University Staff Directory The University of Adelaide Australia
Faculties & Divisions | People A to Z | Media Expertise | Phonebook
Public browsing [Login]
Text Zoom: S | M | L

Dr Daniel King

Telephone +61 8 8313 3740
Position Senior Research Associate
Fax +61 8 8313 3770
Building Hughes Building
Floor/Room 7 17
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Psychology

To link to this page, please use the following URL:

Awards & Achievements

2015                Thomson Reuters Citation Award 

2014                Early Career Research Award (APS) 

2013                Tracy Goodall Early Career Award (AACBT)

Research Interests

My research area is the study of digital technology-based addictions, with a specific interest in video games and online activities. I am also interested in the role of new digital technologies in gambling, including both monetary and non-monetary forms of gambling, and the potential risks posed to young people by these new avenues for gambling. I am the chief investigator on the South Australian Media Use Study (SAMUS), which is a large survey of SA-based adolescents’ electronic media use and its impact on sleep, mental health, and social functioning.


For an up-to-date record and full-text access, please consult:

Recent publications:

Kaptsis, D., King, D. L., Delfabbro, P. H., & Gradisar, M. (2016). Withdrawal symptoms in internet gaming disorder: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 58-66.

King, D. L. & Delfabbro, P. H. (2016). The cognitive psychopathology of Internet gaming disorder in adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

King, D. L. & Delfabbro, P. H. (2016). Early exposure to digital simulated gambling: A review and conceptual model. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 198-206.

King, D. L., Delfabbro, P. H., Kaptsis, D., & Zwaans, T. (2014). Adolescent simulated gambling via digital and social media: An emerging problem. Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 305-313.

King, D. L. & Delfabbro, P. H. (2014). Internet gaming disorder treatment: A review of definitions of diagnosis and treatment outcome. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 942-955.

King, D. L. & Delfabbro, P. H. (2014). The cognitive psychology of Internet gaming disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 298-308.

King, D. L. & Delfabbro, P. H. (2014). My Facebook family: Should adolescent psychiatric evaluation include information about online social networks? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 805-808.

King, D. L., Haagsma, M. C., Delfabbro, P. H., Gradisar, M., & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Toward a consensus definition of pathological video-gaming: A systematic review of psychometric assessment tools. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 331-342.

King, D. L., Delfabbro, P. H., Zwaans, T., & Kaptsis, D. (2013). Clinical features and axis I comorbidity of Australian adolescent pathological Internet and video-game users. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 1058-1067.

King, D. L., Gradisar, M., Drummond, A., Lovato, N., Wessel, J., Micic, G., Douglas, P., & Delfabbro, P. H. (2013). The impact of prolonged violent video-gaming on adolescent sleep: An experimental study. Journal of Sleep Research, 22, 137-143.

Professional Associations

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy South Australian Branch (AACBT)

National Association of Gambling Studies (NAGS) 

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 1 Mar 2016

The information in this directory is provided to support the academic, administrative and business activities of the University of Adelaide. To facilitate these activities, entries in the University Phone Directory are not limited to University employees. The use of information provided here for any other purpose, including the sending of unsolicited commercial material via email or any other electronic format, is strictly prohibited. The University reserves the right to recover all costs incurred in the event of breach of this policy.