Luke Clark, PhD

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Luke Clark


PhD, University of Oxford, UK

Academic appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Director, Centre for Gambling Research at UBC


Luke is the Director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, where he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of risky decision-making, with a specific interest in gambling behaviour. His research around mood disorders dates back to his PhD at the University of Oxford, where he studied state and trait aspects of cognitive function in bipolar disorder. He also works with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on cognitive function in late-life suicidality. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology in Cambridge, U.K. At UBC, he teaches an undergraduate course on intro psychology and a third year course on Gambling and Decision Making. He supervises graduate students in the clinical and cognitive programs in the UBC Department of Psychology.

What I do when I'm not working

I spend my free time walking the amazing trails in North Vancouver, with my wife, our two kids, and our dog. I play squash, and I like craft beer, old movies, and crime novels.



Social media/website

Twitter: @LukeClark01, @CGR_UBC


2136 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C
V6T 1Z4, Canada