Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus at Laval University in Quebec City. After his doctoral studies, he completed post-doctoral fellow Temple University in Philadelphia and at Geneva University in Switzerland.

He has published 450 scientific papers, made 500 presentations and published 5 books.

His work on gambling is internationally known. He was invited twice to present his work at the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, the presidential U.S. commission on gambling.

In 1996, he received the Research Award from National Council on Problem Gambling, recognizing the high quality of his work. In 2003, he received the Senior Research Award, from the National Center for Responsible Gaming, Harvard University.

He presented his work in many Canadian provinces, American states European counties, Australia, New Zealand, and different countries in Asia. His cognitive treatment for pathological gamblers developed at Laval University is widely used around the world.

He published a paper on Responsible Gambling, called the Reno Model, with Alex Blaszczynski, from University of Sydney, Australia and Howard Shaffer, from Harvard University.

His book written with Stella Lachance entitled 'Over coming pathological Gambling' a therapist and client guides was published by Oxford press in 2007, translated in Chinese and Japanese.