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Culture & B2C, Healthcare & Life Sciences

The internet addiction debate: disorder or diversion?

London |
Speakers include:
Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Imperial College London, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Fionnuala Kennedy

Fionnuala Kennedy

Wimbledon High School, part of the ‘Girls’ Day School Trust’

Professor Andrew  Przybylski

Professor Andrew Przybylski

Oxford Internet Institute

Overview

Social media addiction, gaming disorder and other digital distractions are fuelling public health concerns around that most modern of afflictions: internet addiction.

Join us for an evening of drinks and discussion with FT journalists and our guests: Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, NHS addiction specialist, Fionnuala Kennedy, Senior Deputy Head of Wimbledon High School, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust and Professor Andrew Przybylski experimental psychologist and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute. FT Health subscribers look out for your 20% discount code in Friday's newsletter!

How serious are the health risks?  Is more regulation the answer? Should tech companies do more? Quiz our panel and meet the FT’s health and science specialists, including Andrew Jack, Darren DoddClive Cookson and Malcolm Moore, the FT’s new Tech Editor.

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Agenda - 21st Nov

  • 6:00pm
    Drinks Reception
  • 6:30pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 8:00pm
    Networking
  • 8:30pm
    Close

Speakers (3)

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Consultant Psychiatrist, Spokesperson on Behavioural Addictions
Imperial College London, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is the Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic in the UK, the only NHS service (CNWL NHS Trust) designated for the treatment of pathological gamblers now in its tenth year. She has published extensively on behavioural addictions in research journals, has edited three textbooks and regularly lectures at national and international level on the neuroscience and clinical aspects of behavioural addictions.

Her website which includes a full CV, media work and all publications is www.henriettabowdenjones.com Twitter @ArtScienceDoc

Fionnuala Kennedy

Fionnuala Kennedy

Senior Deputy Head
Wimbledon High School, part of the ‘Girls’ Day School Trust’

Fionnuala Kennedy is Senior Deputy Head at Wimbledon High School, having joined as Deputy Head Pastoral in 2015. Fionnuala read English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford and has fifteen years’ experience in the independent sector. She is committed to a genuinely excellent and fit-for-purpose pastoral provision and in particular helping young women to find and use their voices, and has published articles in The Telegraph, the Evening Standard, Tatler and the TES.

Professor Andrew  Przybylski

Professor Andrew Przybylski

Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research
Oxford Internet Institute

Professor Przybylski is an experimental psychologist and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is concerned with applying psychological models of motivation and health to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media. He is particularly interested in integrating open, robust, and reproducible science with evidence-based policymaking in the digital age.

Venue

Financial Times Headquarters, One Southwark Bridge
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6653
Email: ftlive@ft.com

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Fees

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£20

Student Ticket

£10

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