Naomi Kakoschke


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Dr Kakoschke's research focuses on investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in food-based decision-making. This knowledge is used to inform the development of novel cognitive training strategies aimed at promoting healthy eating behaviour for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity.

Research interests

  • Assessment of cognitive functioning
  • Cognitive-based interventions for obesity
  • Neural mechanisms underlying food choice

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours), Flinders University


Research area keywords

  • Obesity
  • Cognitive brain training
  • Cognitive Function
  • compulsive behaviour
  • Impulsivity
  • Addiction

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Research Output 2014 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Impulsivity and body fat accumulation are linked to cortical and subcortical brain volumes among adolescents and adults

Kakoschke, N., Lorenzetti, V., Caeyenberghs, K. & Verdejo-García, A., 22 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 11 p., 2580.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sleep and performance in Eathletes: for the win!

Bonnar, D., Castine, B. R., Kakoschke, N. & Sharp, G., 15 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Sleep Health. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

The cognitive drivers of compulsive eating behavior

Kakoschke, N., Aarts, E. & Verdejo-García, A., 25 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 12, 8 p., 338.

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Open Access
18 Citations (Scopus)

Sleep Interventions Designed to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches

Bonnar, D., Bartel, K., Kakoschke, N. & Lang, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Sports Medicine. 48, 3, p. 683-703 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Smartphone-based cognitive bias modification training improves healthy food choice in obesity: A pilot study

Kakoschke, N., Hawker, C., Castine, B., de Courten, B. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : European Eating Disorders Review. 26, 5, p. 526-532 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2017

Naomi Kakoschke (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)