Mr Tuki Attuquayefio
Research Fellow

Mr Tuki Attuquayefio

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Macquarie University, 2018

Certificate IV Auslan - TAFE, 2016

Bachelor of Science (Hons. Psych) - UNSW, 2010

Bachelor of Arts (French/ Modern Greek) - UNSW, 2010


School of Psychology

Tuki completed his PhD in Psychology at Macquarie University in 2018, exploring the relationship between obesity and cognitive function. He has worked internationally on the cognitive and brain functions impacted by diet and obesity. Tuki joined UNSW/NeuRA in March 2021 as a Research Fellow working on an ARC Linkage project led by Prof. Kaarin Anstey aimed at understanding and improving driver safety in older adults. This project investigates how older drivers use Advanced-Driver Assistance Systems in their cars and its impact on crash risk.  In addition, the project explores how cognitive changes associated with ageing impact older drivers’ use of emerging vehicle automation and assistive technologies. He has expertise in statistics, machine learning models, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Mathews Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Kynurenic acid as a biochemical factor underlying the association between Western-style diet and depression: A cross-sectional study', Frontiers in Nutrition, 9,
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Factors Associated with Anxiety Symptoms in Australian Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children', Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 26, pp. 13 - 20,
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Tracking smell loss to identify healthcare workers with SARS-CoV-2 infection', PLoS ONE, 16,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, '456. Implementing an At-Home Smell Test for Early Assessment of COVID-19 in High-Risk Healthcare Workers', Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7, pp. S295 - S296,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Hippocampal-dependent appetitive control is impaired by experimental exposure to a Western-style diet', Royal Society Open Science, 7,
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'No evidence of flavour-nutrient learning in a two-week ‘home exposure’ study in humans', Appetite, 147,
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'A four-day Western-style dietary intervention causes reductions in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory and interoceptive sensitivity', PLoS ONE, 12,
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Explicit wanting and liking for palatable snacks are differentially affected by change in physiological state, and differentially related to salivation and hunger', Physiology and Behavior, 182, pp. 101 - 106,
    Journal articles | 2016
    2016, 'A high-fat high-sugar diet predicts poorer hippocampal-related memory and a reduced ability to suppress wanting under satiety', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 42, pp. 415 - 428,
    Journal articles | 2015
    2015, 'A systematic review of longer-term dietary interventions on human cognitive function: Emerging patterns and future directions', Appetite, 95, pp. 554 - 570,
    Journal articles | 2014
    2014, 'Monitoring health and dietary behaviour during participation in an online lifestyle program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 8, pp. 89 - 90,
    Journal articles | 2013
    2013, 'Human olfactory consciousness and cognition: Its unusual features may not result from unusual functions but from limited neocortical processing resources', Frontiers in Psychology, 4,
  • Preprints | 2023
    2023, The Use of Driver Screening Tools to Predict Self-Reported Crashes and Incidents in Older Drivers, ,
    Preprints | 2020
    2020, Tracking Smell Loss to Identify Healthcare Workers with SARS-CoV-2 Infection., ,