Dr Stephanie Merkouris

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

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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2021

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, Oxford, Eng., 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, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
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, pp. 1-5, Addictive behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., 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), pp. 1-24, International Gambling Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article
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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Problem gambling and family violence: factors associated with family violence victimization and perpetration in treatment-seeking gamblers

Nicki Dowling, Erin Oldenhof, Sue Cockman, Aino Suomi, Stephanie Merkouris, Alun Jackson

(2019), pp. 1-25, Journal of interpersonal violence, London, Eng., 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, pp. 1-7, Internet interventions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The Reciprocal Association between Problem Gambling and Mental Health Symptoms/Substance Use: Cross-Lagged Path Modelling of Longitudinal Cohort Data

Nicki Dowling, Carla Butera, Stephanie Merkouris, George Youssef, Simone Rodda, Alun Jackson

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 1-15, Journal of clinical medicine, Basel, 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, pp. 1-32, Clinical Psychology Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

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

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 211-226, Journal of behavioral addictions, Budapest, 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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, pp. 1-14, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
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, 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, C1

journal article
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
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, Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 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, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, Dr Simone Rodda

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

Fourth Tasmanian Gambling Social and Economic Impact Study

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

  • 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, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr George Youssef, Dr Simone Rodda

  • 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

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

  • 2020: $87,385
  • 2019: $262,160

Family member treatments: Systematic review and content analysis across addictions

Dr Stephanie Merkouris, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Simone Rodda

  • 2020: $3,000
  • 2019: $27,000

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

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

  • 2020: $33,000
  • 2019: $66,000

Addressing gambling harm to affected others: A scoping review.

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

  • 2020: $6,500
  • 2019: $6,500

Family member treatment for gambling harm: development and evaluation

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

  • 2020: $149,507

National Interactive Gambling Study

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

  • 2020: $5,000

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, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr George Youssef

  • 2015: $29,743

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

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

  • 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.

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Ms Chloe Hawker

  • 2019: $7,000

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

  • 2020: $9,597

Smart phone delivered CBT for gambling related harm: An RCT

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris

  • 2020: $25,705
  • 2019: $42,738

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

A/Prof Nicki Dowling, Dr Stephanie Merkouris, Dr Simone Rodda

  • 2020: $23,485

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Zifei Chen

Thesis entitled: Professional Stigma towards Problem Gambling

Master of Science (Psychology), School of Psychology