Justin is the Chief Scientific Officer of ANTG, and former Research Fellow at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University where he is also a PhD candidate investigating medicinal cannabis for endometriosis. Justin has also served on United in Compassion’s Scientific Advisory Board in a pro bono capacity since January 2015, and is a board member of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association.
His scientific background is in pharmacognosy (i.e. drugs that come from plants, fungi and natural sources), which he has researched and lectured on since 2002, but his research interests extend into botany, ethnopharmacology, analytical phytochemistry and psychopharmacology. He is currently a co-investigator on several medicinal cannabis clinical research projects and has presented over 100 medicinal cannabis lectures to medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and the general public since 2016.