Brain, performance and nutrition research centre


Ms Joanne Forster

Joanne Forster

Role: Senior Research Assistant
Phone: 0191 2437252
Room: NB402

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Joanne graduated from Northumbria University in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. Following a year and a half working as an account resourcer for a large north east recruitment company, she returned to Northumbria University in January 2008 to provide administrative support to the School of Psychology and Sport Sciences. Joanne joined the BPNRC in April 2008 as a research assistant in order to pursue her interest in Psychology and academic research. Joanne is also a fully trained phlebotomist and assists with collection of blood samples in several studies at the BPNRC. Her research interests include the effects of supplements on stress.


Joanne has assisted with several research projects at the BPNRC. Most recently she has been conducting research to investigate the effects of various food supplements on memory and learning in 40-65 year olds as well as collaborating with the University Sport Sciences department on a research project looking at the affect of a recovery drink on sport induced muscle damage and mental performance in school children. She has also worked on several studies using the Near Infrared Spectroscopy brain imaging system to examine the effects of as range of nutritional supplements on cerebral blood flow.

Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
4th Floor, Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

t: 44 (0) 191 243 7252

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