cognitive ageing*    
    Enrolled 2014 (Sarah Catchlove)
  • Neuroimaging studies of cocoa flavanol and fish oil intervention
    Enrolled 2015 (Riccarda Peters)

PATENTS [named inventor]:

  • 2000 [US Pat. 6773729; World Pat. A61K 3578; A61K 3170]
    Combination of Ginseng and Ginkgo to improve cognitive skills
    Named inventors: Orlando Petrini, Andrew Scholey
  • 2006  [US Pat. 426597000]
    Composition useful as tea-based beverage for improving concentration, mental focus  and alertness of individual, comprising theanine and caffeine
    Named inventors: Gail Owen, Jane Rycroft, Andrew Scholey, David Scott
  • 2005 [US Pat. 20080226757]
    Use of ginkgo complex for the enhancement of cognitive function and the alleviation of mental fatigue
    Named inventors: Paolo Morazzoni, Orlando Petrini, Andrew Scholey, David Kennedy
  • 2009 [filed as US Pat. 12/435,343]
    American ginseng to enhance neurocognitive function
    Named inventors: Andrew Scholey, Alvin Ibarra, Kan He, Marc Roller, Jacques DiKansky
  • 2013
    Uses of Bacopa monnieri extract (filed)


  • Barilla
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Blackmores
  • Danone
  • GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare
  • Masterfoods
  • Nestlé
  • Naturex
  • Novartis
  • Unilever
  • Wrigley


  • Associate Editor Advances in Integrative Medicine 
  • Guest editor (2011) Nutrients special issue ‘Cognitive Benefits of Nutrients’ 
  • Guest editor (2012) Human Psychopharmacology special issue 'Applied Human Psychopharmacology' 
  • Member of editorial board Phytotherapy Research
  • Member of editorial board Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Member of editorial board Nutrients


Referee for manuscripts submitted to: 

Addictive Behaviors; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Appetite; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Biological Psychology; British Journal of Clinical Psychology; British Journal of Health Psychology; British Journal of Nutrition: British Journal of Psychology; British Journal of Sports Medicine; Cortex; Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research; Current Pharmaceutical Design; Current Psychiatry Reviews; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Human Psychopharmacology - Clinical and Experimental; Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science; Journal of articles in support of the Null Hypothesis; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Journal of Neuroscience Research, Journal of Psychopharmacology; Journal of Sleep Research; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Neuroscience; Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews; Neuroscience Letters; Nutrition; Nutritional Neuroscience; Perceptual and Motor Skills; Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior; Physiology and Behavior; Phytotherapy Research; Psychopharmacology; Psychiatry Times


Referee for grants submitted to:

  • Alzheimer's Australia
  • Alzheimer’s Society (UK)
  • Australia-India Strategic Research Fund
  • Australian Research Council
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (UK)
  • British Academy
  • Clinical Trials Institute (Canada)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (UK)
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Leverhulme Trust (UK)
  • Medical Research Council (UK)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
  • National Science Foundation (UK)
  • Raine Institute (Australia)
  • Waterloo Foundation (UK)
  • Wellcome Foundation (UK)


Organiser/co-organiser of several symposia at national/international conferences including:

Fuel for thought: nutrition, metabolism and cognition, Edinburgh 1997

New and old treatments for old and new dementias, Belfast 1999

Novel approaches to cognitive enhancement, Blackpool 2002

Herbal extracts and behaviour, London 2004

The Brain: A user's guide - series of public lectures to mark European Brain Awareness Week, University of Northumbria 1998

Food for thought – public seminar/workshop Newcastle Science Week/Brain Awareness Week, 2006

Roots and fruits of cognition enhancement public lecture Alnwick Gardens, National Science Week, 2007

British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Scientific Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2007

Co-organiser: Herbal medicines for brain and behaviour: from bench to bedside. Third International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research 2008 Sydney

Co-organiser: Psychobiology of MDMA or Ecstasy Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia (2008)

Co-organiser: MDMA: neuropsychobiological and health aspects of recreational Ecstasy. Symposium held at the Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Tasmania 2008.

Food for thought  (public lecture) Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne Australia 2009.

Co-organiser: NICM Research Symposium: Promoting Neurocognitive Health through the Lifespan, Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia, 2009.

Co-organiser: Psychoactive drugs, psychobiological health and well-being International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, 2010.

Natural products as cognitive enhancers International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne Australia, 2010



1988 - to date:     British Neuroscience Association

1993 - to date:     British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow)

1998 - to date:     British Association for Psychopharmacology

2010 - to date:     International Society for Intelligence Research

1995 - 2001:         Secretary. Psychobiology Section of the British Psychology Society

1995 - 2001:         Member of the Scientific Affairs Board, British Psychological Society

1995 - 1997:         Member of the Standing Conference Committee, British Psychological                          Society


1995:                   Winner of faculty prizes for innovative methods in teaching and

1995 and 1997:      Supervisor of winning project, Psychobiology Section of the British
                          Psychological Society annual undergraduate project prize

2006:                   Winner of poster prizes, FAPRONATURA 2006 First International
                          Symposia about Pharmacology of Natural Products and BLACPMA, Cuba.

2007:                   British Psychological Society Research Seminars competition