24th August 2009

Applications are invited for a 4 year PhD studentship in the field of problem gambling. The project will focus broadly on processes of recovery from problem gambling, as well as the wider impacts of gambling problems on individuals and their social networks. 

The studentship is funded by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, which provides £15,000 p.a for tuition fees and living expenses.

Problems associated with excess gambling are increasingly coming to be seen as public health and policy concerns.  They are associated with debt and poverty and are often found alongside other problems such as alcohol and illicit drug misuse. The aim of this project would be to explore the ways in which gambling impacts on the everyday lives of individuals, and to investigate the processes whereby they attempt to overcome problems with their behaviour.

The project will be supervised by Professor Gerda Reith in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Science at the University of Glasgow. The Department offers a lively and supportive research environment in which to pursue postgraduate study. For more information about the Department, visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/sociology/

Applicants should have a 1st class degree or 2:1 in a social science subject or related discipline. Previous knowledge of gambling related issues is not essential, but candidates must display a commitment to the investigation of social problems, and the application of theoretical models to address them. 

Information on how to apply for PhD study in the University can be found at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Reith: G.Reith@lbss.gla.ac.uk

Closing date: 7th September 2009