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 positive and negative effects of recreational drugs on cognition. Through behavioural and neuroimaging studies, I have investigated the chronic effects of relatively new substances such as ketamine, MDMA and mephedrone. My work also has focused on what makes individuals vulnerable to the harmful effects of certain substances, like cannabis. More recently, I have begun to investigate the potentially therapeutic sides of controlled substances in clinical trials aimed at the treatment of addiction.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Addiction
  • Illicit drug use




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I completed my undergraduate degree and Ph.D at UCL, spent some time at Yale University on a scholarship programme, before returning 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. I currently hold an Honorary Readership at University College London. 


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University of Exeter
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