Joël Billieux

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Joël Billieux is associate professor of clinical psychology, psychopathology, and psychological assessment at the university of Lausanne and visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium). He is also associated researcher at Center for Excessive Gambling (Lausanne University Hospitals). In the past years, he has been associate professor of psychology at the University of Luxembourg (2017-2020) and at the Catholic University of Louvain (2011-2017). He earned his PhD in Psychological Sciences and accomplished his postgraduate CBT training at the University of Geneva. His main areas of research regards the psychological factors (cognitive, affective, motivational, interpersonal) involved in the etiology of addictive behaviors. Another focus of his research is the conceptualization and diagnosis of behavioral addictions. He also conducts research on the effect of emerging technologies on human behavior. Since 2014, he is an expert in a WHO workgroup related to the public health implications of behavioral addictions associated with the excessive use of ICTs. Since 2017, he is board member of International Society for the Study of Behavioural Addictions (ISSBA). He has published more than 210 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and three books. He is Regional Assistant Editor for International Gambling Studies, Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Section Editor (section Technological Addiction) for Current Addiction Reports, and member of several other editorial advisory boards. He served as guest editor for special issues in Addictive Behaviors in 2017 and 2019. He received in 2017 an Award of the Young Researcher in Human and Social Sciences 2016-2017 from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie.

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