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Thesis Title: Facilitating Executive Control During Electronic Gambling: Designing and Assessment of Harm Minimisation Tools to Enhance Self-Control.

Andrew is primarily a psychology of gambling researcher, with interests ranging from responsible gambling marketing and advertising, the impact of gambling on executive functions, and the development of gambling harm minimisation tools.

Andrew is currently focusing on how specific structural characteristics of gambling impact on executive control capacities, with a focus on motor response inhibition. Andrew's research has the ultimate goal of explaining which executive functions are impacted by specific structural characteristics of electronic gambling, and designing harm minimisation tools to allow gamblers to maximise self-control within a gambling session.

The research is experimental in nature to allow careful manipulation of gambling characteristics, such as speed of play, and to allow measurement of various cognitive capacities as a result of changing gambling parameters. The experimental nature also provides the opportunity to test the efficacy of new harm minimisation tools in a lab setting before potentially being made available in vivo gambling environments to help real-world gamblers stay in control within a gambling session.

Director of Studies

Professor Mark Griffiths

Research Groups/Centres and Projects

International Gaming Research Unit


  • Harris, A., & Parke, A. (2015). Empirical evidence for the differential impact of gambling outcome on behaviour in electronic gambling: Implications for harm-minimisation strategies. Responsible Gambling Review 1 (2).
  • Harris, A., & Parke, A. (2015). The interaction of gambling outcome and gambling harm-minimisation strategies for electronic gambling: The efficacy of computer generated self-appraisal messaging. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. DOI 10.1007/s11469-015-9581-y.
  • Parke, A.. Harris, A., Parke, J., & Goddard, P. (2015).Understanding Within-Session Loss-Chasing: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Stake Size on Cognitive Control. Journal of Gambling Studies, DOI 10.1007/s10899-015-9570-x.
  • Parke, A. J., Harris , A., Parke, J. and Goddard,P.(2014).The Role of Stake Size in Loss of Control in Within Session Gambling: Impact of Stake Size on Reflection Impulsivity, Response Inhibition and Arousal when Gambling on a Simulated Virtual Roulette Gambling Task: Implications for Gambling-Related Harm. London: Responsible Gambling Trust
  • Blaszczynski, A. Parke, A ., Harris, A., Parke, J., & Rigbye, J. (2014). Facilitating Player Control during Gambling. The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 8 (3).
  • Parke, A ., Harris, A., Parke, J. Rigbye, J., & Blaszczynski, A. (2014). Facilitating awareness and informed choice in gambling. The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 8 (3).
  • Parke, A ., Harris, A., Parke, J. Rigbye, J., & Blaszczynski, A. (2014). Responsible marketing and advertising in gambling: A critical review. The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 8 (3).

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