BAP Council Member Details

Council Member

Dr Tom Freeman

Tom Freeman

University of Bath
Council Member until 2021

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. I completed my Psychology BSc at UCL, and my PhD and postdoctoral training at the UCL Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit. I then moved to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience on a Senior Academic Fellowship funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction before taking up my current position. My research uses human experimental, clinical trial and observational methodology to understand the causes of addiction and mental health disorders, to identify predictors of vulnerability and resilience, and to develop better treatments. I have received awards from the BAP, ECNP and CINP including the BAP Public Communication Prize and CINP Rafaelsen Young Investigator Award. I have received research funding from the Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, UK Department of Health, Society for the Study of Addiction, and British Medical Association.

I first attended the BAP Summer Meeting as an undergraduate student in 2008, and have returned every year since 2010. The Summer Meeting is the #1 academic event of the year for my colleagues and I, and one needs a very good excuse not to come. The BAP brings together a range of clinicians, scientists and industry members with diverse perspectives on Psychopharmacology. This creates a rich interdisciplinary environment in which everyone has an opportunity to learn something new. The BAP is a highly principled association, upholding values of democracy, equality and inclusion. It has a strong identity and an enthusiastic following, with many loyal (often life-long) members and an extremely dedicated and hard-working team of officers. The BAP is very supportive of early career researchers and has played a strong role in shaping my career. I am very grateful for the support I have received from the BAP, and I am honoured to be working on council.

Declaration of Interests

  1. Have you, in the past three years, had patents or inventions from which you may derive personal benefit in the area of psychopharmacology?
  2. No
  3. Have you, in the past three years, had ownership or part ownership of a company with interests in the area of psychopharmacology? (This would include holding the shares of major companies in one's own name, or those of dependent family members.)
  4. No
  5. Have you, in the past three years, accepted a personal retainer from any company with an interest in psychopharmacology?
  6. No
  7. Have you, in the past three years, acted as a consultant to any company with an interest in psychopharmacology?
  8. No
  9. Have you, in the past three years, acted as an expert witness, either friendly or hostile, to any company with an interest in psychopharmacology?
  10. No
  11. Have you, in the past three years, held a research grant from any company with an interest in psychopharmacology?
  12. No
  13. Have you, in the past three years, had membership of the speakers' bureau for any company?
  14. No
  15. Have you, in the past three years, accepted paid speaking engagements in industry supported symposia?
  16. No
  17. Have you, in the past three years, accepted travel or hospitality NOT related to a speaking engagement?
  18. No
  19. Have you, in the past three years, recruited patients for industry-sponsored studies?
  20. No
  21. If there is anything else you feel it necessary to disclose, please provide details below:

Form completed on 31st July 2018