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Technology, Risk and Gambling Seminar Series

A series of international gambling webinars every Thursday at 8.30am AEST
Hosted by the Technology Addiction team at the Brain and Mind Centre and co-chaired by A/Prof Sally Gainsbury and Dr Kahlil S. Philander

This weekly one-hour seminar presents discussions from thought leaders worldwide, speaking on a wide range of topics for those interested in understanding how design and emerging technologies impact gambling, including risky decision making and behaviours. 

The international expert speakers bring a range of backgrounds and experiences from fields including academia, industry, policy and community sectors. The series presents new findings and thought-provoking conversation from early and mid-career researchers, offering those who have missed opportunities to give planned conference presentations a way to share new findings. The dynamic discussions are interactive, with plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions and engage in the discussion with the panellists. 

These live streaming seminars feature short, moderated presentations and discussions with our panellists. if you miss the livesteam, all sessions are recorded and made available on our Soundcloud channel.

We are very interested to hear feedback to ensure that this seminar series meets the needs of our intended audience. Please send your feedback and suggestions for speakers and topics to the co-chairs through the link on the right.

International times for the seminar:

  • US Pacific Time: Wednesdays @3.30pm
  • US Eastern Time: Wednesdays @6.30pm
  • London Summer Time: Wednesdays @11.30pm
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time: Thursday @8.30am

Past seminars

Presenters -

  • Doug Walker, Professor of Economics, College of Charleston
  • Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners

Watch the webinar here.

Listen to the webinar podcast here.

Presenters -

  • Devin Mills, Assistant Professor in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, Texas Tech University
  • Andrew Kim, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary

Watch the webinar here.

Listen to the webinar podcast here.

Guest moderator - 

Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research, UNLV International Gaming Institute

Presenters -

Watch the webinar here.

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Thursday 4 June, 2020

Watch the webinar here.

Presenters - 

  • Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling
  • Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow, UNLV International Gaming Institute

Thursday 11 June, 2020

Watch the webinar here.

Presenters -

  • Louise Birrell, Matilda Centre, University of Sydney
  • Chris Hunt, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, University of Sydney

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Presenters -

  • Spencer Murch
  • Maggie Schluter-Dixon

Thursday 24 June 2020

Presenters -

  • David Zendle
  • Jim Sauer

Thursday July 2, 2020

Guest Moderator -

  • Michael Wohl

Presenters -

  • Alex Blaszczynski
  • Rachel Volberg
  • Eric Louderback

Thursday 9 July 2020

Presenters -

  • Rob Heirene
  • Aisling Ní Chonaire

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Presenters -

  • Spencer Murch
  • Maggie Schluter

Thursday 23 July, 2020

Presenters -

  • Chanel Larche
  • Sally Gainsbury

Thursday 30 July, 2020

About the Technology Addiction Team

The Technology Addiction Team is a multidisciplinary team within the University of Sydney that aims to understand and minimize the harms associated with persuasive and predatory technology. The impact of technology on our lives is more apparent by the day, and our understanding of the way in which people interact with technology needs to evolve too.