Perspectives - An introduction to Psychedelic research in Australia
A short introduction to the history and tribulations of Psychedelic research in Australia.
Martin Williams, a postdoctoral fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at Monash University, is founding Vice-President of Entheogenesis Australis (EGA, www.entheogenesis.org) and founding President of Psychedelic Research In Science & Medicine (PRISM, www.prism.org.au). He is also affiliated with Harm Reduction Victoria as a Peer Educator at events and festivals in Victoria. In these various roles, Dr Williams advocates a mature, open discussion about the use of psychoactive plants and chemicals in societies past and present, and their (increasingly demonstrated) potential to contribute to a more healthy and harmonious future for humanity. With his fellow members of PRISM, he is working to initiate an Australian contribution to the expanding global field of psychedelic medical research.