Dr Katie Palmer du Preez

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Research Fellow

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7640

Email: katie.palmerdupreez@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University (Room AR433)
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand

Postal Address:
AUT University
North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • BA (Hons) First class.

Memberships and Affiliations:

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC),
National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research 

Research Areas:

Gambling and addictions, women’s health, mixed methods, post-structural research.

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.  

Research Summary:

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:

  • A mixed methods analysis of gambling harm for women in New Zealand. Funded by the Ministry of Health.
  • Effectiveness study of face-to-face problem gambling interventions. Funded by the Ministry of Health

Publications:

  • Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Pearson, J., Dowling, N., Suomi, A., Koziol-Mclain, J., ... & Jackson, A. (2018). Family violence in gambling help-seeking populations. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.
  • Abbott, M., Hodgins, D. C., Bellringer, M., Vandal, A. C., Palmer Du Preez, K., Landon, J., ... & Feigin, V. (2018). Brief telephone interventions for problem gambling: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction, 113(5), 883-895.
  • Palmer du Preez, K. (2017). A Poststructural Analysis of the Health and Wellbeing of Young Lesbian Identified Women in New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand).
  • Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Abbott, M., & Roberts, A. (2017). On the feasibility of in-venue observations of EGM gamblers and game characteristics. Journal of Gambling Issues, 36, 1-16.
  • Bellringer, M., Pearson, J., Palmer du Preez, K. P., Wilson, D., Koziol-McLain, J., Garrett, N., & Abbott, M. (2017). Family violence in a sample of treatment-seeking gamblers: the effect of having dependent children. Asian journal of gambling issues and public health, 7(1), 8.
  • Palmer du Preez, K., Landon, J., Bellringer, M., Garrett, N., & Abbott, M. (2016). The effects of pop-up harm minimisation messages on electronic gaming machine gambling behaviour in New Zealand. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 1115-1126.
  • Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Page, A., Bellringer, M., Roberts, A., & Abbott, M. (2016). Electronic gaming machine characteristics: It’s the little things that count. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 pages. doi:10.1007/s11469-016-9666-2
  • Landon, J., Palmer du Preez, K., Bellringer, M., Page, A., & Abbott, M. (2016). Pop-up messages on electronic gaming machines in New Zealand: Experiences and views of gamblers and venue staff. International Gambling Studies, 16(1), 49-66. doi:10.1080/14459795.2015.1093535.
  • Roberts, A., Coid, J., King, R., Murphy, R., Turner, J., Bowden-Jones, H., Palmer du Preez, K., & Landon, J. (2016). Gambling and violence in a nationally representative sample of UK men. Addiction, 111(12), 2196-2207. doi:10.1111/add.13522.
  • Bellringer, M., Palmer du Preez, K., Pearson, J., Garrett, N., Koziol-McLain, J., Wilson, D., & Abbott, M. (2016). Problem gambling and family violence in help-seeking populations: Co-occurrence, impact and coping. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Palmer du Preez, K., Pearson, J., Vandal, A., Garrett, N., & Hodgins, D. (2015). Randomised controlled trial of problem gambling brief telephone interventions: Three years later. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Abbott, M., Bellringer, M., Palmer du Preez, K., Rohan, M., Garrett, N., Landon, J., & Hodgins, D. (2015). An outcome study of a problem gambling brief telephone intervention: Three years later. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.
  • 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, New Zealand: AUT University.