Associate Professor Aino Suomi

Ph.D (psychology), The University of Melbourne. MPsych, The University of Jyvaskyla (Finland)
Director, Centre for Gambling Research
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 02 6125 1964

Areas of expertise

  • Psychology 1701
  • Family And Household Studies 440301
  • Social Policy 440712
  • Social Determinants Of Health 420606

Research interests

problem gambling; gambling harm; psychiatric epidemiology; economic and social risk factors; PTSD and trauma; child protection; family welfare; family interventions.

Researcher's projects

  1. Impact of parental problem gambling on child wellbeing
  2. Young adults gam(bl)ing online (YAGO)
  3. Family, Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence and Gambling Harm
  4. Victorian Population Health and Gambling Study 2023
  5. Gambling risk transitions in Australian population
  6. Preventive Interventions for Problem Gambling: A public health perspective
  7. Expenditure on Gambling Activities: the distribution by type of activity, level of problem gambling, and demographic and socio-economic characteristics
  8. Family Therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  9. Parental contact for children in out-of-home-care
  10. Clinical Family Assessments at the Children's Court of Victoria

Available student projects

Child and family wellbeing in the context of gambling harm

Gambling harm trajectories

Online gambling and young people

Lived experience of gambling harm 

Children and families in the out-of-home-care system 


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