Paul Davis is a Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey, Guildford UK. He worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Specialist Lead for many years in several NHS mental health services in London providing treatments for addiction problems and continues to practice as an independent consultant. His publications, research and academic work have focused on the psychology of addictions and he provides training courses both in the UK and abroad on treatment interventions. He has held a number of national advisory roles within health and criminal justice bodies working on policy and guidelines development. Current and future research includes neuropsychology and addiction, shame and guilt as both relapse triggers and protective factors for abstinence as well as problem alcohol use in older age.