2019 Speakers

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Sebastian Barker

Co-Founder & COO Beam

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

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Dr Dennis Chan

Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge

Talk: Virtual Reality in the early detection of dementia

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Dr Max Davie

Consultant Paediatrician

Mental Health Officer RCPCH

PlayistheThing.libsyn.com podcast

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

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Dr Pete Etchells

Psychology and Science Communication, Bath Spa Uni

Author: Lost in a Good Game

Talk: Behavioural effects of games

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Dr Miriam Fornells-Ambrojo

Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, UCL

Talk: AVATAR therapy for treatment of hallucinations

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Ross O'Brien

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

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

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Johnny Chiodini

Senior Video Producer, 



Talk: The facts behind the media concerns around Fortnite.

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Dr Johnny Downs

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and NIHR Clinician Scientist

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

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Prof Paul Fletcher

Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at Uni of Cambridge

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

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Anna Hollinrake

Artist, Illustrator,

BAFTA Breakthrough Brit

Talk: Video games as engines for empathy

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Dr Tim Rogers

Consultant Psychiatrist

Clincial Director Big White Wall

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

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

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Dr David Zendle

Media effects researcher

Lecturer at University of York

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