Dr Robin Carhart-HarrisDr Robin Carhart-Harris - Head of Centre

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 - Deputy 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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Research team

Dr Graham Campbell

Dr Graham Campbell

Dr Graham Campbell
Psilodep 2 - Psychiatrist and Assistant Guide

Hannah Douglas

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Hannah Douglas
Intern

Dana Geerts

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Dana Geerts
Intern

Bruna Giribaldi

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Bruna Giribaldi
Psilodep 2 - Study Manager

Renée Harvey

Renée Harvey

Renée Harvey
Psilodep 2 - Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Guide

Laura Kartner

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Laura Kartner
Intern

Keri Mans

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Keri Mans
Intern

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

Manca Peskar

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Manca Peskar
Intern

Dr Benji Waterhouse

Dr Benji Waterhouse

Dr Benji Waterhouse
Psilodep 2 - Psychiatrist and Assistant Guide

Richard Zeifman

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Richard Zeifman
Intern

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Collaborators

Dr Luigi Espasiano

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Dr Luigi Espasiano
Medical Doctor

Dr Sam Gandy

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Dr Sam Gandy
Collaborator

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 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