Professor Gerda Reith

  • Professor of Social Sciences (Sociology)

telephone: 01413303849
email: Gerda.Reith@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests centre on problematic forms of consumption, particularly those considered risky or 'addictive', the ways they are experienced by different social groups and their impacts on public health.  Research focuses in particular on:

  • Gambling and problem gambling; its causes, consequences and cultural meanings
  • Theories of risk, addiction and consumption
  • Public health and policy regulation, particularly in relation to disadvantaged social groups
  • The regulatory and historical forces involved in the formation of modern patterns of consumption
 

   

Grants

  • ‘Situating Problem Gambling: the Social Context of Gambling Careers’. With the Scottish Centre for Social Research. £151,000
    This longitudinal qualitative study explores the social context of gambling and problem gambling, focusing on the ways that behaviour changes over time among a range of demographic groups.
    ESRC
    2006-2009

  • ‘Tracking Vulnerability and Resilience: Gambling Careers in the Criminal Justice System’.  With Professor Corinne May-Chahal, University of Lancaster.  £360,000.
    This three year project 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.
    ESRC
    2009-2012

  • ‘Understanding Gambling: Impacts and Social Networks Across the Lifecourse’.  With the Scottish Centre for Social Research. £168,000
    This project continues the longitudinal exploration of gambling careers among a cohort of individuals, and expands to focus on the impacts of behaviour on wider social networks, particularly in terms of issues such as debt, employment and criminal activity.
    ESRC
    2009-2011

  • ‘Managing Money, Debt and Gambling’. With the National Centre for Social Research. £122, 081.
    This project examines the relationship between ideas about money and financial management strategies among individuals who get into debt from their gambling.
    ESRC
    2009-2011

  • MRC Addictions Research Cluster. ‘Addictions in Youth and Young Adulthood: Causes, Trajectories and Risk Factors’. With Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow. £10, 000
    MRC
    2009

  • ‘A Comparison of Japanese and U.K Gambling Policy and Regulatory Regimes’. £1000.
    Sasakawa Foundation
    2009

  • ‘Economic and Social Impacts of New Casinos’.  With PMP Research
    Department for Culture, Media and Sport
    2008

  • ‘A Qualitative Exploration of Pathways of Recovery from Problem Gambling’.  With the Scottish Centre for Social Research
    Gambling Commission
    2008

  • ‘The Social Impacts of Gambling’.
    Scottish Executive
    2006

  • ‘A Research Review of Aspects of Problem Gambling’ With M. Abbott; M. Bellringer and R. Volberg; University of Auckland.
    Responsibility in Gambling Trust
    2005

Supervision

Supervision areas

  • Theories of risk, consumption and addiction 
  • Addictions and addictive behaviours
  • Risk
  • Gambling and problem gambling

Current research students

Lyle Christine
Processes of recovery from problem gambling
Responsible Gambling Fund
2010-2014

Teaching

Level 2

  • Sociology: Modernity, risk and consumption

Honours

  • Sociology of Consumption; theoretical and historical issues
  • Sociology of Consumption: substantive areas

Additional information

External Engagement

  • Chair: Research Panel.  Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. 2009-
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Community Liaison Group (2005-)
  • ESRC: Peer Review College.  2010-
  • ESRC: Communications Expert Listing: Health and Wellbeing.  2010-
  • Scottish Parliament, Cross Party Group on Debt 2009-
  • Gambling Commission: Expert Panel on Machine Regulation (2009)
  • Gambling Commission: Review of Research, Education and Treatment 2009
  • British Medical Association: Expert academic advisor on the Report: Problem Gambling Treatment in the NHS. 2006

Editorial Boads

  • International Gambling Studies
  • Journal of Gambling Issues
  • Journal of Youth Studies
  • Journal of Risk Management

Visiting fellowships

  • University of Melbourne, Visiting Fellow, October-December 2004
  • University of Melbourne, Visiting Fellow, May-August 2007

Links

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2000 | 1999
Number of items: 43.

