A/Prof. Nicki Dowling

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

nicki.dowling@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45610

Research interests

Problem gambling, Addiction, Psychological treatment

Publications

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2017

Improved outcomes following a single session web-based intervention for problem gambling

S Rodda, D Lubman, A Jackson, N Dowling

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 283-299, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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Early risk and protective factors for problem gambling: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

N Dowling, S Merkouris, C Greenwood, E Oldenhof, J Toumbourou, G Youssef

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 109-124, Clinical psychology review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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GAMBLINGLESS: FOR LIFE study protocol: a pragmatic randomised trial of an online cognitive-behavioural programme for disordered gambling

S Merkouris, S Rodda, D Austin, D Lubman, P Harvey, M Battersby, J Cunningham, T Lavis, D Smith, N Dowling

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-14, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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2016

Problem gambling and intimate partner violence : a systematic review and meta-analysis

N Dowling, A Suomi, A Jackson, T Lavis, J Patford, S Cockman, S Thomas, M Bellringer, J Koziol-Mclain, M Battersby, P Harvey, M Abbott

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 43-61, Trauma, violence & abuse, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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National estimates of Australian gambling prevalence : findings from a dual-frame omnibus survey

N Dowling, G Youssef, A Jackson, D Pennay, K Francis, A Pennay, D Lubman

(2016), Vol. 111, pp. 420-435, Addiction, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Problem gambling patterns among Australian young adults: associations with prospective risk and protective factors and adult adjustment outcomes

K Scholes-Balog, S Hemphill, J Toumbourou, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 38-45, Addictive behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Interventions for comorbid problem gambling and psychiatric disorders : advancing a developing field of research

N Dowling, S Merkouris, F Lorains

(2016), Vol. 58, pp. 21-30, Addictive behaviors, London, Eng., C1

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The relationship between gambling attitudes, involvement, and problems in adolescence: examining the moderating role of coping strategies and parenting styles

R Dixon, G Youssef, P Hasking, M Yücel, A Jackson, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 58, pp. 42-46, Addictive behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: the mediating role of parental psychopathology

N Dowling, K Shandley, E Oldenhof, G Youssef, S Thomas, E Frydenberg, A Jackson

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 12-17, Addictive behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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An empirical study of personality disorders among treatment-seeking problem gamblers

M Brown, E Oldenhof, J Allen, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 1079-1100, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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Gambling problems in treatment for affective disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC)

S Cowlishaw, J Hakes, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 202, pp. 110-114, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Predictors of outcomes of psychological treatments for disordered gambling : a systematic review

S Merkouris, S Thomas, C Browning, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 7-31, Clinical psychology review, London, Eng., C1

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Consumer perspectives on gambling harm minimisation measures in an Australian jurisdiction

A Jackson, D Christensen, K Francis, N Dowling

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 801-822, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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Problem gambling family impacts: development of the problem gambling Family Impact Scale

N Dowling, A Suomi, A Jackson, T Lavis

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 935-955, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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2015

An examination of a proposed DSM-IV pathological gambling hierarchy in a treatment seeking population: similarities with substance dependence and evidence for three classification systems

D Christensen, A Jackson, N Dowling, R Volberg, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 787-806, Journal of gambling studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Gambling motives: application of the reasons for gambling questionnaire in an Australian population survey

K Francis, N Dowling, A Jackson, D Christensen, H Wardle

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 807-823, Journal of gambling studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Gambling participation and problem gambling severity in a stratified random survey : Findings from the second social and economic impact study of gambling in Tasmania

D Christensen, N Dowling, A Jackson, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 1317-1335, Journal of Gambling Studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Subtyping based on readiness and confidence: the identification of help-seeking profiles for gamblers accessing web-based counselling

S Rodda, D Lubman, R Iyer, C Gao, N Dowling

(2015), Vol. 110, pp. 494-501, Addiction, London, Eng., C1

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Single session web-based counselling: a thematic analysis of content from the perspective of the client

S Rodda, D Lubman, A Cheetham, N Dowling, A Jackson

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 117-130, British journal of guidance and counselling, London, Eng., C1

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Are the profiles of past-year internet gamblers generalizable to regular internet gamblers?

