Foundation research program
The main aim of our research program is to build our understanding of gambling harm. Each year the Foundation identifies new areas of gambling to research and in addition to awarding research grants, we commission major research projects so that we can learn more about how gambling affects our community.
The growing body of evidence from this research supports the Foundation's work including Gambler's Help services and prevention programs, social marketing campaigns and policy advice to governments.
Our research agenda for 2018–2022 falls broadly within the themes of monitoring and surveillance, harm, gambling products, gambling environments, and recovery and support.
Programs and activities
We manage a research grants program, commission major pieces of strategic research and publish discussion papers to further our understanding of gambling in Victoria.
Read more about our programs and activities.
Find a research report
Search for published research papers that have been commissioned by the Foundation from our library of more than 40 research reports. You can search by year published, or by topic.
Find a research report.
Research in numbers since our inception
Grants for gambling research
The Grants for Gambling Research Program encourages researchers from a variety of disciplines to undertake independent, investigator-initiated research into gambling and problem gambling.
Read more about our grants for gambling research.
Research agenda 2018–2022
Our research program direction aligns with our legislated objectives which are to reduce the prevalence of problem gambling and reduce the severity of harm from gambling.
Read more about our research agenda.
Research and data news
- Teenage gambling linked to multiple public health issues — 11 Oct 2019
- Kids high ‘consumers’ of TV’s 374 daily gambling ads — 9 Oct 2019
- Victorians lose $2.699 billion on pokies in 2018-19 — 29 Jul 2019
- Foundation-funded researcher awarded ABC residency — 4 Jun 2019
- Foundation cited in the British Medical Journal — 27 May 2019