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Ricard Faura Cantarell, PhD.

Ricard Faura has a PhD in social psychology and a master’s degree in anthropology and audiovisual communication. He is a founding member of the Drug Policy Unit of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is currently a senior consultant at Episteme, where he has also carried out training activities. From the ICEERS Foundation he weaves bridges between diverse cultures that use different traditional plants with psychoactive capacity. He is also an advisor to the Indigenous Medicines Conservation Fund, and an

associate professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), where he has been teaching for 20 years.


Throughout his career, he has evaluated several drug prevention and intervention programs, mainly from the harm reduction paradigm. In recent years, she has been working with local and international communities to support biocultural conservation and the regeneration of indigenous medicines.