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 question in this exploratory study is “How do community-based arts activities take into account the rights, needs, and identity of older people with dementia?" This study considers the role of people living with dementia in the community and their rights to contribute to programs and activities that may have an impact on them.

The study will explore the participants’…

Participating states:
Tasmania
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This study is a phase 2, randomised, placebo-controlled, multicentre study to investigate the safety and efficacy of Deferiprone in participants with Alzheimer's disease. In this study, the investigators aim to determine whether Deferiprone (15 mg/kg BID orally) slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients.

Florey Institute scientists have demonstrated that cognitive abilities…

Participating states:
New South Wales, Victoria
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Researchers at the University of Canberra are looking to explore the connection between patient-caregiving relationships, chronic/complex illnesses and caregiver wellbeing.

We are looking for adults who provide informal care for another adult with a chronic or complex health condition such as heart disease, respiratory illnesses, cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders, arthritis or…

Participating states:
All States
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Jenny Murfield, a PhD student at Griffith University, is currently undertaking a research project to develop a self-compassion based intervention to better support the emotional health needs of people caring for family members/friends/neighbours aged 65+ years.

As part of this, Jenny is conducting interviews to explore perceptions of self-compassion, and find out what you think…

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All States
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I would like to invite you to participate in my Master’s Research project. I am writing my thesis on the support services offered to individuals caring for the needs of individuals living with dementia, and the carers experiences of these services.

The aim of the study is to investigate the provision of support services on offer to support individuals providing care to people…

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All States
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Researchers at UNSW's 'felt Experience & Empathy Lab' [fEEL], Paddington campus, are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about how Australian seniors perceive ageing and how they are personally experiencing the ageing process, including any changes they may have noticed in their own brain-functioning over time, or any other insights and challenges they would like to share…

Participating states:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
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There are approximately 200,000 Australians providing informal care to persons with dementia. Time cost of informal care is significant in dementia which is, however, often neglected in health policy decisions, including funding decisions. This is often due to the lack of robust methods to place a dollar figure on time spent caregiving.

To overcome this problem, the aim of this…

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All States
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The Getting Home Safely Project aims to revise and develop a standardised approach to reporting a missing person with dementia in Australia to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population. To help us get a sense of the current understanding of procedures for reporting a missing person in Australia we are looking for participants from the general public to complete an anonymous…

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All States
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Researchers at Austin Health (in collaboration with The University of Melbourne) are seeking healthy older adult (60+ years) volunteer research participants for a study that is investigating night-time sleep. This is part of a wider study which is researching sleep disturbances in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The study aims to compare the sleep patterns of DLB…

Participating states:
Victoria
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The purpose of the Social Cognition Ageing Study (SocCog) is to learn more about social cognitive function at different stages of the adult lifespan. Social cognition refers broadly to how we interpret and make sense of social situations in our environment, and is therefore critical for successful communication, and in turn, good social functioning and wellbeing. We hope that the findings of…

Participating states:
New South Wales
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