Will Lawn

Post-doctoral Research Associate


I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at University College London. I am co-running the CannTeen project which investigates if, how and why teenagers are more vulnerable than adults to the short and long-term effects of cannabis. My main area of interest is teenage cannabis dependence.

I studied Natural Sciences (Experimental Psychology) at the University of Cambridge and then completed a PhD at University College London, supervised by Professor Val Curran and Professor Celia Morgan. My PhD examined reward processing perturbations in nicotine and cannabis addictions. I then worked as a post-doctoral research associate on the KARE clinical trial investigating ketamine as a treatment for alcohol dependence. I have also worked with Professor Adam Winstock on his Global Drug Survey data and with Dr Gill Bedi at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute in New York. I currently work as a post-doctoral research associate at University College London, in the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit.