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Professor Nerilee Hing

PhD, MAppSc, B.Bus (Tourism)
Research Professor - Gambling Studies
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
CQUniversity - Building 8
University Drive Bundaberg Queensland 4670
About Me

Nerilee Hing joined CQUniversity as Research Professor (Gambling Studies) in 2016. She was the Founding Director of Southern Cross University’s Centre for Gambling Education and Research from 2003-16. Nerilee has been researching gambling for more than 25 years. Her research aims to inform policies and practices to reduce gambling-related harm for individuals, families, and communities, and to increase the safe provision, consumption, and regulation of gambling. Her research focuses mainly on gambling behaviour, online gambling, wagering, gambling marketing, youth gambling, gambling harm, venue and policy interventions to reduce gambling harm, gambling in vulnerable populations, impacts of gambling on women, and gambling problems, stigma and help-seeking.
Nerilee has published ~300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including 200+ journal articles and 64 commissioned peer-reviewed research reports. She has given 60 keynote/invited presentations in gambling-related forums. She has editorial roles for several international gambling journals. She has an h Index of 57 and 11,093 citations of her research.
She has been a named investigator on $29.5 million in competitive external research grants, leading most projects as Chief Investigator. Funding bodies include the Australian Research Council, Gambling Research Australia, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, Alberta Gaming Research Institute, and the NSW, QLD, Victorian and SA Governments.
Nerilee conducts numerous professional activities to inform gambling policy and practice in Australia and internationally. She was appointed to the Australian Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling. She has provided research and advice to inform numerous regulatory reviews, including the current Gambling Reforms in Victoria, Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering, National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering, and Review of the Interactive Gambling Act. 


Professor Nerilee Hing joined the team at the Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory at CQUniversity in February 2016, after a long career at Southern Cross University where she was the Founding Director of the Centre for Gambling Education and Research.

Universities Studied At

Professor Nerilee Hing studied her undergraduate degree at the University of New England, her Masters degree at Southern Cross University, and gained her PhD at the University of Western Sydney.

Universities Worked At

Southern Cross University; CQUniversity


CQU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
CQU Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research: Excellence in Research Category 
Winner, Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship for 5 years

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 5205 Social and personality psychology

At the level of Mentor Supervisor

Current Capacity
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