CQUniversity is seeking participants for a national study examining the relationship between gambling and family violence against women. The study aims to improve family violence support and gambling help services for women by documenting their views and experiences and those of relevant service providers.The project is a partnership between CQUniversity, the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research and the Australian Institute of Family Studies, funded by ANROWS.
Researchers are conducting confidential phone or online interviews with people who have had any of the following experiences:
- Women who have engaged a support service (e.g. counselling), AND experienced any form of domestic violence (e.g. financial, emotional, physical, etc.) from a male partner due to gambling (can be their own gambling or their (ex) partner’s gambling).
- Women who have engaged a support service (e.g. counselling), AND used gambling or gambling venues to cope or escape from family violence
- Men who have engaged a support service (e.g. counselling) for controlling or violent behaviours towards a female partner, AND where gambling was an issue in the relationship.
Interested participants must register their interest by 15 April.