GambleAware commits £4m to launch first academic research hub

GambleAware commits to launch academic research hub
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GambleAware will commit £4 million in funding to the UK’s first academic research hub specialising in gambling harms research.


The charity will help fund the project through an eight-month grant award process, saying the new hub will support its aim of creating a society safe from gambling harms and help deliver its strategic objective to actively build academic research capacity.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a British university to develop and innovate in a relatively under-researched field, bringing to bear a much wider range of academic disciplines than are currently engaged in gambling harms research,” said GambleAware’s interim research director Alison Clare. “With this significant investment, a British university and its partners will have the chance to create a step change in building knowledge in an area which links and overlaps with many other subjects and fields.”

The new hub will seek to widen the range of academic disciplines engaged with gambling harms research in the UK, with the aim of supporting and informing the wider system of treatment providers, organisations and agencies. The hub will be based at one British university, with a number of establishments already having put forward applications to host the facility.

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