Dr Elaine Nuske BSc(Hons)(Salf), MA(Brun), PhD(SCU) 

Elaine has been teaching at Southern Cross University for 15 years. She teaches
counselling and social welfare to students in the Bachelor of Social Sciences. A social
worker by professional background, Elaine's research interests currently focus on
gambling issues. She is specifically invovled in research relating to problem gambling;
help-seeking behaviours of problem gamblers; self exclusion practices and women and
gambling issues. She is on secondment to the Centre for Gambling Education and Research
at Southern Cross University during 2012. 

Journal articles


A grounded theory of the influence of significant life events, psychological co-morbidities and related social factors on gambling involvement (with Louise Holdsworth and Nerilee Hing), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2015)

This study aimed to explore how gambling involvement and gambling-related problems may be affected by...



Are there distinctive outcomes from self-exclusion? an exploratory study comparing gamblers who have self-excluded, received counselling, or both (with Nerilee Hing, Alex Russell, and Barry Tolchard), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2015)

Research has not determined whether typical improvements in psychosocial functioning following self-exclusion are due...



Perceived stigma and self-stigma of problem gambling: perspectives of people with gambling problems (with Nerilee Hing, Sally M. Gainsbury, and Alex Russell), International Gambling Studies (2015)

Minimal research has investigated the stigma associated with problem gambling, despite its major hindrance to...



The public stigma of problem gambling: its nature and relative intensity compared to other health conditions (with Nerilee Hing, Alex Russell, and Sally M. Gainsbury), Journal of Gambling Studies (2015)

Problem gambling attracts considerable public stigma, with deleterious effects on mental health and use of...



What influences the types of help that problem gamblers choose? a preliminary grounded theory model (with Nerilee Hing, Barry Tolchard, and Alex Russell), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2015)

Research has not fully explored factors that influence types of help used from the suite...



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

Culturally specific help seeking behaviours among Australian gamblers and family members and appropriate treatment options (with Sally Gainsbury, Nerilee Hing, and John Haw), Problem gambling and addictions: international collaboration and multi-disciplinary approach: the 3rd Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference (2011)

Help seeking behaviour for gambling problems amongst CALD populations (with Nerilee Hing, Sally Gainsbury, and John Haw), Queensland Gambling Help Forum (2011)

A narrative analysis of help-seeking behavior for recovered problem gamblers (with Nerilee Hing and John Haw), 20th Annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2010)

Hitting the jackpot: the experience of self-barring (with Nerilee Hing and Sharen Nisbet), 19th Annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2009)



Assisting problem gamblers in South Australian gaming venues (with Nerilee Hing and Sharen Nisbet), Final report for the Independent Gambling Authority of South Australia (2010)