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Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, Professor, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

Sally Gainsbury, PhD, Doctor.ClinPsych, BPsych(Hons), has over 18 years’ experience conducting research which aims to minimise gambling harms. Her research focuses on the impact of emerging technology on gambling and risk-taking and ways in which technology can assist in reducing gambling harms. Professor Gainsbury is frequently invited to give keynote presentations and has provided expert input for policy makers and key stakeholders internationally. Professor Gainsbury is the Editor of the academic journal International Gambling Studies. She has published over 130 peer-review journal articles, two books, and numerous book chapters and research reports.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, University of Sydney School of Psychology


  • 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 Robinson Fellowship 2010; 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)