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The Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial focuses on two main research areas: 1) the action of psychedelic drugs in the brain, and 2) their clinical utility, e.g. as aides to psychotherapy, with a particular focus on depression. The group is lead by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris.

For news about our group's latest research and public presentations etc please see: http://psychedelicscience.org.uk

If you plan to take a psychedelic in the near future, please see this survey: https://psychedelicsurvey.com

For updates about the PsychedelicResearch Group's forthcoming presentations and publications, please see: https://twitter.com/Imperial_PRG

For updates about Robin Carhart-Harris' forthcoming presentations, please see: https://twitter.com/RCarhartHarris


Upcoming trial - Psilocybin for major depression: A randomised control trial

Psilocybin for major depression: A randomised control trial - the design of this trial is a DB-RCT in major depressive disorder. We will use fMRI to compare the treatment mechanisms of six weeks of daily escitalopram with one single dose of psilocybin. The trial will start in 2018. Please enquire about eligibility for this study by emailing Bruna Giribaldi b.cunha@imperial.ac.uk

We will also be recruiting healthy volunteers who have never taken a psychedelic for a separate psilocybin fMRI study beginning in 2018. Please enquire about this by emailing Taylor Lyons t.lyons15@imperial.ac.uk

Research team

Dr Mendel Kaelen

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Dr Mendel Kaelen
Postdoc

Dr Rosalind Watts

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Dr Rosalind Watts
Clinical Psychologist

Leor Roseman

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Leor Roseman
PhD Student

Chris Timmermann

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Chris Timmermann
PhD Student

Eline Haijen

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Eline Haijen
Research Associate

Bruna Giribaldi

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Bruna Giribaldi
Research Associate

Dr Roberta Murphy

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Dr Roberta Murphy
Psychiatrist

Dr James Rucker

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Dr James Rucker
Psychiatrist

Dr Camilla Day

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Dr Camilla Day
Psychiatrist

Dr Ben Sessa

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Dr Ben Sessa
Psychiatrist

Dr David Luke

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Dr David Luke
Psychologist

Luke Williams

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Luke Williams
Research Associate

Shima Espahbodi

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Shima Espahbodi
Collaborator

Kenneth Jønck

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Kenneth Jønck
Software architect, Psychedelic Survey Tech Lead

Nicolai Lassen

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Nicolai Lassen
Designer & front-end architect, Psychedelic Survey Design & Web Lead

Eduardo Schoenberg

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Eduardo Schoenberg
Collaborator

Luke Gray

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Luke Gray
Logo design & art

Suzanne Russ

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Suzanne Russ
Collaborator

Michelle Baker-Jones

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Michelle Baker-Jones
Integrative relational therapist

Laura Kartner

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Laura Kartner
Intern

Hannah Douglas

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Hannah Douglas
Intern

Sandeep Sangha

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Sandeep Sangha
Founder of Imperial Psychedelic Studies

Hannes Kettner

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Hannes Kettner
Intern

Victoria Amalie Nygart

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Victoria Amalie Nygart
Intern

Lis Marie Pommerencke

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Lis Marie Pommerencke
Intern