Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay
Assistant Research Professor, University
Las Vegas, USA
Dr. Terri-Lynn MacKay is a visiting assistant research professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in co-occuring mental health and addictive disorders. Dr. MacKay is leading the development of a Clinical Translational Research Centre in Addiction Studies at UNLV where she is working to bring research to practice in the community. She also holds an appointment in the UNLV Partnership for Research, Assessment, Counseling, Therapy and Innovative Clinical Education.
Dr. MacKay has been involved in the development of clinical programming and staff training with Alberta Health Services and formerly employed as senior gambling research analyst with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. Her research has been featured in such journals as Canadian Psychology, International Gambling Studies, Neuropsychologia, and Computers in Human Behaviour.
Knowledge Translation in Gambling Research: A Public Health Approach
Co-Presented with Dr. Lisa Petermann
Within the field of healthcare there has been a rapidly growing interest in the area of knowledge translation. Gambling research has increased exponentially in the past decade but there’s been less focus on how to apply this research into practice. Gambling research has amassed to the extent that knowledge exchange and synthesis should be a complementary adjunct to data collection. This presentation will highlight the results of a scoping review of knowledge translation literature in the gambling area, where we investigated current efforts between gambling stakeholders to move research into applicable use.
Research institutions are beginning to incorporate knowledge translation into their mandate but are doing so without much direction. Recommendations will be provided for where we need to go in the gambling field, based on best practices in public health. This presentation will be of interest for researchers, research institutions and government agencies in moving forward with their respective agendas.