Angela Rintoul

Angela Rintoul

Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BA (Melb), MSocSci (RMIT), VPHTS, DrPH (Monash)

Dr Angela Rintoul is a Research Fellow at the Australian Gambling Research Centre. Her main responsibilities include:

  • the place-based study Gambling in Suburban Australia
  • a collaborative project led by Monash University to identify effective policy interventions to prevent gambling-related harm;
  • a scoping study to establish a National Gambling Reporting System; and
  • working with the Corners Prevention Unit, review of trends in gambling-related suicides in Victoria.

Prior to joining AIFS, Angela worked as a researcher at Monash University on a range of studies focused on preventing and reducing harm from electronic gambling machines.

Angela is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and a member of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Selected publications

Livingstone, C., Adams, P., Cassidy, R. Markham, F., Reith, G., Rintoul, A., Schull, N.D., Woolley, R., Young, M., (2017) On gambling research, social science, and the consequences of commercial gambling, International Gambling Studies (in press).

Rintoul, A., & Thomas, A. (2017). Pre‑commitment systems for electronic gambling machines: Preventing harm and improving consumer protection (AGRC Discussion Paper No. 9). Melbourne: Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., & Thomas, A. (2017). Responsible gambling codes of conduct: lack of harm minimisation intervention in the context of venue self-regulation. Addiction Research & Theory, 1-11. doi:10.1080/16066359.2017.1314465

Francis, L., Livingstone, C., & Rintoul, A., (2016). Analysis of EGM licensing decisions by the gambling regulator, Victoria, Australia International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2016.1263353. 

Thomas, A., Rintoul, A., Deblaquiere, J., Armstrong, A., Moore, S., Carson. R., & Christensen, D. (2016) Review of electronic gambling machine (EGM) pre-commitment features; Transaction histories. Report prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Restricted Access.

Thomas, A., Carson. R., Deblaquiere, J., Armstrong, A., Moore, S., Christensen, D., & Rintoul, A., (2016). Review of electronic gambling machine (EGM) pre-commitment features; Self-exclusion. Report prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Restricted Access.

Thomas, A., Christensen, D., Deblaquiere, J., Armstrong, A., Moore, S., Carson. R., & Rintoul, A., (2016). Review of electronic gambling machine (EGM) pre-commitment features; Limit-setting. Report prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Restricted Access.

Rintoul, A.C., & Dobbin, M.H.D (2014) Prescription opioid deaths: We need to treat sick populations, not just sick individuals, a Commentary on Fischer et al. Addiction, 109:2, 185-186.

Livingstone, C., Rintoul, A., & Francis, L. (2014). What is the evidence for harm minimisation measures in gambling venues? Evidence Base, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, volume 2. Melbourne: SPHPM, Monash University.

Woolley, R., Livingstone, C., Harrigan, K., & Rintoul, A.C. (2013) House edge: Hold percentage and the cost of EGM gambling. International Gambling Studies, 13:3, 388-402.

Rintoul, A.C., & Dobbin, M.H.D. "Systematic postmarketing surveillance needed for misused psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs, [Letter to the editor], Medical Journal of Australia. Addiction Research & Theory. 21 (4), 329-38.

Livingstone C., & Rintoul A.C. (2013). Taxation and revenue implications of the introduction of a $1 maximum bet for poker machine gambling in Victoria. Melbourne: SPHPM, Monash University.

Rintoul, A.C., Dobbin, M.H.D., Nielsen, S., Degenhardt, L., & Drummer, O.H. (2013). Recent increase in the detection of alprazolam in Victorian heroin-related deaths. Medical Journal of Australia. 198(4): 206-209.

Rintoul, A.C., Livingstone, C., Mellor, A.P., & Jolley, D. (2013). Modelling vulnerability to gambling related harm: how disadvantage predicts gambling losses, Addiction Research & Theory. 21(4), 329-38.

Livingstone C., Kipsaina C., & Rintoul A.C. (2012). Assessment of poker machine expenditure and community benefit claims in selected Commonwealth Electoral Divisions. Canberra: UnitingCare.

Rintoul A.C., Dobbin M.D., Drummer O.H., & Ozanne-Smith J. (2011). Increasing deaths involving oxycodone, Victoria, Australia, 2000-09. Injury Prevention. Aug;17(4):254-9.

Rintoul, A.C. (2010). Understanding the mental health and wellbeing of refugee Afghan women in South East Melbourne
(link is external). Melbourne: Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. Australian Policy Online.

Kermode, M., Bowen, K., Longleng, F., Bangkhim, C., & Rintoul, A. (2009). Killing time with enjoyment: A qualitative study of initiation into injecting drug use in north-east India, Substance Use & Misuse. 44(8), 1070-89.