• Professor of Social Sciences,
  • School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow,
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 24 15:00 to 16:30
  • November 24 15:00 to 16:30
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Gerda is Professor of Social Science at the University of Glasgow. She conducts research and writes on issues relating to addiction, risk and excess, and their relation to wider issues of behaviour and governance in global consumer societies.

Gerda is particularly interested in the social, environmental and commercial factors that influence gambling and her work has been supported by various organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the British Academy. Gerda is a commissioner on the Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling, and on the Howard League’s Commission on Problem Gambling and Crime.

She has published extensively on her research interests and her work has been translated into a number of languages, including Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Hungarian. Her latest book is Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess, and is published by Routledge.