Journal Articles

Some of our recent publications:

Ranta, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N. & Abbott, M. (2018). Can a brief telephone intervention for problem gambling help to reduce co-existing depression? A three-year prospective study in New Zealand. Journal of Gambling Studies, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-018-9783-x

Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Pearson, J., Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Koziol-McLain, J., Wilson, D., & Jackson, A. (2018). Family violence in gambling help-seeking populations. International Gambling Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2018.1480648

Rawat, V., Browne, M., Bellringer, M., Greer, N., Kolandai-Matchett, K., Rockloff, M., Langham, E., Hanley, C., Palmer du Preez, K., & Abbott, M. (2018). A tale of two countries: Comparing disability weights for gambling problems in New Zealand and Australia. Quality of Life Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-1882-8

Abbott, M., Hodgins, D.C., Bellringer, M., Vandal, A.C., Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Sullivan, S., Rodda, S., & Feigin, V. (2018). Brief telephone interventions for problem gambling: A randomised controlled trial. Addiction, 113, 883-895. doi:10.1111/add.14149

Suomi, A., Dowling, N.A., Thomas, S., Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Battersby, M., Koziol-McLain, J., Lavis, T., & Jackson, A.C. (2018). Patterns of family and intimate partner violence in problem gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, doi.org/10.1007/s10899-018-9768-9

Kolandai-Matchett, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., & Abbott, M. (2018). A national public health programme on gambling policy development in New Zealand: Insights from a process evaluation. Harm Reduction Journal, 15(11). doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0217-y

Abbott, M., Hodgins, D.C., Bellringer, M., Vandal, A.C., Palmer Du Preez, K., Landon, J., Sullivan, S., Rodda, S., and Feigin, V. (2018). Brief telephone interventions for problem gambling: A randomized controlled trial. Addiction, doi: 10.1111/add.14149.

Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., & Kolandai-Matchett, K. (2017). Design and methods of the New Zealand National Gambling Study, a prospective cohort study of gambling and health: 2012-2019. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi-org.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/10.1007/s11469-017-9843-y

Landon, J., Grayson, E., & Roberts, A.  (2017) An exploratory study of the impacts of gambling on affected others accessing a social service. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.  doi:10.1007/s11469-017-9785-4

Phillips, J.G., Hughes, B., & Ogeil, R.P. (2017). Alcohol consumption, dependence and foraging. Journal of Substance Abuse, 1-6.

Phillips, J.G, & Ogeil, R.P. (2017). Cannabis, alcohol use, psychological distress, and decision-making style. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 39(7), 670-681.

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.