Alex Richardson

Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Alex Richardson’s research focuses on how nutrition can affect behaviour, learning and mood.

In particular, she has carried out studies looking at whether omega-3 fatty acids produce improvements in ADHD-type symptoms in children, as well as multidisciplinary research into the biology of developmental and psychological disorders and the importance of diet for mental health.

She co-founded the UK charity, Food and Behaviour Research, and has written a book entitled “They are what you feed them” which contains advice, based on her extensive research, for parents and carers on the effects of diet on children.