Miss Rachel V Gow BSc, MSc
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Institute of Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (IRG)
|also||Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
Neuropsychology and neuroimaging studies of ADHD and related childhood disorders
Rachel V. Gow obtained a BSc in psychology at Kingston University, and a MSc in psychological research methods at Birkbeck, University College London. Her MSc thesis topic explored the relationship between red blood cell concentrations of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) and emotional processing using Event Related Potentials (ERPs) in adolescent males with ADHD and has subsequently been published in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA: 2009). She is currently in the second year of her PhD in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. Rachel’s doctorate project is investigating the relationship between blood measures of EFA’s and assessments of brain function using electroencephalography (EEG) / ERPs and neuropsychological testing in both mainstream school children and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Part of Rachel’s PhD study also involves an adult study in collaboration with Professor Philip Asherson (IoP) investigating fatty acid metabolism in ADHD and controls using stable isotope analysis. Rachel has been a co-researcher on the Maudsley ADHD Adolescent Fatty Acid (MAAFA) led by Professor Eric Taylor since 2006. This involved evaluating the efficacy of essential fatty acids supplementation in reducing clinical symptoms of ADHD. Rachel is a fully trained and certified EEG administrator. Rachel’s primary supervisors are Professor Katya Rubia from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College and Professor Michael Crawford from the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition (IBCHN). All fatty acid analyses are being undertaken by the IBCHN under supervision of Professor Keb Ghebremeskel, Dr Allain Amador Bueno and Professor Crawford.
Gow, R. V., Sumich, A., & Vallee-Tourangeau, F. (2008). Women, Depression and Essential Fatty Acids. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Major Depression in Women. New York, NY: Nova Science Publications
Gow, R. V., Sumich, A., & Vallee-Tourangeau, F. (2010). Children, Depression and Essential Fatty Acids. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Major Depression in Women. New York, NY: Nova Science Publications
Gow, R. V., Matsudaira, T., Taylor, E., Crawford, M., Ghebremeskel, K., Ibrahimovic, A., Vallée- Tourangeau, F., Williams, L. M. & Sumich, A. (2009). Total Red Blood Cell Concentrations of omega -3 Fatty Acids Are Associated with Emotion Elicited Neural Activity in Adolescent Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids.
Sumich, A., Matsudaira, T., Gow, R. V., Ghebremeskel, K., Crawford, M., Ibrahimovic, A., Taylor, E. (2009). Resting state electroencephalographic correlates with red cell long-chain fatty acids, memory performance and age in adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Neuropharmacology, on-line.
last updated: Friday, April 23, 2010