2017

Livingstone, C., Adams, P., Cassidy, R., Markham, F., Reith, G., Rintoul, A., Schül, N. D., Woolley, R. and Young, M. (2017) On gambling research, social science and the consequences of commercial gambling. International Gambling Studies, (doi:10.1080/14459795.2017.1377748) (Early Online Publication)

Dobbie, F., Reith, G. and McConville, S. (2017) Utilising social network research in the qualitative exploration of gamblers' social relationships. Qualitative Research, (doi:10.1177/1468794117710323) (Early Online Publication)

May-Chahal, C., Humphreys, L., Clifton, A., Francis, B. and Reith, G. (2017) Gambling harm and crime careers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(1), pp. 65-84. (doi:10.1007/s10899-016-9612-z) (PMID:27116232) (PMCID:PMC5323489)

Kristiansen, S., Reith, G. and Trabjerg, C. M. (2017) ‘The notorious gambling class’: Patterns of gambling among young people in Denmark: a longitudinal qualitative study. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(3), pp. 366-381. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2016.1232480)

Reith, G. (2017) Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess. Routledge. ISBN 9780415268264 (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Stead, M., Dobbie, F., Angus, K., Purves, R. I., Reith, G. and MacDonald, L. (2016) The online bingo boom in the UK: a qualitative examination of its appeal. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0154763. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154763) (PMID:27138116) (PMCID:PMC4854447)

2015

Kristiansen, S., Trabjerg, M. C. and Reith, G. (2015) Learning to gamble: early gambling experiences among young people in Denmark. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(2), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2014.933197)

2014

Wardle, H., Keily, R., Astbury, G. and Reith, G. (2014) 'Risky places?': mapping gambling machine density and socio-economic deprivation. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(1), pp. 201-212. (doi:10.1007/s10899-012-9349-2)

Barnard, M., Kerr, J., Kinsella, R., Orford, J., Reith, G. and Wardle, H. (2014) Exploring the relationship between gambling, debt and financial management in Britain. International Gambling Studies, 14(1), pp. 82-95. (doi:10.1080/14459795.2013.842606)

2013

Reith, G. (2013) Techno economic systems and excessive consumption: a political economy of ‘pathological’ gambling. British Journal of Sociology, 64(4), pp. 717-738. (doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12050)

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2013) Gambling careers: a longitudinal, qualitative study of gambling behaviour. Addiction Research and Theory, 21(5), pp. 376-390. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2012.731116)

2012

Reith, G. (2012) Beyond addiction and compulsion: the continuing role of environment in the case of pathological gambling. Addiction, 107(10), pp. 1736-1737. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03669.x)

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2012) Lost in the game: narratives of addiction and identity in recovery from problem gambling. Addiction Research and Theory, 20(6), pp. 511-521. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2012.672599)

2011

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2011) Beginning gambling: the role of social networks and environment. Addiction Research and Theory, 19(6), pp. 483-493. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2011.558955)

Reith, G. (2011) Regulating harm: Gambling technology and the challenges for Great Britain. Addiction, 106(1), pp. 9-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03220.x)

2009

Moodie, C. and Reith, G. (2009) Responsible gambling signage on electronic gaming machines, before and after the implementation of the United Kingdom Gambling Act: an observational study. International Gambling Studies, 9(1), pp. 5-17. (doi:10.1080/14459790802652183)

Anderson, S., Dobbie, F. and Reith, G. (2009) Processes of Recovery from Problem Gambling. Project Report. Gambling Commission. (Unpublished)

Reith, G. (2009) Living with risk: chance, luck, and the creation of meaning in uncertainty. In: Welchman, J.C. (ed.) The Aesthetics of Risk. Series: Southern California Consortium of Art Schools [SoCCAS] symposia (3). JRP/Ringier: Zürich, Switzerland, pp. 57-80. ISBN 9783905770551

Reith, G. (2009) Uncertain Times: The Notion of 'Risk' and the Development of Modernity. In: R., L. and L., F. (eds.) Risk and Modern Society. Earthscan Books: London, pp. 53-71. ISBN 97818440768

2008

Reith, G. (2008) Reflections on responsibility. Journal of Gambling Issues, 22,

Reith, G. (2008) Asumir reisgos: la estetica del juego. In: Antelo, R., Herraez, B. and Rubira, S. (eds.) Una Tirada de Dados: Sobre el Azar en el Arte Contemporaneo. Consejeria de Cultura y Turismo: Madrid, pp. 98-106. ISBN 9788445131336

