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.