Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
The foundation hosts a series of public 'lunchtime learning' events where staff and external stakeholders in the gambling field, including researchers, academics and government, are invited to present on particular topics of interest or current research projects.
Lunchtime learnings occur on the last Friday of the month, between 12:30 and 1:30pm.
For information about future presentations, email email@example.com.
Helen Miller, June 2015
This session introduced environmental, demographic, cultural, socio-economic, family and household risk factors for individuals and communities in Victoria.
Sally Gainsbury, June 2015
This presentation examined the convergence of gambling and gaming in digital media, including the different ways in which gambling themes are integrated into games. New research and policy options regarding the convergence of gambling and gaming were discussed.
Dr Laurie Morrison, May 2015
This session looked at qualitative research on adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to trust among a sample of Maori and Pacific women problem gamblers. Personal journeys were shared, as were strategies about how the women moved forward, changed their behaviour and took back control.
Sue Bertossa, May 2015
CBT is commonly used to treat problem gamblers, with notable outcomes. This session looked at how mainstream CBT has been adapted to ensure Aboriginal people and people with CALD backgrounds also have access to this treatment option.
Peter Adams, December 2014
The presentation explored the way those who accept industry money engage in a wider system of linkages aimed at influencing policy and regulation. It looked at how gamblers' contributions have played a key role in the blocking, diverting and confusing of gambling policy and regulation.
Simone Rodda, October 2014
This talk included new information on the characteristics of gamblers accessing online counselling and their readiness to change, as well as their motivations and experiences in accessing a single online session. It highlighted findings from five empirical published papers.
Kerryn O'Rourke, September 2014
Kerryn discussed Fair Foundations, the VicHealth framework for health equity, and how it outlines and describes the social determinants of health inequities, providing practical entry points for action in the public health arena.
Rosa Billi, August 2014
This presentation launched the final report for the Victorian Gambling Study 2008–2012, a four-year longitudinal study which examined the relationship between gambling and health in Victoria. The final report provides an overview of findings from the four annual waves.
Professor Peter Miller, August 2014
Peter shared his extensive work on the effects of responsible service of alcohol and regulation on the drinking culture in venues, and discussed how his learnings could be applied to the gambling context.
Dr Jeff Young, July 2014
This presentation provided information about research conducted at La Trobe University's Bouverie Centre, and investigated what being authentic – even in difficult situations - is all about.
Professor Robert Williams May 2014
This presentation explored major educational and policy initiatives used around the world to prevent problem gambling. Educational initiatives discussed included information and awareness campaigns, school-based prevention programs, and venue-based information and counselling centres.
Charles Livingstone, March 2014
In a climate of contested claims about the efficacy of high-profile interventions such as pre-commitment and reduced maximum bets, what is the actual evidence base for existing harm minimisation measures in poker machine and casino venues?
Rob Wootton and Belinda Opie, February 2014
This session provided an introduction to electronic gaming machines. It looked at player information display, session tracking and pre-commitment, jackpots and how they operate, the concept of randomness, and player and staff perceptions.
Dr Phil Townshend, November 2013
Imagine if addiction was not a disease that affected weak-willed and easily led people, but a healthy response to the environment by members of a hunter-gatherer species. This talk examined the nature of being human through brain architecture and neuroscience, and how this relates to addiction.
Professor David Hodgins, October 2013
This session explored the use of motivational interviewing for helpline callers and self-management of gambling problems using web-based information and self-exclusion from gambling venues.
Professor Max Abbot, July 2013
This session looked at the contemporary report on the world's largest clinical trial for problem gambling treatment. The findings have implications for stepped-care models that better match clients to treatments.