• PL 42 (Unioninkatu 33)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Michael Egerer's research interests address gambling, gambling regulations and the concept of addiction. The research projects he is currently working on concern the implications of neuroscientific addiction research, the opening of the new casino in Tampere, and the future of the Finnish gambling regulation. While mastering a wide selection of methodologies, Egerer is an expert in the focus group technique. He is developing the application of sociological systems theory in the field of addiction and gambling research and together with two colleagues, he has recently published an article on this matter. Egerer is co-author and co-editor of two international books on gambling policy and regulation. He is the vice-chair of the Finnish Association for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Research.

Research interests

gambling, gambling regulation, sociology, addiction, alcohol, social work, qualitative methods, cultural and country comparisons

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Title of Docent

Award Date: 28 Jun 2022

Sociology, PhD, Institutional footprints in the addiction image: A focus-group study with Finnish and French general practitioners and social workers, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 4 Nov 2014

European Graduate School in Addiction Research ESADD, Technische Universität Dresden

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

Sociology, Dipl. Soz. (Univ.), Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg

Award Date: 21 Dec 2006

External positions

Visiting researcher, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

2 Feb 20193 Mar 2019

Visiting Researcher, Cermes 3, Université Paris Descartes

14 Feb 201220 Apr 2012

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.