Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Addiction at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He has spent 35 in the field and is internationally known for his work into gambling, gaming, and behavioral addictions. He has published over 1300 peer-reviewed research papers, six books, over 180 book chapters, and over 1500 other articles. He has won 24 national and international awards for his work including the John Rosecrance Prize (1994), CELEJ Prize (1998), Joseph Lister Prize (2004) and the US National Council on Problem Gambling Lifetime Research Award (2013). He also does a lot of freelance journalism and has appeared on over 3500 radio and television programs, and written over 350 articles for national and international newspapers and magazines.