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Associate Professor in Psychopharmacology and Addiction Medicine at the School of Psychology, University of Sydney

David Allsop is a Research Fellow in the Psychopharmacology Laboratory, and in the Discipline of Addiction Medicine at the University of Sydney. David's research focuses on cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, substance abuse and mental health. This work is usually carried out in human clinical or experimental populations. David also provides statistical consultancy services to research projects.


  • 2014–2014
    Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2013
    Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • 2006–2009
    Research scientist, Emotiv Systems Plc
  • 2004–2006
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 1998–2000
    Research Scientist, Cambridge University


    Manchester University, UK, BSc (Hons)
  • 2004 
    Edinburgh University, UK, PhD Evolutionary Biology
  • 2000 
    Manchester University, UK, Master of Research (MRes)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Exercise for Cannabis Withdrawal
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  • 2011
    A double blind placebo controled trial of Sativex (Nabiximols) for Cannabis Withdrawal
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Research Areas

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