Combining this love of nature, an academic background in ecological science and a strong interest in psychedelics, Sam would like to give a talk on the cutting edge research with reveals the capacity of psychedelic substances to enhance human-nature connection, and the implications this has for human well-being and the biosphere at large at a time of growing disconnection.
Dr Sam Gandy works on the cutting edge of psychedelic research, as Scientific Assistant to the Director of the Beckley Foundation, and as a collaborator with the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London. Sam has a lifelong love of nature and wildlife, and a PhD in ecological science from the University of Aberdeen. He has been fortunate enough to conduct field research in various parts of the world including the UK, Kefalonia, Almeria, Texas, the Peruvian Amazon, Vietnam and Ethiopia. Outside his work in the psychedelic field he has written papers, book chapters, articles and spoken at conferences and festivals on psychedelics and he is fascinated by their potential to benefit human lives.