Dr Colin Dourish


Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dr Dourish has a successful track record in CNS drug discovery and drug development in both major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Prior to co-founding P1vital, he was Senior Vice President Research and CSO of Vernalis Group plc, Research Director and co-founder of Cerebrus Limited, Director of Neuropharmacology at Wyeth Research and Section Head at Merck & Co.

Dr Dourish has over 400 publications in scientific and medical journals and has edited four books in the areas of Psychopharmacology, Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and formerly a William Pitt Fellow of Pembroke College Cambridge, Visiting Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Durham and Visiting Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. Dr Dourish received his BSc in Psychology and his PhD and DSc in Psychopharmacology from the Queen’s University of Belfast and carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and at the Institute of Neurology in London.