Professor of Psychopharmacology and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Iain McGregor is Professor of Psychopharmacology, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Preclinical Director of the new Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney. Iain's research focuses on the effects of novel drugs, recreational drugs and prescription drugs on brain and behaviour and also involves development of new medications for the treatment of anxiety, depression and addiction. A major current interest is the therapeutic potential of plant-derived cannabinoids. His research involves both human clinical studies and the use of cellular and animal models. Iain also trains clinical psychologists and drug and alcohol workers in the field of psychopharmacology.


  • 1991–present
    Academic, University of Sydney


  • 1992 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Research Areas

  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)