Dr Matthew Stevens

Senior research fellow

Qualifications:

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

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Associate Supervisor for PhD

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Matthew Stevens is a public health 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. Flack, M., & Stevens, M. (2018). Gambling motivation: Comparisons across gender and preferred activity. International Gambling Studies, Early online. doi:10.1080/14459795.2018.1505936
  2. Stevens, M., Thoss, M., & Barnes, T. (2017). 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey Report. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research & the Northern Territory Government.
  3. Stevens, M., & Paradies, Y. (2014). Changes in exposure to ‘life stressors’ in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2002 to 2008. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 144.
  4. 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, 1-20.
  5. Stevens, M., & Bailie, R. (2012). Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote Indigenous communities in Australia BMC Public Health, 12, 377.
  6. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2010). Independent correlates of reported gambling problems amongst Indigenous Australians. Social Indicators Research, 98(1), 147-166.
  7. Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2010). Who plays what? Player preferences in chance and skill-based games. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26(1), 89-103.
  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.
Click here to view more Matthew Stevens publications in PubMed.
  1. Gambling survey will measure gambling patterns and harms in the NT

    Gambling survey will measure gambling patterns and harms in the NT

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    Menzies and Roy Morgan Research will conduct a survey on behalf of the NT Government to research patterns of gambling, problem gambling risk, harms from gambling and the health and wellbeing of Territorians.

  2. Gambling study examines 'incredibly social' card games played in Indigenous communities

    Gambling study examines 'incredibly social' card games played in Indigenous communities

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    ANU's Centre for Gambling is leading the three-year project, which has made its initial findings, in partnership with Amity Community Services and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  3. NT Gambling Project - The Tiwi News | Issue #35

    NT Gambling Project - The Tiwi News | Issue #35

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    The NT Gambling Project has satrted in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands.

  4. 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.

  5. NT News editorial on Menzies gambling report

    NT Government release Menzies report into gambling rates

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

    Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

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    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.