Doctoral Student & Pain Management Therapist, Imperial College London - Centre for Psychedelic Research
James Close is a clinical academic based in London, specialising in the management of musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, he has accumulated experience in various healthcare organisations, both in the public and private sectors, including Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, and Chelsea Football Club. James nurtured his interest in research following the completion of an MSc at King’s College London in 2017. Presently, he dedicates part of his time to practice as a specialist pain physiotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in West London. In 2018, he became a member of Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research, where he contributes in both research and therapeutic capacities to various studies. Currently, James is overseeing one of the first contemporary trials on psychedelics within a chronic pain population as part of his doctoral thesis. This thesis focuses on the brain mechanisms and phenomenology of Psilocybin-assisted therapy in individuals with Fibromyalgia.
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