The following distinguished scientists are among those who have kindly agreed to be scientific advisors to the Beckley Foundation.
Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD, was the founding member of the Beckley Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board until his death in April 2008 at the age of 102.
PROF. COLIN BLAKEMORE MedSci Hon FRCP FRS
Former Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC). Waynflete Professor of Physiology, 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.
PROF. GUST AV BORN M.A., D.Phil., F.R.C.P., F.R.S., F.K.C.
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, London University. Professor at the William Harvey Research Institute, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College.
PROF GORDON CLARIDGE, Ph.D; D.Sc.
Emeritus Professor of Abnormal Psychology, University of Oxford and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Author of The Origins of Mental Illness and Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health.
PROF. VALERIE CURRAN, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychopharmacology at University College London. Principal Editor of Psychopharmacology since 2003.
PROF. MARK GEYER Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego. President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.
PROF. LESTER GRINSPOON M.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Author of many books including Marihuana Reconsidered, Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered and Marijuana: the Forbidden Medicine.
PROF. LESLIE L. IVERSEN Ph.D., F.R.S.
Visiting Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford and Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, UK. Former Director of the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit, Cambridge. Author of The Science of Marijuana.
PROF. YURI E. MOSKALENKO Ph.D.
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.
PROF. DAVE E. NICHOLS Ph.D.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, Purdue University, USA. Previously member of numerous NIH, NIMH and NIDA advisory groups. Founder of the Heffter Research Institute.
PROF. DAVID NUTT M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych., F.Med.Sci.
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. Author of Drugs without the Hot Air.
PROF. ROGER PERTWEEM.D., Ph.D.
Professor of 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.
PROF. VILAYANUR S. RAMACHANDRAN M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition, 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. TREVOR ROBBINS Ph.D.
Professorial Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience & Head of Experimental Psychology Department, University of Cambridge.
DR. ALEXANDER SHULGIN Ph.D.
Pharmacologist, chemist and psychoactive drug researcher. Author of PiHKAL, TiHKAL and The Shulgin Index.