Marcantonio M. Spada, Ph.D., is Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University where he is the Head of the Division of Psychology and Deputy Lead of the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research. His main research focus is on identifying metacognitive factors involved in the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours with the central aim of developing and evaluating new psychological treatments which target metacognitive change.

The author of over 120 scientific journal articles and three books, Professor Spada also serves as both Editor-in-Chief of Addictive Behaviors and Addictive Behaviors Reports, is on the editorial board of several international journals, is a director of UK SMART Recovery and a trustee of GambleAware.