The Independent Gambling Research Consortium is composed of researchers from a variety of disciplines who have significant expertise in applying the tools and techniques of their fields to improve our knowledge of the nature and impact of gambling activities.
- Economic and Social
- quantification of the economic and social impact of gambling activities;
- relationship between gambling and crime (econometric analysis of expenditure and crime);
- impact of gambling on employment and expenditures in the broader economy (e.g. retail trade, tourism);
- community impacts including relationship with social inclusion;
- technological change and innovation in gambling products;
- effectiveness of harm minimisation measures including smart card technologies, removal of ATMs, restrictions on the supply of gambling products;
- spatial impacts of gambling location and participation, including role of hotels and clubs;
- history and development of gambling industries; and
- time series analysis of expenditure and participation.
- Psychology and Public Health
- prevalence studies of problem gambling;
- addiction and hazard modelling;
- role of cognitive and behavioural factors in the maintenance of within-session behaviour;
- adolescent gambling; and
- development of public health data, data systems and indicators with an emphasis on spatially-referenced data to describe and monitor social inequalities.
- public law, including constitutional law;
- regulatory schemes;
- intergovernmental relations; and
- diversionary schemes.