Reith, G. (2008) Living with risk: chance, luck and the creation of meaning in uncertainty. In: Welchman, J. (ed.) The Aesthetics of Risk. JRP Ringier: Zurich, pp. 57-78. ISBN 9783905770551

Reith, G. (2008) Social context of gambling behaviour: patterns of harm and protection. In: International Transformations: Preventing UK Gambling Harm, London, 29 – 30 Oct 2007,

Reith, G. (2008) The culture of gambling in Great Britain: Legislative and social change. In: Spapens, A.C., Littler, A. and Fijnaut, C. (eds.) Crime, Addiction and the Regulation of Gambling. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden/Boston, pp. 165-180. ISBN 9789004172180

2007

Reith, G. (2007) Gambling and the contradictions of consumption - A genealogy of the 'Pathological' subject. American Behavioral Scientist, 51(1), pp. 33-55. (doi:10.1177/0002764207304856)

Reith, G. (2007) Situating gambling studies. In: Smith, G., Hodgins, D. and Williams, R. (eds.) Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9780123708564

2006

Reith, G. (2006) Research on the Social Impact of Gambling. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Reith, G. (2006) The experience of play. In: Cosgrave, J.F. (ed.) The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 255-291. ISBN 9780415952217

Reith, G. (2006) The pursuit of chance. In: Cosgrave, J.F. (ed.) The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 125-143. ISBN 9780415952217

2005

Reith, G. (2005) On the edge: drugs and the consumption of risk in late modernity. In: Lyng, S. (ed.) Edgework: The Sociology of Risk Taking. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 227-246. ISBN 9780415932165

Reith, G. (2005) Consumption: Regulation and Excess. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415268264

2004

Abbott, M., Volberg, R., Bellringer, M. and Reith, G. (2004) A research review of aspects of problem gambling. Project Report. Responsibility in Gambling Trust, London.

Reith, G. (2004) Consumption and its discontents: addiction, identity and the problems of freedom. British Journal of Sociology, 55(2), pp. 283-300.

Reith, G. (2004) The Economics of Ethics: Lotteries and State Funding. Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter, 6(1), pp. 4-12.

Reith, G. (2004) Gambling and lotteries. In: Dewald, J. (ed.) Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, USA, pp. 1145-1152. ISBN 9780684312002

Reith, G. (2004) Uncertain times: the notion of 'risk' and the development of modernity. Time and Society, 13(2-3), pp. 383-402. (doi:10.1177/0961463X04045672)

2003

Reith, G. (Ed.) (2003) Gambling: Who Wins? Who Loses? Series: Contemporary issues series. Prometheus Books: Amherst, N.Y.. ISBN 1591020735

Reith, G. (2003) Living with uncertainty :The Construction of 'Risk' and the Belief in Luck. Organdi, 6(Fall), pp. 353-369.

Reith, G. (2003) Pathology and profit: controversies in the expansion of legal gambling. In: Reith, G. (ed.) Gambling: Who Wins? Who Loses? Series: Contemporary issues series. Prometheus Books: Amherst, NY, USA, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781591020738

2002

Reith, G. (2002) The age of chance: gambling in Western culture (Korean translation 2006). Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415263092

Reith, G. (2002) The national lottery and the individualization of gambling in Britain. E-Gaming Pro(Septem), pp. 1-8.

2000

Shewan, D., Dalgarno, P. and Reith, G. (2000) Perceived risk and risk reduction among ecstasy users: the role of drug, set, and setting. International Journal of Drug Policy, 10(6), pp. 431-453. (doi:10.1016/S0955-3959(99)00038-9)

1999

Reith, G. (1999) In search of lost time: recall, projection and the phenomenology of addiction. Time and Society, 8(1), pp. 99-117. (doi:10.1177/0961463X99008001005)

This list was generated on Mon Nov 20 20:21:31 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 43.

