Jonathan Parke is the director of the consumer research hub ‘Sophro’ which specialises in independent research and education on the topic of gambling behaviour and harm minimisation.
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. His career goal is to impact society by informing political, commercial and clinical activities through ecologically valid gambling research.