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 (2014)

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



A process evaluation of a self-exclusion program: a qualitative investigation from the perspective of excluders and non-excluders (with Nerilee Hing, Barry Tolchard, Louise Holdsworth, and Margaret Tiyce), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2014)

This paper draws on a process evaluation of Queensland’ self-exclusion program to examine how people...



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 (2014)

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



A narrative analysis of help-seeking behaviour and critical change points for recovering problem gamblers: the power of storytelling (with Nerilee Hing), Australian Social Work (2013)

Proportionately few problem gamblers seek formal help for gambling problems. However, research into gambling help-seeking...



All in the family: help-seeking by significant others of problem gamblers (with Nerilee Hing, Margaret Tiyce, and Louise Holdsworth), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2013)

Problem gambling can significantly affect the lives of concerned significant others (CSOs) of problem gamblers,...



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)