Problem Gambling Interventions (Phase 2)
Three projects were awarded funding under this initiative.
This research is designed to increase understanding of gambling and problem gambling behaviour and so provide a sound basis for policy formulation and service provision. Through a series of in-depth narrative interviews the research will explore the impacts of gambling careers over the life course of individual players as well as across their wider social networks.
- Professor Gerda Reith
University of Glasgow
RES-191-5-0004 - Tracking vulnerability and resilience: gambling careers in the criminal justice system
The project has the overall aim to assist in the prevention of problem gambling by defining vulnerability and resilience to gambling harm and identifying interventions that would reduce vulnerability and increase resilience from the point of view of gamblers and abstainers in a vulnerable group. The project will achieve a sufficient sample of problem, non-problem and abstaining gamblers in prison to track crime and gambling careers over two years.
- Professor Corinne May-Chahal
RES-191-25-0006 - Managing money, debt and gambling: an in-depth exploration of the relationship between money and gambling behaviour
The study aims to understand the relationship between money, debt and gambling. In doing so, the research will have a holistic focus on the inter-relationship between people’s financial management strategies and their gambling, rather than simply seeing debt as an outcome or impact of gambling. Closely connected with individuals' financial management strategies will be people's personal management strategies (in terms of how they manage their emotions, relationships and conflict in their lives), and these will provide the wider context within which to understand their relationship to money and debt. The study will aim to understand how different pre-gambling strategies link with those used while the individual is gambling, and how these lead to various possible outcomes.
- Mr Matthew Barnard
National Centre for Social Research
ESRC contact for the initiative:
Telephone: 01793 442544