Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
Eddie Jacobs is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. Having entered the psychedelic space in January 2018 as Science Officer at the Beckley Foundation, a UK-based NGO that researches psychedelics, his interests lie in how scientific and ethical dimensions of medical advances impact upon the practical realities of ensuring positive change. Since then, he has provided evidence for UK Parliamentary Committees on Medical Cannabis, as well as the Human Rights Implications of COVID-19 responses.
In October Eddie began a PhD at Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, where his current research seeks to outline the novel ethical challenges posed by psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, how these challenges might best be met, and how the unusual aspects of psychedelic healing invite a reconsideration of frameworks of psychiatric practice.