Dr. Jeff Derevensky’s research has focused on child and adolescent high-risk behaviours. He is actively involved in a variety of research, treatment, and prevention products. He has worked internationally and provided expert testimony before legislative bodies in several countries and his work has resulted in important social policy and governmental changes. He is well known for his research on youth gambling, the effects of social media on youth and adolescents’ gambling habits, as well as the social costs of gambling behaviours among young people.
Dr. Derevensky is Chair and James McGill Professor with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology with McGill University's Faculty of Education. In addition Dr. Derevensky is Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours, founded in 1992 to better understand the factors related to youth gambling and high-risk adolescent behaviours.
Dr. Derevenksy supervises students who are focusing their own research on the associated impact of resiliency, neurological implications, and risky behaviours that contribute to gambling. [view profile]