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Dr Charles Livingstone is Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He is course convenor of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Health Science, and teaches health policy, health systems, and politics into the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. He is also head of the Gambling and Social Determinants unit within SPHPM. He has research degrees in economics and social theory. Charles's current principal research interest is critical gambling studies, including in particular gambling policy reform and the politics, regulation and social impacts of electronic gambling machine (EGM) gambling.

Charles is a co-convenor of the annual Dangerous Consumption colloquia, which he inaugurated in 2001. Charles is a regular contributor to public debate via popular media, in particular around issues such as the social impact of EGMs, their structural characteristics, and appropriate policy responses to address gambling harms. He was a member of the Australian Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling 2010-2012.


  • gambling
  • Policy and Administration - Health Policy
  • Social Theory
  • Addiction
  • public health

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 2001 2018

A case for clean conferences in gambling research

Livingstone, C. Jul 2018 In : Drug and Alcohol Review. 37, 5, p. 683-686 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Hooked on gambling: a problem of human or machine design?

Yücel, M., Carter, A., Harrigan, K., van Holst, R. J. & Livingstone, C. 1 Jan 2018 In : The Lancet Psychiatry. 5, 1, p. 65-78 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review


PHAA Sax Oration

Charles Henry Livingstone (Recipient), 23 Nov 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2001 2017

  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Contribution to conference

Policy & Internet (Journal)

Livingstone, C. H. (Peer reviewer)
12 Dec 2017 → …

Activity: Peer review responsibility

PLoS ONE (Journal)

Livingstone, C. H. (Peer reviewer)
30 Nov 2017 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Addiction Research and Theory (Journal)

Livingstone, C. H. (Associate editor)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Drug and Alcohol Review (Journal)

Livingstone, C. H. (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Peer review responsibility

BMC Public Health (Journal)

Livingstone, C. H. (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Peer review responsibility