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Addictions Department Staff

Dr Sally Marlow

Public Engagement Fellow

BSc, MSc, PhD





Dr Sally Marlow is a Public Engagement Fellow based in the Addictions Department, where she is responsible for initiating, developing and delivering media and public engagement initiatives, and artistic collaborations, to support the strategic direction of the Additions Department, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and King’s College London more widely. She is also a BBC Broadcaster, and has developed and presented several documentaries for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, and has appeared as a commentator for numerous BBC television and radio programmes.  She works as an advisor on several BBC documentary and drama shows, and is Associate Editor for Culture at The Psychologist. 

Sally has a research portfolio, and her interests include addiction and its links to mental health, particularly in women; mental health issues in children and adolescents; and how the arts can contribute to addiction and mental health in innovative ways.  Prior to her academic career she worked as an investment banker and management consultant.


A list of Sally's recent publications can be found on the King's Research Portal.


Selected broadcasting activities:

•Developed and presented BBC Radio 3 documentary:  Hitting the High Notes

•Developed and presented BBC World Service documentary:  Discovery: Painful Medicine

•Developed and presented BBC Radio 4 documentary, Rethinking Anorexia Nervosa:

•Invited keynote speaker and panellist at BBC Radio 3’s Festival of Free Thinking - Breathalysing Britain: Free Spirits or a Drain on Society?

•Developed and presented Alcohol Abuse’s Hidden World for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:  

•Developed and presented BBC Radio 4 documentary, Constant Cravings:

•Developed and presented BBC Radio 4 documentary, Painful Medicine:

•Development Producer on BBC Panorama film, Hooked on Painkillers:

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