The Centre for Gambling Research conducts a diverse range of projects. Some of the larger projects are outlined below.
We also provide regular project updates and content on social media:
Gambling and the Australian Defence Force: Understanding history, culture and gambling harm
Currently there is no research evidence of the level of gambling harm amongst Australian Defence Force personnel. There are two main parts to this project:
- to conduct an extensive literature review and Australian and International literature;
- to develop an animation based on the review to highlight evidence gaps.
This research is funded by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.
Talking about Aboriginal Gambling (TAG): Using technology to reduce gambling harm in NSW communities
This project is a partnership between the Australian National University, ThinkPlace, Menzies School of Health Research and the NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling Service.
The project is funded by the NSW Government Office of Responsible Gambling.
The overarching aim of the research project is to demonstrate that community driven, well designed health promotion reduces the significant levels of harm caused by gambling in NSW Aboriginal communities. To demonstrate this, we will:
- Work with NSW Aboriginal communities in a collaborative way to develop and build community capacity to address gambling harm;
- Develop an online tool that applies health promotion principles through community led design and content creation to address gambling harm in NSW Aboriginal Communities;
- Develop and implement a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) evaluative strategy to measure the impacts of using ICT health promotion to address gambling harms in the complex social and economic setting of NSW Aboriginal communities; and
- Trial the use of technology and social media in community data collection as a component of the evaluation strategy.
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.