Journal Articles

Some of our recent publications:

Bellringer, M., Pearson, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Wilson, D., Koziol-McLain, J., Garrett, N., & Abbott, M. (2017). Family violence in a sample of treatment-seeking gamblers: The effect of having dependent children. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 7(8), 1- 21. DOI 10.1186/s40405-017-0028-1. https://ajgiph.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40405-017-0028-1

Abbott, M. (2017). The epidemiology and impact of gambling disorder and other gambling related harm.  Discussion paper for the 2017 WHO Forum on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive behaviours, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, 26-28 June 2017. Available here .

Abbott, M. (2017). Beyond Reno: A critical commentary on Hancock and Smith. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. DOI 10.1007/s11469-017-9794-3

Abbott, M. (2017). Gambling and gambling harm in New Zealand: A 28-year case study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. DOI 10.1007/s11469-017-9767-6

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M., & Roberts, A. (2017). On the feasibility of in-venue observations of electronic gaming machine gamblers and game characteristics.  Journal of Gambling Issues, 36, 1-16.

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Langham, E., Bellringer, M., & Ah-Honi Siitia, P. (2017). How gambling harms experienced by Pacific people in New Zealand amplify when they are culture-related. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 7(5). Open access. DOI 10.1186/s40405-017-0026-3. https://ajgiph.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40405-017-0026-3

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., & Abbott, M. (2017). A process evaluation of the ‘Aware’ and ‘Supportive Communities’ gambling harm-minimisation programmes in New Zealand. European Journal of Public Health, Open, 1-7. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckx120

Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Vandal, A.C., Hodgins, D.C., Battersby, M., & Rodda, S.N. (2017). Effectiveness of problem gambling interventions in a service setting: A protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled clinical trial. BMJ Open, 7: e013490. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013490

Kim, H.S., Hodgins, D.C., Bellringer, M., & Abbott, M. (2016). Gender differences among helpline callers: Prospective study of gambling and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(2), 605-623.

Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Jackson, A., Lavis, T., Patford, J., Cockman, S., Thomas, S., Bellringer, M., Koziol-McLain, J., Battersby, M., Harvey, P., & Abbott, M. (2014). Problem gambling and intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 17, 43-61. DOI: 10.1177/1524838014561269.

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Page, A., & Abbott, M. (2015). Pop-up messages on electronic gaming machines in New Zealand: Experiences and views of gamblers and venue staff. International Gambling Studies, 16(1), 49-66.

Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., & Abbott, M. (2016). The effects of pop-up harm minimisation messages on electronic gaming machine gambling behaviour in New Zealand. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 1115-1126. DOI: 10.1007/s10899-016-9603-0

Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Page, A., & Abbott, M. (2015). Pop-up messages on electronic gaming machines in New Zealand: Experiences and views of gamblers and venue staff. International Gambling Studies. Published online 11 November 2015. DOI:10.1080/14459795.2015.1093535

Urale, P.W.B., Bellringer, M., Landon, J., & Abbott, M. (2015). God, family and money: Pacific people and gambling in New Zealand. International Gambling Studies, 15(1), 72-87.  Doi:10.1080/14459795.2014.998252

Dowling, N.A., Jackson, A.C., Suomi, A., Lavis, T., Thomas, S.A., Patford, J., Harvey, P., Battersby, M., Koziol-McLain, J., Abbott, M., & Bellringer, M.E. (2014). Problem gambling and family violence: Prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers. Addictive Behaviours, 39, 1713-1717.

Bellringer, M., Taylor, S., Savila, F., & Abbott, M. (2014). Gambling behaviours and associated familial influences among 9-year old Pacific children in New Zealand. International Gambling Studies, 14(3), 457-471. DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2014.937728

Wang, G.Y., Wouldes, T.A., Kydd, R., Jensen, M., & Russell, B.R. (2014) Neuropsychological performance of methadone-maintained opiate users. Journal of Psychopharmcology, 28, 789-799.

Suomi, A., Jackson, A.C., Dowling, N.A., Lavis, T., Patford, J., Thomas, S.S., Harvey, P., Abbott, M., Bellringer, M.E., Koziol-McLain, J., & Cockmann, S. (2013). Problem gambling and family violence: family member reports of prevalence, family impacts and family coping. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3:13. Open access available here.

Wang, G.Y., Wouldes, T.A., & Russell, B.B. (2013) Methadone maintenance treatment and cognitive function: A systematic review. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 6, 220-230.

Clarke D., Pulford, J., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M. & Hodgins, D.C. (2012).  An exploratory study of problem gambling on casino versus non-casino electronic gaming machines. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 10, 107-121.

Phillips, J.G., Ogeil, R.P., & Blaszczynski, A. (2012). Electronic interests and behaviours associated with gambling problems. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,10, 585-596.

Phillips, J.G., Ogeil, R., Chow, Y.W., & Blaszczynski, A. (2012). Gambling involvement and increased risk of gambling problems. Journal of Gambling Studies, DOI10.1007/s10899-012-9325-x.

Phillips, J.G., & Ogeil, R.P. (2011) Decisional styles and risk of problem drinking or gambling. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 521-526.

