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Dr Shakuntla Gondalia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr Shakuntla Gondalia has received her PhD in 2014, which explored the possible role of gut microbiota in the condition like autism. Since 2015 Dr Gondalia has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Human Psychopharmacology where she has been involved in a range of clinical trials exploring gut microbiota and biological pathways by which nutraceutical intervention improves the health and cognitive performance. Her research aims to better understand the effective mechanisms of GI microbiota, nutritional and dietary intervention on individual's physiological and psychological health condition.

Research interests

Nutrition; Food Science; Cognitive Psychology; Microbiota

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Microbiology - 060500
  • Bioinformatics - 060102
  • Nutrition And Dietetics - 111100

Teaching areas



  • 2016, Swinburne, Early Career Researcher (ECR) – Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) Scheme, Swinburne University


Also published as: Gondalia, Shakuntla; Gondalia, S.; Gondalia, S. V.; Gondalia, Shakuntla V.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: i-Platform for microbiota analysis and visualisation *; SFI Research Fund Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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