Kathrin is a Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology and head of the Social Brain & Development Lab. Her work uses a combination of behavioural tests and brain-imaging techniques to understand how developmental changes in brain function and structure support social cognitive abilities and well-being during childhood and adolescence. In her current research, she combines this comprehensive approach with microbiome sequencing techniques to understand the role of the microbiome gut brain-axis in shaping in developmental change. As part of this work, she is also investigating how we can use dietary intervention (e.g., prebiotics) to induce changes in the gut microbiome to improve mental health and well-being.
Kathrin Cohen Kadosh appraises a recent systematic review relating to her own Wellcome Trust funded research on better gut microbiome and how increasing levels of probiotics and prebiotics may help prevent and treat anxiety in young people.[read the full story...]