Senior Research Officer
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7640
AUT University (Room AR433)
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
BA (Hons) First class.
Memberships and Affiliations:
Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC),
National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research
Katie studied Psychology at the University of Auckland, completing her BA (Hons) in 2006 with research considering the legitimising role of progression ideology in attitudes Pakeha New Zealanders hold about race and social dominance. After working in the commercial social and market research environment for 2 years Katie joined the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT in 2009. Katie also became a doctoral student within the Centre for Midwifery and Women’s Health Research at AUT in 2010.
Gambling and Addictions.
Broadly, Katie is interested in the influence of culture and society on people’s, choices, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as understanding connections with health policy and practice.
Katie develops, manages and delivers mixed methods research projects conducted within the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC). GARC brings together research that improves New Zealanders' understanding of how gambling and addictions affect society, and informs policy and professional practice in public education, population health and primary and secondary health care.
In her doctoral research Katie employs feminist and discursive theory and practice (drawing on the work of Michel Foucault) in describing and researching young adult women’s sexuality health and wellbeing in New Zealand.
Current Research Projects:
Family violence in problem gambling help-seeking populations. Funded by the Ministry of Health.
Effectiveness study of problem gambling standard and brief interventions. Funded by the Ministry of Health.
A post structural analysis of young lesbian health and wellbeing in New Zealand. Doctoral study.
Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Garrett, N., Bellringer, M., Page, A., Coomarasamy, C., & Abbott, M. (2014). Investigation into the effects of gambling game characteristics, PIDs and pop-up technology on gambling and problem gambling behaviour in New Zealand. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Additions Research Centre.
Abbott M, Bellringer M, Garrett N, Vandal A, Hodgins D, Palmer Du Preez K, Landon J, Sullivan S. Effectiveness of Problem Gambling Brief Telephone Interventions: An Uncontrolled Outcome Study. 18 Jul 2013. AUT University, Auckland. 1-102 (Report)
Abbott M, Bellringer M, Vandal A, Hodgins D, Palmer Du Preez K, Landon J, Sullivan S, Feigin V. Effectiveness of Problem Gambling Brief Telephone Interventions: A Randomised Controlled Trial. 13 Dec 2012. AUT University, Auckland. 1-166 (Report)