B4319 - Adverse Childhood Experiences and Gambling - 04/05/2023

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Annie Herbert | University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Dr Raffaello Rossie, Dr Hannah Sallis
Title of project: 
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Gambling
Proposal summary: 

Gambling disorder (persistent/recurrent gambling) can be harmful to health/social wellbeing. Previous research suggests that stressful life events, such as child maltreatment increase likelihood of gambling disorder. However, these studies rely on young adults remembering if stressful life events that happened long ago, rather than asking about these events close to when they happened. We also do not know much about the influence of other types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (e.g. parental mental health problems). We plan to look at the influence of a range of Adverse Childhood Experiences on gambling disorder, using data that have followed individuals up regularly since birth until their 30's.

Impact of research: 
This work will provide a better estimation of the causal effect of ACEs on gambling (given previous lack of longitudinal studies). This might help identifying potential new research avenues, and highlight implications for intervention and treatment.
Date proposal received: 
Wednesday, 26 April, 2023
Date proposal approved: 
Thursday, 4 May, 2023
Epidemiology, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Statistical methods, Psychology - personality