Projects per year
Tom Freeman is Director of the Addiction and Mental Health Group (AIM) within the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. He is a member of Council for the British Association for Psychopharmacology and was supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction as a Senior Academic Fellow. He conducts commissioned projects for the European Union drugs agency and has given expert evidence for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is an Associate Editor for the journal Addiction and holds honorary appointments at the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London and the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at UCL.
Tom uses interdisciplinary research methods including observational studies to investigate changes in drug products and their relationship to health, experimental medicine studies to target neurocognitive and biological mechanisms, and clinical trials to evaluate novel interventions. His current research interests include characterising changes in cannabis products in international markets, investigating the role of cannabinoids in the aetiology and treatment of addiction and mental health disorders, and developing harm reduction strategies for people who use cannabis such as standard THC units (similar to standard units for alcohol).
1/01/20 → 31/05/21
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Acute and chronic effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on cerebral blood flow: A systematic reviewOgunbiyi, M. O., Hindocha, C., Freeman, T. P. & Bloomfield, M. A. P., 13 Jul 2020, In: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 101, 109900.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Acute effects of cannabinoids on addiction endophenotypes are moderated by genes encoding the CB1 receptor and FAAH enzymeHindocha, C., Freeman, T. P., Schafer, G., Gardner, C., Bloomfield, M. A. P., Bramon, E., Morgan, C. J. A. & Curran, H. V., 31 May 2020, In: Addiction Biology. 25, 3, e12762.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)
Acute effects of cannabis on speech illusions and psychotic-like symptoms: two studies testing the moderating effects of cannabidiol and adolescenceMokrysz, C., Shaban, N. D. C., Freeman, T. P., Lawn, W., Pope, R. A., Hindocha, C., Freeman, A., Wall, M. B., Bloomfield, M. A. P., Morgan, C. J. A., Nutt, D. J. & Curran, H. V., 28 Apr 2020, In: Psychological Medicine. p. 1-9 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)121 Downloads (Pure)
Freeman, T. P. & McGuire, P., 31 Oct 2020, In: Neuropsychopharmacology. 45, 11, p. 1799-1806
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)24 Downloads (Pure)
Association of extent of cannabis use and psychotic like intoxication experiences in a multi-national sample of first episode psychosis patients and controlsSami, M., Quattrone, D., Ferraro, L., Tripoli, G., Cascia, E. L., Gayer-Anderson, C., Selten, J-P., Arango, C., Bernardo, M., Tarricone, I., Tortelli, A., Gatto, G., Del Peschio, S., Del-Ben, C. M., Rutten, B. P., Jones, P. B., van Os, J., de Haan, L., Morgan, C., Lewis, C. & 5 others, , 28 Apr 2020, In: Psychological Medicine. p. 1-9 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)