Dr Robert Williams

University of Lethbridge, Canada
Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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In this video, internationally renowned prevention and public health expert Dr Robert Williams shares his views on gambling and problem gambling. He says that while there is no silver bullet for preventing problem gambling, awareness campaigns and programs that highlight the risks are vitally important.

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Prevention of problem gambling
Rob Williams, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Rob Williams

Biography

Dr. Williams is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and also a Research Coordinator for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. Read more »

Dr. Williams teaches courses on gambling; provides frequent consultation to goverment, industry, the media and public interest groups, regularly gives expert witness testimony on the impacts of gambling and is one of the world best funded gambling researchers.

Dr Williams is a leading authority in the areas of prevention of problem gambling, internet gambling, the socioeconomics impacts of gambling, the proportion of gambling revenue deriving from problem gamblers, the prevalence and nature of gambling in Aboriginal communities, the etiology of problem gambling and best practices in the population assessment of problem gambling.

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