Dr Alex Richardson

Senior Research Fellow

Alex Richardson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Evidence-based Interventions and founder Director of FAB research.


Alex Richardson is best known for her research into how nutrition (and particularly fatty acids) can affect behaviour, learning and mood, although her work also involves several large-scale collaborative programmes that include studies of epidemiology, genetics, brain imaging, biochemistry and nutrition as well as physiological and psychological functioning.

Her primary research interests include:

  • the role of nutrition in brain development and function, and its implications for behaviour, learning and mood.
  • the biology of individual differences in personality, perception and cognition, particularly in relation to developmental and psychiatric disorders.

Alex Richardson's key areas of research focus are (click to expand):

Nutrition and Behaviour, Learning as well as Mood