GambleAware to fund PhD courses for students

| By Marese O'Hagan
GambleAware has issued a call for applications from universities to partake in three-year gambling-harm related PhD programmes, which will be fully funded by the charity.

GambleAware is offering six grants for the 2021/2022 academic year.

According to the charity, institutions that apply must provide proof of past “supportive and impactful” PhD programmes.

Institutions must also produce research in GambleAware’s primary areas of interest, such as the effects of gambling harms on communities, young people and those with protected characteristics such as disabilities.

“This PhD grant award will go direct to universities and will help build a detailed knowledge of the experience of gambling harm within specific communities,” said Allison Clare, interim research director at GambleAware.

“It will also provide a unique opportunity for PhD students, who are at the start of their careers, to develop an expertise in an emerging field. They will have the chance to complete a thorough, in-depth piece of research over several years which will contribute to building the knowledge and evidence of lived experiences of gambling harms.”

Issuing the PhD grants aims to support GambleAware’s pledge to learn more about, and provide better support on, gambling harms.

Last month, a GambleAware study revealed that gamblers tend to spend more money on non-gambling related activities compared to non-gamblers.

In June, GambleAware sought applications to fund residential rehabilitation for people suffering from gambling addictions.

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