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Dr Simon  Ruffell

Dr Simon Ruffell

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Psychiatric Doctor

Senior Research Associate.

Research subject areas

  • Mental Health

Contact details


Simon graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Sheffield before specialising in psychiatry. He has an interest in transcultural psychiatry, working overseas in Northern Uganda. He has a special interest in psychedelic research, namely ayahuasca and has spent the last four years conducting research into the use of ayahuasca in an adapted traditional setting in the Peruvian Amazon. Simon is currently based at The Maudsley Hospital in South London, as well as working as a Senior Research Associate at King's College London looking at the use of psilocybin in treatment resistant depression.

Research interests

  • Transcultural Psychiatry
  • Psychedelics
  • Ayahuasca


See full list of publications on ResearchGate.