Dr Stephanie Merkouris

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

stephanie.merkouris@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68383, 95206

Publications

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2022

The Identification of Low-risk Gambling Limits for Specific Gambling Activities

N Dowling, G Youssef, C Greenwood, S Merkouris, A Suomi, R Room

(2022), Vol. 38, pp. 559-590, Journal of Gambling Studies, United States, C1

journal article

Adapting an Evidence-Based e-Learning Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program Into a Mobile App for People Experiencing Gambling-Related Problems: Formative Study

G Humphrey, J Chu, R Ruwhiu-Collins, S Erick-Peleti, N Dowling, S Merkouris, D Newcombe, S Rodda, E Ho, V Nosa, V Parag, C Bullen

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 1-19, JMIR Formative Research, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

Affected other interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis across addictions

S Merkouris, S Rodda, N Dowling

(2022), pp. 1-22, Addiction, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Gambling prevalence and gambling problems amongst land-based-only, online-only and mixed-mode gamblers in Australia: A national study

N Hing, A Russell, A Black, M Rockloff, M Browne, V Rawat, N Greer, M Stevens, N Dowling, S Merkouris, D King, A Salonen, H Breen, L Woo

(2022), Vol. 132, pp. 1-10, Computers in Human Behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Gambling-related harms to concerned significant others: A national Australian prevalence study

N Hing, A Russell, M Browne, M Rockloff, C Tulloch, V Rawat, N Greer, N Dowling, S Merkouris, D King, M Stevens, A Salonen, H Breen, L Woo

(2022), Vol. 11, pp. 361-372, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, C1

journal article

Improving the user experience of a gambling support and education website using a chatbot

S Merkouris, G Loram, M Abdelrazek, S Rodda, A Ibrahim, A Bonti, N Dowling

(2022), Universal Access in the Information Society, C1

journal article
2021

Problem Gambling and Family Violence: Factors Associated With Family Violence Victimization and Perpetration in Treatment-Seeking Gamblers

N Dowling, E Oldenhof, S Cockman, A Suomi, S Merkouris, A Jackson

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 7645-7669, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, United States, C1

journal article

"It Runs in Your Blood": Reflections from Treatment Seeking Gamblers on Their Family History of Gambling

N Dowling, K Francis, R Dixon, S Merkouris, S Thomas, E Frydenberg, A Jackson

(2021), Vol. 37, pp. 689-710, Journal of Gambling Studies, United States, C1

journal article

Risk, compensatory, and protective factors in problem gambling: The role of positive mental health characteristics

N Dowling, S Aarsman, S Merkouris

(2021), Vol. 112, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

journal article

Exploring the associations between gambling cravings, self-efficacy, and gambling episodes: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study

C Hawker, S Merkouris, G Youssef, N Dowling

(2021), Vol. 112, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

journal article

The development of empirically derived australian low-risk gambling limits

N Dowling, G Youssef, C Greenwood, S Merkouris, A Suomi, R Room

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 1-18, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A Smartphone-delivered ecological momentary intervention for problem gambling (GamblingLess: Curb Your Urge): Single-Arm acceptability and feasibility trial

C Hawker, S Merkouris, G Youssef, N Dowling

(2021), Vol. 23, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Affected others responsivity to gambling harm: An international taxonomy of consumer-derived behaviour change techniques

N Booth, N Dowling, J Landon, D Lubman, S Merkouris, S Rodda

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 1-21, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Adult gambling problems and histories of mental health and substance use: Findings from a prospective multi-wave australian cohort study

S Merkouris, C Greenwood, G Youssef, P Letcher, S Vassallo, N Dowling, C Olsson

(2021), Vol. 10, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The identification of Australian low-risk gambling limits: A comparison of gambling-related harm measures

Nicki Dowling, Christopher Greenwood, Stephanie Merkouris, George Youssef, Matthew Browne, Matthew Rockloff, Paul Myers

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 21-34, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Budapest, Hungary, C1

journal article

The shape of gambling risk-curves for frequency, expenditure and proportion of income in Australia

C Greenwood, G Youssef, S Merkouris, N Dowling

(2021), Vol. 116, pp. 3219-3226, Addiction, England, C1

journal article

The efficacy of Personalized Normative Feedback interventions across addictions: A systematic review and meta-analysis

J Saxton, S Rodda, N Booth, S Merkouris, N Dowling

(2021), Vol. 16, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Ecological momentary assessment of the relationship between positive outcome expectancies and gambling behaviour

N Dowling, S Merkouris, K Spence

(2021), Vol. 10, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Gamblingless: A randomised trial comparing guided and unguided internet-based gambling interventions

N Dowling, S Merkouris, S Rodda, D Smith, S Aarsman, T Lavis, D Lubman, D Austin, J Cunningham, M Battersby, S Chul O

