Our Team.

Every member of the Gambling Education Network leadership team has lived experience of gambling harm, and we are all driven by a need to channel our experiences in a positive manner towards a greater good. The Gambling Education Network team believe that our unique balance of lived and professional experiences help us to excel in all of our research and education efforts.

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Kishan Patel
Trustee 

I've experienced gambling harm all my life - right from birth. For the first 22 years of my life, I didn't fully comprehend gambling harm. To me, I thought we were the only ones - no one will understand anything.Before I got to the age of...read more

I have personally experienced gambling harm, as well as alcohol dependence. I have been gamble free and sober since October 2017.Since a child I have battled with my mental health. I started to drink and then later gamble...read more

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Ubayd Ahmed
Head of Diverse Communities Initiative

Since the age of 16, I've suffered from gambling related harm. I've suffered both physically and mentally. All of this came to a head in December 2019, and I finally decided to get the relevant help. Having been free of gambling...read more

I was first introduced to the programme after meeting Chris Gilham, Ryan Pitcher and Kishan Patel virtually and ever since then have been committed to be apart of this change. After personally experiencing Gambling Harm, I know how...read more

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I've experienced gambling harm all my life - right from birth. For the first 22 years of my life, I didn't fully comprehend gambling harm. To me, I thought we were the only ones - no one will understand anything.Before I got to the age of... read more

I've experienced gambling harm all my life - right from birth. For the first 22 years of my life, I didn't fully comprehend gambling harm. To me, I thought we were the only ones - no one will understand anything.Before I got to the age of... read more

I've experienced gambling harm all my life - right from birth. For the first 22 years of my life, I didn't fully comprehend gambling harm. To me, I thought we were the only ones - no one will understand anything.Before I got to the age of... read more

I've experienced gambling harm all my life - right from birth. For the first 22 years of my life, I didn't fully comprehend gambling harm. To me, I thought we were the only ones - no one will understand anything.Before I got to the age of... read more

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​Hi, I am what you would call an Affected Other. I've never been a gambler myself, but in my 25-year marriage, my husband gambled heavily over multiple years on and off. Sadly at the age of 50, my marriage...read more
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I have a degree in psychology and neuroscience and I am a current masters student studying neuroscience. My interests include the relationship between psychology.  I do not have any personal experience of gambling...read more

Shapthahi Saminathan
Research Officer

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I am a bioscience graduate and current MSc student with a strong interest in social issues informed by my life experiences, though I do not have close experience of gambling harm specifically. I am particularly...read more

George Ellis
Volunteer