Dr. Alex Blaszczynski is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Director of the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic and Research. He has over thirty-five years clinical and research experience into various aspects of the psychology of gambling behaviour.
He developed a conceptual pathways model explaining the aetiology of pathological gamblers, and has reviewed responsible gambling and harm minimisation strategies. He was chairman of the Working Party for the Australian Psychological Society, committee member of the Australian Medical Association's position papers on problem gambling, and has been a member of a number of national and international expert advisory committees on gambling. He is the editor-in-chief of International Gambling Studies.
In 1995, Dr. Blaszczynski received the American Council of Problem Gambling Directors Award, in 2004, the National Centre for Responsible Gambling senior investigator's research award, in 2013, the NSW Government's Responsible Gambling Fund's excellence award for contributions to gambling, and in 2014, the American National Council for Problem Gambling Lifetime Research Award.