(2021), Vol. 10, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Addressing gambling harm to affected others: A scoping review

Nicole Dowling, Chloe Hawker, Stephanie Merkouris, Simone Rodda, David Hodgins

(2021), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

Brief Report: Problem Gambling in International and Domestic University Students

N Dowling, M Brown, S Aarsman, S Merkouris

(2020), Vol. 29, pp. 77-81, American Journal on Addictions, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Enhancing the utility of the problem gambling severity index in clinical settings: Identifying refined categories within the problem gambling category

S Merkouris, C Greenwood, V Manning, J Oakes, S Rodda, D Lubman, N Dowling

(2020), Vol. 103, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

journal article

Manaaki - a cognitive behavioral therapy mobile health app to support people experiencing gambling problems: a randomized control trial protocol

G Humphrey, J Chu, N Dowling, S Rodda, S Merkouris, V Parag, D Newcombe, E Ho, V Nosa, R Ruwhui-Collins, R Whittaker, C Bullen

(2020), Vol. 20, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

GamblingLess: Curb Your Urge: Development and usability testing of a smartphone-delivered ecological momentary intervention for problem gambling

S Merkouris, C Hawker, S Rodda, G Youssef, N Dowling

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 515-538, International Gambling Studies, C1

journal article

Affected other treatments: Systematic review and meta-analysis across addictions

Stephanie Merkouris, Nicki Dowling, Simone Rodda

(2020), A6

research report/technical paper

Lilibot: Improving the user experience of the NSW Gambling Help Website using Chatbox

Mohamed A, Stephanie Merkouris, G Loram, S Bahing, A Bonti, Simone Rodda, A Ibrahim, Nicole Dowling

(2020), pp. 1-84, Lilibot: Improving the user experience of the NSW Gambling Help Website using Chatbox, Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper

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

S Merkouris, Nicole Dowling, S Rodda, G Youssef

(2020), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Locating gambling problems across a continuum of severity: Rasch analysis of the Quinte Longitudinal Study (QLS)

S Cowlishaw, S Merkouris, N Dowling, S Rodda, A Suomi, S Thomas

(2019), Vol. 92, pp. 32-37, Addictive Behaviors, England, C1

journal article

The therapist experience of internet delivered CBT for problem gambling: Service integration considerations

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

(2019), Vol. 18, Internet Interventions, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, C1

journal article

A Quantification of the Net Consumer Surplus from Gambling Participation

M Rockloff, M Browne, A Russell, S Merkouris, N Dowling

(2019), Vol. 35, pp. 1147-1162, Journal of Gambling Studies, United States, C1

journal article

The reciprocal association between problem gambling and mental health symptoms/substance use: Cross-lagged path modelling of longitudinal cohort data

N Dowling, C Butera, S Merkouris, G Youssef, S Rodda, A Jackson

(2019), Vol. 8, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The diagnostic accuracy of brief screening instruments for problem gambling: A systematic review and meta-analysis

N Dowling, S Merkouris, S Dias, S Rodda, V Manning, G Youssef, D Lubman, R Volberg

(2019), Vol. 74, Clinical Psychology Review, United States, C1

journal article
2018

Screening for problem gambling within mental health services: a comparison of the classification accuracy of brief instruments

N Dowling, S Merkouris, V Manning, R Volberg, S Lee, S Rodda, D Lubman

(2018), Vol. 113, pp. 1088-1104, Addiction, England, C1

journal article

Therapist-delivered and self-help interventions for gambling problems: A review of contents

S Rodda, S Merkouris, C Abraham, D Hodgins, S Cowlishaw, N Dowling

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 211-226, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Hungary, C1

journal article

Problem gambling and family violence: findings from a population-representative study

Nicki Dowling, Carrie Ewin, George Youssef, Stephanie Merkouris, Aino Suomi, Shane Thomas, Alun Jackson

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 806-813, Journal of behavioral addictions, Budapest, Hungary, C1

journal article
2017

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, United States, C1

journal article

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, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

The development of empirically derived Australian responsible gambling limits

Nicole Dowling, George Youssef, Chris Greenwood, Stephanie Merkouris, A Suomi, R Room

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

Nicole Dowling, Stephanie Merkouris, Simone Rodda, D Smith, T Lavis, D Lubman, P Harvey, J Cunningham, M Battersby

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Problem gambling in people seeking treatment for mental illness

Dan Lubman, Victoria Manning, Nicole Dowling, Simone Rodda, S Lee, E Garde, S Merkouris, R Volberg

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2016

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, England, C1

journal article

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, United States, C1

journal article

An update on gender differences in the characteristics associated with problem gambling: a systematic review

