Olga McGowan

Contact: olga.mcgowan@nhs.net

Biography

Currently I am ST6 General Adult Psychiatry Trainee in West of Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

I have graduated Medical University in Ukraine, Kyiv. After working several years in Neurology Department, I have done PhD in Neuropharmacology and had Post Doc post for 1 year in Queen’s University Belfast investigating the pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic and antidepressant drug action (Yevtushenko et al, 2008). I was also involved in pharmacogenetic research of investigating response to treatment of panic disorder with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Yevtushenko et al, 2010).

As part of my Higher training in Psychiatry I did endorsement in Addictions Psychiatry last year and as part of my scientific interest I took part in the research project “Alcohol Related Brain Damage in the over 65’s Reliability of the diagnosis and outcomes over time”, which I am presenting as a poster at SSA Annual Conference.