Imperial College London

Mr Rayyan Raja Zafar

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Research Postgraduate







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus






2011 GCSE 11 A* 2 A's

2014 AS Chemistry A2 Biology, French, History 

2017 BSc Biomedical Sciences (1st Class Honours) Newcastle University 

2019 MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry (Distinction) Kings College London 

2020-Present PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology Imperial College London

Memberships and Affiliations

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British Association of Psychopharmacology - Trainee Member

Royal Society of Biology - Associate Member


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Hase Y, Polvikoski TM, Zafar R, et al. Carotid artery disease in post-stroke survivors and effects of enriched environment on stroke pathology in a mouse model of carotid artery stenosis. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2019;45(7):681-697. doi:10.1111/nan.12550 

Zafar R, Schlag A, Nutt D. Ending the pain of our children. An Audit of of the Impact of Medical Cannabis in ten Patients (BMJ OPEN - Under review)

Schlag A, Hindocha C, Zafar R, Nutt C & Curran V. Cannabis-based medicines and cannabis dependence: a critical review of issues and evidence (Journal of Psychopharmacology - Under review)

Blackman G, Lisshamer J, Zafar R. Relationship between haematological changes and the response to clozapine in schizophrenia (Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Under review)