Dr Robin Carhart-HarrisDr Robin Carhart-Harris - Founder, Visiting Professor

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris moved to Imperial College London in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol and an MA in Psychoanalysis from Brunel University. At Imperial, he has designed and/or carried out human brain imaging studies with a variety of psychedelic compounds, plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression, and a current study comparing psilocybin with escitalopram for major depressive disorder.

In 2019, he set up the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, thanks to the generous support of its founders.

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David NuttProfessor David Nutt - Head of Centre

Professor David Nutt is currently the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences. Professor Nutt broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television including BBC science and public affairs programmes on therapeutic as well as illicit drugs, their harms and their classification.

He also lectures widely to the public as well as to the scientific and medical communities.  In 2010 The Times Eureka science magazine included him in the 100 most important figures in British Science, and the only psychiatrist.

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David ErritzoeDr David Erritzoe - Clinical Director of Centre

Dr David Erritzoe is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist at Imperial College & CNWL Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. His research focus is experimental psychopharmacology using brain-imaging techniques such as PET and MRI. He was trained in PET imaging at Columbia University in New York and later undertook a PhD at University Hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Since 2009 he has been involved in post-doc imaging research in the neurobiology of addictions and major depression at Imperial College. As clinical director in the Centre for Psychedelic Research, he investigates mechanisms and therapeutic potential of MDMA, ketamine and classic psychedelics together with the CPR team headed by Dr Carhart-Harris and Prof Nutt. In early 2021 David set up a new NHS-based psychopharmacology & psychedelic research clinic at St Charles Hospital in London, the CIPPRes Clinic.

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Research team

Tommaso Barba

Tommaso Barba

Tommaso Barba
Research Intern

Julia Bornemann

Julia Bornemann

Julia Bornemann
PhD Student

Katerina Buglova

Katerina Buglova

Katerina Buglova
Centre Operations Manager

Dr Graham Campbell

Dr Graham Campbell

Dr Graham Campbell
Study Psychiatrist – DMT for Depression Clinical Trial

Jennifer Danby

Jennifer Danby

Jennifer Danby
Anorexia trial therapist

Dana Geerts

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Dana Geerts
Intern

Renée Harvey

Renée Harvey

Renée Harvey
Psilodep 2 - Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Guide

Laura Kartner

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Laura Kartner
Research Assistant

Dr Frederico Magalhaes

Frederico Magalhaes

Dr Frederico Magalhaes
Anorexia trial psychiatrist

Keri Mans

Keri Mans

Keri Mans
Research Assistant

Dr Jonny Martell

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Dr Jonny Martell
Psilodep 2 - Study Psychiatrist

Dr Roberta Murphy

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Dr Roberta Murphy
Psilodep 2 - Study Psychiatrist

Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner

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Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner
Psilodep 2 - Assistant Psychologist

Balázs Szigeti

Balázs Szigeti

Balázs Szigeti
Research Associate

Malin Uthaug

Malin Uthaug

Malin Uthaug
Research Assistant

Dr Benji Waterhouse

Dr Benji Waterhouse

Dr Benji Waterhouse
Psilodep 2 - Psychiatrist and Assistant Guide

Rayyan Zafar

Rayyan Zafar

Rayyan Zafar
PhD Student

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Collaborators

Ari Brouwer

Ari Brouwer

Ari Brouwer
Collaborator

James Close

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James Close
Honorary Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Luigi Espasiano

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Dr Luigi Espasiano
Medical Doctor

Dr Sam Gandy

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Dr Sam Gandy
Collaborator

Cameron Gray

Cameron Gray

Cameron Gray
Artist

Luke Gray

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Luke Gray
Logo design & art

Eline Haijen

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Eline Haijen
Research Associate

Kenneth Jønck

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Kenneth Jønck
Software architect, Psychedelic Survey Tech Lead

Dr Mendel Kaelen

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Dr Mendel Kaelen
Collaborator

Nicolai Lassen

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

Dr David Luke

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Dr David Luke
Psychologist

Lis Marie Pommerencke

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Lis Marie Pommerencke
Intern

Dr Tim Read

Tim Read

Dr Tim Read
Collaborator

Dr James Rucker

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Dr James Rucker
Psychiatrist

Suzanne Russ

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Suzanne Russ
Collaborator

Sandeep Sangha

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Sandeep Sangha
Founder of Imperial Psychedelic Studies

Eduardo Schoenberg

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Eduardo Schoenberg
Collaborator

Dr Ben Sessa

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Dr Ben Sessa
Psychiatrist

Enzo Tagliazucchi

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Enzo Tagliazucchi
Collaborator

William Trender

William Trender

William Trender
Collaborator

Luke Williams

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Luke Williams
Research Associate