The following projects investigating responsible gambling and gambling consumption are currently underway. These projects were funded through Round 6 of the Grants for Gambling Research Program.
Behavioural indicators of responsible gambling consumption
Professor Nerilee Hing
Southern Cross University
$74,998 over 24 months
This study will develop a preliminary set of behavioural indicators of responsible gambling consumption. These indicators will be identified through a comprehensive literature review and content analysis of responsible gambling websites, and refined through Delphi consultation processes with world-leading gambling research experts.
A public health analysis of gambling marketing activities: Themes, targets, and impacts
Associate Professor Samantha Thomas
University of Wollongong
$132,275 over 24 months
This project draws on global public health best practice in tobacco, alcohol and obesity to investigate the marketing tactics of the gambling industry. The project will collect data from industry websites, annual reports, media coverage, publications and environmental scans to support strategies to respond to this marketing. The project will also investigate the impact of marketing on the recall of 5-14 year olds and their parents in NSW and Victoria.
The development of empirically derived Australian responsible gambling limits
Dr Nicki Dowling
$183,700 over 34 months
This research is a joint initiative of leading Australian researchers from Deakin University, the Australian National University, and Turning Point. The aim of the project is to derive a set of responsible gambling limits for the Australian population using several cross-sectional general population studies. The project will also explore the impact of exceeding these limits on future harm using a longitudinal population survey and canvass Australian expert and public opinion on the promotion of responsible gambling guidelines.
Longitudinal protective factors for problem gambling and related harms: Building resilience among young adult gamblers
Dr Kirsty Scholes-Balog
Early career researcher, mentored by Dr Nicki Dowling
Australian Catholic University
$50,000 over 15 months
This project is identifying factors related to individual, community, family and peer groups which protect against the development and progression of problem gambling and related harm among young adult gamblers. This research will use data collected in 2010 and 2012 for the International Youth Development Study, a large longitudinal study.
How does the framing of gambling warning messages impact on advertising perceptions?
Dr Raechel Johns
Early career researcher, mentored by Professor Byron Keating
University of Canberra
$47,400 over 12 months
This project will undertake a pilot study to examine the characteristics of responsible gambling warning messages. It will explore how the framing and presentation of these messages influences perceptions of advertising and examine the impact of this advertising on persons with different demographic and gambling profiles.