The Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) is the ANU’s primary centre for gambling research. The Centre strives for excellence in the production and dissemination of evidence based, multidisciplinary gambling research. The aim of the Centre is to engage in rigorous academic debate and inform policy and public discourse around gambling and broader community impacts.
Research is undertaken with the goal of informing the direction of gambling related policy and service provision in Australia, as well as placing a significant emphasis on the dissemination of research findings to relevant stakeholders and the community more broadly. The Centre is also committed to building collaborative research partnerships between other research institutes at the ANU, around Australia and internationally.
The Centre was founded through an innovative partnership between the Australian National University and the Australian Capital Territory Gambling and Racing Commission. The Centre sits within CSRM and is directed by Dr Marisa Fogarty.
The Centre for Gambling Research is committed to the development of expertise in the following areas:
- The social and economic impacts of gambling in Australian society;
- The development of prevention strategies, harm minimisation measures and treatment of problem gambling;
- Policy development and regulation of gambling;
- The complexities of the gambling industry;
- Community engagement and education initiatives on gambling; and
- The impacts of gambling on Aboriginal communities.
Targeting interventions for problem gambling in the ACT
Most individuals with gambling problems do not get formal help. This research will develop a set of practical and acceptable strategies for approaching gamblers, so that people experiencing problems might best be directed to assistance.
The Client Longitudinal Study
A study looking at client pathways to, through and beyond gambling counselling services. The study will aim to recruit up to 800 gambler clients and 120 family member clients and interview them at different stages of counselling. This research will give us a better understanding of the experiences of people going through gambling services and provide practical and useful information for service providers and their clients.