Making Harms Matter: Translating Research on Gambling-related Harms into Practice

Wardle, H. and Miller, T. (2019) Making Harms Matter: Translating Research on Gambling-related Harms into Practice. 17th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 27-30 May 2019.

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There has been increasing calls to better understand the range of harms associated with gambling, including how to define, measure and understand the costs associated with gambling harms. This is pivotal to understanding gambling from a public health perspective but also for effecting policy change within environments where the harms from gambling are, arguably, underestimated. Achieving this requires close co-operation between researchers, policy makers and a range of stakeholders. This process is currently being undertaken in Great Britain and this paper draws on the experiences of the two presenters, as researcher and commissioner/consumer of research, to explore this intersection. From each perspective, they will identify the key lessons to be learnt when attempting to achieve impact with research and make it useful to a range of different audiences. This includes undertaking detailed stakeholder mapping, developing influencing strategies, co-production of research, effective communication and more. They will detail what worked and what didn’t and the pitfalls of knowledge translation using their experience of attempting to change debate and knowledge about the range of harms associated with gambling.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wardle, Professor Heather
Authors: Wardle, H., and Miller, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
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