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Raymond and Beverly Sackler Public Lecture: Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes 'The brain in addiction – is it different?'

Thursday, 21 March 2019
17:00-19:00

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Raymond and Beverly Sackler Public Lecture: Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes 'The brain in addiction – is it different?'

All drugs of abuse alter brain function, but how do they do this, what makes someone vulnerable to addiction and are any changes enduring? This lecture will describe how brain imaging has enabled us to investigate the impact of different drugs of abuse on the brain and how this knowledge helps us develop better prevention and treatment strategies.

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes leads the Centre for Psychiatry and Addiction Biology at Imperial College London. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol problems and other substance addictions at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. Her research has focused on using neuroimaging and neuropharmacological challenges to characterize the neurobiology of addiction. The aim of her research programme is to better understand neurobiology underpinning these disorders to improve treatment.