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Professor Alun Jackson


Alun C Jackson PhD, is Professor and Director of the Problem Gambling Treatment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at LaTrobe University, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Research Fellow of the Centre on Behavioural Health at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Jackson has been involved in the design and direction of many large-scale research programs including an evaluation of the Victorian Gambler's Help service, an assessment of the health and mental health effects of gambling on women; an analysis of best practice in treatments; a study of the impact of gambling on children and adolescents; a review of prevalence measures; and the design of practice standards. He has also worked with the Australian Institute for Gambling Research on a range of studies with State governments relating to prevalence, service design and the design of industry-specific and whole of industry responsible gambling policies.

He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Gambling Issues; and Gambling Research, the journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies in Australia. Professor Jackson is the Chair of a working group on social marketing, health promotion and public education, of the International Think Tank on Presenting Gambling Populations and First Contact Services, established in December 2005, and a member of the Victorian Independent Gambling Peer Review Panel.

Contact details:

Phone: 03 8344 8530
Address: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
               Old Geology Building
               The University of Melbourne, VIC, 3010