Williams, J., Pulford, J., Bellringer, M., & Abbott, M. (2010). Recruiting gamblers from the general population for research purposes: Outcomes from two contrasting approaches. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8 (1),1-7.

Pulford, J., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M., Clarke, D., Hodgins, D., & Williams, J. (2009). Reasons for seeking help for a gambling problem: The experiences of gamblers who have sought specialist assistance and the perceptions of those who have not. Journal of Gambling Studies, 25(1), 19-32.

Pulford, J., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M., Clarke, D., Hodgins, D., & Williams, J. (2009). Barriers to help-seeking for a gambling problem: The experiences of gamblers who have sought specialist assistance and the perceptions of those who have not. Journal of Gambling Studies, 25(1), 33-48.

Perese, L.M., Bellringer, M.E., Williams, M.M., & Abbott, M.W. (2009). Two years on: Gambling amongst Pacific mothers living in New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 15(1), 55-67.

Schluter, P.J., Abbott, M.W., & Bellringer, M.E. (2008). Problem gambling related to intimate partner violence: Findings from the Pacific Islands Families study. International Gambling Studies, 8 (1), 49-61.

Clarke, D., Tse, S., Abbott, M.W., Townsend, S., Kingi, P., & Manaia, W. (2007). Reasons for starting and continuing gambling in a mixed ethnic community sample of pathological and non-problem gamblers. International Gambling Studies, 7 (3), 299-313.

Abbott, M.W. (2007). Situational factors that affect gambling behavior. In G. Smith, D.C. Hodgins, & R.J. Williams (Eds), Research and measurement issues in gambling studies. Elsevier, Academic Press Publications.

Clarke, D., Abbott, M., DeSouza, R., & Bellringer, M. (2007). An overview of help seeking by problem gamblers and their families including barriers to and relevance of services. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 5 (4), 292-306.

Abbott, M.W. & Clarke, D. (2007). Prospective problem gambling research: Contribution and potential. International Gambling Studies, 7 (1), 123-144.

Schluter, P., Bellringer, M., & Abbott, M. (2007). Maternal gambling associated with families' food, shelter and safety needs: Findings from the Pacific Islands Families study. Journal of Gambling Issues, 19, 87-90. Available here.

Abbott, M.W. (2006). Do EGMs and problem gambling go together like a horse and carriage? Gambling Research, 18 (1), 7-38.

Abbott, M.W., & Volberg, R.A. (2006). The measurement of adult problem and pathological gambling. International Gambling Studies, 6 (2), 175-200.

Westphal, J., & Abbott, M.W. (2006). Models for multi-site problem gambling clinical trials. International Gambling Studies, 6 (2), 129-145.

Bellringer, M.E., Perese, L.M., Abbott, M.W., & Williams, M.M. (2006). Gambling amongst Pacific mothers living in New Zealand. International Gambling Studies, 6 (2), 217-235.

Clarke, D., Tse, S., Abbott, M., Townsend, S., Kingi, P. & Manaia, W. (2006). Key indicators of the transition from social to problem gambling. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 4 (3).

Perese, L., Bellringer, M., & Abbott, M. (2005). Literature review to inform social marketing objectives and approaches, and behaviour change indicators, to prevent and minimise gambling harm. Report prepared for the Health Sponsorship Council. Auckland: AUT University.

Abbott, M.W., & McKenna, B. (2005). Gambling and problem gambling amongst recently sentenced women in New Zealand prisons. Journal of Gambling Studies, 21, 559-581.

Abbott, M.W., McKenna, B., & Giles, L.C. (2005). Gambling and problem gambling among recently sentenced male prisoners in four New Zealand prisons. Journal of Gambling Studies, 21, 537-557.

Bellringer, M.E., Cowley-Malcolm, E.T., Abbott, M.W., & Williams, M.M. (2005). Pacific Island Families: The first two years of life: Gambling amongst Pacific mothers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 3 (1), 53-60.

Mintoft, B., Bellringer, M.E., & Orme, C. (2005). Improved client outcome services project: An intervention with non-benefitting clients of problem gambling treatment. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 3 (1), 30-40.

Abbott, M.W., Volberg, R.A. & Ronnberg, S. (2004). Comparing the Swedish and New Zealand national surveys of gambling and problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 20 (3), 237-258.

Abbott, M.W., Williams, M.M. & Volberg, R.A. (2004). A prospective study of problem and regular nonproblem gamblers living in the community. Substance Use and Misuse, 39 (6), 855-884.

Abbott, M., Volberg, R., Bellringer, M. & Reith, G. (2004). A review of research on aspects of problem gambling: Final report. Report prepared for Responsibility in Gambling Trust, UK. Auckland: AUT University. Available here.

Abbott, M., Volberg, R., Bellringer, M. & Reith, G. (2004). A review of research on aspects of problem gambling: Summary, conclusions and recommendations. Report prepared for Responsibility in Gambling Trust, UK. Auckland: AUT University. Available here.

Bellringer, M. & Rossen, F. (2004). Youth and problem gambling in New Zealand. Youth Gambling International, 4 (4),

McMillan, L.M., Bellringer, M.E., Tse, S., Brown, R., Rossen, F. & Adams, P. (2004). Long-term continuous clients and their needs: A New Zealand analysis. International Gambling Studies, 4 (1), 17-32.