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Meditation

I am part of the European Medit-Ageing Project, which investigates the effects of meditation training on brain and mental health in older adults and includes the largest randomised trial of meditation training conducted to date. My research has also included the study of meditation-related difficulties and ways to address theoretical, methodological, and clinical issues that arise in the context of such difficulties (Schlosser et al. 2019).

Psychedelics

I lead the IMPRINT project (Integrating Meditation and Psychedelic Research Initiative). You can find more details in this talk, this abstract, and this interview. The first results from the IMPRINT project will be published in 2024. At University College London (UCL), I have supervised the development and publication of BSc and MSc dissertation projects on psychedelic research (e.g., Kałużna et al., 2022; Song-Smith et al., 2023). I chair a working group of early-career researchers interested in the potential synergy between psychedelic use and meditation practice.

Healthy ageing and dementia prevention

I have also been involved in experimental and cross-sectional research investigating the psychological factors that could support healthy ageing and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia (e.g., Demnitz-King et al., 2023; Marchant et al., 2021Schlosser et al., 2020). 

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