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Dr Charles Livingstone is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He teaches health policy, sociology 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 is a current member of the World Health Organisation's Expert Group on Gambling and Gambling Disorder, and the Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling. He was a member of the Australian Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling 2010-2012.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

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