2019 Speakers

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Beam supports homeless individuals to crowdfund new career opportunities. www.beam.org

Co-Founder & COO Beam

Sebastian Barker

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Talk: Virtual Reality in the early detection of dementia

Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge

Dr Dennis Chan

PlayistheThing.libsyn.com podcast

Talk: Square eyes, bad vibes - screen time put into context

Consultant Paediatrician

Mental Health Officer RCPCH

Dr Max Davie

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Talk: Behavioural effects of games

Psychology and Science Communication, Bath Spa Uni

Author: Lost in a Good Game

Dr Pete Etchells

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Talk: AVATAR therapy for treatment of hallucinations

Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, UCL

Dr Miriam Fornells-Ambrojo

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Virtual reality for mindfulness and engagement, including with the Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service

Digital Innovation Director at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Ross O'Brien

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Talk: The facts behind the media concerns around Fortnite.

Senior Video Producer, 


Johnny Chiodini

Talk: Can we automate mental health assessments of children and their families?

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and NIHR Clinician Scientist

Dr Johnny Downs

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Talk: 'Neurogamer: points of contact between game design and clinical neuroscience'

Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at Uni of Cambridge

Prof Paul Fletcher

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Talk: Video games as engines for empathy

Artist, Illustrator,

BAFTA Breakthrough Brit

Anna Hollinrake

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Support Network and Live Therapy Services  www.bigwhitewall.co.uk

Talk: Social support technologies and the work of Big White Wall

Consultant Psychiatrist

Clincial Director Big White Wall

Dr Tim Rogers

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Talk: Loot boxes and beyond: The potentials for harm in the convergence of video games and gambling

Media effects researcher

Lecturer at University of York

Dr David Zendle

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