Michael Baigent is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist. He is a clinician with academic roles in teaching and research. He is the Head of the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service (South Australia) and a senior specialist in the Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia. He is a Professor in the Discipline of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University. He has been a past Chair of the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry and was a Member of the Board of Directors of Beyond Blue from 2011 to 2020. He is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory and Reference group on gambling, gaming and other behavioural addictions.