PhD student Lorraine Cherney was awarded best student paper at the 28th Annual National Association of Gambling Studies Conference held in Brisbane last week. Her paper “EXPLORING ‘REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS’ IN THE QUEENSLAND ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE (EGM) CONTEXT” drew on her research which examines changes in the regulation of pokies since their introduction to Queensland in 1992.

Lorraine’s research has significant policy impact as her work seeks to understand the role of government regulators. The award will provide Lorraine with AUD$5,000 to attend a major international conference to present her research.  Lorraine will use this award to communicate her research to an international audience and looks forward to converting her conference paper to a journal article.

This is the second ‘best paper’ award Lorraine has won this year. In January this year Lorraine won best paper at the Public Policy Network Conference in Perth, Australia, for her paper titled “Managing Risk within a Regulatory Context: Re-framing Risk as a Commercial Rather than a Regulatory Concern”

Lorraine has a big year ahead for 2019, attending a number of international conferences, converting her papers into publications and submitting her PhD.