Dr Hajara Aslam



Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine




+61 3 522 78370


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Diet and depression: exploring the biological mechanisms of action

W Marx, M Lane, M Hockey, H Aslam, M Berk, K Walder, A Borsini, J Firth, C Pariante, K Berding, J Cryan, G Clarke, J Craig, K Su, D Mischoulon, F Gomez-Pinilla, J Foster, P Cani, S Thuret, H Staudacher, A Sánchez-Villegas, H Arshad, T Akbaraly, A O’Neil, T Segasby, F Jacka

(2021), Vol. 26, pp. 134-150, Molecular Psychiatry, England, C1

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Possible use of fermented foods in rehabilitation of anorexia nervosa: the gut microbiota as a modulator

T Rocks, M West, M Hockey, H Aslam, M Lane, A Loughman, F Jacka, A Ruusunen

(2021), Vol. 107, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, England, C1

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Associations between dairy consumption and constipation in adults: A cross-sectional study

H Aslam, M Mohebbi, A Ruusunen, S Dawson, L Williams, M Berk, K Holloway-Kew, F Collier, A Loughman, J Pasco, F Jacka

(2021), pp. 1-9, Nutrition and Health, London, Eng., C1

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The Dietary Inflammatory Index and Human Health: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analyses of Observational Studies

W Marx, N Veronese, J Kelly, L Smith, M Hockey, S Collins, G Trakman, E Hoare, S Teasdale, A Wade, M Lane, H Aslam, J Davis, A O'neil, N Shivappa, J Hebert, L Blekkenhorst, M Berk, T Segasby, F Jacka

(2021), Vol. 12, pp. 1681-1690, Advances in Nutrition, United States, C1

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Fermented foods, the gut and mental health: a mechanistic overview with implications for depression and anxiety

H Aslam, J Green, F Jacka, F Collier, M Berk, J Pasco, S Dawson

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 659-671, Nutritional Neuroscience, England, C1

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Unravelled facets of milk derived opioid peptides: a focus on gut physiology, fractures and obesity

Hajara Aslam, Anu Ruusunen, Michael Berk, Amy Loughman, Leni Rivera, Julie Pasco, Felice Jacka

(2020), Vol. 71, pp. 36-49, International journal of food sciences and nutrition, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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The effects of dairy and dairy derivatives on the gut microbiota: a systematic literature review

H Aslam, W Marx, T Rocks, A Loughman, V Chandrasekaran, A Ruusunen, S Dawson, M West, E Mullarkey, J Pasco, F Jacka

(2020), Vol. 12, Gut Microbes, United States, C1

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The associations between dairy product consumption and biomarkers of inflammation, adipocytokines, and oxidative stress in children: A cross-sectional study

H Aslam, F Jacka, W Marx, K Karatzi, C Mavrogianni, E Karaglani, M Mohebbi, J Pasco, A O’neil, M Berk, T Nomikos, S Kanellakis, O Androutsos, Y Manios, G Moschonis

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

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Association between dairy intake and fracture in an Australian-based cohort of women: A prospective study

H Aslam, K Holloway-Kew, M Mohebbi, F Jacka, J Pasco

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluating the impact of fermented dairy on brain health and function: An eight week, randomised, placebo-controlled intervention study.

Prof Felice Jacka, Dr Wolf Marx, Dr Hajara Aslam, Miss Meghan Hockey

BDD Australia Pty Ltd

  • 2022: $152,213
  • 2021: $76,106


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