Published: 4 November 2011
Professor Gerda Reith has been awarded three ESRC grants for research into the social impacts of gambling.
Professor Gerda Reith has been awarded three ESRC grants for research into the social impacts of gambling:
'Tracking Vulnerability and Resilience: Gambling Careers in the Criminal Justice System'. £360,000.
This three year project, with colleagues at the University of Lancaster, explores patterns of risk, vulnerability and resilience among offenders in prisons in England and Scotland. It will examine the relationship between crime and problem gambling, and the interaction of these with mental health problems, substance misuse and patterns of deprivation.
The team will also collaborate with the International Resilience Project at Dalhousie University, Canada, to develop a new tool for measuring resilience.
'Understanding Gambling: Impacts and Social Networks Across the Lifecourse' £168.000
This two year project, with colleagues at the Scottish Centre for Social Research, continues a longitudinal, qualitative exploration of the development of gambling careers among a cohort of individuals in Scotland. It focuses on the ways that behaviour changes over time and the impacts of such behaviour on wider social networks, particularly in terms of issues such as debt, employment and criminal activity.
'Managing Money, Debt and Gambling'. With the National Centre for Social Research. £122,081.
This two year project examines the relationship between ideas about money and financial management strategies among individuals who get into debt from their gambling.
First published: 4 November 2011