About this event

  • Date and time Thu 19 Mar 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:10pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This free evening public engagement lecture by Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes will inform attendees about the neuroscience of addiction and its relevance to social policy.

This flagship event in the Psychiatry Section’s programme on “Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience, Medicine and Society” will also offer a drinks reception for delegates.

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Key speakers

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College and Head, Centre for Psychiatry. She is the recipient of the Athena Prize for academic women in psychiatry.

Speaker's biography

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes is Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College and Head, Centre for Psychiatry. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of addiction at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She graduated in medicine from Oxford University, completed her PhD at Cambridge University, and trained in psychiatry at The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry. Her research has focused on using neuroimaging, pharmacological and behavioural challenges to characterize the neurobiology of addiction to alcohol, opiate, cocaine, gambling and nicotine. Her work particularly focuses on improving relapse prevention. She leads an MRC funded PhD programme to produce future clinical addiction academic leaders – MARC.

Prof Lingford-Hughes was Hon. General Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology through which she co-developed and wrote their guidelines about the pharmacological management of substance misuse and addiction and comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. In addition, she has contributed to NICE guidance about opiate detoxification and alcohol dependence. She is currently Chair of the Academic Faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrists and Professional Liaison Officer, British Neuroscience Association.


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Registration and drinks reception
Introduction - psychiatry in dialogue with neuroscience medicine and society

Professor George Ikkos, Director, Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience Medicine and Society, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Can neuroscience influence national policy on the addictions and should it do so?

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Head, Centre for Psychiatry and Professor of Addiction Biology, Imperial College London

Question and answer session
Vote of thanks

Dr Valeria Mondelli, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Close of meeting


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