Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Amy Bestman

Doctor of Philosophy - Deakin University (2019)

Thesis title: Pathways to Electronic Gambling Machine Venues in New South Wales

medicine-health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Amy Bestman is a Research Fellow in the Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health Australia. Dr Bestman’s work has been driven by a strong public health approach and has focused on the translation of research into practice and policy. Dr Bestman has extensive experience conducting qualitative interviews and has worked with a range of population groups (including public health experts, children, young adults, women, culturally diverse communities, and individuals experiencing gambling harm).

Location
The George Institute for Global Health Level 5, 1 King St Newtown NSW 2042

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Hunter K; Bestman A; Dodd M; Prinsloo M; Mtambeka P; van As S; Peden MM, 2020, 'Overloaded and unrestrained: A qualitative study with local experts exploring factors affecting child car restraint use in Cape Town, South Africa', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17144974
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Lloyd J; Hawkshaw B; Kabir J; Harris E, 2020, 'The Rohingya Little Local: Exploring innovative models of refugee engagement in Sydney, Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 26, pp. 367 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY20045
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas SL; Randle M; Pitt H; Cassidy R; Daube M, 2019, '‘Everyone knows grandma’. Pathways to gambling venues in regional Australia', Health Promotion International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz120
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas SL; Randle M; Pitt H; Daube M, 2019, 'Exploring children's experiences in community gambling venues: A qualitative study with children aged 6-16 in regional New South Wales', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 30, pp. 413 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.211
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    McCarthy S; Thomas SL; Randle M; Bestman A; Pitt H; Cowlishaw S; Daube M, 2018, 'Women's gambling behaviour, product preferences, and perceptions of product harm: Differences by age and gambling risk status', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0227-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Nyemcsok C; Thomas SL; Bestman A; Pitt H; Daube M; Cassidy R, 2018, 'Young people’s recall and perceptions of gambling advertising and intentions to gamble on sport', Journal of Behavioral Addictions, vol. 7, pp. 1068 - 1078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/2006.7.2018.128
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas SL; Bestman A; Pitt H; Cassidy R; McCarthy S; Nyemcsok C; Cowlishaw S; Daube M, 2018, 'Young people's awareness of the timing and placement of gambling advertising on traditional and social media platforms: A study of 11-16-year-olds in Australia', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0254-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Pitt H; Thomas SL; Bestman A; Randle M; Daube M, 2018, 'Do betting advertisements contain attention strategies that may appeal to children? An interpretative content analysis', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 29, pp. 265 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.12
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas SL; Randle M; Pitt H; Daube M, 2018, 'Attitudes towards community gambling venues and support for regulatory reform: An online panel study of residents in New South Wales, Australia', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0218-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas S; Randle M; Pitt H, 2017, 'Children's attitudes towards Electronic Gambling Machines: An exploratory qualitative study of children who attend community clubs', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0148-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Pitt H; Thomas SL; Bestman A; Daube M; Derevensky J, 2017, 'What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, pp. 604 - 610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12728
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas SL; Randle M; Bestman A; Pitt H; Bowe SJ; Cowlishaw S; Daube M, 2017, 'Public attitudes towards gambling product harm and harm reduction strategies: An online study of 16-88 year olds in Victoria, Australia', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0173-y
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Pitt H; Thomas SL; Bestman A; Daube M; Derevensky J, 2017, 'Factors that influence children's gambling attitudes and consumption intentions: Lessons for gambling harm prevention research, policies and advocacy strategies', Harm Reduction Journal, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0136-3
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Pitt H; Thomas SL; Bestman A, 2016, 'Initiation, influence, and impact: Adolescents and parents discuss the marketing of gambling products during Australian sporting matches', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3610-z
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Pitt H; Thomas SL; Bestman A; Stoneham M; Daube M, 2016, '"It's just everywhere!" Children and parents discuss the marketing of sports wagering in Australia', Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, vol. 40, pp. 480 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12564
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas S; Randle M; Pitt H; Daube M; Pettigrew S, 2016, 'Shaping pathways to gambling consumption? An analysis of the promotion of gambling and non-gambling activities from gambling venues', Addiction Research and Theory, vol. 24, pp. 152 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2015.1093121
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Thomas SL; Randle M; Thomas SDM, 2015, 'Children's implicit recall of junk food, alcohol and gambling sponsorship in Australian sport', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2348-3
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas S; Pitt H; Bestman A; Randle M; McCarthy S; Daube M, 2018, The determinants of gambling normalisation: causes, consequences and public health responses, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, https://responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/documents/349/The_determinants_of_gambling_normalisation.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas S; Randle M; Pitt H; Bestman A; Daube M; Pettigrew S, 2018, A public health framework for assessing gambling industry strategies and tactics, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas SL; Bestman A; Pitt H; David J; Thomas S, 2016, Lessons for the development of initiatives to tackle the stigma associated with problem gambling, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, https://responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/documents/347/Thomas_lessons_for_initiatives_to_tackle_stigma_of_problem_gambling_May_2016_m25vNjf.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas S; Pitt H; Bestman A; Randle M; Daube M; Pettigrew S, 2016, Child and parent recall of gambling sponsorship in Australian sport, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, https://responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/documents/67/Research-report-child-parent-recall-gambling-sponsorship.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Thomas S; Bestman A; Pitt H; Deans E; Randle M; Stoneham M; Daube M, 2015, The marketing of wagering on social media: An analysis of promotional content on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, https://www.insidegambling.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/24923/Thomas_SL-The_-marketing_of_wagering_on_social_media_Oct_2015.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Amy Bestman
    Bestman A; Hunter K; Brown J; Curtise K; Clapham K, 2021, '6C.003 Are we doing what works to prevent unintentional injury in Australian children?', in Abstracts, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, presented at Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 – Abstract Book, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2021-safety.158

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