Dr Charles Livingstone is Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He is course convenor of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Health Science, and teaches health policy , sytems, and politics into the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. He is also head of the Gambling and Social Determinants unit within SPHPM. He has research degrees in economics and social theory. Charles's current principal research interest is critical gambling studies, in particular the politics, regulation and social impacts of electronic gambling machine (EGM) gambling.
Charles is a co-convenor of the annual Dangerous Consumption colloquia, which he inaugurated in 2001. Charles is a regular contributor to public debate via popular media, in particular around issues such as the social impact of EGMs. He was a member of the Australian Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Group on Gambling 2010-2012.