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Dr Tyrone Burleigh, PhD

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University of Gibraltar:

Associate Researcher
Staff
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming
Research

Research Background

Tyrone began his research career after completing his post graduate diploma in psychology in 2016. He forged strong international collaborations in the following years and worked on a number of projects for Federation University in Ballarat Australia, the Cairnmiller Institute in Melbourne Australia, and Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham England. He then began his PhD journey in 2018 with Nottingham Trent University. During his PhD, Tyrone continued to have a strong international collaboration relationship with academic institutes in both Australia and New Zealand. Following this Tyrone joined the University of Gibraltar in 2022 as a research associate for the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming.

Research Interests

Tyrone’s work broadly focuses on the co-occurrence of various disordered behaviours (such as gambling behaviours and gambling disorder) and substance use and their manifestation within gaming disorder. He has used a number of methodologies including EEG and the use of the Spiking Neural Network (machine learning) architecture NeuCube. He also has a strong interest in the way gamers identify with the gaming avatar and its impact in offline and online contexts.

Selected Publications

Stavropoulos, V., Vassallo, J., Burleigh T. L., Carras, M. C. (2021). The role of internet gaming in the association between anxiety and depression: A preliminary cross-sectional study. Asia Pacific Psychiatry.
Andreetta, J., Teh, J., Burleigh, T. L., Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V. (2020). Associations between comorbid stress and Internet Gaming Disorder symptoms: Are there cultural and gender variations? Asia Pacific Psychiatry. 12 (e12387). https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12387
Burleigh, T. L., Griffiths, M. D., Sumich, A., Wang, G. Y., & Kuss, D. J. (2020). Gaming disorder and internet addiction: A systematic review of resting-state EEG studies. Addictive Behaviors, 107, 106429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106429
Burleigh, T. L., Griffiths, M. D., Sumich, A. et al. (2019). A Systematic Review of the Co-occurrence of Gaming Disorder and Other Potentially Addictive Behaviors. Current Addiction Reports 6, 383–401. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-019-00279-7
Stavropoulos, V., Burleigh, T.L., Beard, C., & Gomez, R. (2019). Being there: A preliminary study examining the role of presence in Internet gaming disorder. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.