Dr Charles Livingstone
BA (ANU), Grad.Dip.Econ.Hist (UNE), MEc (UNE), PhD (Melbourne), GCHE (Monash)
Senior Lecturer, Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Honours coordinator, BHSc(Hons)
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Phone: +61 3 9903 1679
Charles Livingstone has been a Senior Lecturer with Monash since 2006, initially with the Dept of Health Social Science and subsequently with DEPM when the departments were merged. Prior to 2006 he was a Senior Research Fellow with the Australian Institute for Primary Care at La Trobe University. He is currently Honours coordinator for the Honours degree of the Bachelor of Health Science and coordinates a number of undergraduate units in the Bachelor of Health Science. His disciplinary background is in economics and social theory, in both of which he holds research degrees.
His principal research interest is in gambling studies, particularly the relationship between poker machine gambling and socio-economic disadvantage and health inequality, and in the development and implementation of harm minimisation policy and strategies to address these issues. He has also researched the structural characteristics of poker machines and the relationship of these, and the structure of gambling systems, to the development of gambling problems.
He has also undertaken extensive research in health services policy and health financing and has a particular interest in health insurance research.
He was a member of the Australian government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling in 2010-11. His research has been funded by the Victorian Gambling Research Panel, the Independent Gambling Authority of South Australia, local governments and primary care partnerships, the Victorian Department of Human Services, VicHealth and UnitingCare Australia.
Charles is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia and has provided submissions to the Productivity Commission’s two inquiries into gambling (1999 and 2010), as well as to numerous state and federal government Parliamentary inquiries and to members of parliament. He is a regular contributor to public debate on the issues of gambling reform.
UnitingCare report – poker machine community benefit
Gambling and heart disease
Gambling and Children
HSC1052 Health and Social Care Systems and Policy
HSC2022 Culture Society and Health
HSC3011 Contemporary Health Challenges
HSC3072 Health Policy and Politics
HSC4001 Health Science research Project 1
HSC4002 Health Science research Project 2
Mixed methods, Qualitative social research