Henrietta Bowden-Jones is an expert advisor to both Westminster and the House of Lords on matters pertaining to gambling disorder, gaming disorder and mental health.
She is a frequent speaker in Parliament giving evidence at Select Committees on Gambling, Gaming and Technology as well as Online Harms.
Much of her time is spent lecturing at conferences and teaching medical postgraduate students, psychologists, mental health professionals, magistrates, psychiatrists, neuroscientists and others about Behavioural Addictions, Gaming Disorder, Gambling Disorder, the Neurobiology of addiction, Decision-making and Risk, Adolescent brains and Impulsivity.
In 2015, Henrietta was interviewed about her life and career by Radio 3 Private Passions host Michael Berkeley. She has given a TEDMED talk (2013), has spoken at Hay-on-Wye about Art and Science and at Latitude festival on different occasions about the Neuroscience of Addiction and other topics. She is always happy when bringing science to a wider population.
2023 Southampton Conference – Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors (ALAMA) 19th May, Southampton
Henrietta was invited to speak about "Gambling Disorder within an Occupational Context' to a forum for Occupational Physicians providing services to local authorities including the police, the NHS and Fire & Rescue Services.
House of Commons event on Suicide and Gambling Harms
Henrietta made a speech in her role as National Expert Advisor on Gambling Harms in the House of Commons as one of four speakers, including Sir Iain Duncan-Smith and Secretary of State for DCMS, Lucy Frazer at an event on suicide and gambling harms.
Chaired a panel on gambling and suicide with Lord Foster of Bath, Carolyn Harris MP and Will Prochaska CEO, Gambling with Lives.
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE hosted a discussion, “Exploring the links between gambling harm and suicide in contemporary Britain “ at the British Medical Association.
Taking a Public Health approach to tackle gambling harms, 7th December 2022 GambleAware 10th Conference at The King's Fund, London
As the first National Clinical Advisor on Gambling Harms Prof Bowden-Jones was invited to speak following Prof Chris Whitty the CMO and Paul Scully Minister for Gambling.
Ministerial Roundtable at DCMS with Paul Scully MP Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, 6th December 2022
In her role as National Clinical Advisor on Gambling Harms Henrietta participated in the Roundtable at DCMS and spoke about the future prevention of gambling harms, the current NHS treatment network and the delivery of an integrated treatment approach.
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones speaks at the opening of the Southern Gambling Services, 30th November 2022 Central Hall, Southampton
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones gave a talk on the historical evolution of the last fifteen years of NHS gambling treatment services and answered questions as part of a panel with other speakers in a Q & A at the opening of the Southern Gambling Services.
Market Behaviour: Fixing the gambling ecosystem, at the House of Lords, 29th November 2022
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones attended a reception to bring together experts in the field to discuss actions that need to be taken to protect consumers from gambling harm. After a fireside chat with Lord Chadlington, she participated in a panel discussion.
Women and Medicine: Leadership for the future of the NHS Presented by The Medical Womens Federation (MWF) and The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE welcomes the delegates with an opening speech and chairs the panel of experts at the first episode in a four-part series, seeing highly successful women spanning a variety of medical disciplines, discuss first-hand experience of how to progress through the stages of leadership in the NHS
In Conversation Live with Baroness Hollins at The Royal Society of Medicine
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones in conversation with Baroness Hollins, an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London and is currently President of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Henrietta Bowden-Jones speaks at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ President’s Lecture
At the event, Prof Bowden-Jones discussed Breaking Free: How to Stop Gambling – a new self-help book that she contributed to, and which acts as a guide for those who know or think they might have a problem with gambling.
In Conversation Live with Jennifer Dixon
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, joins us in the In Conversation Live series to talk about health policy in the UK, her life work on policy analysis and previous roles as Chief Executive at the Nuffield Trust, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund and policy
In Conversation Live with Dr Chaand Nagpaul
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the first ethnic minority Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council and a General Practitioner for over 30 years, joins Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, RSM Trustee and Psychiatry Section President, for a conversation about his career and early beginnings.
Annual Medical Lecture, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge Medical and Veterinary Society
Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones gave the Annual Medical lecture to St Catharine's College, Cambridge Medical and Veterinary Society.
In Conversation Live with Jane Dacre
Professor Dame Jane Dacre DBE, MD, FRCP, former Director of UCL (University College London) Medical School and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Whittington Health in London, joined Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, RSM Trustee, for a discussion about her career, the medical gender pay gap, the future of medical education in
Adapting to New Digital Ways of Delivering Treatment in Lockdown: an NHS Team Personal Journey
Henrietta Bowden-Jones joined by Dame Clare Gerada, for an insightful conversation about her career, her interests in addiction, COVID-19 and the mental strain on medical professionals, and the need for developing better ‘psychological PPE’.
