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Mark Griffiths

Director of the International Gaming Research Unit and Professor of Behavioural Addiction, Nottingham Trent University
Dr. Mark Griffiths is Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Addiction at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He is internationally known for his work into gambling/gaming addictions and has won 18 awards including the 1994 John Rosecrance Research Prize for “outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of gambling research”, and a North American 2006 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”. A more recent award is the 2013 Lifetime Research Award from the US National Council on Problem Gambling. He has published over 670 research papers, five books, over 125 book chapters, and over 1200 other articles. He also does a lot of freelance journalism and has appeared on over 2500 radio and television programmes since 1988. 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”. His awards also 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”.

Are you binge-watching too much? How to know if your TV habits are a problem – and what to do about it

Dec 04, 2021 02:02 am UTC| Health

The term binge-watch was a contender for the Oxford English Dictionarys 2013 word of the year. Although it didnt win (selfie ultimately took the crown), this pointed to the rise of what was becoming a popular activity of...

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