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Sylvia Kairouz

Chairholder, Research Chair on Gambling, Director, Scientific co-director, HERMES research team, Full Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Director of the Lifestyle and Addiction Research Lab

Dr Sylvia Kairouz is a full professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. She has published extensively in sociology, social epidemiology and public health journals and won the Brain Star Award of the Canadian Institute of Health Research for her innovative work on the role of social contexts in alcohol consumption. She is currently engaged in funded research examining comprehensive multilevel models of determinants of gambling behaviours. She has piloted six large population surveys in Quebec and collaborates with scholars and key institutions in Quebec, Canada, and internationally. She holds the FQR-SC Research Chair on Gambling, is the director of the FQR-SC HERMES research team, and is the head of the Lifestyle and Addiction Research Lab at Concordia University.

Research interests

  • Gambling
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Social inequalities
  • Gambling technologies in the cyberspace


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Departmental webpage

ResearchGate profile

HERMES research team

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