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Professor Nerilee Hing

PhD, MAppSc, B.Bus (Tourism)
Research Professor - Gambling Studies
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
CQUniversity - Room G.07 Building 8
University Drive Bundaberg Queensland 4670
About Me

Professor Nerilee Hing has been researching gambling for about 25 years, with particular emphasis in several areas.

Her research on responsible gambling has included evaluations of responsible gambling codes of practice, industry self-exclusion programs, gambling advertising, industry responsiveness to patrons with gambling problems, and patron evaluations of industry harm minimisation measures.

Her research has also focused on gambling amongst vulnerable populations, including an ARC Discovery Project on gambling amongst Aboriginal Australians, and studies of gambling and problem gambling amongst gaming venue staff, underage access to gambling, distinctive aspects of men’s and women’s gambling, the impacts of gambling on partners of problem gamblers, and gambling and domestic violence.

Her research has also focused on gambling and new technologies, with several grants on Internet gambling and emerging forms of gambling and simulated gambling, including amongst youth.

Another area of focus has been on problem gambling, including its prevalence both in the general population and amongst specific sub-populations, along with major studies on use of professional, non-professional and self-help for gambling problems. She has also investigated the stigma of problem gambling and its impacts.

Nerilee has led major studies on wagering and wagering advertising, particularly risk factors associated with sports betting and race betting problems.

Nerilee has been awarded AU$12.3 million in competitive external research grants, most as Chief Investigator. Funding bodies include the Australian Research Council, Gambling Research Australia, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the NSW, Queensland, Victorian and South Australian Governments, and Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety.

Nerilee has published > 200 refereed manuscripts. She conducts numerous professional activities to inform gambling policy and practice, both in Australia and internationally. 


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


Nerilee was Winner, Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence 2013

Professional Memberships


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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