Dr Marisa Paterson is the Director of the Centre for Gambling Research in the Centre for Social Research and Methods at The Australian National University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Anthropology, a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, and a Bachelor of Arts.
Marisa specialises in qualitative research methods, with a particular research focus on gambling policy and regulation, social and Indigenous issues, social service delivery, and program development. She leads a broad range of projects relating to many different aspects of gambling.
Marisa is an applied anthropologist with extensive experience conducting participatory research with Indigenous people and communities in Australia around the impacts of gambling. Marisa has focused significant research attention to models of gambling service delivery and program development, particularly in remote Indigenous communities.