The Flinders Centre for Gambling Research

The aim of the centre is to conduct studies into the health, social, economic and political impact of gambling on society including the community, families and individuals, and to influence the formulation of policy in this area. 

Researchers at the centre have developed a number of national and international research collaborations in the area of problematic gambling and applications for research funding are currently being pursued.  Results of early pilot studies into relapse in problem gambling, longitudinal outcomes of treatment programmes and the exploration of alternative treatment options for treatment resistant gamblers (eg the application of Naltrexone in the treatment of problematic gamblers) are encouraging and provide a sound foundation for future research in this field. For more information about the centre please view our about us page.



The FCGR will be nationally and internationally recognised for high quality gambling treatment research and scholarship.


The Centre will serve to enhance community knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of problematic gambling and use this knowledge to improve the lives of people who are adversely affected by gambling.

The Flinders Centre for Gambling Research operates as part of Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit. It is situated in the Margaret Tobin building on Flinders University Campus. FCGR works with public sector agencies, universities and funding bodies.

For more information please contact:

Professor Peter Harvey

Director of the Flinders Centre for Gambling Research


Phone: +61 8 84042541

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Exposing the links between gambling and suicide

FHBHRU staff members Dr. Rene Pols and Dr. Conrad Newman were interviewed by SBS radio on gambling and suicide. Read the transcript below:


Suicide Report-Victoria

The 2013 Coroners Court of Victoria has released the report below on Gambling Related Suicide. FHBHRU staff members Dr. Rene Pols and Dr. Conrad Newman were interviewed by SBS radio. Read below:



Congratulations to Peter Harvey and Tiffany Lavis on their recent publication, Problem Gambling and Family Violence (PDF 299KB) . Suomi A, Jackson AC, Dowling NA, Lavis T, Patford J, Thomas SA, Harvey P, Abbott M, Bellringer ME, Koziol-McLain J, Cockman S. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health 2013, 3:13 (13 August 2013).


Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform - Prevention and treatment of problem gambling.

Transcript of the proceedings of Monday 14 May 2012 are available here .  

Please note that this is an uncorrected proof of evidence taken before the committee.  It is made available under the condition that it is recognised as such.

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