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 care partner of a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be as much a “client” of a health service as a patient. They are heavily involved in facilitating the treatment and engagement of a patient, and thus need to be supported in this role that may have been unexpectedly thrust upon them. Early intervention to support and empower care partners is critical, and interventions for care partners…

Participating states:
Victoria
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BetterBrains was born out of necessity. By the year 2050, it is projected that the number of people living with dementia will triple from 50 to 152 million, due to unprecedented population ageing. However, research estimates that approximately 35% of all dementia is attributable to risk factors that are highly modifiable, including low mood, poor sleep, poor heart health and low cognitive and…

Participating states:
All States
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The study is investigating the use of innovative methods of clinical assessment and imaging to better understand Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical and imaging tests target the loss of cholinergic function known to be associated with Alzheimer’s disease but not previously specifically tested. The study team is employing a multi-dimensional suite of cognitive tests, including computerised…

Participating states:
Queensland
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Neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia can progress very gradually, and regular monitoring is required to identify the point at which driving becomes unsafe. Current methods of monitoring road safety for older drivers relies on regular reviews with doctors or expensive and stressful driving tests. These methods are resource intensive and inefficient. Thus, there is a need for more cost-…

Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
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This project aims to identify the top 10 unanswered quality use of medicines questions for people with dementia. These questions will be generated and prioritised by Australians living with dementia, carers, and health care providers (clinicians).

Quality use of medicines means using medicines safely and effectively to get the best possible health outcomes. It also means only using…

Participating states:
All States
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If you are currently living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and still working or recently left work, we would like to talk to you.

We are conducting a research project concerning your workplace experiences.

You may still be employed or recently left employment (up to 12 months). This study is part of a PhD project where we would like to learn about how dementia…

Participating states:
All States, Victoria
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This study will investigate the safety of Xanamem in healthy people without cognitive impairment. The study will also investigate whether treatment with Xanamem improves cognition in these healthy people aged 50 to 80.

Xanamem works by inhibiting an enzyme called 11β-HSD1 which works in the body, and specifically in the brain, to create cortisol, also called the stress hormone. Too…

Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland
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This project aims to explore patients’ experiences of having two or more chronic health conditions and better understand how carers are involved in supporting these patients.

We are currently recruiting patients and carers of people with multiple chronic health conditions to complete a short survey and a one-on-one phone interview, which should take no more than 1 hour to complete.…

Participating states:
All States
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The Markers in Neurpsychiatric Disorders (MiND) Study is exploring blood biomarkers to improve early and timely diagnosis for people with cognitive, psychiatric and neurological symptoms. The ultimate goal of this research is to lead to routine, clinically available tests that would improve outcomes for people with cognitive, psychiatric and/or neurological symptoms, their families, clinicians…

Participating states:
All States
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This study aims to better understand the carer experiences of adult sons and daughters supporting their parent/s living with dementia. Adult sons’ and daughters’ varied life circumstances, such as work obligations, educational level, other caring responsibilities, etc., may influence their respective caregiving experience. This knowledge can better inform psychologists and other health…

Participating states:
All States
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