Within the School of Psychology and the FCRG here at UoL, Dr Amanda Roberts will soon be setting up a centre for gambling research. In the current October issue of The Psychologist, a news story was written about Amanda’s plans for the new centre (see here). In the article, Amanda explains that the focus of the centre is “on understanding the psychological causes and effects of gambling, including addictive gambling, risk-taking behaviour, treatment programmes and the impact of new technologies such as betting smartphone apps” (p. 735).
This is a very exciting development that will certainly place the University of Lincoln on the map for gambling and risk-related research. We are eager to hear more and will keep you posted as things move forward.