Dr. Mark Griffiths
Professor, Nottingham Trent University
Technological Trends, Behavioral Tracking, Social Media and Implications for Social Responsibility Tools in Gambling.
Technology has changed the nature of gambling practices over the last decade and is continuing to do so. This presentation will concentrate on issues surrounding gambling and social media, behavioural tracking technologies (including an evaluation of the positives and negatives), the implications for problem gambling screening tools and the development of tools for player protection.
This presentation will also review what Dr. Griffiths believes are the most notable changes and trends as a result of the impact of technology.
Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist, Professor of Gambling Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. His particular area of expertise relates to social responsibility in gambling and gaming. Over the last five years, he and the International Gaming Research Unit have worked with national and international gaming companies to develop social responsibility guidelines and policies, carry out audits of social responsibility practices, develop harm minimisation practices, design safer gaming products, assess psychosocial impact of new games, and provide research and consultancy services in the psychology of gaming practices.
Dr. Griffiths is internationally known for his work in gambling and gaming addictions and has won many awards. His most recent accomplishments include the 2009 Research Award from the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling, the 2003 Canadian International Excellence Award, and a North American 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of youth gambling.
A successful author with over 350 published research papers and three books, Dr. Griffiths received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Exeter and became a Chartered Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society, in 1992.