Stephanie joined King's as a Research Associate in May 2016 and is currently working on two projects - ‘Adults at risk and gambling’ and ‘Gambling-related harm among recent migrant communities in the UK: responses to a 21st century urban phenomenon’. Stephanie has also recently joined Calderdale Citizens Advice as a Gambling Support Service Trainer. In this role she provides training about gambling-related harm to frontline staff across the Yorkshire and Humber network.
Stephanie has a background in gambling studies and psychology of music. In March 2015 she was awarded her PhD from The University of Sheffield with her thesis ‘Exploring the presence, experience and influence of background music in gambling situations’. As part of her PhD she conducted interviews with casino managers, administered an online questionnaire to gamblers and designed an empirical experiment to test the effects of background music on laboratory virtual roulette gambling behaviour. During her PhD she received a Worldwide Universities Network Research Mobility Programme award and visited the Gambling Treatment Clinic at The University of Sydney where she collaborated with Professor Alex Blaszczynski and Dr Sally Gainsbury (Southern Cross University).
Stephanie has also worked as an Involvement Research Officer for a Leeds based charity. In this role she designed and facilitated involvement opportunities with vulnerable populations, patients, elderly people, carers, the general public and those experiencing health inequalities so as to gather their views concerning health and social care services.
Stephanie’s research interests include the design and promotion of gambling products, responsible gambling, gambling amongst vulnerable populations and the impacts of gambling. Stephanie also conducts research within the field of psychology of music and has also taught music psychology, research methods and study skills at higher education institutions.
Dr Stephanie Bramley: ORCID iD | Research Profile at King's