Chapter title: Brief Interventions for Gambling Disorders

Author: Maria Bellringer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Author Biography:

Associate Professor Maria Bellringer is Director of the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre, and Acting Co-Director of the Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute, at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.  She is passionate about conducting research that is useful in informing policies and practices to reduce gambling-related harms, having worked in the gambling-harm minimization sector since early 2002.  Dr. Bellringer has previously been CEO of the New Zealand national gambling helpline and was trained as a Rogerian person-centred counsellor, though she does not practice now.  Her varied background also includes biochemistry and toxicology expertise.