AsPr 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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Mr Christopher Greenwood, Miss Erin Oldenhof, Prof John Toumbourou, Dr George Youssef

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

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2016

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Aino Suomi, Alun C. Jackson, Tiffany Lavis, Janet Patford, Suzanne Cockman, Prof Shane Thomas, Maria Bellringer, Jane Koziol-McLain, Prof Malcolm Battersby, Prof Peter Harvey, Max Abbott

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 43-61, Trauma, Violence & Abuse (Online): a review journal, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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

Kirsty E Scholes-Balog, Prof Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Prof John Toumbourou, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, A C Jackson, Darren Pennay, Ms Kate Francis, Ms Amy Pennay, D I Lubman

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Ms Felicity Lorains

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

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

Ms Stephanie Merkouris, S A Thomas, C Browning, A/Prof Nicki 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

Alun C Jackson, Darren R Christensen, Ms Kate Francis, A/Prof Nicki 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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Aino Suomi, A C Jackson, Tiffany Lavis

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Miss Kerrie Shandley, Miss Erin Oldenhof, Dr George Youssef, Prof Stuart Thomas, Erica Frydenberg, A C Jackson

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

Ramsay W. Dixon, Dr George Youssef, Dr Penelope Hasking, Prof Murat Yucel, Alun C Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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

Miss Erin Oldenhof, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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2015

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

Kirsty E Scholes-Balog, Prof Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Prof John Toumbourou, A/Prof Nicki 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

Ms Amy Pennay, Alison Cheetham, Dr Nic Droste, Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Belinda Lloyd, Darren Pennay, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Dan I 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

Mr Oliver Waluk, Dr George Youssef, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Sean Cowlishaw, Alun C Jackson, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Ms Kate Francis, Darren R Christensen

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

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

Simone N Rodda, A/Prof Daniel Lubman, Mr Ram Iyer, Chunxiao Gao, A/Prof Nicki 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

Simone N Rodda, D I Lubman, Alison Cheetham, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A C Jackson

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

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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

Darren R Christensen, Alun C Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Rachel A Volberg,, Prof Shane Thomas

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Ms Felicity Lorains, A C Jackson

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Sean Cowlishaw, Alun C. Jackson, Ms Stephanie Merkouris, Ms Kate Francis, Darren R Christensen

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

Darren R Christensen, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C Jackson, Prof Shane Thomas

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 1317-1335, 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. L. Francis, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A C Jackson, Darren R Christensen, H Wardle

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

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

Meredith Brown, J. Sabura Allen, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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2014

Self-reported impulsivity and inhibitory control in problem gamblers

Ms Felicity Lorains, Julie C Stout, John L. Bradshaw, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A/Prof Peter Enticott

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

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

Alun C. Jackson, Darren Pennay, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Bernadette Coles-Janess, Darren R Christensen

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

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

Kirsty E Scholes-Balog, Prof Sheryl Ann Hemphill, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof John Toumbourou

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

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

Ms Felicity Lorains, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A/Prof Peter Enticott, John L. Bradshaw, Jennifer S Trueblood, Julie C Stout

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A C Jackson, Dr Aino Suomi, Tiffany Lavis, Prof Shane Thomas, Janet Patford, Prof Peter Harvey, M. Battersby, Jane Koziol-McLain, Max Abbott, Maria Bellringer

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Simone N Rodda, Dan I Lubman, Alun C Jackson

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

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

Dr Aino Suomi, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C Jackson

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

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

Steven de Lisle, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, J Sabura Allen

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 206-225, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Berlin, Gemany, C1

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2013

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

Simone N Rodda, Dr Dan Lubman, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Anna Bough, Alun C. Jackson

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

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

Simone N Rodda, Dr Dan Lubman, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Terence V McCann

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

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

Darren R Christensen, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Meredith Brown, James Russo, Ms Kate Francis, Azusa 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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Roberta Honigman

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

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The cognitive-behavioural treatment of female problem gambling

A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

chapter

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

Dr Aino Suomi, Alun C. Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Tiffany Lavis, Janet Patford, Prof Shane Thomas, Prof Peter Harvey, Max Abbott, Maria Bellringer, Jane Koziol-McLain, Sue Cockman

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

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2012

Mindfulness and problem gambling: a review of the literature

Stephen M De Lisle, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, J Sabura Allen

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

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Psychological therapies for pathological and problem gambling

Sean Cowlishaw, Stephanie Merkouris, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Christopher J Anderson, Alun C. Jackson, Prof Shane 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

Alun C. Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Roberta Honigman, Ms Kate Francis, Allan M Kalus

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

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

Effie Z Chen, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Keong Yap

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

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

Thi H Pham, Keong Yap, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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2011

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Roberta Honigman, Ms Kate Francis

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

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Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pathological and problem gambling

Christopher J Anderson, Sean Cowlishaw, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Ms Felicity Lorains, Stephanie Merkouris, Marie Misso, Harriet L Radermacher, Prof Shane 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

Christopher J Anderson, Sean Cowlishaw, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Ms Felicity Lorains, Stephanie Merkouris, Marie Misso, Harriet L Radermacher, Prof Shane Thomas

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

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for problem gambling

Stephen M De Lisle, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, J Sabura Allen

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

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Client engagement characteristics associated with problem gambling treatment outcomes

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Sanja Cosic

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

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2010

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

Roberta Honigman, Alun C. Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling

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

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Special report : the psychology of gambling

Prof Debra Rickwood, Alex Blaszczynski, Paul Delfabbro, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Katharine Heading, Jill Giese

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

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

Alun C. Jackson, Harold Wynne, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Jane E Tomnay, Prof Shane Thomas

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Meredith Brown

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Roberta Honigman, Alun C. Jackson

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

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2009

The family functioning of female pathological gamblers

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Trang Thomas

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Tim Corney, Lauren Hoiles

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Trang 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

A/Prof Nicki 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?

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Kelly L Quirk

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

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Towards an integrated model of leadership and self regulation

Mr Simon Moss, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, John Callanan

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

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2008

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Alun C. Jackson, Prof Shane Thomas

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

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Financial management and young Australian workers

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Lauren Hoiles, Tim Corney, David Clark

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

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

Alun C. Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof Shane Thomas, Dr Lyndal Bond, Prof George C Patton

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

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

Alun C. Jackson, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof Shane Thomas, Tangerine A. Holt

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

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2007

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Trang 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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith

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

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2006

Responsible drinking knowledge a comparison of Australian apprentices and university students

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Clark, Tim Corney

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

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Trang Thomas

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

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2005

Australian apprentices and gambling

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A/Prof David Clarke, Lynda Memery, Tim Corney

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

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2000

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Michael Proeve, Joseph K. P. 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: $42,339
  • 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: $1,201

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

  • 2016: $2,720
  • 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