Professor 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.

“I am truly delighted to have received this OBE for my work in Addiction treatment and research having dedicated my entire professional life to this disease. About 100 million people in the world suffer from alcohol use disorders and about 27 million people are opioid dependent. Many more are experiencing harm from other drugs and from behavioural addictions. I would like to dedicate this award to the children of addicted parents in recognition of all the suffering they are experiencing and of the harm it has caused them. We will continue fighting this illness until science leads us to be able to prevent it. Furthermore, I would like to express my gratitude to this Government for finally taking seriously the issue of Gambling Disorder and the harm it causes not just to problem gamblers but to their spouses and children.


Winner of the Royal college of Psychiatrists ‘Psychiatrist of the Year’ Award.


#NHS 70 Women Leaders Award

July 2015 

Awarded the US National Council on Problem Gambling’s 2015 Joanna Franklin Gambling Treatment Award.

November 2014

Winner of the Women of Achievement Award in Health Category, Women in the City, 2014.


Finalist in the Royal College of Psychiatrist


Henrietta was one of The Times Best Doctors in Britain.


Special Clinical Addiction Network Travel Award.

2003 Imperial College Hallinan Young Researcher Award. Presented research abstract at Research Society on Alcohol annual meeting, Florida.