5 speakers 15 minutes each

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Addiction By Design

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as Consultant psychiatrist in Addictions. She was elected President of the Medical Women’s Federation in 2018 having been President Elect 2016-2018 and Vice President from 2014 to 2016. She is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College and the past co-recipient of Medical Research Council grants in the area of decision-making and impulsivity as well as a Wolfson Family Trust 3 year grant. She is the Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic based in London. The clinic is the first and only NHS multidisciplinary treatment centre in the UK for the treatment of problem gamblers,it has been inundated by thousands of referrals since its opening in 2008 and holds an extensive national database on pathological gambling. Henrietta also runs a Problem Gambling Research Consortium, collaborating with various universities on different research projects exploring the nature of pathological gambling from a neurobiological and clinical perspective. Henrietta belongs to the ICCAM (Imperial, Cambridge, Manchester)neuroscience research group funded by the Medical Research Council to develop effective treatment for all addictions. Prior to founding the National Problem Gambling Clinic she spent several years running the inpatient NHS detoxification services for alcohol and drugs in central London (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust) as well as leading the Soho Rapid Access Clinic, treating the homeless drug addicts of central London.