Professor Nadia Solowij

University of Wollongong (Co-Director)

Professor Nadia Solowij (PhD) is a Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Wollongong and Research Fellow at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. She has been actively researching the effects of long-term cannabis use for more than 25 years and is now the most published researcher in the world on the topic of cannabis and the brain.

Nadia’s primary area of expertise is in the long-term cognitive and neural effects of cannabis. She has used neuropsychological, psychophysiological and brain imaging techniques in her investigations of memory, cognition and brain structure and function in adult and adolescent cannabis users and people with schizophrenia and comorbid cannabis use.

She has over 100 scientific publications, including her book Cannabis and Cognitive Functioning (Cambridge University Press). Her recent research has focused on the effects of different cannabinoids on brain structure, function, symptoms and cognition in experimental clinical trials with THC and CBD in humans.

Nadia recently completed a 4-year term as an Australia Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, and currently holds three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants further investigating cannabinoid effects.