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Sam is a Research Assistant in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) working alongside Professor Michael Lynskey and Dr Tom Freeman. Sam is currently working a series of studies investigating changes in the composition of cannabis products (concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, ‘THC’ and cannabidiol ‘CBD’) and their role in the aetiology of mental health and addiction disorders. He has experience in applying a wide range of statistical modelling techniques to large-scale survey data, prospective longitudinal cohort data and multinational cross-sectional data.  

Before joining the National Addiction Centre, Sam completed a MSc in Addiction Studies at the IoPPN and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

Research Interests

  • Causes and consequences of cannabis and other drug use 
  • Changes to international cannabis markets   
  • Neural and cognitive correlates of addiction