Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Emeritus Professor Heather Ashton

Emeritus Professor


Current Work

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Esteem Indicators

Effects of psychotropic drugs - e.g. cannabis (recreational use and
medical uses), ecstasy, benzodiazepines (prescribed use, withdrawal
methods and recreational abuse) and others: lectures to schools,
parents, other educational bodies, doctors and other professionals.

Executive Member of North East Council on Addictions (NECA). Advice and literature about drugs to British Medical Association, Department of Health, Ministry of Defence, Schools Organisations, House of Lords and House of Commons Select Committees.

Numerous papers, books and chapters in books on psychotropic drugs.


Undergraduate Teaching

Postgraduate: (MRCPsych)

Undergraduate: Honours degree in Pharmacology