Dr Amelia McGuinness



Associate Research Fellow, Trial Coordinator


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine




+61 3 522 72217


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From hype to hope: Considerations in conducting robust microbiome science

A McGuinness, L Stinson, M Snelson, A Loughman, A Stringer, A Hannan, C Cowan, H Jama, J Caparros-Martin, M West, H Wardill

(2024), Vol. 115, pp. 120-130, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Safety and feasibility of faecal microbiota transplant for major depressive disorder: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Jessica Green, Amelia McGuinness, Michael Berk, David Castle, Eugene Athan, Christopher Hair, Philip Strandwitz, Amy Loughman, Andrew Nierenberg, John Cryan, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Felice Jacka

(2023), Vol. 9, pp. 1-14, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, London, Eng., C1

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Feasibility, Acceptability, and Safety of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Jessica Green, Michael Berk, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Amy Loughman, Amelia McGuinness, David Castle, Mary Chatterton, Joahna Perez, Philip Strandwitz, Eugene Athan, Christopher Hair, Andrew Nierenberg, John Cryan, Felice Jacka

(2023), pp. 1-12, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Mood disorders: the gut bacteriome and beyond

Amelia McGuinness, Amy Loughman, Jane Foster, Felice Jacka

(2023), pp. 1-32, Biological Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A systematic review of gut microbiota composition in observational studies of major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

A McGuinness, J Davis, S Dawson, A Loughman, F Collier, M O’Hely, C Simpson, J Green, W Marx, C Hair, G Guest, M Mohebbi, M Berk, D Stupart, D Watters, F Jacka

(2022), Vol. 27, pp. 1920-1935, Molecular Psychiatry, C1

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The kynurenine pathway in major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of 101 studies

W Marx, A McGuinness, T Rocks, A Ruusunen, J Cleminson, A Walker, S Gomes-da-Costa, M Lane, M Sanches, A Diaz, P Tseng, P Lin, M Berk, G Clarke, A O’Neil, F Jacka, B Stubbs, A Carvalho, J Quevedo, J Soares, B Fernandes

(2021), Vol. 26, pp. 4158-4178, Molecular Psychiatry, England, C1

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The effect of emerging nutraceutical interventions for clinical and biological outcomes in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review

W Marx, M Hockey, A McGuinness, M Lane, J Christodoulou, I van der Mei, M Berk, O Dean, B Taylor, S Broadley, J Lechner-Scott, F Jacka, R Lucas, A Ponsonby

(2020), Vol. 37, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, C1

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Is dairy consumption associated with depressive symptoms or disorders in adults? A systematic review of observational studies

M Hockey, A McGuinness, W Marx, T Rocks, F Jacka, A Ruusunen

(2020), Vol. 60, pp. 3653-3668, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, C1

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Developmental origins of cardiometabolic health outcomes in twins: A systematic review and meta-analysis

D Ashtree, A McGuinness, M Plummer, C Sun, J Craig, K Scurrah

(2020), Vol. 30, pp. 1609-1621, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Homocysteine as a peripheral biomarker in bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis

E Salagre, A Vizuete, M Leite, D Brownstein, A McGuinness, F Jacka, S Dodd, B Stubbs, C Köhler, E Vieta, A Carvalho, M Berk, B Fernandes

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 81-91, European Psychiatry, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

PhD Scholarship - MICRO-SCOPE: a study of diet, gut microbiota and mental health in community-dwelling adults

Prof Felice Jacka, Miss Amelia McGuinness

Australian Rotary Health PhD scholarship

  • 2023: $3,000
  • 2020: $6,375
  • 2019: $10,625
  • 2018: $12,750
  • 2017: $21,250


No completed student supervisions to report