Dave King

Dave KingDave is a graduate medical student at King’s College London with a research interest in non-ordinary states of consciousness and psychedelic-assisted psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology at the University of Kent in 2011. Dave is a founding co-director of Breaking Convention and programme chair for their biennial international conference on psychedelic consciousness, as well as the founding President of the King’s College Society for Psychedelic Studies and commissioning editor of the Psychedelic Press journal. He co-directs the Public Engagement Programme in Drug Assisted Psychotherapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and is the marketing director for the KCL Neuroscience Society. In 2008 he founded the award-winning Psychedelics Society at the University of Kent. He has previously worked as a researcher in immunology at the National University of Singapore, a haemodialysis assistant for the NHS and as assistant to Amanda Fielding at the Beckley Foundation. At Beckley, he was signatory liaison officer for a public letter signed by 60 former heads of state, Nobel laureates and public figures. Dave has been involved in the organisation of conferences and lecture series at the University of Kent, University of Greenwich, King’s College London, National University of Singapore and the House of Lords. He is the co-editor of two books, with a third in press, and author of a number of journal articles, book chapters, open letters and literary pieces.