Articles

Livingstone, C., Adams, P., Cassidy, R., Markham, F., Reith, G., Rintoul, A., Schül, N. D., Woolley, R. and Young, M. (2017) On gambling research, social science and the consequences of commercial gambling. International Gambling Studies, (doi:10.1080/14459795.2017.1377748) (Early Online Publication)

Dobbie, F., Reith, G. and McConville, S. (2017) Utilising social network research in the qualitative exploration of gamblers' social relationships. Qualitative Research, (doi:10.1177/1468794117710323) (Early Online Publication)

May-Chahal, C., Humphreys, L., Clifton, A., Francis, B. and Reith, G. (2017) Gambling harm and crime careers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(1), pp. 65-84. (doi:10.1007/s10899-016-9612-z) (PMID:27116232) (PMCID:PMC5323489)

Kristiansen, S., Reith, G. and Trabjerg, C. M. (2017) ‘The notorious gambling class’: Patterns of gambling among young people in Denmark: a longitudinal qualitative study. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(3), pp. 366-381. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2016.1232480)

Stead, M., Dobbie, F., Angus, K., Purves, R. I., Reith, G. and MacDonald, L. (2016) The online bingo boom in the UK: a qualitative examination of its appeal. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0154763. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154763) (PMID:27138116) (PMCID:PMC4854447)

Kristiansen, S., Trabjerg, M. C. and Reith, G. (2015) Learning to gamble: early gambling experiences among young people in Denmark. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(2), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2014.933197)

Wardle, H., Keily, R., Astbury, G. and Reith, G. (2014) 'Risky places?': mapping gambling machine density and socio-economic deprivation. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(1), pp. 201-212. (doi:10.1007/s10899-012-9349-2)

Barnard, M., Kerr, J., Kinsella, R., Orford, J., Reith, G. and Wardle, H. (2014) Exploring the relationship between gambling, debt and financial management in Britain. International Gambling Studies, 14(1), pp. 82-95. (doi:10.1080/14459795.2013.842606)

Reith, G. (2013) Techno economic systems and excessive consumption: a political economy of ‘pathological’ gambling. British Journal of Sociology, 64(4), pp. 717-738. (doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12050)

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2013) Gambling careers: a longitudinal, qualitative study of gambling behaviour. Addiction Research and Theory, 21(5), pp. 376-390. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2012.731116)

Reith, G. (2012) Beyond addiction and compulsion: the continuing role of environment in the case of pathological gambling. Addiction, 107(10), pp. 1736-1737. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03669.x)

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2012) Lost in the game: narratives of addiction and identity in recovery from problem gambling. Addiction Research and Theory, 20(6), pp. 511-521. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2012.672599)

Reith, G. and Dobbie, F. (2011) Beginning gambling: the role of social networks and environment. Addiction Research and Theory, 19(6), pp. 483-493. (doi:10.3109/16066359.2011.558955)

Reith, G. (2011) Regulating harm: Gambling technology and the challenges for Great Britain. Addiction, 106(1), pp. 9-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03220.x)

Moodie, C. and Reith, G. (2009) Responsible gambling signage on electronic gaming machines, before and after the implementation of the United Kingdom Gambling Act: an observational study. International Gambling Studies, 9(1), pp. 5-17. (doi:10.1080/14459790802652183)

Reith, G. (2008) Reflections on responsibility. Journal of Gambling Issues, 22,

Reith, G. (2007) Gambling and the contradictions of consumption - A genealogy of the 'Pathological' subject. American Behavioral Scientist, 51(1), pp. 33-55. (doi:10.1177/0002764207304856)

Reith, G. (2004) Consumption and its discontents: addiction, identity and the problems of freedom. British Journal of Sociology, 55(2), pp. 283-300.

Reith, G. (2004) The Economics of Ethics: Lotteries and State Funding. Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter, 6(1), pp. 4-12.

Reith, G. (2004) Uncertain times: the notion of 'risk' and the development of modernity. Time and Society, 13(2-3), pp. 383-402. (doi:10.1177/0961463X04045672)

Reith, G. (2003) Living with uncertainty :The Construction of 'Risk' and the Belief in Luck. Organdi, 6(Fall), pp. 353-369.

