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Gambling-related harms seminar: Women and gambling harms - 8 June 2022

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Kelsey Beninger
Kelsey Beninger

Building knowledge of women’s lived experience of gambling and gambling harms

Kelsey Beninger, Director, from independent social research agency, IFF Research, and Professor Sharon Collard, Director of University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre.

Sharon and Kelsey will discuss early findings from their current research about why women in Britain take part in different types of gambling, the effect this has on them and their lives, and their experience of support and treatment services.

Sharon Collard
Sharon Collard

This webinar is part of a NIHR-funded study (led from King's College London) which is developing a screening question for identifying gambling harms to individuals and affected others and piloting it in three local authorities. It is one of a series of webinars focused on various aspects of the study and on other research on gambling harms. 

The series is supported by Making Research Count, Betknowmore, King's Health Partners, and GamCare and chaired by Dr Emily Finch, Clinical Director for Addictions, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. A second talk will be given by Dominique Webb:

Dominique Webb
Dominique Webb

GamCare Women’s Programme

Dominique Webb, Head of Programmes at GamCare

Dominique will be presenting the learning gained from three years of operation of GamCare’s Women’s Programme, how gambling harms relate to safeguarding issues, and how they can be linked to other issues such as domestic abuse, financial and coercive control, mental health and carers/cared-for people, and addictions co-morbidities.

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Caroline Norrie

Caroline Norrie

Research Fellow

Cat Forward

Cat Forward

Research Associate


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