Dr Matthew Stevens

Senior research fellow

Qualifications:

PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2013; Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University, 1999.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Matthew Stevens is a multidisciplinary researcher and statistician. He has worked as a consultant statistician across a range of disciplines from environmental science to epidemiology.

After moving to the Northern Territory (NT) in 2000, he began working for the Australia Bureau of Statistics in the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics before joining the Menzies School of Health Research in 2002 to work in the area of Indigenous housing and social determinants of health.

Matthew received his PhD in 2013 for his research into gambling problems amongst the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. He now manages projects in alcohol and gambling, and provides statistical support on a large Indigenous tobacco survey and other projects. He has authored reports and journal articles in the field of social determinants of health with a focus on Northern Territory Aboriginal communities in the areas of gambling, housing, social and emotional wellbeing, natural fluoride and children’s dental caries, tobacco control and indicators of alcohol harms.

Gambling:

Alcohol:

  • Developing a Place-based Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating Alcohol Management Plans and other Alcohol Initiatives in the Northern Territory 
  1. Stevens, M., & Golebiowska, K. (2013). Gambling problems amongst the CALD population of Australia: Hidden, visible or not a problem?  Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1).
  2. Stevens, M., & Bailie, R. (2012). Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. BMC Public Health, 12(377).
  3. Bailie, R.S., Stevens, M., & McDonald, E.L. (2011). The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(9), 821-831.
  4. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2010). Independent correlates of reported gambling problems amongst Indigenous Australians. Social Indicators Research, 98(1), 147-166.
  5. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2010). Who plays what? Player preferences in chance and skill-based games. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26(1), 89-103.
  6. Bailie, R., Stevens, M., McDonald, E., Brewster, D., & Guthridge, S. (2010). Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Public Health, 10(147).
  7. Priest, N., Paradies, Y., Stevens, M., & Bailie, R. (2010). Exploring relationships between racism, housing and child illness in remote Indigenous communities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(5), 440-447.
  8. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2009). Betting on the evidence: Reported gambling problems amongst the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33(6), 556-565.
  9. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2008). Gambling screens and problem gambling estimates: A parallel psychometric assessment of the SOGS and the CPGI. Gambling Research, 20(1), 13-36.
  10. Bailie, R., Stevens, M., McDonald, E., Halpin, S., Brewster, D., Robinson, G., & Guthridge, S. (2005). Skin infection, housing and social circumstances in children living in remote Indigenous communities: testing conceptual and methodological approaches. BMC Public Health, 5(128). 
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  1. NT Government - Gambling Prevalence Survey Released

    NT Government - Gambling Prevalence Survey Released

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    A study from the Menzies School of Health Research, released by the Territory Government, shows gambling participation declined significantly.

  2. Researcher brings Indigenous gambling and smoking into focus with funding boost

    Researcher brings Indigenous gambling and smoking into focus with funding boost

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    The hundreds of communities nationwide that suffer the detrimental social and health effects of gambling and smoking will benefit from new research out of Menzies.

  3. CAAMA News: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal Childrenís Health

    CAAMA News: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal Childrenís Health

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    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Aboriginal Communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.

  4. Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

    Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

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    Gambling child health.pdf

    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Indigenous communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.