About Dr Alex Richardson

Alex is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford University with over 30 years’ experience of research into the importance of nutrition for brain health and behaviour, particularly in children, and for developmental conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and the autistic spectrum.


She is also the Founder Director of the charity Food And Behaviour Research; a former teacher; and the author of ‘They Are What You Feed Them (Harper Thorson 2006) – written to help parents, teachers and other professionals understand how nutrition and diet can affect children’s mood, behaviour and learning as well as their general health and wellbeing. 

As one of the world’s leading experts in this field, Alex is widely consulted for her expertise by the media, major charities, medical experts, parents and teachers alike for information, advice, education and training on the importance of nutrition in shaping children’s development, wellbeing and performance. 

Alex heard early reports 20 years ago about possible benefits of A2 protein milk for gut, brain and immune health, from parents, professionals and researchers. Since then she has continued to follow – and teach others about – both the scientific evidence, and its practical implications.

Look out for our work with Dr Alex coming soon!