Get involved in research

Below is a list of current Australian researchers recruiting for participants. Please direct any queries about specific studies to the contact of the study.

You can search for a study by state or select All States for those studies which are national.

If you have any questions regarding content on this page or want to modify your study once submitted please email [email protected]

The purpose of this project is to test the newly developed Safe Walking Assessment and Planning (SWAP) Tool in a community setting. We want to check that the tool is able to be used by family carers of people with dementia to effectively measure risk associated with wandering and guide carers to put in place strategies to reduce this risk.

You are invited to participate in this…

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This study aims to improve our understanding of how psychological factors affect memory in older adults. We are looking at a number of psychological variables which may influence a persons objective and perceived memory performance. This study sits within the wider body of literature which seeks to build knowledge of factors which indicate possible future cognitive decline and may be useful in…

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Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Kassel (Germany) are assessing the experiences and attitudes toward the application of Serious Games in psychotherapy in Australia. Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and also include an educational component. Some argue that Serious Games can be effectively used in various…

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This study aims to investigate the effects of an online dementia education course on carers’ stress, and whether stress can be reduced by providing dementia education and engagement in a course with participants with similar experiences of care. The study also aims to examine whether participation in dementia education can lead to improved quality of life for dementia carers and people with…

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The aim of our research is to investigate the work-related wellbeing of personal care attendants (PCAs) employed in the aged care sector. This research will consider how different social factors, work related factors and mental health factors may influence the professional quality of life a PCA experiences. Research looking at these factors may help us to understand the degree of compassion…

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Anavex Life Sciences is seeking volunteers to participate in a new clinical trial for people with mild Alzheimer's disease. ANAVEX2-73 is a small molecule that has shown in research studies to improve mental activities that are involved in learning, remembering and using general daily knowledge. These results are associated with ANAVEX2-73 possibly having protective properties on the brain…

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New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria
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Researchers at The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania with the support of Glenview Aged Care Services are seeking research participants. The study is  investigating expectations of people living with dementia and their family members or close friends in relation to the development of Korongee – an aged care village development focused on meeting the…

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Tasmania
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Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) and Dementia Australia, are seeking research participants, who would be willing to take part in a study which will investigate the experience of men who support a person living with dementia.

Eligible participants will be invited to take part in a one hour interview, where they will be asked to describe how they have…

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This research is examining a new coping program to help carers of people with dementia who face many challenges. Carers of people with dementia take on many additional responsibilities that can be physically and emotionally challenging and impact their mood and wellbeing. This research is looking at a way we can support carers to improve their quality of life. The development of effective…

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The aim of the project is to explore and identify specific cultural values associated with caring for older family members. This will involve conducting interviews with carers over the phone or by video call to gain insight into what values carers identify as important in terms of motivating them to care and how these impact on their experience of caring.

There are two researchers…

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Queensland
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