Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE is a medical doctor and neuroscience researcher working as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions. A regular advisor to the UK government on matters relating to gambling disorder, gaming disorder and mental health, she was appointed NHS England National Clinical Advisor on Gambling Harms in September 2022.
In 2019 Henrietta was awarded an OBE for services to addiction treatment and to research and in 2020 received the Psychiatrist of the Year 2020 Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Henrietta is founder and Director of two national NHS clinics: the National Problem Gambling Clinic and the National Centre for Gaming Disorders. A Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, she is the founder and joint Chair of the National UK Research Network for Behavioural Addictions, based at the university.
She is the Immediate Past President of the Psychiatry Section at the Royal Society of Medicine; a member of the World Health Organisation Expert Group on Gaming Disorders; a member of the Howard League Commission on Crime and Gambling Harm; and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Society of Addiction Medicine.
She is a Past-President of the Medical Women’s Federation and is the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ spokesperson on Behavioural Addictions, as well as being an elected member of the BMA's Board of Science.