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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Commission pilot Academic Research Hub (GA)


May 2022

In May 2022 the Gambling Harms Research Centre at University of Bristol was launched. Led by multidisciplinary research experts the aim is to build a greater understanding and evidence around the growing and diverse impact of gambling harms in Great Britain.

October 2021

Grant award process is proceeding to plan. Closing date for EOI's was 12 October. Applicants invited to go through to Stage 2 will be notifed on 02/11/2021

August 2021

17th August 2021. GambleAware has announced its £4m grant award to establish the first Academic Research Hub in Great Britain specialising in gambling harms research. They hope that the new hub will have a significant impact on the whole gambling research landscape, both within Great Britain and across the globe, seek to broaden the range of academic disciplines engaged with gambling harms research and apply a public health lens and support and inform the wider system of treatment providers, organisations and agencies working to prevent and reduce gambling harms. The grant will be awarded to a single high-ranking academic institution which will determine its own research focus. It is expected the university will secure other funding sources to enable growth beyond the term of the grant award. Press Release:

November 2020

Pending final approval by their Trustees in December 2020, GambleAware will commission a pilot for an Academic Research Hub in early 2020, with a kick-off date scheduled for Sept 2021.

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