Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, and Founder Director, Food and Behaviour (FAB) Research

Dr Alex Richardson

Dr Richardson is internationally known for her research into the role of nutrition (especially dietary fats) in brain development and function, and its implications for human behaviour, learning and mood. She has over 90 peer-reviewed publications, including controlled treatment trials, experimental studies, and collaborative investigations into the epidemiology and genetics of both normal individual differences and developmental and psychiatric disorders. Her current research centres on the role of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in mental health and development.

Dr Richardson frequently speaks for public and professional as well as academic audiences. Her own work has received substantial media coverage, and she is a frequent commentator for press, radio and TV in the UK and abroad. As Founder Director of the UK charity Food And Behaviour Research, she also has extensive experience of designing conferences and professional training courses on nutrition for mental health, wellbeing and performance.