N Dowling, F Lorains, A Jackson

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 118-128, Computers in human behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Prevalence of psychiatric co-morbidity in treatment-seeking problem gamblers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

N Dowling, S Cowlishaw, A Jackson, S Merkouris, K Francis, D Christensen

(2015), Vol. 49, pp. 519-539, Australian New Zealand journal of psychiatry, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Problem gambling and internalising symptoms: a longitudinal analysis of common and specific social environmental protective factors.

K Scholes-Balog, S Hemphill, J Toumbourou, N Dowling

(2015), Vol. 46, pp. 86-93, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

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An examination of the prevalence, consumer profiles, and patterns of energy drink use, with and without alcohol, in Australia

A Pennay, A Cheetham, N Droste, P Miller, B Lloyd, D Pennay, N Dowling, A Jackson, D Lubman

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1485-1492, Alcoholism clinical and experimental research, Chichester, Eng, C1

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The relationship between problem gambling and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

O Waluk, G Youssef, N Dowling

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-14, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N.Y., C1

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The application of an etiological model of personality disorders to problem gambling

M Brown, J Allen, N Dowling

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 1179-1199, Journal of gambling studies, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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The prevalence of comorbid personality disorders in treatment-seeking problem gamblers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

N Dowling, S Cowlishaw, A Jackson, S Merkouris, K Francis, D Christensen

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 735-754, Journal of personality disorders, New York, N.Y., C1

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2014

Improving gambling survey research using dual-frame sampling of landline and mobile phone numbers

A Jackson, D Pennay, N Dowling, B Coles-Janess, D Christensen

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 291-307, Journal of gambling studies, New York, NY, C1-1

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Self-reported impulsivity and inhibitory control in problem gamblers

F Lorains, J Stout, J Bradshaw, N Dowling, P Enticott

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 144-157, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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A prospective study of risk and protective factors for problem gambling among young adults

K Scholes-Balog, S Hemphill, N Dowling, J Toumbourou

(2014), Vol. 37, pp. 215-224, Journal of adolescence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Mechanisms of action in the relationship between mindfulness and problem gambling behaviour

S de Lisle, N Dowling, S Allen

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 206-225, International journal of mental health and addiction, Berlin, Germany, C1

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The impacts of problem gambling on concerned significant others accessing web-based counselling

N Dowling, S Rodda, D Lubman, A Jackson

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1253-1257, Addictive behaviors, London, Eng., C1

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Strategic and non-strategic problem gamblers differ on decision-making under risk and ambiguity

F Lorains, N Dowling, P Enticott, J Bradshaw, J Trueblood, J Stout

(2014), Vol. 109, pp. 1128-1137, Addiction, London, Eng., C1

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Problem gambling subtypes based on psychological distress, alcohol abuse and impulsivity

A Suomi, N Dowling, A Jackson

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1741-1745, Addictive behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Problem gambling and family violence : prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers

N Dowling, A Jackson, A Suomi, T Lavis, S Thomas, J Patford, P Harvey, M Battersby, J Koziol-McLain, M Abbott, M Bellringer

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1713-1717, Addictive behaviors, London, Eng., C1

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Design and rationale of a 16-week adjunctive randomized placebo-controlled trial of mitochondrial agents for the treatment of bipolar depression

O Dean, A Turner, G Malhi, C Ng, S Cotton, S Dodd, J Sarris, Y Samuni, M Tanious, N Dowling, A Waterdrinker, D Smith, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 0, pp. 1-10, Revista Brasileira de psiquiatria, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C1

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2013

Reasons for using web-based counselling among family and friends impacted by problem gambling

S Rodda, D Lubman, N Dowling, T McCann

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-11, Asian journal of gambling issues and public health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Web-based counseling for problem gambling: exploring motivations and recommendations

S Rodda, D Lubman, N Dowling, A Bough, A Jackson

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 1-13, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Canada, C1-1

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A proof of concept for using brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a treatment for problem gambling

D Christensen, N Dowling, A Jackson, M Brown, J Russo, K Francis, A Umemoto

(2013), Vol. 30, pp. 117-137, Behaviour change, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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A comparison of the psychological outcomes of cosmetic surgical procedures

