Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Pharmacology – The University of Adelaide
Dr Scott Smid is a pharmacologist specialising in drug discovery and development research both in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. He maintains a strong research interest in experimental therapeutics applied towards novel treatments for gastrointestinal and neurodegenerative diseases. This includes investigating the biological actions of phytocannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids and endocannabinoids in areas as diverse as gut function, inflammation and neurodegeneration. He has received US and Australian-based funding to investigate the potential of cannabinoids as novel treatments for inflammation and dementia.