Our Centre is a world leader in the treatment of gambling disorder
A publication in the prestigious peer reviewed journal Behaviour Research and Therapy, has demonstrated our Centre as a world leader in the treatment of gambling disorders.
‘Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: Randomised controlled trial ’ DP Smith, MW. Battersby, PW Harvey, RG Pols, R Ladouceur; Behaviour Research and Therapy 69 (2015) 100-110’.
$1.5m grant awarded for research project
Professor Battersby has been a member of the International Think Tank on Gambling led by Prof Max Abbott of Auckland University of Technology since 2004, and chair of the working party on clinical trials.
In 2016, the trial group including Canadian researcher Professor David Hodson were successful in winning a $1.5M grant to conduct a 4-year randomised trial of the Flinders ‘urge’ based exposure and cognitive therapy program vs motivational interviewing in gambling help services across NZ.
FHBHRU staff members Dr. Rene Pols and Dr. Conrad Newman were interviewed by SBS radio on gambling and suicide.
The 2013 Coroners Court of Victoria has released the report on Gambling Related Suicide. FHBHRU staff members Dr Rene Pols and Dr Conrad Newman were interviewed by SBS radio.
Congratulations to Peter Harvey and Tiffany Lavis on their recent publication: Problem gambling and family violence: family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping which featured in the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health.
Transcript of the proceedings of Monday 14 May 2012. Please note that this is an uncorrected proof of evidence taken before the committee. It is made available under the condition that it is recognised as such.
National Conference of Emerging & New Researchers in Gambling (ENERGI)
Amii Larsen presented her masters thesis paper on young people and on-line gambling at the 2012 Annual Conference of Emerging and New Researchers In Gambling (ENERGI) which was held in Melbourne.
Anglicare-Flinders 'Research to Practice' seminar
March 2012 Research to practice seminar (PDF 95KB)
'Addressing the complex needs of problem gamblers' attracted record numbers and brought together lead researchers in this field together with an 'on the ground' perspective.
Peter Harvey appointed to the position of Director of the Flinders Centre for Gambling Research
Peter Harvey was recently appointed to the position of Director of the Flinders Centre for Gambling Research. His brief is to expand the research grant activity within the Centre, attract post graduate students to work at Flinders University and encourage national and international gambling research collaboration.
In addition to his work with the FCGR, Peter will also pursue his other research and teaching interests in chronic illness management and self-management and support the activities of the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit (FHBHRU).
Visiting expert Professor Robert Ladouceur
Visiting expert Professor Robert Ladouceur from Laval University in Quebec is visiting our Centre from October 17-19 to assist with the current RCT study and to plan a larger national study into the effects of different forms of treatment for disordered gambling.