In this episode, the Kaleidoscope Live! team discussed:

  • 95% of women report their PPE hampers their work: the dangers of being a woman in a man’s world
  • The citizen scientists who took part in psychedelic micro dosing study showed improved wellbeing and life satisfaction but, half of them were on the placebo.

They covered the sex and drugs, watch the recording for the rock and roll.


Shansky, R. M., & Murphy, A. Z. (2021). Considering sex as a biological variable will require a global shift in science culture. Nature Neuroscience, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00806-8

Szigeti, B, Kartner L, Blemings A et al. Self-blinding citizen science to explore psychedelic microdosing. eLife 2021; 10:e62878.

Kaleidoscope team:

  • Dr Dawn N. Albertson
    Dr Dawn N. Albertson

    Summarising Dawn’s academic trajectory is not easy but, roughly: behaviour, drugs, brains on drugs and then educating people about brains, behaviour, and drugs.

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  • Prof Sukhi S. Shergill
    Prof Sukhi S. Shergill

    A multilingual MD/PhD, Sukhi is a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London and a Psychiatrist

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    Dr Derek K. Tracy

    Derek is the Medical Director of West London NHS Trust, and a senior lecturer at King's College London and University College London.

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  • Dr Dan W. Joyce

    Certified genius and MD/PhD wunderkid, Dan works at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Veggie, data head, and a research purist, Dan’s signature acerbic wit brings comedy and clarity to all things complicated.

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