Our research

The emphasis of the AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre is on the conduct of applied research that informs policy and professional practice in public education, population health and primary and secondary health care.

Centre aims

The centre aims to:

  • Disseminate research-based information through publications, seminars and mass media
  • Advocate evidence-based gambling and addictions policy and service provision
  • Develop and provide education programmes
  • Promote and support postgraduate teaching and research
  • Work collaboratively with other research organisations and stakeholders.

Collaboration and dissemination

As part of this work, collaborative links have been, and are being, developed and strengthened with other academic institutions (within New Zealand and internationally), government, non-government organisations, and other major stakeholders. All information and research findings are widely disseminated to inform policy development, health care providers, health professionals, students, policymakers and the wider community.

Our work


Our research increases understanding and enhances policy and professional practice. Learn about our projects.

NZ National Gambling Study

This is the first New Zealand population representative longitudinal study into gambling, health, lifestyles.

Research reports

Browse through our research reports that help us to increase understanding and enhance general practice when faced with gambling and addiction.

Journal articles

Our members are active researchers, contributing to a number of scientific journals. Browse our publication list.

Media mentions

Our researchers and their projects are often featured by media. Find links to our latest media mentions.

Conferences and events

Find out about upcoming events, or learn about the past conferences and events we've been involved in.

Our people

Learn about the researchers within the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre.

Meet the team

Study with us

Would you like to get involved in our research projects? AUT offers a number of options for graduate and postgraduate study:

Further opportunities are through the generic Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy at AUT.