Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is Director of Implementation and Partnerships at the BC Centre on Substance Use.

His general scholarly interests include: psychedelic studies; the cross-cultural and historical uses of psychoactive substances; public, professional and school-based drug education; and creating healthy public policy for currently illegal drugs.

Kenneth’s doctoral research developed the concept of “entheogenic education,” a theoretical frame for understanding how psychedelic plants and substances–in particular the Amazonian brew ayahuasca–can function as cognitive tools for learning.

Kenneth’s current research includes clinical studies on the potential therapeutic benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and of psilocybin-assisted treatment of substance use disorders. He is also leading the implementation and evaluation of drug checking programs in British Columbia as part of the response to the provincial overdose crisis.

phone: 2368887026
4th floor – 1045 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.

Please see Biography and Research description.