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Dr Sarah Benson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Biography

Dr Sarah Benson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University. She has been involved in a range of clinical trials assessing the neurocognitive effects of alcohol, caffeine and nutraceutical interventions. Her main research interests are focused on licit and illicit drug use, functional outcomes following use and hangover. Her current work examines the effects of alcohol on driving performance and cognitive multi-tasking during a hangover state. In her PhD, Dr Benson explored the bio-behavioural effects of alcohol and caffeine, alone and in combination.

Research interests

Psychopharmacology

Fields of Research

  • Cognitive Sciences - 170200
  • Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified - 170199

Awards

  • 2016, National, Public Safety Business Agency Letter of Commendation, Queensland Police Service
  • 2014, National, Poster Presnetation Award, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs
  • 2012, International, Student Merit Award, Research Society of Alcoholism

Publications

Also published as: Benson, Sarah; Benson, S.; Benson, S. M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: Gift from Red Bull Australia Pty Ltd *; RED BULL
  • 2014: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel trial investigating the neurocognitive effects of a proprietary spearmint extract in healthy older adults *; Kemin Foods LC
  • 2013: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of Lactium and Zizyphus complex for sleep *; Sanofi Aventis
  • 2012: GSK Green Tea Study *; GlaxoSmithKline Nutrional Healthcare

* Chief Investigator


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