Dasha Anderson


I am an MSc Cognitive Neuroscience student at Durham University. Prior to this, I completed a BSc in Psychology with first-class honours at the same institution. My research interests lie in the area of psychopharmacology, including the effects of recreational drug use on the brain and cognition and the potentially therapeutic properties of traditionally recreational drugs, such as cannabis and psychedelics. I have assisted with various research projects exploring recreational and medical drug use patterns, including research conducted by the Global Drug Survey, The Loop and Drugs and Me. Most recently, my MSc thesis utilised data from the 2017 Global Drug Survey to investigate recreational and medical cannabis use in a large, global sample. Outside of research, I am the Chair of Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK, a grassroots network of students advocating for welfare-focused drug policy on campus and beyond.