Grants for Gambling Research Program – Round 4


The following projects investigating sociology, cultural differences, mental health, product preferences and styles of play are underway. These projects were funded through Round 4 of the Grants for Gambling Research Program.

For published reports from completed projects, visit our library of published research

Using event-related brain potentials (brain waves) and autonomic measures to differentiate problem from non-problem gamblers

Associate Professor Craig Gonsalvez
University of Wollongong
$86,959

This study involves a systematic examination of physiological responses to wins, losses, fake-wins and other features related to electronic gaming machines.

A qualitative investigation of the experiences, attitudes and beliefs about gambling and problem gambling help services, of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Professor Susan Feldman
Monash University
$140,000

The researchers interview members of the Chinese and Tamil communities about their experiences, attitudes and beliefs about gambling and help seeking for gambling-related problems.

How do social factors interact with gambling messages to shape gambling attitudes, risk/benefit perceptions, and behaviours? A study of Victorian families

Associate Professor Samantha Thomas
University of Wollongong
$121,573

This project investigates how parents and adolescents (13-18) interpret and respond to the range different types of gambling messages that they are exposed to in their everyday lives.

A comparative study of men and women gamblers in Victoria: Product preferences, styles of play and risk and protective factors

Professor Nerilee Hing
Southern Cross University
$100,000

The study examines differences between men and women to identify risk and protective factors for problem and at-risk gambling. The study extends on analysis conducted for A Study of Gambling in Victoria, Problem Gambling from a Public Health Perspective.

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