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

21.03.2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hadyn Ellis Medical Research Facility
Maindy Road, Cardiff , CF24 4HQ United Kingdom
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02920 688462


Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute & System Immunity Research Institute

We are delighted to announce that Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, will be delivering our annual Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Neuroscience, established in honour of Professor Sir Keith Peters.

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.


5:00 pm- Registration and drinks reception

6:00 pm- Lecture begins

7:00 pm- Close


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please note that car parking at the Hadyn Ellis Building is limited. Disabled parking is available to the side of the building (opposite the Optometry building).

The nearest train station is Cathays (~5 minute walk) and the nearest pay and display on-street parking is on Senghenydd Road or Park Place.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries about this event please contact

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No you do not need to bring your printed ticket, we will have digital registration available.