ScHARR Mini Masterclass in Health Research Dr Lindsay Blank

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Wednesday 18 May 2022
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Join us for a monthly online masterclass by one of our health research experts based in The School of Health and Related Research

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Interventions to reduce the public health burden of gambling-related harms: Mapping the literature and making recommendations.

Lindsay Blank (speaker), Susan Baxter, Helen Buckley Woods, Elizabeth Goyder


Gambling is a source of serious and unevenly distributed harm, increasingly recognised as a public health concern. We aimed to identify review-level evidence for interventions to address or prevent gambling-related harms and explore policy implications, to assess the evidence base, identify gaps, and suggest key research questions. We identified whole-population preventive interventions and targeted treatment interventions for individuals addicted to gambling. Interventions to screen, identify, and support individuals at risk of gambling-related harms were not represented in the review-level evidence. Further consideration of primary studies suggested that health, care and support services are potentially vital in identifying and offering support to problem gamblers.


Lindsay is a Research Fellow in Public Health with almost 20 years experience. Her key research interests is in public health evidence synthesis including novel and rapid methods of presenting and interpreting evidence. She is currently working on policy focused reviews for NIHR and HS&DR

Associated research

Blank L, Baxter S, Woods HB, Goyder E. Interventions to reduce the public health burden of gambling-related harms: a mapping review. The Lancet Public Health. 2021 Jan 1;6(1):e50-63.

Blank L, Baxter S, Woods HB, Goyder E. Should screening for risk of gambling-related harm be undertaken in health, care and support settings? A systematic review of the international evidence. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice. 2021 Dec;16(1):1-9

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