Dr Alex Russell, BSc (Psychology, USyd '04) GDS (with merit, Psychology, USyd,
'07) PhD (Psychology, USyd, '14) 

Alex Russell studied his PhD through the School of Psychology at the University of
Sydney, supervised by Professor Bob Boakes. His research examined how people learn to
identify elements in wine samples and whether they can be trained to improve their
performance over a short period of time. His fourth-year project was also based on wine
perception, examining the verbal overshadowing effect in wine descriptions. 

During his time at the University of Sydney, he was heavily involved in teaching the
various statistical and research methods courses in the School of Psychology as a Tutor,
Senior Tutor, Casual Lecturer and Course Coordinator. He has also taught quantitative
methods in the School of Business at the University of Sydney and has guest lectured at
the Sydney campus for New York University. 

His recognised strengths in quantitative research led to him joining the Centre for
Gambling Education and Research at Southern Cross University with Professor Nerilee Hing
and Dr Sally Gainsbury. In this position, he is involved in many of the Centre's
research projects as Chief Statistical Analyst. 

Most of his published works have stemmed from his work with the CGER at SCU, although he
has also published work from his PhD and from various other research collaborations. 

His publication record as a Postgraduate student was recognised with Postgraduate
Publication Prizes through the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2012
and again in 2013. 

He has reviewed articles for journals in gambling and in perception. 

Journal Articles

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A case of mistaken identity? A comparison of professional and amateur problem gamblers (with Nerilee Hing, Sally M. Gainsbury, and Alex Blaszczynski), Journal of Gambling Studies (2015)

Professional gamblers are more likely than amateur gamblers to meet criteria for problem gambling but...

 

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Characteristics and help-seeking behaviors of internet gamblers based on most problematic mode of gambling (with Nerilee Hing, Sally M. Gainsbury, and Alex Blaszcynski), Journal of Medical Internet Research (2015)

Background: Previous studies of problem Internet gamblers have failed to distinguish whether their problem gambling...

 

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Determining optimal placement for pop-up messages: evaluation of a live trial of dynamic warning messages for electronic gaming machines (with Sally M. Gainsbury, David Aro, Dianne Ball, and Christian Tobar), International Gambling Studies (2015)

Dynamic warning messages are a harm minimization strategy aimed at preventing or reducing gambling-related problems...

 

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Greater involvement and diversity of Internet gambling as a risk factor for problem gambling (with Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Blaszczynski, and Nerilee Hing), European Journal of Public Health (2015)

Background: Concerns that Internet gambling has elevated the prevalence of problem gambling have not been...

 

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Optimal content for warning messages to enhance consumer decision making and reduce problem gambling (with Sally M. Gainsbury, David Aro, Dianne Ball, and Christian Tobar), Journal of Business Research (2015)

Warning messages for electronic gaming machines (EGMs) have been mandated to increase consumers’ ability to...

 

Book chapters

Gambling motivations of Indigenous Australians (with Nerilee Hing, Helen Breen, and Ashley Gordon), Gambling: cultural attitudes, motivations and impact on quality of life (2015)
 

Asylum seekers as political spectacle (with Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick), Media and terrorism: global perspectives (2013)
 

Conferences

Gambling problems and related risk factors amongst Aboriginal Australians (with Nerilee Hing, Helen Breen, and Ashley Gordon), Problem Gambling Seminar: Problem Gambling Interventions for Indigenous Communities (2014)
 

Indigenous Australians: gambling-related harms and help-seeking (with Nerilee Hing, Helen Breen, and Ashley Gordon), Problem Gambling Seminar: Problem Gambling Interventions for Indigenous Communities (2014)
 

Interactive gambling: the first nationally representative study in Australia (with Nerilee Hing, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Blaszczynski, R Wood, and D Lubman), Queensland Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee (2014)
 

The effectiveness of self-exclusion programs in Queensland (with Nerilee Hing, B Tolchard, and Elaine Nuske), Sunshine Coast Responsible Gambling Network (2014)
 

The gambling behaviour of Indigenous Australians (with Nerilee Hing, Helen Breen, and Ashley Gordon), Problem Gambling Seminar: Problem Gambling Interventions for Indigenous Communities (2014)
 

Reports

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A comparative study of men and women gamblers in Victoria (with Nerilee Hing, Barry Tolchard, and Lia Nower), Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (2014)
 

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Interactive gambling (with Nerilee Hing, Sally M. Gainsbury, Alex Blaszczynski, Robert Wood, and Dan Lubman), Gambling Research Australia (2014)