Adapting to New Digital Ways of Delivering Treatment in Lockdown: an NHS Team Personal Journey Henrietta Bowden-Jones hosts a panel discussion for Rewired 2021 – The Virtual Festival celebrating the best of digital health
Henrietta Bowden-Jones hosts a panel discussion for Rewired 2021 – The Virtual Festival celebrating the best of digital health.
In Conversation Live with Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE joins Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE for an insightful discussion on her career, the charitable work she does with refugees and asylum seekers, and her book; Antisemitism: What It Is. What It Isn’t. Why It Matters.
In Conversation Live with Tracy Edwards MBE
Tracy Edwards MBE joined Henrietta Bowden-Jones for a tantalising discussion on how she went from rebel schoolgirl to record-breaking female sailor, the harsh reality in the Whitbread (Round the World Race), motivational speaking, The Maiden Factor, and the equality of women through the education of girls.
Sport and mental health: What can psychiatry teach us?
Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, President-elect of the Psychiatry Section at RSM, interviewed Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Allan Johnston to discuss some of their key work related to breaking down the mental health stigma and managing mental illness within sport.
The Interface Between Gaming and gambling in Young People Today Westminster Houses of Parliament
Gambling Disorder: An Overview
Neuroscience MRC Addiction Research Clinical Training Day
Gambling Related Harm in UK
Evidence to Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for DCMS and Secretary of State for Education as well as several Ministers
BBC Wellbeing Day Panel discussion on mental health at work
Panel discussion on mental health at work
Women in Medicine
Women in Medicine, panel discussion. SOAS, London
DCMS Select Committee Oral Evidence on Gaming Disorder in the UK Westminster Houses of Parliament
Immersive and Addictive Technologies Witnesses: Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Director, National Problem Gambling Clinic, Dr Daria Kuss, Nottingham Trent University, and Dr David Zendle, York St John University To Listen, Click Here
The Neuroscience of Behavioural Addictions: An Overview
Imperial College Lecture Translational Neuroscience MSc.
Gambling Disorder: A Behavioural Addiction
Imperial College Medical Students BSc.
Developing Case Studies in Problematic Internet Use
Workshop at Cambridge University, Clare College
King’s Fund, London King's Fund, London
Diversity in Health Panel
Medical Women’s Federation Annual Conference
Opening Presidential speech and ”Medical Memories” interview with Prof Averil Mansfield
Westminster Roundtable on Digital Technology
Speech to Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport Jeremy Wright and others reporting on Gaming Disorder clinical presentations in the UK.
Speech to Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock on the day of his visit to the National Problem Gambling Clinic
1st Women in Academic Medicine Conference, BMA
Speaker on Leadership, Gender and Academia
Hooked Exhibition at Science Gallery London Panel Discussion ”Digital Technology and Excess”
An exhibition and events programme, drawing on world leading research from King's College London. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED invites you to question what makes us as human vulnerable to addiction and interrogates the underlying factors and routes to recovery.
Start the Day with the BMJ: The Wounded Healer International Physician Health Conference, Royal College of General Practitioners. Panel discussing doctors and wellbeing.
This conference marks the 10 year anniversary of the PHP service and will bring together the academic, clinical and experiential aspects of physician health.
Mental Wellbeing for Our Women Staff Women in Mental Health Conference: services for women and Women in leadership roles
More than 150 staff from Oxleas, South London and Maudsley, and South West London and St George’s mental health trusts came together recently for the first ever South London Mental Health and Community Partnership Women in Mental Health conference. Speakers included world-renowned psychoanalyst, writer and social commentator Susie Orbach; Henrietta
Gambling Disorder in the NHS: An Update Substance Abuse NHS Provider Conference, Wellcome Trust, London
Birmingham Psychiatry Trainees talk on Gambling Disorder and Behavioural Addictions Birmingham Medical School
Gambling Disorder in the UK: An Overview Local Government Association conference on Gambling Related Harm
Are Treatment Outcomes predicted by type of gambling? Gambling Addiction: Science, Independence, Transparency. University of Friburg Conference, Switzerland
Gambling Disorder: A Clinical Overview Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress, Birmingham
Why Gambling Disorder deserves to be treated like any other addiction Beat the Odds Annual Problem Gambling Conference, Wales
Introductory Words for Jeremy Hunt’s 10 Year Anniversary
How is Technology Changing Us and What Can We Do About It?
Speaker on panel
SPECIALE SOPSI 2016: Henrietta Bowden Jones, Gambling Addiction Neurobiological Substrates
Relazione presentata nel corso del 20° Congresso Nazionale SOPSI a Milano (23-26 febbraio 2016). Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as Consultant psychiatrist in Addictions.
Edinburgh Festival 2015: Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Erin Saltman & Åsne Seierstad with Lennie Goodings Edinburgh International Book Festival
What draws women to the extremes of war? Together with Lennie Goodings they discuss women and extremism, in this event recorded live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.