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GambleAware Annual Conference

GambleAware's 9th Annual Conference is due to take place in the King’s Fund, London on 8 December 2021. The conference will be a hybrid event, streamed live via our online webinar platform to reach a wider audience.

GambleAware's Annual Conference will take place on 8 December 2021 on the subject of:

'Collaboration in the Prevention of Gambling Harms'

This year, the GambleAware conference will include opportunities to hear from those within the lived experience community and across the research, prevention, and treatment sectors in Britain talk about their work to help prevent gambling harms. 

Join us in the heart of London for a day of learning and collaboration.  

Our 9th annual conference will take place in the prestigious King's Fund. This event will be the perfect occasion to learn more about the newest initiatives in gambling harm research and prevention and meet and connect with colleagues from across the sector.  

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the event online.

Our first-ever hybrid conference will be streamed live from the venue via our online webinar platform.

Register to attend – in person or online.


You'll find the agenda of the conference below with speakers for each session to be announced soon. 


Jayne Constantinis
, TV and corporate presenter (Moderator)
Kate Lampard CBE, Chair, GambleAware

Session 1: Addressing the challenges facing intervention and prevention provisions for young people
James Close, Senior Research Fellow, University of Plymouth
Kev Clelland, Strategic Alliance Director, YGAM
Warren Hughes, Project Manager, Fast Forward

Session 2: Working together to identify and reduce financial harms caused by gambling
Katie Fry, Project Development Manager, Citizens Advice
Raminta Diliso, Financial Harm Project Manager, GamCare
Aisling Ní Chonaire, Head of Consumer & Business Markets, Behavioural Insights Team

Keynote speakers
Chris Philp MP,
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy)
Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission

Session 3: Using collaboration to adopt a whole system approach to prevent gambling harms
Sasha Stark, Senior Researcher, Responsible Gambling Council
Mark Conway, Development Panel Member, GLEN
Moderated by Prof Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE


Keynote speaker
Alex Sobel MP,
Labour and Coop MP for Leeds North West (Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage)

Session 4: Engaging with the community to improve aftercare provisions
Matt Blanks, Peer Aid Manager, PeerAid
Owen Baily, NHS Gambling Peer Support Worker
Sarah Forshaw, Head of Service Development, Gordon Moody
Joined by Mark Murray, Director, WHYSUP, for the panel discussion
Moderated by Dr Jane Rigbye

Session 5: Taking a collaborative approach to the development of treatment provisions
Dame Clare Gerada, President, RCGP and Lead GP, Primary Care Gambling Service
Anna Hemmings, CEO, GamCare
Anna Hargrave, Chief Commissioning Officer, GambleAware

Closing remarks
Zoë Osmond,
CEO, GambleAware

Call for proposals

The call for proposals for this year's annual conference is now closed.

For any further information or questions about the conference, please email