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Knowledge in Action Workshop


Together with our research and community partners, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation invites you to attend the first ‘Knowledge in Action’ workshop. Taking place during Gambling Harm Awareness Week, the series focuses on sharing research along with local knowledge and experience, and encouraging collaboration in the community.


Our first workshop puts youth at the heart of the discussion. Whether you are a young person or have young people’s interests in mind, the workshop presents a unique opportunity to hear from researchers, community leaders and local professionals who are working to support the health and wellbeing of young people.


Researchers presenting on the day include: 

Researchers on the day

Dr Alex Russell is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory at CQUniversity. He is interested in all areas related to gambling, with a special interest in how technology is changing gambling, emerging forms of gambling, and who is most at risk.

Nancy Greer is a researcher and PhD candidate at CQUniversity. Her PhD examines the convergence of gaming and gambling, namely two new forms: esports betting and skin gambling. Nancy is also interested in research involving gambling-related harm, the social cost of gambling, and other emerging forms of gambling. Professor David Hill is a behavioural scientist and a founder of the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey. He is the former director of Cancer Council Victoria and is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Professor Hill has been recognised nationally for his work in the development and promotion of cancer awareness, community health and prevention programs with the award of Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson is manager of the Australian Gambling Research Centre, and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine at Monash University. Her work aims to improve understanding of young people’s engagement in gambling, alcohol and other drug use.

Topics include:

  • Presentation of new research about young people’s gambling behaviours, exposures and attitudes (an Australian first).
  • Important and emerging issues like gambling normalisation, sports betting, e-sports and online gambling-like content in games and social media.
  • Relationships between gambling and other issues such as mental health, alcohol, and other drugs.


The morning session will have an emphasis on sharing research findings and include a panel discussion. Afternoon workshops will focus engagement with school-age and young adults. 


Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.


Date: 10 October 2019, Thursday
Time: 9:30am to 3pm 

We encourage you to attend the full-day workshop. If you’d like to register for only the morning or afternoon session, please follow the prompts to indicate this during the booking process.


The Auditorium, Bendigo Discovery Centre
7 Railway Place, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Contact Details

If you have any questions relating to the event, please reach out to David Hunt on (03) 9452 2673. Alternatively, you can use the contact form below to send us an email.