Dr Jonathan Parke is Director of Sophro Ltd – an independent research consultancy exploring the psychology of gambling and visiting Professor at the University of Salford. Jonathan has served as principal investigator on a variety of government, industry and research council sponsored research projects most of which focusing on gambling behaviour. In his previous role as Director of Commissioning for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) in Great Britain he has helped reshape the gambling research agenda at a national level.
In terms of education and training, Dr. Parke has developed, delivered and managed university level courses and corporate training programs in gambling studies over the last decade including some of the world’s first undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Gambling Studies at the University of Salford. On an on-going basis, he consults for some of the world’s biggest providers of betting and gaming to develop their responsible gambling policies and help manage regulatory risk. Dr Parke’s goal is to impact society by informing political, commercial and clinical activities through gambling research.