OPEN Foundation

OPEN FOUNDATION TEAM

In addition to its staff members, the core team at the OPEN Foundation includes a rockstar team of dedicated volunteers who come from many disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, medicine, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, research, design, development, etc.

OPEN CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Bill Richards, PHD

Psychologist at Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, He also is associated with the Program in Psychedelic Therapies and Research at the California Institute of Integral Studies and psychedelic research and with Sunstone Therapies.

ROSALIND WATTS, PHD

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead for Imperial College London’s psilocybin trial, and Clinical Director at Synthesis Institute. Dr Watts builds tools and structures to foster connectedness after psychedelic experiences with a focus on integration.

PETER GASSER, MD

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, President of Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy, Dr Gasser conducted a pilot study with LSD-assisted psychotherapy from 2007 to 2012 which was the first therapeutic study with LSD after the worldwide ban of the substance in the 1970s.

TORSTEN PASSIE, MD, MA

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Hannover Medical School, Germany. Medical dissertation on existential psychiatry. Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School.

ROBERT SCHOEVERS, MD, PHD

Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiologist, and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Research focuses on depressive disorder epidemiology, mechanisms, and treatment.

Tijmen Bostoen, MD

Tijmen Bostoen, M.D., Psychiatrist and Pharmacist. Specializes in PTSD treatment with pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Works at ARQ Centrum '45. Co-Investigator and Study Therapist in MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD trial.

OPEN SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

PROF ERIC VERMETTEN, MD, PHD

Professor Medical-Biological and Psychiatric Aspects of Psychotrauma, LUMC University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Coordinator of the training programme for MAPS studies of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in the Netherlands.

prof WIM VAN DEN BRINK, MD, PHD

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction, Amsterdam Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. Scientific Director of the National Committee for Treatment of Heroin Addiction in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

MENDEL KAELEN, PHD

Post-doctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Founder And CEO of Wavepaths, a company that researches and develops methods that leverage the psychotherapeutic potential of music.

PROF WOUTER HANEGRAAFF, PHD

Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and related currents at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The first President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism.

WIM BEST, PharmD

Eur Reg Tox Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht Pharmacist and toxicologist (forensic and risk assessment) member of international committees and working groups for risk assessment and drugs monitoring.

STEPHEN SNELDERS, phd

Researcher at the Descartes Center for the History of Science and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University. Research fellow at the Faculty of Science, Freudenthal Institute.

Josjan Zijlmans, phd, msc

Post-doc at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Amsterdam University Medical Center.

Jan Ramaekers, PhD

Professor and Head of the Psychopharmacology Department, Maastricht University.

Brigitte Adriaensen, PhD

Professor of Hispanic Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen & Professor of Literacy at the Open University.

WANT TO JOIN THE OPEN TEAM?

The OPEN Foundation is grateful for the help of many team members throughout the years. If you'd like to join the OPEN team, make sure to check out our vacancies page.

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