Exploring remote ‘Territory’ to understand gambling in Indigenous communities - An update on the NT Gambling Project


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Presenter:  Ms Charlotte Boyer, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Gambling Research, AUN & Dr Matthew Stevens, Senior Research Fellow – Addictive Behaviours, Menzies School of Health Research

Date: Apr 24, 2018

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 6854
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To the Public - All Welcome – Please Share

Abstract: There is limited research available on gambling in remote Indigenous communities. The Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) is undertaking a project in the Northern Territory to build context and understanding of gambling in three remote Indigenous communities. This seminar will present qualitative and quantitative baseline data on gambling in these communities collected through semi-structured interviews, participatory research and surveys in late 2017. The baseline research was undertaken as a precursor to health promotion activities being implemented in each community by Amity Community Services Inc.. These health promotion activities are currently being implemented and aim to reduce the harm associated with gambling in communities. The CGR will use this baseline research to evaluate the outputs and outcomes achieved through the establishment of health promotion activities over the next year.

About Charlotte Boyer: Charlotte Boyer is a Senior Research Officer in the Centre for Gambling Research at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. She holds a Master of Politics and Public Policy and Bachelor of International Studies. Charlotte manages the Northern Territory Gambling Project focusing on gambling in remote Indigenous communities. Charlotte is experienced in engaging with complex public policy issues while working for government, universities, international organisations and as a consultant in Australia and overseas.

About Matthew Stevens: Matthew Stevens is a public health researcher and statistician. He has worked as a consultant statistician across a range of disciplines from environmental science to epidemiology. He was the first researcher in Australia to receive an NHMRC Early Career research Fellowship focussing on gambling. He has authored reports and journal articles in the field of social determinants of health with a focus on Northern Territory Aboriginal communities in the areas of gambling, housing, social and emotional wellbeing, natural fluoride and children’s dental caries, tobacco control and indicators of alcohol harms.

RSVP by Monday, 23 April 2018 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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