Current projects

Current projects

The Centre for Gambling Research undertakes primary research in the following areas.

  • Population health related to gambling harm
  • Gambling harm in help-seeking populations
  • Family violence and problem gambling
  • Children of parents who gamble
  • Gambling harm in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • Social, economic, and health factors associated with gambling harm.

Our current research projects are detailed below

Young Adults Gam(bl)ing Online page

The ANU Centre for Gambling Research has been commissioned to undertake a study investigating young people and online gambling in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The study will involve interviewing approximately 50 individuals with the aim of generating information about key areas where public health interventions could prevent harms related to youth online gambling in the ACT. The study will be guided by an appropriate advisory group of organisations who interact with young people and community members who are 18 years and older. This is the first study to examine the online gambling and gambling harm of young people living/working/studying in the ACT. The outputs of the project will directly inform new public health initiatives including education programs, and policy targeting gambling harm in young people locally.

The project is funded by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study 2022-2023

CGR has been commissioned by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to carry out a telephone survey on gambling in Victoria. The survey updates previous Victorian based studies on gambling (2014 & 2018/19). The survey aims to collect information about health, wellbeing and attitudes towards gambling from everyone, regardless of whether they gamble or not. Victorian gambling prevalence surveys are aimed at monitoring gambling participation, the health and well-being of gamblers and harms associated with gambling. This research is used to inform policy and programs to reduce gambling harm in the Victorian community.


Harm profiles related to low-risk gambling: Longitudinal analysis of three datasets

This study is funded by the ACT Commission for Gambling and Racing 2022-2024. It aims to examine the harm profiles of low-risk gamblers across three datasets: The ACT Gambling and Health prevalence survey, and two other nationally representative longitudinal datasets. Findings of the study will provide evidence base for the development of primary prevention activities (e.g. public health campaign; education programs) about harms related to low risk gambling; secondary harm prevention measures that target specific groups, harms or behaviours related to risk of developing gambling problems; and policy and public health interventions targeting specific risk groups that are vulnerable to riskier levels of gambling over time.


Children of parents who gamble

This program or research involves interlinked and separate research studies, partly funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. See links to most recent publications below:

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