Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is the Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic in the UK. She is a medical doctor specialised in Addiction Psychiatry and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Brain Science at Imperial College where she teaches medical students and neuroscience students about pathological gambling and impulsivity. Before starting up the National Problem Gambling Clinic, for many years she ran a central London NHS inpatient drugs and alcohol detoxification unit as well as running the Homeless drugs and alcohol NHS services in Soho, London. The National Problem Gambling Clinic, based in London, is the first NHS multidisciplinary treatment centre for problem gamblers. It receives 800 referrals a year and is a centre for excellence in the treatment of pathological gamblers.
Henrietta has been a member of the UK Government’s Responsible Gambling Strategy Board since 2009 advising on prevention, research, treatment and education and is a member of the Board’s Research Panel. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally for many years, and regularly appears in national and international media, ranging from television to radio and newspapers, being interviewed on issues pertaining to pathological gambling, addiction, impulsivity and decision-making.