Reith, G. (2002) The national lottery and the individualization of gambling in Britain. E-Gaming Pro(Septem), pp. 1-8.

Shewan, D., Dalgarno, P. and Reith, G. (2000) Perceived risk and risk reduction among ecstasy users: the role of drug, set, and setting. International Journal of Drug Policy, 10(6), pp. 431-453. (doi:10.1016/S0955-3959(99)00038-9)

Reith, G. (1999) In search of lost time: recall, projection and the phenomenology of addiction. Time and Society, 8(1), pp. 99-117. (doi:10.1177/0961463X99008001005)

Books

Reith, G. (2017) Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess. Routledge. ISBN 9780415268264 (Accepted for Publication)

Reith, G. (2005) Consumption: Regulation and Excess. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415268264

Reith, G. (2002) The age of chance: gambling in Western culture (Korean translation 2006). Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415263092

Book Sections

Reith, G. (2009) Living with risk: chance, luck, and the creation of meaning in uncertainty. In: Welchman, J.C. (ed.) The Aesthetics of Risk. Series: Southern California Consortium of Art Schools [SoCCAS] symposia (3). JRP/Ringier: Zürich, Switzerland, pp. 57-80. ISBN 9783905770551

Reith, G. (2009) Uncertain Times: The Notion of 'Risk' and the Development of Modernity. In: R., L. and L., F. (eds.) Risk and Modern Society. Earthscan Books: London, pp. 53-71. ISBN 97818440768

Reith, G. (2008) Asumir reisgos: la estetica del juego. In: Antelo, R., Herraez, B. and Rubira, S. (eds.) Una Tirada de Dados: Sobre el Azar en el Arte Contemporaneo. Consejeria de Cultura y Turismo: Madrid, pp. 98-106. ISBN 9788445131336

Reith, G. (2008) Living with risk: chance, luck and the creation of meaning in uncertainty. In: Welchman, J. (ed.) The Aesthetics of Risk. JRP Ringier: Zurich, pp. 57-78. ISBN 9783905770551

Reith, G. (2008) The culture of gambling in Great Britain: Legislative and social change. In: Spapens, A.C., Littler, A. and Fijnaut, C. (eds.) Crime, Addiction and the Regulation of Gambling. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden/Boston, pp. 165-180. ISBN 9789004172180

Reith, G. (2007) Situating gambling studies. In: Smith, G., Hodgins, D. and Williams, R. (eds.) Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies. Elsevier: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9780123708564

Reith, G. (2006) The experience of play. In: Cosgrave, J.F. (ed.) The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 255-291. ISBN 9780415952217

Reith, G. (2006) The pursuit of chance. In: Cosgrave, J.F. (ed.) The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 125-143. ISBN 9780415952217

Reith, G. (2005) On the edge: drugs and the consumption of risk in late modernity. In: Lyng, S. (ed.) Edgework: The Sociology of Risk Taking. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 227-246. ISBN 9780415932165

Reith, G. (2004) Gambling and lotteries. In: Dewald, J. (ed.) Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, USA, pp. 1145-1152. ISBN 9780684312002

Reith, G. (2003) Pathology and profit: controversies in the expansion of legal gambling. In: Reith, G. (ed.) Gambling: Who Wins? Who Loses? Series: Contemporary issues series. Prometheus Books: Amherst, NY, USA, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781591020738

Edited Books

Reith, G. (Ed.) (2003) Gambling: Who Wins? Who Loses? Series: Contemporary issues series. Prometheus Books: Amherst, N.Y.. ISBN 1591020735

Research Reports or Papers

Anderson, S., Dobbie, F. and Reith, G. (2009) Processes of Recovery from Problem Gambling. Project Report. Gambling Commission. (Unpublished)

Reith, G. (2006) Research on the Social Impact of Gambling. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Abbott, M., Volberg, R., Bellringer, M. and Reith, G. (2004) A research review of aspects of problem gambling. Project Report. Responsibility in Gambling Trust, London.

Conference Proceedings

Reith, G. (2008) Social context of gambling behaviour: patterns of harm and protection. In: International Transformations: Preventing UK Gambling Harm, London, 29 – 30 Oct 2007,

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