Eva Monson
Eva Monson is a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. Her current research is devoted to investigating how social and environmental deprivation, from the level of the individual to the neighbourhoods where they reside, factor into the dialogue concerning gambling behaviours and problems.



Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University. Trained in Public health, her current research focuses on the convergence between gambling and gaming, examing the complex social and environmental interactions which shapes players experience, while also engaging young people in prevention and arts-based knowledge dissemination.

Annie-Claude Savard

Annie-Claude Savard has a Ph.D. in Social Work and I’m professor at School of Social Work and Criminology at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. She works on gambling among youth, prevention/promotion, and the social construction of the concept of responsibility.

Adèle Morvannou

Adèle Morvannou is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University in Montreal and is also practicing in an addiction treatment centre. Her research interests include passion for gambling, gambling in women, gambling among older people, and evolution of gambling behaviours among poker players and their perception of the evolution.

General Members

Sasha Stark

Sasha Stark has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. She currently works as Senior Researcher for the Responsible Gambling Council. Her work involves conducting research, practice guidelines development, and program evaluation.



Heather Wardle

Heather Wardle is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, working on a fellowship funded by Wellcome to look at youth gambling behaviour and its relationship with changing technology.

Fiona Dobbie

Fiona Dobbie is a Senior Research Fellow and part-time PhD student working in tobacco control and gambling research.




Martin French

Martin French studies the social dimensions of technology with an empirical focus on communications & information technology (CIT). His gambling-related research focuses on discourses and practices of responsible gambling in the digital era.

Mark R. Johnson

Mark R. Johnson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is a sociologist and political economist interested in the intersections between play and money, such as Esports, live streaming, daily fantasy, gamification, and loot boxes. He also makes games, regularly blogs and podcasts about games, and is a former professional poker player.

Francis Markham

Francis Markham is a human geographer based at the Australian National University, with particular interests in political economy and policy. His doctoral research focused on the geographical distribution of gambling harms and the application of Total Consumption Theory to expenditure on electronic gaming machines.