The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has appointed independent research dissemination specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to help support the roll out of the regulator’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

As part of the new partnership, the duo will work alongside one another to launch a new activity programme tailored towards supporting the National Strategy’s key focus areas: treatment and education, treatment and support.

Tim Miller, executive director at the Gambling Commission added: “The new role for GREO to support the National Strategy is a perfect example of the collaboration we called for in the strategy.

“GREO is a well-respected independent research organisation with a wealth of experience in gambling research and dissemination. Ultimately, their expertise, networks and insight will help us and our partners to accelerate progress over the next three years.”

Trudy Smit Quosai from Gambling Research Exchange commented: “We are thrilled to announced our work as part of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. It means we will be working with the best thinkers around the world to help tackle the issue and provide independent, evidence-based research to support the strategy’s priorities.”

GREO will focus upon research and policy implications for the gambling regulator, while also analysing potential international collaborations for the UKGC.