Jerome Sarris is Professor of Integrative Mental Health at NICM Health Research Institute at Westmead, Western Sydney University. He is the Co-Director of the not-for-profit Psychae Institute (focusing on botanical psychedelic medicine research), and also holds an honorary appointment at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne University. Jerome has a particular interest in mood and anxiety disorder research pertaining to psychotropic plant medicines (e.g. Kava, medicinal cannabis, and psychedelics), nutraceuticals, and Lifestyle Medicine. He has over 220 academic publications (cited over 11,500 times), and has conducted many RCTs in the field, including six NHMRC and MRFF funded projects as a principal investigator (including recent funding for a study of a DMT based formulation for mental health indications). Jerome is an American Botanical Council Board Member; and a founding member of the Medicinal Psychedelics Research Network at Melbourne University.