David Nutt, DM

DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FBPhS, FMedSci, DLaws

Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London


Professor Nutt is a psychiatrist and the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and founder of the charity Drug Science. He has been president of the European Brain Council, the BAP, BNA, and ECNP.

He has published 38 books, including his latest one, Psychedelics (2024), and over 1,000 research papers that contain many landmark contributions to psychopharmacology, particularly, the neuroscience and clinical utility of psychedelics.

In 2023, Scholar GPS ranked him the leading psychopharmacologist in the world

His recent research into the neuroscience and clinical utility of psychedelics has been made into films, including Magic Medicine (2018) and The Psychedelic Drug Trial (2021) on the BBC, as well as a play. He broadcasts widely to the general public on pharmacology and psychiatric matters, has over 60k followers on X (formerly Twitter) and has his own very popular podcast.

 

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