Eddie Jacobs


Eddie Jacobs joined the NEUROSEC team as a Research Assistant in September 2019. Having undertaken degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, his research interests now lie broadly at the intersection of these fields, exploring the societal and ethical implications of developments in neuroscience and psychiatry.

During his time as a member of the BeGOOD project, Eddie worked to place the moral perspectives of the public and patients at the centre of any ethical discussion about new technologies. In addition, as a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, he researches clinical and ethical aspects arising from the development of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

In October 2020, Eddie began his PhD in the Neurosec team, on the ethical dimensions of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. He maintains a website for this project at psychedelicethics.com.


Jacobs, E. (2020).” A potential role for psilocybin in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder” Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 4(2), 77–87.

Jacobs, E. (2018). “Aristotle and the Zoon Politkon”: A response to Abbate. Journal of Animal Ethics8(2), 150-158.

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Eddie Jacobs