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Dr. Rachel V. Gow

Rachel V. Gow, Ph.D is a Child Neuropsychologist and Neurodevelopmental specialist with expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associative learning and behaviour differences. In addition, Dr. Gow is a Registered Nutritionist (under the category of Science). 

Dr. Gow holds a Visiting Lecturer position at the University of Surrey and an honourary role at The Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Between 2012-2016, Dr. Gow held the position of Lead Associate Investigator of the Neuroimaging, Omega‐3 and Reward in Adults with ADHD (NORAA) trial at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. This study was the first randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, clinical trial globally to test the effects of omega‐3 fats in the brain activity of adults with ADHD using nuroimaging techniques.

In 2012, Dr. Gow was awarded a Ph.D in Child Neuropsychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Her Ph.D was conducted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and involved a clinical research project investigating blood measures of omega-3 fatty acids and assessments of brain function using EEG and Event Related Potentials in children/adolescents with and without ADHD. Dr. Gow has a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction) from Birkbeck University of London. Dr. Gow’s under-graduate Psychology degree was awarded First Class with Honours from the University of Kingston, London, accredited also by the British Psychological Society.

Collectively, Dr. Gow has approximately 18 years of research and experience in psychological research in child/adolescent and adult clinical populations. Her research integrates multiple modalities including functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, neuropsychological assessment, genetic sequencing and nutrition/biochemistry. Dr Gow has published approximately 22 peer-reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, her first book Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health was published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, part of the Hachette Group on February 18th 2021.