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Miss Chandani Hindocha
Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit
Research Department of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
Tel: 020 3107 3319
  • Research Assistant
  • Clinical, Educational & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Language Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Alongside Dr Celia Morgan & Music and Change, I developed a website on the effects of cannabis for 11-16 year olds, funded by the Medical Research Foundation. The music video and other teaching materials were developed for schools and pupil-referral units to encourage debate and provide information about cannabis use and mental health. I ran training sessions for the mentors who will now be visiting schools. The website can be found here: http://www.cannabiseffects.org/. I also write cannabis news for young adults here: http://www.cannabiseffects.org/news/
Research Summary
  • How drugs act on the brain to influence human cognition, behaviour and emotion.
  • Enhancing our understanding of the neurochemistry of memory, cognition and emotional processing.
  • The use of cannabinoids including Cannabidiol as a treatment for cannabis dependence.
  • Understanding the effects of cannabis dependence on emotion, cognition and addiction-related processes including the co-morbidity of cannabis and tobacco dependence.
  • Determining the short- and long-term effects of 'recreational' drugs on cognition, emotion and the brain.
  • Elucidating the processes involved in the transition from drug use to drug addiction and the specific role of impulsivity and compulsivity in this process

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