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Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes delivers distinguished Public Lecture

22 March 2019

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Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes delivering the annual Sackler Lecture at Hadyn Ellis Building.

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes delivered the annual Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Neuroscience, established in honour of Sir Keith Peters with a talk on the brain in addiction, on Thursday 21 March.

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, in order to better understand the neurobiology underpinning these disorders to improve treatment.

Following a warm introduction from NMHRI Director, Professor Jeremy Hall, Anne delivered an insightful lecture discussing the factors that make a person vulnerable to addiction and how brain imaging has enabled us to investigate the impact of different drugs on the brain and how this knowledge helps develop better prevention and treatment strategies.

The lecture was a huge success, followed by a constant stream of questions which could have gone on all night. For more information on similar events, keep an eye on the NMHRI event pages for updates.