Hi, I’m Dr Amy Reichelt.
I’m a neuroscientist, science communicator and author. I’m passionate about uncovering how diet influences brain health and mental wellbeing, and I place wellness at the core of my personal and professional identity.
My research over the past decade has been transformational in demonstrating the influence of nutrition to support brain health and optimise cognition. Through my private practice, I love connecting people with the knowledge and tools to help them change their behaviours, especially if that change leads to more wellness and a better quality of life.
I completed a PhD in Neuroscience, a BSc with Honours in Psychology, and a diploma in Nutrition. I am a Registered Health & Nutrition Counsellor and Wellness Coach and I have completed certifications in Mental Health First Aid and courses in Meditation, Mindfulness and Behavioural Therapy.
I have worked as a neuroscientist in multiple prestigious academic institutions in Australia, the UK and Canada, leading projects to uncover the impact of nutrition on brain function.
I’ve been recognised as a leader in the field of neuroscience, health and medicine – authoring over 45 peer-reviewed scientific articles in eminent journals including The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Journal of Neuroscience and Trends in Neuroscience. From my research, I developed scientific expertise in cognition, brain development, the gut microbiome, behaviour control and neurodegeneration. I’ve received competitive awards in scientific leadership, communication and over $3.5 million in government funding.
Ok, but beyond my academic credentials – I’m an approachable, down to earth person! I’m humbled to have been invited to give numerous talks at academic conferences and ideas festivals including TEDxSydney, National Science Week and Vivid Sydney – communicating cutting-edge science in a tangible manner. I am also a sought-after science and medical writer, specialising in the analysis of complex technical information to create communication materials.
Beyond all that, I love food, coffee, painting, a glass of wine, laughing at British comedies, working out at the gym and hiking in the great Canadian outdoors with my partner Ben and our dog Frank.