UK gambling charity GambleAware announced this week that they've dished out a £250,000 grant to researchers to help research the impacts of gambling and gambling-related harm in regards to women.
The funding will provide a group of scientists to research the impacts of gambling on women, and will include the likes of IFF Social Research Agency director Kelsey Beninger, Professor Marian Fannin, Professor Sharon Collard, and GamCare workers Doniminque Webb and Marina Smith. The program will run for 18 months and comprise of interviews, roundtables, committees, and other ways to generate results.
At the end of the research period a study will written and published, showcasing the results.
Regarding the grant GambleAware Research Director Alison Clare said, "Women's experiences of gambling harms are under-researched, often presented as homogenous and in terms of how they differ to men's experiences.
"We are pleased to have awarded this grant to this strong multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team which will be drilling down into the experiences and needs of different communities of women. This is an important step towards ensuring GambleAware and others are commissioning the range of treatment and support services women want and will use.
"GambleAware is committed to delivering a whole-system public health approach to gambling harms and understanding the wider determinants that drive these - including gender, health, race, ethnicity, and inequalities - is fundamental to achieving this."