Dr Louise Holdsworth B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) (SCU), PhD (SCU) Dr Louise Holdsworth completed her PhD thesis in 2008. Her thesis addressed the negotiated meanings and experiences of housing tenure in a social, economic and political context. Louise has previously worked through the University of Sydney on the Australian Rural Mental Health Study (ARMHS) coordinating the study on the Far North Coast of NSW. More recently she was part of a team working on a systematic review on service linkages in primary mental health care, funded through APHCRI at the ANU. Louise is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CGER, predominantly researching problem gambling and co-morbid disorders. Louise's key areas of interest include: mental health issues; gambling issues; housing related concerns and policy; research concerning disadvantaged social groups, especially from a gendered perspective; qualitative research and feminist research.
All in the family: help-seeking by significant others of problem gamblers (with Nerilee Hing, Margaret Tiyce, and Elaine Nuske), 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 Elaine Nuske 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...
Indigenous Australian gamblers and their help-seeking behaviour (with Helen Breen, Nerilee Hing, and Ashley Gordon), Psychology of Gaming (2013)
Exploring the hidden nature of gambling problems among people who are homeless (with Margaret Tiyce), Australian Social Work (2012)
Although people with gambling problems are now recognised to be among those groups of people...
Building effective service linkages in primary mental health care: a narrative review part 1 (with Jeffrey D. Fuller, David Perkins, Sharon Parker, Brian Kelly, Russell Roberts, Lee Martinez, and Lyn Fragar), BMC Health Services Research (2011)
Just renting: experiences of sole mother non-home owners living in Northern NSW, Australia, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2010)
The goal of owning one's home, as opposed to 'just renting', is deeply ingrained in...
'Be careful what you wish for': a gendered analysis of women's gambling experiences (with Helen Breen and Elaine Nuske), Sociology of Gambling (2012)
The third place: gambling, inclusion and place (with Margaret Tiyce), National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2011)
Truths and half truths: the difficult relationship between service providers and people who are homeless and have gambling problems (with Margaret Tiyce), National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference (2011)
'Just renting': the experiences of sole mother non-home owners living in northern NSW, PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2007)
The goal of owning one’s home, as opposed to ‘just renting’, is deeply ingrained in...
A qualitative study of the temporal sequencing of problem gambling and co-morbid disorders (with John Haw and Nerilee Hing), 20th Annual Conference of the National Association of Gambling Studies (NAGS) (2010)
Disrupting the silences? Negotiating the dominant paradigm in tourism, leisure and hospitality research (with Margaret Tiyce and Kay Dimmock), Beyond the margins? The relevance of critical approaches in tourism and hospitality studies: Critical Approaches in Tourism and Hospitality (CATH) Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium, (2010)
How effective are different service linkage strategies in primary mental health care? (with David Perkins, Jeffrey D. Fuller, Sharon Parker, Brian Kelly, Lyn Fragar, Lee Martinez, and Russell Roberts), Primary Health Care Research Conference (2010)
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Linkages between primary care, mental health and other services are key components...
Problem gambling and co-morbid disorders (with John Haw), NSW Problem Gambling Counsellors’ Conference: A new decade, a new direction (2010)
Housing needs and policies for non-home owning sole mother renters, 3rd Australasian Housing Researchers’ Conference (2008)
A study of homelessness and gambling in the Northern Rivers region, New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of people experiencing homelessness and gambling, and the service providers supporting them (with Margaret Tiyce), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management research papers (2012)
While gambling problems and housing problems are both serious concerns, there have been relatively few...
Farm-link: improving the mental health and wellbeing of people on NSW farms: evaluation report (with Jeffrey D. Fuller and T Fallon), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2009)
Strategies to improve linkages in primary mental health care: imforming policy and practice (with Jeffrey D. Fuller, David Perkins, and Sharon Parker), Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), Australian National University (2009)
Systematic review on service linkages in primary mental health care: informing Australian policy and practice (with Jeffrey D. Fuller, David Perkins, Sharon Parker, Brian Kelly, Lyn Fragar, Lee Martinez, and Russell Roberts), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2009)