Dr. Charlotte Beard specializes in the intersection between mental health and technology. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in the United States, and has received training from institutions including the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Texas Health Science Center . Dr. Beard’s research is focused on Gaming Disorder as an emerging mental health concern, and her aim is to create interventions and wellness initiatives that are developed for a community of gamers, including partnerships with esports. She has over 20 international publications and has been an invited speaker for gaming disorder and the role of technology in mental health. Dr. Beard is also involved in consultation with mental health start-ups and therapists in tech, with a focus on new approaches being developed in Silicon Valley.
Dr. Beard is the founder of OpenWorld Research and Treatment Center, a start-up in development for a mid-2021 launch.