Gerda Reith is Professor of Social Science at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Lancet Public Health’s Commission on Gambling. She is interested in the sociological aspects of gambling and the relation of gambling harms with social inequalities and public health. She has carried out extensive research in these areas and has also worked with a range of regulatory and third sector organisations to translate research evidence into policy and practice. Gerda will utilise this expertise to help guide the strategic aims of the study, and to help to inform understanding of the theoretical and policy implications of the research. In particular, in Phase 1 of the project, she will support the gathering of desk based information about youth gambling as well as about regulatory frameworks in SSA. At the end of the study, she will help to facilitate a writing workshop for all collaborating partners.