Dr Rachel Gow
Between 2012 and 2016, Dr Rachel V. Gow worked as a Guest Researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. 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, which is currently at the data-analysis and write-up phase of the trial. In addition to this, Dr Gow is writing a book on Nutritional Neuroscience with a focus on ADHD for parents and professionals, for publication in the near future.
Rachel also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kingston University and a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London.
Rachel’s main research interests are in the role of brain selective nutrients such as omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and conduct disorder related behaviors; in addition to 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.
Rachel has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) since 2008 and was awarded one of their New Investigator’s Awards in 2012. Rachel is also a Registered Nutritionist