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Faculty Member

Nigel E. Turner Ph.D.

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-535-8501 x 36063
Office Address
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 33 Russell Street Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
Clinical Public Health Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • My research interests centre around gambling addiction. I am interested in the etiology, prevalence, and prevention of disordered gambling.
  • One aspect of gambling that I am currently studying is the relationship between gambling and crime. The prevalence of disordered gambling in offender populations is 10 or more times higher than in the general population.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Honours & Awards

Recent Research Projects

  • 2018 to 2019. Understanding the impact of online gambling opportunities on problem gambling: Evidence to inform prevention strategies.
  • 2017 to 2019. The Context of Gambling Treatment: Towards Creating an Online Service to Reduce Problem Gambling.
  • 2017 to 2019. Gambling as a Public Health Issue: Evidence to Inform Public Health Initiatives. Gambling Research Exchange Ontario.
  • 2016 to 2017. Exploring Help-Seeking Behaviours for Problem Gambling in Immigrant Populations in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • 2014 to 2016. Social determinants of problem gambling in the Ontario population:  Risk and protective factors.

Recent Publications

  • van der Maas M, Shi J, Elton-Marshall T, Hodgins DC, Sanchez S, Lobo DS, Hagopian S, Turner NE (2019)  Internet-Based Interventions for Problem Gambling: Scoping Review. JMIR Ment Health 2019;6(1):e65. DOI: 10.2196/mental.9419
  • Turner, N. E., McDonald, A. J., Ialomiteanu, A. R., Mann, R. E., McCready, J., Millstone, D., … & Ilie, G. (2019). Moderate to severe gambling problems and traumatic brain injury: A population-based study. Psychiatry Research.
  • van der Maas, M., Matheson, FI , Turner, NE Hamilton, HA Mann, RE,. (In press). A generational comparison of problem gambling and gambling attitudes among older adult gambling venue patrons. International Gambling Studies, 1-14.
  • Shi, J., Boak, A., Mann, R., Turner.,NE (In Press). Adolescent Problem Video Gaming in Urban and Non-urban Regions. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-15.
  • Skinner, W., & Turner, N. E. (2018). Gambling on An Aging Population [Guest editorial]. Journal of Gambling Issues, (39), 1-5.
  • van der Maas, M., Mann, R. E., Turner, N. E., Matheson, F. I., Hamilton, H. A., & McCready, J. (2018). The prevalence of problem gambling and gambling-related behaviours among older adults in Ontario. Journal of Gambling Issues, (39), 67-84.
  • Turner, N. E., van der Maas, M., McCready, J., Hamilton, H. A., Schrans, T., Ialomiteanu, A., … & Mann, R. E. (2018). Gambling Behaviours and Problem Gambling Among Older Adults Who Patronize Ontario Casinos or Racinos. Journal of Gambling Issues, (39), 85-111.
  • Turner, N. E., Wiebe, J., Ferentzy, P., Kauffman, N., Zaheer, S., Quosai, T. S., … & Matheson, F. (2018). Developing a Best Practices Guide for the Prevention of Problem Gambling Among Older Adults. Journal of Gambling Issues, (39), 112-165.