"My position at COMPASS immerses me in the science I love, working both as part of an incredible team and also with world-leading academic partners. Contributing to a tangible positive impact on the global mental health crisis has never felt so achievable. "

Chris Thomas

Research Scientist

Works on the design of preclinical studies, focusing on neuroplasticity and translational animal models, using behaviour, electrophysiology, neuroimaging and computational modelling methods.

Chris’s background is in academia, including studying his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Master’s degree in cognitive science with neuroinformatics at the University of Edinburgh. Chris completed his doctoral research at the University of Oxford, studying the homeostatic regulation of sleep by cortical activity in mice, and exploring how psychedelics, such as psilocybin, might interact with the control and expression of wake/sleep-related brain dynamics. He is excited to apply his knowledge and experience to the overdue paradigm shift in understanding and improving mental health in real-world patients.

"My position at COMPASS immerses me in the science I love, working both as part of an incredible team and also with world-leading academic partners. Contributing to a tangible positive impact on the global mental health crisis has never felt so achievable. "