Dr Aino Suomi was appointed Senior Fellow of ACU in 2022. Aino is a clinically trained psychologist and has been conducting research with vulnerable populations, with a family-specific focus, since 2006. She contributed to numerous research projects in her former role as Research Fellow at the Institute, including kContact , an ARC-funded study that developed and trialled an enhanced model of managing and supporting contact between children in care and their birth parents; research on the lived experience of gamblers who seek help while living with gambling-related harms and mental ill health; and gambling harm experienced by children of gamblers. Aino is now Director of the Centre for Gambling Research in the Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University.
View a selection of publications by Dr Aino Suomi on her ORCID profile
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