Dr Richard Graham is an experienced Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Clinical Director at stem4: the Young People’s Mental Health Charity. He was formerly a Clinical Director at the Tavistock Clinic and for the past 5 years he was the Clinical Director for Good Thinking: London’s Digital Mental Well-being Service (https://www.good-thinking.uk).
He has worked extensively in digital health and online safety for the last 12 years, established the first Technology Addiction Service for Young People in the UK in 2010, and contributed to the World Health Organisation’s consideration of Gaming Disorder as a medical diagnosis. Since 2012, he has been very actively involved with the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS; the British Government’s principal advisory body for online safety and security) and Co-Chaired its Digital Resilience Working Group. He is currently a Member of the Ofcom Making Sense of Media Advisory Panel.
He is also engaged in Research with the LSE (ySKILLS) and Middlesex University (PTSD in content moderators).
Committed to improving the life-chances of young people in their use of technology, he has worked with the BBC, as Digital Well-being Consultant to the Own It App as well as acting as an adviser to companies such as TikTok and Yubo.