Clerkenwell Health

Clerkenwell Health is an innovative, UK-based mental health start-up building a platform to accelerate patients’ access to a range of psychedelic-assisted therapies over the coming years. Clerkenwell is focused on helping its clients generate the clinical data required to mainstream these exciting treatment methodologies with doctors and regulators alike.

The team is led by CEO Tom McDonald, a former Accenture pharmaceutical specialist with a focus on patient-centric care and CSO Dr Henry Fisher, a chemist and drug policy expert. Patient therapy is led by Dr Sara Tai, a clinical psychologist, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and an expert in psychotherapy in clinical trials of psychedelic medicine.


A key partner for Transpharmation is Agenda Life Sciences, (ALS) who work with us at Discovery Park, Kent. ALS supports us with day-to-day operations, governance and assurance of strict regulation, as well as ethical compliance with the Home Office for experiments.

They are one of only 14 establishments to hold the globally recognised AAALAC accreditation assuring Transpharmation’s clients of scientific validity and reliable, robust scientificoutcomes.


“Comorbidity of chronic pain and mood disorders: breaking the vicious cycle” - this is the aim of the HaPpY grant from Innovative Training Networks, who have assembled a world-class team of behavioural neuroscientists, electrophysiologists, molecular biologists, neuropharmacologists and clinicians specialising in pain and/or mood disorders from academic research labs and hospitals along with experts from the non-academic sector. Transpharmation is delighted to have been invited to join as well-known experts in this therapeutic area and we look forward to delivering training to young scientists.

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