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About Dr John Haw

Dr John Haw PhD (UWS), BA (Hons), BA (Psych)
Dr. Haw completed his PhD in 2000 under the supervision of Professor Mark Dickerson at the University of Western Sydney. Since then, he has remained active researching the psychology of gaming machine play with a focus on the psychological predictors of gambling behaviour such as personality, emotion and other individual difference variables. He has successfully attracted research grants in this field, led projects as the chief investigator and published his findings in peer reviewed journals. He has also supervised and co-supervised Masters and PhD students to completion.
Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. He is experienced in both business and psychology and predominantly in the fields of casino and gaming management, services management, research methods and statistics. His scholarship of teaching includes funded research on blended learning and student attrition and the development of best practice resources for teaching staff. He has also published in the area of student critical thinking and assessment feedback.
Dr. Haw has successfully undertaken substantial university governance roles such as the Chair of School Board, Director of Teaching and Learning, Program Head and the ethics review committee. He is a former Vice President of the National Association for Gambling Studies and a past Associate Editor of the journals Gambling Research and Gambling Behavior.


Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism

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Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3175


Journal articles (13)

Books (1)

Reports (3)

Conferences (9)