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Research Plan 2022-2023

Detailed in this table is the full range of RGF funded research projects underway in 2022-2023.






Youth Gambling Study – Qualitative Component

This qualitative study with young people in NSW aged 12 to 17 years, is examining four interrelated topics identified in the NSW Youth Gambling Study 2020: youth gambling transitions; parental influence; resilience and protective factors; and new and emerging online gambling advertising.

The methodology includes online discussion communities and in-depth interviews.


February 2022

November 2022

Supporting Parents to Prevent Gambling and Gambling Problems in Adolescents

The online survey of over 1,000 NSW parents living with an adolescent aged 12 to 17 years is looking at parenting practices, parent-adolescent relationships and parental gambling behaviour. Parents will also report on their adolescent’s gambling and simulated gambling behaviour and their preferences for receiving and accessing information and support on adolescent gambling.

This project will inform the future development and evaluation of resources to help parents protect their children from gambling harm.


February 2022

November 2022

The Australian Secondary School Students Survey – NSW gambling research

This research includes gambling questions into the Australian Secondary School Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSAD) administered to students in NSW for the first time. This includes questions about gambling participation, expenditure, simulated gambling and the influences of families and advertising.

ASSAD is the most comprehensive survey of Australia secondary school students examining alcohol and drug use, as well as other health and psychological issues. This is a triennial national survey, with field work for the next survey scheduled for 2022.

The University of Newcastle

March 2022

May 2024

Impact of electronic gaming machine (EGM) late-night play on EGM player behaviours in NSW

This online survey will build on existing research to better understand the impact of EGM late-night play on people currently experiencing or at risk of problem gambling. This will help inform licensing decision making, particularly in relation to extended trading authorisations.

Roy Morgan Research

September 2021

October 2022

Early identification of gambling comorbidity in a hospital setting

A multi-stage, multi-site project in SWSLHD that includes a systematic review and empirical field research to determine the prevalence of gambling comorbidity among people presenting to hospital with substance use or psychiatric problems, as well as the awareness and openness of hospital staff to assess gambling comorbidity.

This research project commenced in 2019 but has experienced delays relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The University of Western Sydney

July 2019

April 2023

Evaluation of just-in-time intervention apps to reduce gambling harm, providing ‘in-the-moment’ support for gamblers

This research will evaluate the first just-in-time interventions to reduce gambling harm for problem and at-risk gamblers. Two smartphone apps derived from evidence-based conceptual models have been developed and will now be evaluated with a 28-day micro-randomised trial (MRT), a 6-month within group follow-up, an evaluation of acceptability via post-intervention surveys, app usage and engagement indices, and in-depth interviews.

Deakin University

April 2022

April 2024

RGF contributes to Gambling Research Australia projects

Gambling Research Australia, with partial funding from the RGF, are currently undertaking three projects:

  • Impact of the distribution of Australian sports data into foreign jurisdictions on consumer behaviour, framing of wagering markets and sport integrity outcomes.
  • Skill-based gaming in Australia
  • Direct and affiliate wagering marketing.

More information is available on the Gambling Research Australia website:




Interested in funding or a grant for a project of your own? 

Contact us to find out about current funding opportunities. Email or call 02 9995 0992.

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