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About Associate Professor Martin Young

Associate Professor Martin Young, BA(UNE), BA(Hons1)(UNE), PhD(JCU)
After completing a BA (Hons) in human geography at the University of New England in 1992, Martin moved to James Cook University and the tropics to conduct his doctoral research about the way in which ‘natural’ places (in this case the Daintree and Cape Tribulation area of far north Queensland) are socially constructed. Martin later moved to Darwin, Northern Territory (NT), to commence work with the School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University, in 2004. From 2004-2010 he developed a gambling research program relevant to non-metropolitan contexts. The program comprised a series of related research projects which investigated the patterns of gambling participation among the NT population; effects of gambling on particular populations (including Indigenous people); estimation and assessment of problem gambling; social impacts of gambling venues; and analysis of gambling policy and regulation. Since joining Southern Cross University in 2011, Martin has continued with developing a research agenda based around the critical geography of leisure industries with a focus on gambling and tourism.
Research interests
• Spatial relationship between gambling venues and supporting communities
• Gambling supply structures and the distribution of gambling-related harm
• Critical sociology of gambling production and consumption
• Social production and consumption of tourist places
• Causes and consequences of population mobility


Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University Centre for Gambling Education and Research
Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism


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Contact Information

Hogbin Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW
Australia 2450
Phone: (+61 2) 6659 8012
Fax: (+61 2) 6620 3565


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