Centre for Gambling Research

Centre for Gambling Research


Our objective

The Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) is a multidisciplinary research centre specialised in generating a robust evidence-base for practice and policy to reduce gambling harm. CGR seeks to promote and engage in rigorous academic debate and public discourse around gambling, and gambling harm including its impacts on families and the broader community. We are committed to building collaborative research partnerships between a range of stakeholders and with other research institutions.

Our research

CGR has a broad range of research and methodological expertise, including:

  • Evaluation of gambling policy and programs
  • Public health and health promotion
  • Social and economic impacts of gambling in Australian society
  • Survey design, data collection and analysis
  • Data linkage of health, household and administrative data
  • Gambling and gambling impacts on diverse and vulnerable population groups
  • Qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methodologies

Our research is guided by three key principles

  • CONNECT research to policy and practice
  • CHERISH sustainable local partnerships
  • LEAD conversations that lead to real change

Further information

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Current projects

Past projects

Media and Resources

Our history

Founded in 2002, CGR is one of the longest-standing gambling research centres in Australia. CGR was established as an innovative partnership between the Australian National University and the Australian Capital Territory Gambling and Racing Commission. Since 2017, CGR sits within the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.


    Email: gambling.research@anu.edu.au


    Aino Suomi
    Email: aino.suomi@anu.edu.au;
    Phone: +612 6125 1964

    Facebook: @centreforgamblingresearch

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    CGR on Twitter @ANU_CGR



    Dr Aino  Suomi

    Dr Aino Suomi

    Director of The Centre for Gambling Research

    Centre for Gambling Research

    Centre for Social Research and Methods


    +612 6125 1964


    Updated:  1 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications