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Dr. Mark Griffiths

Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Gambling Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He is internationally known for his work in gambling and gaming addictions, and has won many awards, including the 1994 American John Rosecrance Research Prize for Mark Griffiths“outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of gambling research,” the 1998 European CELEJ Prize for best paper on gambling, the 2003 Canadian International Excellence Award for “outstanding contributions to the prevention of problem gambling and the practice of responsible gambling,” and the 2006 North American Lifetime Achievement Award For Contributions To The Field Of Youth Gambling “in recognition of his dedication, leadership, and pioneering contributions to the field of youth gambling.” One of his most recent awards is the 2009 Research Award from the US National Council on Problem Gambling.

He has published more than 350 refereed research in journals such as the British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, British Medical Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Addiction, Addiction Research and Theory, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, CyberPsychology & Behavior, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Adolescence, Addictive Behaviors, and Journal of Psychology and extensively in the Journal of Gambling Studies, Journal of Gambling Issues, and International Gambling Studies. He has published three books, more than 70 book chapters, and more than 1,000 other articles. He has served on numerous national and international committees (e.g., BPS Council, BPS Social Psychology Section, Society for the Study of Gambling, Gamblers Anonymous General Services Board, National Council on Gambling, etc.) and is a former National Chair of Gamcare. He also works as a freelance journalist and has appeared on more than 2,000 radio and television programs since 1988.

He has been the keynote speaker at national gambling conferences in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Poland, Italy, Holland, and Belgium. He has also given keynote addresses to the US National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) and the US National Center for Addiction (New York). He has also acted as a consultant for many government bodies, including the Gambling Board for Great Britain, Gambling Commission, UK Home Office, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Department of Health, Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority (Australia), and various international governments (including the US, Australia, Sweden, Norway, and Finland). In 2004, he was awarded the Joseph Lister Prize for Social Sciences by the British Association for the Advancement of Science for being one of the UK’s “outstanding scientific communicators.” Other awards include the 2006 Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology Award by the British Psychological Society and the British Psychological Society Fellowship Award for “exceptional contributions to psychology.”


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