Gambling in Aboriginal communities
Lived experience of gambling harm
Public health, prevention and health promotion
Research and its translation into practice
Working with rural, regional and diverse communities
See you in 2020!
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation thanks the more than 400 speakers and delegates who joined us in Geelong for the 2018 Gambling Harm Conference: Taking action for change. All available presentations can be accessed here.
In 2020, the Foundation will hold our fourth biennial conference for practitioners working in the gambling harm prevention and treatment fields from 23 to 25 March in Frankston, Victoria.
More information will be released on this website, so please check back regularly for updates.
2018 Keynote speakers
Dr Simone Rodda
Dr Simone Rodda is Senior Lecturer at University of Auckland in New Zealand (School of Population Health) and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with Turning Point (Melbourne, Australia) and also an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University.
Born and raised in Ballarat, Belinda is Wotjobaluk with Celtic and Polish heritage. She is chief executive officer at Culture is Life, a recently established not-for-profit organisation committed to cultural strengthening for the prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide.
Dr Catherine Paradis
Dr. Catherine Paradis is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse where she provides leadership for the implementation and the evaluation of the National Alcohol Strategy.
For all indigenous peoples’ problem gambling is just that, a problem! For Māori, problem gambling undermines our mauri (lifeforce) and our pillars of health namely our, wairua (soul), tinana (body), hinengaro (conscienceness) and whānau (family and links to communities).