• Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

    Director; Honorary Senior Lecturer

    National Problem Gambling clinic; Division of Brain Science, Imperial College, London

    Henrietta is the Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic in the UK. She is a medical doctor specialized in Addiction psychiatry and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Brain Science at Imperial College. Before starting the clinic, for many years she ran a central London NHS inpatient drugs and alcohol detoxification unit as well as running the Homeless drugs and alcohol NHS services in Soho, London. Henrietta has been a member of the UK Government’s Responsible Gambling Strategy Board since 2009 advising on prevention, research, treatment and education and a member of the Board’s Research Panel. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally for many years, regularly appears in national and international media, ranging from television to radio and newspapers, being interviewed on issues pertaining to pathological gambling, addiction, impulsivity and decision-making. Henrietta also runs the UK Problem Gambling Research Consortium, a group of 12 researchers from Imperial, Cambridge, Oxford and UCL collaborating on different research projects within the National Problem Gambling Clinic. 


National FInal: National Final 2013/14

DEBATE: Fracking


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


© 2005-2019 Debating Matters Competition, boi, Unit 208, Cocoa Studios, The Biscuit Factory, Drummond Road, London, SE16 4DG, UK

Tel +44 (0)20 3176 0827 - | admin login