N Dowling, A Jackson, R Honigman

(2013), pp. 1-9, Plastic Surgery, Norristown, Pennsylvania, C1-1

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Problem gambling and family violence: family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping

A Suomi, A Jackson, N Dowling, T Lavis, J Patford, S Thomas, P Harvey, M Abbott, M Bellringer, J Koziol-McLain, S Cockman

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-15, Asian journal of gambling issues and public health, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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The cognitive-behavioural treatment of female problem gambling

N Dowling

(2013), pp. 225-250, Wiley-Blackwell handbook of disordered gambling, Chichester, England, B1

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2012

Psychological therapies for pathological and problem gambling

S Cowlishaw, S Merkouris, N Dowling, C Anderson, A Jackson, S Thomas

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 1-93, Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Oxford, England, C1-1

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The experience of teasing in elective cosmetic surgery patients

A Jackson, N Dowling, R Honigman, K Francis, A Kalus

(2012), Vol. 38, pp. 129-137, Behavioral medicine, Abingdon, England, C1-1

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The impact of financial management practices and financial attitudes on the relationship between materialism and compulsive buying

T Pham, K Yap, N Dowling

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 461-470, Journal of economic psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Mindfulness and problem gambling: a review of the literature

S de Lisle, N Dowling, J Allen

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 719-739, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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An examination of gambling behaviour in relation to financial management behaviour, financial attitudes, and money attitudes

E Chen, N Dowling, K Yap

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 231-242, International journal of mental health and addiction, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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2011

Psychological characteristics and outcomes of elective cosmetic surgery patients: the influence of cosmetic surgery history

N Dowling, A Jackson, R Honigman, K Francis

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 176-184, Plastic surgical nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C1-1

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for problem gambling

S de Lisle, N Dowling, J Allen

(2011), Vol. 10, pp. 210-228, Clinical case studies, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

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Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pathological and problem gambling

C Anderson, S Cowlishaw, N Dowling, A Jackson, F Lorains, S Merkouris, M Misso, H Radermacher, S Thomas

(2011), pp. 1-15, Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Psychological interventions for the treatment of pathological and problem gambling

C Anderson, S Cowlishaw, N Dowling, A Jackson, F Lorains, S Merkouris, M Misso, H Radermacher, S Thomas

(2011), pp. 1-15, Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Client engagement characteristics associated with problem gambling treatment outcomes

N Dowling, S Cosic

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 656-671, International journal of mental health and addiction, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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The PreFACE: a preoperative psychosocial screen for elective facial cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dentistry patients

R Honigman, A Jackson, N Dowling

(2011), Vol. 66, pp. 16-23, Annals of plastic surgery, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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2010

Commonalities in the psychological factors associated with problem gambling and internet dependence

N Dowling, M Brown

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 437-441, Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking, New Rochelle, N. Y., C1-1

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Using the CPGI to determine problem gambling prevalence in Australia : measurement issues

A Jackson, H Wynne, N Dowling, J Tomnay, S Thomas

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 570-582, International journal of mental health and addiction, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Special report : the psychology of gambling

D Rickwood, A Blaszczynski, P Delfabbro, N Dowling, K Heading, J Giese

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 11-21, InPsych, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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The preFACE© : a pre-operative psychosocial screen for elective facial cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dentistry patients

R Honigman, A Jackson, N Dowling

(2010), Vol. 65, pp. 1-7, Annals of plastic surgery, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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The male cosmetic surgery patient: a matched sample gender analysis of elective cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dentistry patients.

N Dowling, R Honigman, A Jackson

(2010), Vol. 64, pp. 726-731, Annals of plastic surgery, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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2009

Financial management practices and money attitudes as determinants of financial problems and dissatisfaction in young male Australian workers

N Dowling, T Corney, L Hoiles

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 5-13, Journal of financial counseling and planning, Alexandria, Virginia, C1-1

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Towards an integrated model of leadership and self regulation

S Moss, N Dowling, J Callanan

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 162-176, Leadership quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A preliminary investigation of abstinence and controlled gambling as self-selected goals of treatment for female pathological gambling

N Dowling, D Smith, T Thomas

(2009), Vol. 25, pp. 201-214, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Client characteristics associated with treatment attrition and outcome in female pathological gambling

N Dowling

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 205-219, Addiction research and theory, London, England, C1-1

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Screening for internet dependence: do the proposed diagnostic criteria differentiate normal from dependent internet use?

