Gambling Treatment Clinic Is Inviting Visiting Scholars To Join Collaborative Research Agenda

 

The Gambling Treatment Clinic and Responsible Gambling Research Group led by Director Professor Alex Blaszczynski and Deputy Directors Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Fadi Anjoul, are looking to expand their international collaborative partnerships. Staff are highly connected internationally with successful collaborative partnerships in the U.S. (University of Nevada Las Vegas, Rutgers University, Harvard University), Canada (McGill University, Laval University), Germany (The University of Hamburg), Norway (Bergen University) and Belgium (Saint-Luc University Hospitals).

Gambling is a global issue and answers to challenges are best found by working together. Our researchers are seeking to build partnerships with national and international gambling academics that further out understanding of the psychology of gambling and to inform policies designed to minimise gambling-related harm. Our intention is to offer internships and visiting scholars opportunities to engage in joint projects, training, mentorship and exchange of ideas. The partnerships will extend beyond the period of visitation and the intention is to establish ongoing and productive collaborative relationships between research centres.

The successful applicants will apply for an adjunct research position within the School of Psychology and work collaboratively with researchers within the GTC on a specific project of mutual interest. It is expected that this work will include securement of funding, successful completion of a research project and publication in a high impact journal. Additionally, collaborators will have the opportunity to network with relevant stakeholders and attend local conferences and events. Research planning will commence prior to travel and collaboration continue after the placement.

Applicants must have a PhD and track record of success in obtaining external funding, conducting research and writing high impact publications. Funding of up to $10,000 will be provided to the successful applicant to assist with travel and research expenses. The collaboration should fit with the existing strategic research priorities:

  • Policies and strategies to minimise gambling-related harms (e.g., warning messages and information displays, self-exclusion)
  • The impact of Internet technology on harm
  • Optimal treatment methods for gambling problems

Interested applicants can find further details and the application form on the GTC research website:
http://sydney.edu.au/science/psychology/gambling_treatment_clinic/research/visiting_scholar.shtml

Applications are due February 28, 2017.

For further information please contact either Professor Alex Blaszczynski, GTC Director (alex.blaszczynski@sydney.edu.au), or Dr. Sally Gainsbury, GTC Deputy Director (sally.gainsbury@sydney.edu.au).