Dr Rachel Gow

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Rachel has a BSc in Psychology from Kingston University, and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London.

She worked as a Guest Researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA 2012 - 2016. During this role, she co-designed and managed the world’s first clinical trial testing the role of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids in reward-related processes using neuroimaging techniques in adults with ADHD. The trial is currently at the data analysis and write-up phase. She is also writing a book on Nutritional Neuroscience with a focus on ADHD for parents and professionals.

Rachel’s main research interests are in the role of brain-selective nutrients such as omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids; neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and conduct disorder-related behaviours, and the associated risk factors which often lead to addiction and incarceration. Rachel is particularly interested in emotional dysregulation and impaired impulse control in both children and adults with ADHD.