Professor Marcantonio Spada is currently appointed Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health, and Dean of the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Addictive Behaviours and Associate Editor of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.  He is an experienced clinician, trainer, and researcher in the fields of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). Marcantonio is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and three books, he is recognised as an international authority in MCT and its novel application to the conceptualisation and treatment of addictive behaviours, cyberchondria and psychological distress in health conditions. Before re-training as a psychologist and CBT/MCT practitioner, Professor Spada worked as an investment analyst in the banking sector.