Dr Samantha Dawson



Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine





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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, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Supporting Maternal and Child Mental Health Through Dietary Changes Focused on the Gut Microbiota

Samantha Dawson, Amy Finlay-Jones, Lauren Ball, Tetyana Rocks, Felice Jacka

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 51-55, Psychiatric Annals, Thorofore, N.J., C1

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Generation and Characterization of a Zebrafish IL-2Rγc SCID Model

R Sertori, R Jones, F Basheer, L Rivera, S Dawson, S Loke, S Heidary, A Dhillon, C Liongue, A Ward

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 1-13, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Effectiveness of nutrition and dietary interventions for people with serious mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis

T Rocks, S Teasdale, C Fehily, C Young, G Howland, B Kelly, S Dawson, F Jacka, J Dunbar, A O’Neil

(2022), Vol. 217, pp. S7-S21, Medical Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

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Targeting the perinatal diet to modulate the gut microbiota increases dietary variety and prebiotic and probiotic food intakes: Results from a randomised controlled trial

S Dawson, M Mohebbi, J Craig, P Dawson, G Clarke, M Tang, F Jacka

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1129-1141, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

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Prebiotic and probiotic supplementation and the tryptophan-kynurenine pathway: a systematic review and meta analysis

T Purton, L Staskova, M Lane, S Dawson, M West, J Firth, G Clarke, J Cryan, M Berk, A O'Neil, O Dean, A Hadi, C Honan, W Marx

(2021), Vol. 123, pp. 1-13, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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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Maternal prenatal gut microbiota composition predicts child behaviour

S Dawson, M O'Hely, F Jacka, A Ponsonby, C Symeonides, A Loughman, F Collier, M Moreno-Betancur, P Sly, D Burgner, M Tang, R Saffery, S Ranganathan, M Conlon, L Harrison, S Brix, K Kristiansen, P Vuillermin

(2021), Vol. 68, EBioMedicine, Netherlands, 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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Maternal carriage of Prevotella during pregnancy associates with protection against food allergy in the offspring

P Vuillermin, M O’Hely, F Collier, K Allen, M Tang, L Harrison, J Carlin, R Saffery, S Ranganathan, P Sly, L Gray, J Molloy, A Pezic, M Conlon, D Topping, K Nelson, C Mackay, L Macia, J Koplin, S Dawson, M Moreno-Betancur, A Ponsonby, S Vashee, M Torralba, A Gomez, T Dwyer, D Burgner, M Forrester, C Symeonides, E Bandala Sanchez

(2020), Vol. 11, Nature Communications, England, 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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Supporting engagement, adherence, and behavior change in online dietary interventions

Claire Young, Sara Campolonghi, Stephanie Ponsonby, Samantha Dawson, Adrienne O'Neil, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Sarah McNaughton, Michael Berk, Felice Jacka

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 719-739, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Targeting the infant gut microbiota through a perinatal educational dietary intervention: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

S Dawson, J Craig, G Clarke, M Mohebbi, P Dawson, M Tang, F Jacka

(2019), Vol. 8, JMIR Research Protocols, Canada, C1

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Sharing successes and hiding failures: 'reporting bias' in learning and teaching research

P Dawson, S Dawson

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 1405-1416, Studies in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Efficacy of online lifestyle interventions targeting lifestyle behaviour change in depressed populations: A systematic review

C Young, K Trapani, S Dawson, A O’Neil, F Kay-Lambkin, M Berk, F Jacka

(2018), Vol. 52, pp. 834-846, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, England, C1

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A combination of omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid and B-group vitamins is superior at lowering homocysteine than omega-3 alone: A meta-analysis

S Dawson, S Bowe, T Crowe

(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 499-508, Nutrition Research, United States, C1

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The Importance of Diet and Gut Health to the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders

S Dawson, S Dash, F Jacka

(2016), Vol. 131, pp. 325-346, GUT MICROBIOME AND BEHAVIOR, United States, C1

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Small rural emergency services can electronically collect accurate episode-level data: a cross-sectional study

S Dawson, T Baker, S Salzman

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 107-111, Australian journal of rural health., London, Eng., C1

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Small rural emergency services still manage acutely unwell patients: a cross-sectional study

T Baker, S Dawson

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 131-138, Emergency medicine Australasia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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What small rural emergency departments do : a systematic review of observational studies

T Baker, S Dawson

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 254-261, Australian journal of rural health, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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