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Deputy Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

Sally Gainsbury, PhD, Doctor.ClinPsych, BPsych(Hons), has over 10 years’ experience conducting gambling research. Her research has focused on understanding gambling to inform the development of responsible gambling strategies and harm-minimisation policies. Her research also focuses on the impact of emerging technology on gambling and risk-taking more broadly. Dr. Gainsbury has been invited to give keynote and conference presentations internationally and has provided expert input for policy makers and key stakeholders in many countries. Dr. Gainsbury is the Editor of the academic journal International Gambling Studies. She has published over 80 peer-review journal articles, two books, and numerous book chapters and research reports.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University


  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Psychology


University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Early Career Research Excellence (2018); Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (ARC DECRA 2016-2020); Franklin Women Carer's Travel Scholarship (2017); Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research - Early to Mid-Career Researcher (2014); Australian Psychological Society Early Career Researcher Award (2014)