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]

Are you interested in supporting research into neurodegenerative diseases? Are you aged between 40-65 years old, with no history of neurological illness, major repeated head injury, or severe claustrophobia? You may be eligible to participate in our project at the Harding Lab! The study is being conducted by Dr. Ian Harding, Senior Research Fellow at the Monash University Department of…

Participating states:
Victoria
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In this research project we want to understand what people with dementia want technology to do for them in their day-to-day lives, and how we can custom design technological tools so that they are user-friendly for people with dementia. We are conducting joint research sessions with people living with dementia together with a family member or carer.

If you and your family member…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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There are many people who develop behaviour support plans - their professional experience and training is quite diverse. This research will help us to gain a snapshot of the current field of practice, and practitioners; these will be particularly important given recent recommendations and requirements within residential aged care to implement behaviour support plans.

Respondents are…

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All States
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People with young-onset dementia (YOD) and people who informally support someone with YOD are invited to be interviewed for a research project being conducted by Flinders University.

We would like to know which aspects of care and support services for YOD are important to you. This will help us to understand how services for YOD should be provided, from the perspective of the people…

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All States
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Caring for a family member or friend living with dementia is often portrayed negatively, focusing on depression, burden and chronic stress. While there are negative physical and mental health impacts associated with caring, this is not the full picture. This study involves working with carers to co-design a resource that aims to provide a more balanced view of the experience of caring. The…

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All States
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Informed by the perspectives and experiences of people living with dementia, and their family members, care partners, advocates and lawyers, this project will explore the need to 'redress' (i.e., right the wrongs') of neglect and abuse of people living with dementia in Australian residential aged care facilities and older people’s mental health facilities. The project will consider why and how…

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All States
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This research aims to understand the preferences of people with a health condition/disability when it comes to the use of person-first (e.g. person/patient with dementia) versus identity-first (e.g. dementia person/patient) language. This research will also assess whether the type of disability/health condition or its severity is related to language preference and quality of life. This…

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All States
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The study aims to explore the experiences of community dwelling people living with dementia on green space engagement. We want to see what value or significance they place on engagement with community gardens, neighbourhood parks, bush, woodland, and other green spaces, what their motivation is and the challenges they face.

We want to hear directly from people living with dementia to…

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All States
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We are looking for people to complete a 15-20 minute survey that asks for your opinions about your risk of developing diseases such as dementia, heart attack, stroke and diabetes. It will also explore whether you would want to know about your risk and how you would prefer to learn about it.

To participate in this study, you must live in Australia and be aged between 40 and 79 years. If…

Participating states:
All States
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Having poor eyesight can make living with dementia harder. Regular eye tests are vital to detect and treat poor eyesight. If not adapted to accommodate their needs, eye tests can be challenging or distressing for people with dementia, and caregivers supporting them.

This research aims to improve the experience people with dementia have when receiving eyecare. It will make it easier to…

Participating states:
Victoria
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