Dr Anouschka Ramsteijn

Dr Anouschka Ramsteijn
Dr Anouschka Ramsteijn
Dr Anouschka Ramsteijn

Research Fellow



  • PhD Neurobiology 
    2020 - University of Groningen 
  • MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences 
    2015 - University of Groningen 
  • BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    2012 - University College Utrecht, Utrecht University 

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

My research interest is mechanisms of perinatal “programming” of long-term health outcomes.

Research Areas

Nutrition and Health

Research Specialisms

  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genomics
  • Transcriptomics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

I am a Research Fellow as part of a multidisciplinary, multicentre team studying the biology of child growth and development in three low- and middle-income countries (India, Indonesia and Senegal). In particular, I work with Professor Paul Haggarty on Epigenetics, and Dr Alan Walker on the Microbiome. The project, Action against Stunting, is a UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund Hub. 

Past Research

My PhD research focused on antidepressant use during pregnancy, and the effects on the developing offspring. Using a rat model of maternal adversity, I examined gene expression and epigenetic regulation in the brain and placenta, and the role of the maternal microbiome. 


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