Research Area :Anna’s research area involves problem gambling interventions and treatment, harm reduction, recovery, and how interpersonal relationships influence and are influenced by problem gambling.
Academic Background: Anna is a Ph.D. Candidate in Family Relations and Human Development in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. She received a M.Sc. in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph in 2012. Anna also has a B.A.Sc. in Child, Youth, and Family from the University of Guelph (2009).
Since 2016, Anna has been an Occupational Trainee at the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) under the supervision of Dr. Alex Blaszczynski. This position is an international internship position for early career researchers interested in learning about gambling and gaining research experience.
At the beginning of 2017 Anna was awarded the MITACS Globalink Partnership Award to support collaborative research between Canadian graduate students and international industry partners. This research project is in collaboration with the University of Guelph (supervisor: Dr. Maitland), the Responsible Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic at the University of Sydney (supervisor: Dr. Blaszczynski), and ClubsNSW (Australian industry partner). This goal of this project is to develop an evidence-based third-party exclusion model for problem gamblers aimed at reducing problem gambling.
Dawczyk, A., Pickering, D., Blaszczynski, A., & Maitland, S.B. (2016). How disclosure and non-disclosure of problem gambling in interpersonal relationships impacts self-exclusion outcomes. Paper presented at the National Association for Gambling Studies (November 23rd – 25th, 2016) in Cairns, Australia.
Dawczyk, A. (2015). A Critical Examination of the Theoretical Conceptualizations of Problem Gambling, Treatment, and Recovery. Paper presentation at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Conference (November 16th-18th, 2015) in Montreal, Quebec.
Sutherland, O., Dawczyk, A., Leon, K., Kripps, J., & Lewis, S. (2015). Self-compassion in online accounts of nonsuicidal self-injury: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, (June 27th – 28th, 2015) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Dawczyk, A. (2015). A Critical Examination of the Theoretical Conceptualizations of Problem Gambling, Treatment, and Recovery. Poster presented at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference (March 26th-27th, 2015) in Banff, Alberta.
Dawczyk, A., Blaszczynski, A., Maitland, S.B., & Ladouceur, R. (2014). A qualitative investigation of problem gamblers’ experience with self-exclusion. Poster presented at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference (April 4th-6th, 2014) in Banff, Alberta.
LaMarre, A., Robson, J., & Dawczyk, A. (2014). Social support on and offline: A thematic analysis of parents’ blogs written during engagement with family-based treatment for a child’s eating disorder. Paper presentation presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (March 27th-29th, 2014) in New York, New York.
Dawczyk, A. & Kuczynski, L. (2012). Parents’ experiences of contradictions while parenting during middle-childhood. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development (June 1, 2012) in Toronto, Ontario.
Grants or Funding
MITACS Globalink Partnership Award ($15,000)-2017
Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)-2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)-2015
OPGRC KTE Student Fellowship ($8,000)-2014