Our Chief Science Officer: Professor Andrew Scholey
November 08, 20222 min read
Introducing our Chief Science Office - Professor Andrew Scholey.
Scholey is known for heading up international research on the effects of food and plants on brain health and will support Ārepa’s goal to create the world’s smartest brain drink out of New Zealand.
Scholey is a Professor of Human Psychopharmacology based in Melbourne, Australia and the UK, with affiliations with Monash and Swinburne Universities.
Recently, Scholey was listed in Elsevier’s top 2% most influential researchers globally in all scientific disciplines for 2022 – with recognised high impact in 3 fields: Clinical Medicine; Nutrition & Dietetics; Neurology & Neurosurgery!
His research aims to understand the mood and cognitive effects of 'nutra' interventions (nutrition, nutrients, nutraceuticals), drugs and alcohol. He has a specific interest in the human brain and its behavioural processes. His research aims to understand acute cognitive enhancement and develop interventions to treat neurocognitive decline and mental health conditions.
Ārepa CEO and co-founder Angus Brown says to create the world’s smartest drink they need to bring on the world’s smartest people.
“Professor Scholey is the best in the business. He’s a leading international researcher into the neurocognitive effects of natural products and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and we’re stoked to have him officially on the team,” he says.
Having worked for food and beverage giants across the world as well as holding the position as Director of Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University for 10 years, Scholey will ensure Ārepa’s clinical studies into its key New Zealand ingredients will be delivered at an internationally recognised level.
Professor Scholey helped develop the original Ārepa formula with New Zealand Neuroberry blackcurrant and pine bark extract and says he’s always been fascinated with the company’s mission.
“I believe Ārepa has something special in the brain food space, their commitment to research-driven development is really impressive and their drink is one of a kind. This has potential to make a huge difference in people's lives,” he says.
To find out more about Professor Andrew Scholey, visit his website: http://www.andrewscholey.com/