Small Pharma’s Big Minds – Meghan Good

Find out more about the big minds behind the team at Small Pharma through conversations with the people who work here.

Meghan Good, Small Pharma’s Research Manager, sat down to share more about her role, along why she’s passionate about mental health through her study of neuroscience. 

Who you are and what you do

I’m Meghan, I’m a Research Manager at Small Pharma, and I work across the preclinical and clinical studies. I primarily work on the preclinical studies which looks into better understanding how drugs interact with the body, and to better understand how we can develop our clinical development programme at Small Pharma.

What excites you most about Small Pharma?

What I’m most excited about is the upcoming results from our Phase IIa clinical trial with SPL026, and hopefully continuing the development of SPL026 to treat depression.

Why are you passionate about mental health?

I’m passionate about mental health because it will effect everyone at some stage in their life, whether directly or indirectly through a loved one, and I’ve seen first hand the debilitating affects that mental health disorders can have on people. That first inspired me to study neuroscience to really understand the underlying mechanisms and pathologies that can contribute to mental health disorders.

Something you recommend people reading or listening to in this space?

A book I’ve been reading recently is called A Cure For Darkness by Alex Riley. It covers the whole history of depression and the different treatments that have been used for hundreds of years. What’s really interesting about it is that the author has suffered with depression himself, and it gives a lot of personal accounts of his experiences with depression and treatments. As a scientist I think it’s really important to read a book like this to give a personal perspective on how depression affects people at a human level.

Meghan Good joined the team at Small Pharma in 2020. Prior to this she worked in clinical research in the department for reproductive health and childbirth within the NHS, and she holds a BSc in neuroscience from the University at Bristol.  

About Small Pharma

We’re a biotechnology company researching and developing short-acting psychedelics with supportive therapy for mental health conditions.

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