Stephanie Merkouris, Anna Thomas, Kerrie Shandley, Simone Rodda, Erin Oldenhof, Nicki Dowling

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 254-267, Current addiction reports, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

What characterizes therapist-delivered and self-help interventions for problem gambling

Simone Rodda, S Merkouris, C Abraham, D Hodgins, S Cowlishaw, Nicole Dowling

(2016), Ontario, Canada, A6

research report/technical paper
2015

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

journal article

Psychological interventions for the management of glycemic and psychological outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in China: a systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials

Anna Chapman, Shuo Liu, Stephanie Merkouris, Joanne Enticott, Hui Yang, Colette Browning, Shane Thomas

(2015), Vol. 3, Frontiers in public health, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

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

journal article

The PROblem Gambling RESearch Study (PROGRESS) research protocol: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of psychological interventions for problem gambling.

S Thomas, S Merkouris, C Browning, H Radermacher, S Feldman, J Enticott, A Jackson

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-16, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Risk and protective factors for youth problem gambling: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

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

(2015), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2014

Pathological and problem gambling in substance use treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

S Cowlishaw, S Merkouris, A Chapman, H Radermacher

(2014), Vol. 46, pp. 98-105, Journal of substance abuse treatment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
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

journal article
2011

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

journal article

Australian guideline for treatment of problem gambling: an abridged outline

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

(2011), Vol. 195, pp. 664-665, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

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. 1-17, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

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

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, Dr Simone Rodda

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2019: $6,000
  • 2018: $10,091
  • 2017: $33,828

Fourth Tasmanian Gambling Social and Economic Impact Study

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youseef

The Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania

  • 2017: $142,780

Experiences and perceptions of gamblers using gambling, mental health and alcohol and other drug use online forums: A natural language processing approach

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, Dr Simone Rodda

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2022: $4,942
  • 2019: $34,597
  • 2018: $9,885

The development and evaluation of just-in-time intervention apps to reduce gambling harm: Providing ¿in-the-moment¿ support for gamblers

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Simone Rodda, Prof Dan Lubman, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youssef, Mr Leon Young, Ms Anna Goldfelder

NSW Government - Office of Responsible Gambling

  • 2020: $87,385
  • 2019: $262,160

Family member treatments: Systematic review and content analysis across addictions

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Simone Rodda

NSW Government - Office of Responsible Gambling

  • 2020: $3,000
  • 2019: $27,000

Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) Facilitating Screening, Responsible Gambling Messaging, and Referral.

A/Prof Mohamed Abdelrazek, Dr Alessio Bonti, Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr Amani Ibrahim

NSW Government - Office of Responsible Gambling

  • 2021: $11,000
  • 2020: $33,000
  • 2019: $66,000

Addressing gambling harm to affected others: A scoping review.

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2021: $13,000
  • 2020: $6,500
  • 2019: $6,500

Family member treatment for gambling harm: development and evaluation

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Simone Rodda, Prof David Hodgins

NSW Government - Office of Responsible Gambling

  • 2021: $149,913
  • 2020: $149,507

National Interactive Gambling Study

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

NSW Department of Industry (on behalf of Gambling Research Australia)

  • 2021: $5,000
  • 2020: $5,000

Preventing a new epidemic during a pandemic: The influence of COVID-19 related stressors on gambling behaviour in the moment and in the real world.

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youssef

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2022: $34,997
  • 2021: $49,997

Focus on families: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the harms and support needs of families and friends of gamblers.

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Prof Nicki Dowling

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2021: $24,953

Evaluation of ''RESET''

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

  • 2022: $47,672

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

Prof Nicki Dowling, Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youssef

Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre

  • 2015: $29,743

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

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

Auckland University of Technology

  • 2016: $10,382

Family Gambling Help: An evaluation of the impact of a peer-based support program on the wellbeing of families affected by gambling.

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Ms Chloe Hawker

Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)

  • 2019: $7,000

The co-design of an e-mental health service and customised products: An implementation evaluation.

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

The Unversity of Auckland

  • 2022: $9,189
  • 2020: $9,597

Smart phone delivered CBT for gambling related harm: An RCT

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

The Unversity of Auckland

  • 2021: $26,045
  • 2020: $25,705
  • 2019: $42,738

An umbrella review of gambling disorder treatment: Taking clinical decision-making to the next level

Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr Simone Rodda

National Center for Responsible Gambling - Seed Grant

  • 2021: $17,986
  • 2020: $23,485

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2021

Chloe Hawker

Thesis entitled: Smartphone-delivered ecological momentary assessment and intervention for gambling cravings

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2019

Zifei Chen

Thesis entitled: Professional Stigma towards Problem Gambling

Master of Science (Psychology), School of Psychology