Professor Celia Morgan
Professor of Psychopharmacology


I am interested in the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain and behaviour. My research has concentrated on examining both the benefits and side effects of recreational drugs on cognition, mental health and neurobiology. Through behavioural and neuroimaging studies, I have investigated the chronic effects of drugs like as cannabis, ketamine, MDMA, ayahuasca and mephedrone. . More recently, I have begun to investigate the potentially therapeutic sides of controlled substances in clinical trials aimed at the treatment of addiction and in particularly looking at drugs in combination with psychological therapies.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Addiction
  • Illicit drug use




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I completed my undergraduate degree and Ph.D at UCL, after time Yale University on a scholarship programme, I returned to UCL for a post-doc. Following this I worked at University of Melbourne as a visiting research fellow and returned to UCL for a fellowship and then Lectureship. I joined University of Exeter as a Senior Lecturer in May 2013 and was given a Chair in Psychopharmacology in 2015. I currently hold an Honorary Readership at University College London. 


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