Dr Richard Wood

Montreal, Canada

Dr. Wood is a chartered psychologist who specializes in the study of gaming behavior. He has published numerous gambling related articles, presented his findings at conferences and seminars around the world and undertaken many responsible gaming consultations for the gaming industry and regulatory sectors. His research focuses on developing effective responsible gaming strategies. in particular, Dr Wood investigates both the individual causes of problem gambling as well as the structural characteristics of games that can influence the gambling behavior of vulnerable players. He has developed cutting edge responsible gaming tools such as Gamgard an innovative guide that informs the development of socially responsible game design, as well as GamTalk, designed to provide free online support for people with all levels of gambling related issues.

Sabrina Wood

Montreal, Canada

Sabrina has many years of experience managing online support services, organizing electronic databases, and developing web based materials. Sabrina has also worked as a healthcare professional in both Canada and the UK which has given her an excellent understanding of the issues related to unhealthy behaviour patterns and vulnerable populations. Sabrina coordinates all of the online resources and activities that GamRes undertakes.

Dr Mark Griffiths

Nottingham, UK

Dr Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Europe’s only Professor of Gambling Studies (Nottingham Trent University). He has won several international prizes in the area outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of gambling research. He has published over 185 refereed research papers, published a number of books on the psychology of gambling, numerous book chapters and has over 550 other non-refereed publications to his name. He has served as a member on a number of national and international committees (e.g. European Association for the Study of Gambling, British Psychological Society Council, BPS Social Psychology Section, Society for the Study of Gambling, Gamblers Anonymous General Services Board, National Council on Gambling etc.) and was former National Chair of GamCare.

Dr Michael Wohl

Ottawa, Canada

Dr Michael Wohl is a Professor of Psychology at Carleton University. The majority of his work has focused on factors that predict problematic gambling behaviour (e.g., persistent play in the face of continued loss). His current focus includes, among other things, factors that facilitate responsible gambling (e.g., monetary limit setting and adherence), social casino gaming, and barriers to treatment seeking among disordered gamblers. This research is conducted, in part, in the Carleton University Gambling Laboratory (a state-of-the-art casino lab).

Dr. Wohl has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and is the receipt of Carleton’s Research Achievement Award. To facilitate his gambling research, Wohl has received funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Problem Gambling Researcher Centre (now Gambling Research Exchange Ontario), National Center for Responsible Gambling, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Manitoba Gambling Research Program.