Hi, I’m Dr Amy Reichelt.
I’m a neuroscientist and author. I’m passionate about uncovering how diet influences brain health and mental wellbeing, and I place health and mental wellness at the core of my personal and professional identity.
My work over the past decade has been transformational in demonstrating the influence of nutrition to support brain health and optimise cognition. Through my private nutrition coaching practice at Cognition Nutrition, I connect people with the knowledge and tools to help them change their behaviours around health and wellness.
I have completed a PhD in Neuroscience, a BSc with Honours in Psychology, and an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition. I am a Certified Health & Nutrition Practitioner and I have completed courses in Yoga (200h YTT, yoga nidra, yin yoga, and trauma-informed yoga), Mental Health First Aid, Meditation, Mindfulness and Behavioural Therapy.
I have worked as a neuroscientist in Principal Investigator roles across prestigious academic institutions in Australia, the UK and Canada, leading projects to uncover the impact of nutrition on brain function. I work in the psychedelic drug discovery field now, as Director of Neuropharmacology at a leading ethical biopharmaceutical company.
I’ve been recognised as a leader in the field of neuroscience, health, and medicine – authoring over 50 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, and 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 conferences, congresses and ideas festivals including TEDxSydney, National Science Week and Vivid Sydney – communicating cutting-edge science in a tangible manner.
Beyond all that, I love food, running, painting, yoga, laughing at British comedies, working out at the gym and hiking in the great Canadian outdoors with my partner Ben and our dog Frank.