Director of the UBC Centre for Gambling Research Dr. Luke Clark (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas Richardson discuss the relationship between mental health and risk from gambling, research into bipolar disorder and impulsivity, and useful management strategies.
Hosted by Dr. Erin Michalak.
Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of risky decision-making, with a specific interest in gambling behaviour. His research around mood disorders dates back to his PhD at the University of Oxford, where he studied state and trait aspects of cognitive function in bipolar disorder. He also works with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on cognitive function in late-life suicidality. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology in Cambridge, U.K. At UBC, he teaches an undergraduate course on intro psychology and a third-year course on Gambling and Decision Making. He supervises graduate students in the clinical and cognitive programs in the UBC Department of Psychology.