HATTIE WELLS

Hattie Wells
Director of Breaking Convention

Hattie Wells is an ethnobotanist, former ibogaine facilitator and drug policy reform advocate. She spent many years researching the cultural and therapeutic use of psychedelics, before becoming interested in ethnogynaecology and carrying out fieldwork in Namibia with the San Bushmen.

Her research in the Kalahari was followed by developing and managing a sustainable livelihood initiative in the region. Since returning to Europe, she has worked with NGOs on human rights issues, conservation and more latterly drug policy reform. She is currently Operations Manager of the Beckley Foundation, a position that unites her psychedelic interest with her commitment to changing global drug policy.