Senior Lecturer Dr. Helen Breen BA (Deakin) BBus(Hons)(UNENR) MBusTourism(SCU)PhD(SCU) Dr Helen Breen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. She has conducted numerous research projects on education and professional development for gaming venue managers and employees, as well as gambling among club members, responsible provision of gambling, female gambling and Indigenous Australian gambling. With others from the CGER, Helen has undertaken research projects for the Queensland Office of Regulatory Policy and Gambling Research Australia and is currently conducting an ARC Discovery project. Helen's PhD focussed on gambling among Indigenous people in north Queensland. She now has an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship on an ARC Discovery Grant investigating Indigenous gambling in a variety of regions in Australia. Professional activities Reviewer of Scholarly Research Articles for • Journal of Business Research. • Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. • Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health. • International Journal of Hospitality Management. • Social Science Quarterly. • Contemporary Economic Policy. • Qualitative Sociology. • International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. • UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal. • International Gambling Studies.
All mixed up together: women’s experiences of problem gambling, comorbidity and co-occurring complex needs (with Louise Holdsworth and Elaine Nuske), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2013)
While there has been minimal recent gendered gambling research conducted in Australia and elsewhere, there...
Employee stress and stressors in gambling and hospitality workplaces (with Margaret Tiyce, Nerilee Hing, and Grant Cairncross), Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism (2013)
Employee stress has harmful effects for employees, organizations, families and society. However, employee stress, and...
Gambling impacts on Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Australia: community leaders’ perspectives (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health (2013)
Gambling affects communities in many ways, yet relatively little research has investigated community level impacts...
Indigenous Australian gamblers and their help-seeking behaviour (with Nerilee Hing, Ashley Gordon, and Louise Holdsworth), Psychology of Gaming (2013)
Indigenous Australian gambling crime and possible interventions: a qualitative study (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gorgon), Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health (2013)
This paper has two purposes. First, we examine crime associated with the consequences of card...
Education partnerships: professional development education for tourism and hospitality employees, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2010)
Cooperative educational partnerships are innovative ventures where universities join with industry in a working relationship,...
Club management in Australia: administration, operations and gaming, 2nd edn (with Nerilee Hing and Paul Weeks), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2002)
Although Australia has more than 5500 registered and licensed clubs, many of them major business...
'Be careful what you wish for': a gendered analysis of women's gambling experiences (with Louise Holdsworth and Elaine Nuske), Sociology of Gambling (2012)
Gambling consequences for Indigenous Australians in New South Wales (with Ashley Gordon and Nerilee Hing), Sociology of Gambling (2012)
Public health and Indigenous Australian gambling: risky lifestyle or harmless recreation? (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), Public health: social and behavioural health (2012)
Casino history, development, and legislation in Australia (with Nerilee Hing), Casino industry in Asia Pacific: development, operation and impact (2006)
Strategic management of external change in NSW registered clubs (chapter) (with Kate Innes), Club management issues in Australia and North America (2006)
Book review [of] "First Nations gaming in Canada", edited by Yale D Belanger, University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg, International Gambling Studies (2011)
The article reviews the book "First Nations Gaming in Canada," edited by Yale D. Belanger.
Risk factors and protective factors associated with Indigenous gambling in north Queensland, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2010)
This study examines the gambling behaviours, motivations for gambling and consequences of gambling for Indigenous...
Cooperative education partnerships: an examination of reciprocal relationships between universities and tourism and hospitality industry organisations in providing professional development education for their employees, Masters thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2001)
Cooperative educational partnerships in Australia are considered to be innovative ventures where universities join with...
Gambling and the Aboriginal experience: has it helped or hurt? experiences from northern parts of Australia, Discovery 2010 Conference (2010)
This paper reports on findings into risk and protective factors associated with the propensity to...
Indigenous Australian gambling: consequences, crime and possible interventions (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), 23rd Annual ANZSOC Conference. Cross-border Domestic and Transnational Crime: Risks and Responses (2010)
One of several negative consequences flowing from Indigenous gambling, particularly problem gambling, is crime. Such...
Indigenous gambling in Australia: an overview of recent research, Joint Research Seminar: Griffith University, University of Queensland, Southern Cross University, Bond University (2010)
Indigenous gambling in Bundjalung country (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), 20th Annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2010)
Indigenous gambling: consequences, crime and possible interventions, 23rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 'Cross-border and Transnational Crime: Risks and Responses' (2010)
Exploring Indigenous gambling: understanding Indigenous gambling behaviour, consequences, risk factors, and potential interventions (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), Final report for Gambling Research Australia (2010)
Indigenous gambling in the Yarrabah community (with Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon), Report for the Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation (2009)
Funded by the Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation, this project conducted a quantitative survey of...
Gambling by employees of Queensland gaming venues: workplace influences on responsible gambling and problem gambling (with Nerilee Hing), Final report for the Research and Community Engagement Division of Queensland Treasury (2006)
This study, funded by the Responsible Gambling Grants Program of the Queensland Government, focuses on...
Management for Australian club managers, NSW Club Managers Association (2005)