Robert Heirene

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact: robert.heirene@sydney.edu.au

Biography

Dr Rob Heirene is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic, based within the Brain & Mind Centre, University of Sydney. His research focuses on a variety of topics within the field of addiction, including: [1] using technology to reduce gambling-related harm, [2] the assessment and treatment of alcohol-related cognitive impairment, [3] exploring the parallels between the experiences of extreme sports athletes and those with substance and behavioural addictions, and [4] the adoption of open science principles and need for replication studies in the field. Rob’s current main project is looking at consumer protection tools for online gambling, including the prevalence of use and their effectiveness as harm-reduction strategies.