Dr Malin Vedøy Uthaugis an altered states of consciousness researcher with interest in peak performance and the process of hormesis. She is currently (as of November 2021) working as a post-doctoral researcher at The Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. Here she is investigating the effects of 5-MeO-DMT and Holotropic Breathwork on mental health related variables and consciousness. As part of her PhD at Maastricht University in The Netherlands, she investigated the short-term and long-term effects of Ayahuasca and 5-MeO-DMT in naturalistic settings, while simultaneously initiating several other studies on the psychedelic substance Mescaline and the breathing practice known as Holotropic Breathwork. Besides being a researcher, Malin is also an active freediver and one of the co-founders of the Norwegian Association for Psychedelic Science (Norsk Forening for Psykedelisk Vitenskap [NFPV]) whose main aim is to educate the general public as well as researchers, and mental health practitioners in Norway about psychedelics.