Dr Tom Freeman

Dr Tom Freeman is a Reader based in the Department of Psychology. He is the Director of the Addiction and Mental Health Group, an interdisciplinary research group bridging the departments of Psychology and Life Sciences. He is an elected Trustee and Director of the Society for the Study of Addiction, and Senior Editor for the journal Addiction. Dr Freeman is internationally known for his research on cannabis and cannabinoids. This includes observational studies characterising changes in cannabis products and their association with addiction and mental health outcomes, novel harm reduction strategies such as the standard THC unit (similar to the standard alcohol unit), the potential of cannabidiol to influence the effects of cannabis, and clinical trials of cannabidiol as a treatment for cannabis use disorder. His research has generated impacts with the US National Institutes of Health Research, the European Union drugs agency, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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