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 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...



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,...



All mixed up together: women’s experiences of problem gambling, comorbidity and co-occurring complex needs (with Louise Holdsworth and Helen Breen), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2013)

While there has been minimal recent gendered gambling research conducted in Australia and elsewhere, there...



How gaming venue staff use behavioural indicators to assess problem gambling in patrons (with Nerilee Hing and Louise Holdsworth), Journal of Gambling Issues (2013)

Staff in gaming venues are increasingly expected to identify people with possible gambling problems based...


Conference publications

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)