Fabrizio Schifano

Chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Hertfordshire

Professor Schifano is one of the very few physicians with training and specialist qualifications in both psychiatry and clinical pharmacology and has contributed to the biomedical science as well as the clinical science of addiction. He has also made a significant contribution to several areas in addiction psychiatry and general psychiatry, including: stimulant synthetic drugs, mortality studies (Professor Schifano co-supervises and co-leads the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (npSAD)), the internet and drugs. This is a new area of research and Professor Schifano is the Principal Investigator of the third consecutive EU Commission-funded, multi-centre Psychonaut/ReDNet research programme. Results from these studies have provided the only comprehensive and multilingual analysis of the information available online on psychoactive compounds to date.

Experience

  • –present
    Chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Hertfordshire