The first UK specific examination of Problem Gambling and Family Harm

Published: Monday, 10 December 2018

My name is Lucy Pointon a Doctoral student from Sheffield Hallam University working with Professor David Best and Dr James Banks on my doctoral research project which focuses on 'Problem Gambling and Family Harm'. This project is working in conjunction with and is part funded by GambleAware (formally The Responsible Gambling Trust). More information about GambleAware and its research projects can be found on the following link:

 I am currently looking for organisations and individuals that may be able to assist me with recruiting participants, I have outlined my study below. If this is something you could help me with please get in touch.

 The proposed study aims to focus on the relationship between problem gambling and family harm. By identifying and exploring the prevalence of the relationship through the use of an online survey. The survey is available to anyone with access to the internet via a PC, mobile device or tablet; hard copy surveys can also be arranged with prior notice to the researcher. 

 The process for the study is relatively simple, participants would be asked to complete a 'one-off' online survey which would be completely anonymous consisting of approximately 40 questions and it is anticipated it would take about 20 minutes to complete. Respondents can either be problem gamblers or family members of a problem gambler. This survey will be hosted via Sheffield Hallam University‚Äôs survey software and available via a link online. Participants can then choose to leave their contact details after completion of the survey if they wish to participate further by attending a one-off in depth interview. 

 I would appreciate any help that you may be able to provide me with in regards to recruiting survey participants.

 If you would like to complete the survey please click the following link:

 Thanks all, 



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