Dr Sally Gainsbury BPsy(Sydney), PhD(Sydney)DocClinPsy(Sydney) Dr. Sally Gainsbury (nee Monaghan) completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and PhD at the University of Sydney, supervised by Professor Alex Blaszczynski. Her research has focussed on responsible gambling strategies, particularly for electronic gaming machines and online gambling, Internet gambling, online treatment options, gambling amongst youth and young adults, the impact of gambling-related policy, harm-minimisation measures and harm-prevention policies. Dr. Gainsbury is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Gambling Education & Research at Southern Cross University and a Research Affiliate with the School of Psychology, the University of Sydney. Dr. Gainsbury has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes in recognition of her research, including the Sir Robert Menzies Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship (2008-2009) and the University of Sydney Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2008). Dr. Gainsbury has been involved in numerous research grants from various funding agencies and industry partners in Canada and Australia (totalling more than $400,000) acting as the principle investigator on the majority of projects. She has presented at many major national and international conferences, including giving keynote presentations. After living and working for over two years in Montreal, Canada, including working at McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling & High Risk Behaviour, Dr. Gainsbury has an international perspective on gambling and policies between cultures and a working knowledge of the importance of international and inter-disciplinary research collaboration. She has been involved in many collaborative research projects, including international collaboration and continues to work with many key people in the gambling and addictions field across multiple disciplines. Dr. Gainsbury is the Associate Editor of the academic journal International Gambling Studies and from 2006 until March 2010 was the NSW representative for the National Association for Gambling Studies. She serves on the Board of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and is the co-editor of this society’s newsletter. Dr. Gainsbury also acts as a reviewer for many high-impact academic journals across the fields of gambling studies, addiction, psychology, mental health and media, computer and Internet use and impact. Dr. Gainsbury has several years work experience in various mental health organisations and has worked as a psychologist with numerous populations including with inpatient, outpatient, youth, adult and problem gambling and addiction settings. She also has a number of years of teaching experience including lecturing and leading tutorial groups at the University of Sydney, the University of Notre Dame as well as acting as a private tutor. Professional activities: • Associate Editor - International Gambling Studies • Board member, International Society of Managing and Technical Editors • Member of conference organising committee, International Society of Managing and Technical Editors • Board member, International Society of Addiction Journal Editors • Editor of Newsletter for the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors • Member of International Gambling Harm Prevention Panel Peer-reviewer for: • Ontario Problem Gambling Research Center • Gambling Research Australia • International Journal of Services Technology and Management, • Journal of Medical Psychology (Editorial Board) • Addiction • Journal of Business Research (special issue on gambling), • New Media & Society • Addiction Research & Theory • Journal of Gambling Studies • International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, • Computers in Human Behavior • Journal of Gambling Issues, • Asian Journal of Gambling Issues & Public Health • Gambling Research: The Journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies
Consumer attitudes towards internet gambling: perceptions of responsible gambling policies, consumer protection, and regulation of online gambling sites (with Jonathan Parke and Niko Suhonen), Computers in Human Behavior (2013)
There is an insufficient understanding of consumer attitudes towards Internet gambling, which contributes to difficulties...
A digital revolution: comparison of demographic profiles, attitudes and gambling behavior of internet and non-internet gamblers (with Robert Wood, Alex Russell, Nerilee Hing, and Alex Blaszczynski), Computers in Human Behavior (2012)
Internet gambling is one of the fastest growing sectors of e-commerce and rapidly growing as...
Aboriginal gambling and problem gambling: a review (with Helen Breen), International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (2012)
The prevention of gambling-related problems amongst Aboriginal communities has been neglected by most public health...
Wagering in Australia: a retrospective behavioural analysis of betting patterns based on player account data (with Saalem Sadeque, Dick Mizerski, and Alex Blaszczynski), Journal of Gambling Business and Economics (2012)
Gambling research often relies on self-report and cross-sectional data which is limited by inaccuracies in...
Workplace risk and protective factors for gambling problems among gambling industry employees (with Nerilee Hing), Journal of Business Research (2012)
Having a stable healthy workforce is beneficial for the gambling industry, yet this workforce has...
Internet gambling: current research findings and implications, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2012)
Internet gambling is one of the fastest growing forms of gambling. Global Internet gambling expenditure...
Harm minimisation in gambling (with Alex Blaszczynski), Harm reduction in substance use and high-risk behaviour: international policy and practice (2012)
Gambling is a recreational activity that, when restricted to affordable limits, is experienced as an...
Internet gambling and pathological gambling, The Wiley Blackwell handbook on pathological gambling (2012)
Online clinical support (with Richard Wood), Routledge international handbook of internet gambling (2012)
Online clinical support for people with gambling problems (with Richard Wood), Routledge international handbook on internet gambling (2012)
Gambling problems result in economic burden, health costs, and social strain for communities in addition...
Seeking help online: a new approach for youth-specific gambling interventions, Youth gambling: the hidden addiction (2011)
Youth gambling represents a potentially serious public policy and health issue. Nevertheless, the rise in...
Editorials, book reviews
Review of 'Pathways to excessive gambling: a societal perspective on youth and adult gambling pursuits', by C Fabiansson, Ashgate, Farnham, 2010, International Gambling Studies (2011)
The article reviews the book "Pathways to Excessive Gambling: A Societal Perspective on Youth and...
Interactive Gambling in Australia, Victorian Responsible Gambling Awareness Week launch (2013)
Culturally specific help seeking behaviours among Australian gamblers and family members and appropriate treatment options (with Nerilee Hing, John Haw, and Elaine Nuske), The 3rd Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference 2011 “Problem Gambling and Addictions - International Collaboration and Multi-Disciplinary Approach (2011)
Help seeking behaviour for gambling problems amongst CALD populations (with Elaine Nuske, Nerilee Hing, and John Haw), Queensland Gambling Help Forum (2011)
Improving your chances of publishing research, The 3rd Asian Pacific Problem Gambling and Addictions Conference: Problem gambling and addictions - international collaboration and multi-disciplinary approach (2011)
Let’s play… sports and interactive betting go head to head, Discovery 2011 Conference (2011)
An investigation of internet gambling in Australia (with Nerilee Hing, Alex Blaszczynski, and Robert Wood), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2011)
Inquiry into the prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia and gambling advertising (with Alex Blaszczynski), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (2011)
Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Interactive Gambling (with Alex Blaszczynski), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2010)