N Dowling, K Quirk

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 21-27, Cyberpsychology and behavior, New Rochelle, N. Y., C1-1

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The family functioning of female pathological gamblers

N Dowling, D Smith, T Thomas

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 29-44, International journal of mental health and addiction, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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2008

Treatment careers in problem gambling : factors associated with first treatment and treatment re-entry

A Jackson, N Dowling, S Thomas, T Holt

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 618-632, Addiction research and theory, London, England, C1-1

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Adolescent gambling behaviour and attitudes : a prevalence study and correlates in an Australian population

A Jackson, N Dowling, S Thomas, L Bond, G Patton

(2008), Vol. 6, pp. 325-352, International journal of mental health and addiction, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Financial management and young Australian workers

N Dowling, L Hoiles, T Corney, D Clark

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 26-35, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

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Behavioral interventions in the treatment of pathological gambling : a review of activity scheduling and desensitization

N Dowling, A Jackson, S Thomas

(2008), Vol. 4, pp. 172-187, International journal of behavioral consultation and therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C1-1

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2007

A comparison of individual and group cognitive-behavioural treatment for female pathological gambling

N Dowling, D Smith, T Thomas

(2007), Vol. 45, pp. 2192-2202, Behaviour research and therapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Treatment goal selection for female pathological gambling: a comparison of abstinence and controlled gambling

N Dowling, D Smith

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 335-345, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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2006

Treatment of female pathological gambling : the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioural approach

N Dowling, D Smith, T Trang

(2006), Vol. 22, pp. 355-372, Journal of gambling studies, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Responsible drinking knowledge a comparison of Australian apprentices and university students

N Dowling, D Clark, T Corney

(2006), Vol. 25, pp. 42-48, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

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2005

Australian apprentices and gambling

N Dowling, D Clarke, L Memery, T Corney

(2005), Vol. 24, pp. 17-23, Youth studies Australia, Hobart, Tas., C1-1

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Electronic gaming machines: are they the 'crack-cocaine' of gambling?

N Dowling, D Smith, T Thomas

(2005), Vol. 100, pp. 33-45, Addiction, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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2000

The multiphasic sex inventory: a comparison of American and Australian samples of sexual offenders

N Dowling, D Smith, M Proeve, J Lee

(2000), Vol. 35, pp. 244-248, Australian psychologist, Chichester, England, C1-1

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Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Social and Economic Impact of Gambling in Tasmania ans Assessment of Gambling Harm Minimisation Measures

A/Prof Nicki Dowling

  • 2015: $116,915
  • 2014: $64,030
  • 2013: $102,448

Development and evaluation of an online gambling self-help program: Effective integration into existing Victoria services

A/Prof Nicki Dowling

  • 2017: $51,474
  • 2015: $70,565
  • 2014: $141,130

The development of empirically derived Australian responsible gambling limits

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof Bryan Rodgers, Dr Tanya Davidson, Prof Robin Room, Dr Aino Suomi

  • 2017: $18,370
  • 2016: $36,740
  • 2015: $36,740
  • 2014: $73,480

Transitioning into and out of low or moderate risk gambling: Sociodemographic, gambling-related harm motivation and change profiles

Ms Stephanie Merkouris, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, Dr Simone Rodda

  • 2017: $33,828

Fourth Tasmanian Gambling Social and Economic Impact Study

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youseef

  • 2017: $99,946

Industry and Other Funding

The identification of protective factors in the development of problem gambling using a socio-ecological framework: A systematic review and meta-analysis

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youssef

  • 2015: $29,743

The effectiveness of behaviour change techniques used in psychological and self-help interventions for problem gambling

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Simone Rodda, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Dr Sean Cowlishaw, Prof Charles Abraham, Prof David Hodgins

  • 2016: $10,382

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report