Amanda Feilding

    Executive Director
    The Beckley Foundation

    The Beckley Foundation is a UK-based research foundation set up by Amanda Feilding in 1998 to initiate and carry out research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, and to create a scientific base for global drug policy reform

    Based at Beckley Park in Oxfordshire, the Beckley Foundation has convened and published over 40 books, reports, and policy papers looking into the negative consequences of drug prohibition and laying out possible alternatives. It has also hosted a series of influential seminars, held at the House of Lords, entitled Society and Drugs: A Rational Perspective.

    In 2011, Amanda wrote a massively successful Public Letter calling for drug policy reform, which was signed by Presidents, Nobel laureates, and many other notables.
    Amanda Feilding has been called the ‘hidden hand’ behind the psychedelic scientific renaissance and the drive for drug policy reform. She has contributed to ground-breaking pre-clinical and clinical research into the mechanisms of action and potential therapeutic benefits of psychoactive substances such as cannabis, psychedelics (including LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, DMT,) and MDMA.