Dr Matthew Gaskell

consultant psychologist and clinical director for addictions, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Matt Gaskell is a Consultant Psychologist and the Clinical Director for Addictions for the Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He leads the NHS Northern Gambling Service. This covers the whole of the north of England from the north Midlands to the Scottish border, with regional clinics in Manchester, Leeds, and Sunderland. He is a leading advocate for reform of gambling regulation and legislation. He was programme manager for the degree programme in addictions at University of Leeds for many years, and he is visiting lecturer in addiction at Doctoral level for the University of Birmingham and University of Leeds. He has twenty years’ experience working with people with long term and complex addiction presentations. His research interests include the nature of addiction, treatment and recovery, and public health approaches to preventing & minimising harm.