Gambling Research Program
We are a group of researchers based at Swinburne University of Technology Australia, with collaborators from other organizations and universities, who aim to study cognitive, behavioural, and social aspects of gambling using the full range of techniques available in the social sciences. We employ theory and techniques from the domains of psychology, sociology, economics, and history to frame our studies and report our findings.
Our latest research projects are:
- Behavioural Indicators of Gambling Study
This study examines the validity of a checklist designed to identify possible problem gamblers in venues. Recruitment for this study is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
- An evaluation of the removal of ATMs from gaming
venues in Victoria, Australia
This evaluation examines the effectiveness of prohibiting ATMs in gaming venues. Recruitment for the ATM evaluation study is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
Other recent studies include:
- Gamblers tell their stories: An in-depth exploration of lifetime patterns of gambling
- Problem gambling vulnerability: The interaction between access, individual cognitions and group beliefs/preferences
- International student gambling: The role of acculturation, gambling cognitions and social circumstances
Researchers involved in gambling research programs include:
- Dr Anna Thomas
- Dr Jeffrey Pfeifer
- Associate Professor Denny Meyer
- Professor Glen Bates
- Professor Mike Kyrios
- Professor Susan Moore