Scientific Advisory Board
The following distinguished scientists are among those who have kindly agreed to be scientific advisors to the Beckley Foundation.
Former Chief Executive of the British Medical Research Council (MRC). Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. Director of the Oxford Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. Author of many books including The Mind Machine, Mechanics of the Mind and Vision: Coding and Efficiency.
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London and Professor at the William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College.
Emeritus Professor of Abnormal Psychology in Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College. Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Author of The Origins of Mental Illness and Schizotipy: Implications for Illness and Health.
Professor of Psychopharmacology at University College London. Principal Editor of Psychopharmacology since 2003.
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences and Vice-Chair for Scientific Affairs in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Former President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. Scientific Advisor to European Union’s Innovative Medicine Initiative, and 2011 awardee of Bleuler Prize for Research in the Schizophrenias.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychiatric Association, and was founding editor of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Review and the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Author of Marihuana Reconsidered, Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered and Marijuana: the Forbidden Medicine.
Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, UK, and Visiting Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford. Former Director of the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge. Author of The Science of Marijuana.
PROF. YURI E. MOSKALENKO, PhD
Head of the Laboratory, Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. Doctor of Sciences, Professor of Physiology, Honour Scientist of The Russian Federation, Academician of International Astronautics Academy.
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, Purdue University, USA, and Adjunct Professor at the University of North Caroline Chapel Hill, NC. Previously member of numerous NIH, NIMH and NIDA advisory groups. President, co-Founder and Director of the Heffter Research Institute.
Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Editor of the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Collaborating partner with Amanda Feilding in the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme.
Chair in Neuropharmacology at the University of Aberdeen, Director of Pharmacology for GW Pharmaceuticals, co-chairman of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Subcommittee on Cannabinoid Receptors.
Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition, Distinguished Professor of the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program, University of California, San Diego. Fellow of All Souls’ College, Oxford, and of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford. Author of books including Phantoms in the Brain, The Tell-Tale Brain and The Emerging Mind.
PROF. JORDI RIBA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the UAB and Associate Researcher at the Drug Research Center of the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona.
Head of Department of Psychology and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Angharad Dodds John Fellow in Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Downing College Cambridge.
The discoverer of LSD, was the founding member of the Beckley Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board until he passed away in April 2008 at the age of 102.
Pharmacologist, chemist and psychoactive drug researcher. Author of PiHKAL, TiHKAL and The Shulgin Index.
British psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was a well-known early pioneer in Britain for the clinical use of LSD in psychiatry.