Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Founder and Director of the National centre for Gaming Disorders

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as Consultant psychiatrist in Addictions leading two national clinics in the UK.

Prof Henrietta Bowden-Jones was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ( OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for Services to Addiction Treatment and to Research.

Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Psychiatry ,Cambridge University

Immediate Past President,Medical Women’s Federation.

Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Spokesperson on Behavioural Addictions.

Honorary Professor, UCL,Faculty of Brain Sciences.

Psychiatry President, Royal Society of Medicine (2020-2022)

Psychiatrist of the Year 2020 Award. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic,the first NHS treatment centre in the UK for the treatment of problem gamblers which she set up in 2008.

She is also the Founder and Director of the National Centre for Gaming Disorders, the first NHS clinic in the UK treating Gaming Disorder.

Recipient of many national and international prizes and awards.

As well as graduating in Medicine and specialising in Psychiatry with a CCST in Addiction Psychiatry, Henrietta also pursued a research career and a Medical Doctorate in Neuroscience from Imperial College (Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex impairment in Alcohol Dependency)

Founder and joint Chair of the National UK Research Network for Behavioural Addictions ( NUK-BA) based at Cambridge University and comprising of several researchers from leading universities.

Executive Board member of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Addiction (ISSBA)

She has published several books and has an extensive publication list in a whole range of peer reviewed journals.

To view research and books

Follow her on twitter @HBowdenJonesOBE

Courses by Dr Joshua Harwood