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The Australian National University



Centre for Gambling Research
Centre for Social Research and Methods, RSSS
The Australian National University
13 Ellery Crescent
Acton, ACT, 2601

Research Staff

Dr Tanya Davidson (formerly Caldwell)
Rm 2.05, Beryl Rawson Bldg
Phone: (02) 6125 7839

no photo availableDr Marisa Fogarty
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rm 2143, Copland Bldg #24
Phone: (02) 6215 9380


Visiting Fellows

 Dr Sean Cowlishaw
Room: External




Research Support

Ms Nina Lucas
Senior Research Officer (On leave 2017)
Phone: (02) 6125 0675


Ms Eleanor Taylor-Rodgers
Senior Research Officer
Room 2.09, Beryl Rawson Bldg
Phone: (02) 6125 1959


Graduate Students

Elizabeth Kirk

PhD awarded
Thesis topic: An ethnographic study of gambling in social clubs.

Elizabeth Kirk’s research explores how patrons use social clubs, what they get out of going to the club and being club members.  This includes investigating the ways that club patrons make use of gambling facilities, in particular Electronic Gaming Machines (pokies), that the club provides. This research aims to contribute to understanding the role that gambling and clubs play in people’s lives across the continuum of gambling behaviour.

Updated: 23 March 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher