David Nutt

Imperial College London, UK

David Nutt FMedSci is a Psychiatrist and Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. He trained at Cambridge, Guys Hospital, Oxford University and NIH in the USA. His research focuses on how drugs work in the brain and the mechanisms underpinning psychiatric disorders particularly addiction and depression. He has published over 700 research papers, 38 books and 8 government reports. He founded the charity Drug Science in 2009 and won the John Maddox prize for standing up for science in 2013. His current research is on the therapeutic value of illegal drugs particularly cannabis and psychedelics.