You can help us improve the health of individuals and communities by volunteering as a participant in one of our research studies.
Participation is confidential and has been approved by the QUT Research Ethics Office. Our researchers follow the QUT Code of Conduct for Research.
We're looking for participants in these studies:
Studies seeking participants with Parkinson's Disease:
- To help us investigate whether a new textured insole can improve postural stability and thereby prevent falls.
- More information and contact details are in the study flyer: Improving postural stability and reducing falls risk in people with Parkinson's disease using textured insoles (PDF file, 473.21 KB)
- Who would like to participate in free dance classes conducted by teachers from Queensland Ballet.
- Read the participant criteria and contact details in the study flyer: Dance for Parkinson's (PDF file, 510.56 KB)
- To help us understand if transcranial direct current stimulation improves balance and gait.
- More information is provided in the information sheet: Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on gait in people with Parkinson's Disease (PDF file, 291.5 KB)
- We are also seeking people without Parkinson's Disease to act as controls in this study.
- People interested in participating should read the information sheet: Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on gait in people with Parkinson's Disease - for participants without PD (PDF file, 291.04 KB)
Studies seeking male and female participants:
- Have you ever been sunburned after applying sunscreen? We would like to talk to you.
- Please read the information sheet: Sunburn after sunscreen and sun protection use. (PDF file, 131 KB) If you're interested in participating, please email us on email@example.com
- We are looking for 'P Plate' drivers aged between 17 and 20 years to help us understand decision-making, and how it might be affected by driver education and training, and advanced technology.
- Information about the study and link to the survey can be found on the study information sheet: Testing the dual-processing nature of the Prototype/Willingness Model with young novice drivers (PDF file, 118.33 KB)
- People aged 18 years or older who do not wear contact lenses are sought to help us understand if people who experience contact lense discomfort have different nerves to those who don't.
- The contact details of the study team and more information can be found in this information sheet: Sensitization of nerves and contact lens discomfort (PDF file, 169.18 KB)
- People aged between 18 and 30 are sought to help us understand what happens to your body, and particularly your spine when lying.
- Information about participating in study, including details of a three-week home trial of a mattress can be found in this information sheet: Biomechanical analysis of lying postures (PDF file, 320.66 KB)
- People 18 years or older are sought to help us understand the timing of sleep and how light exposure differs for people who prefer later sleep timing compared to earlier sleep timing.
- More information and the link to an online survey are available on this information sheet: Sleep timing and functional outcomes - does light exposure play a role? (PDF file, 97.74 KB)
- People 18 years or older who will be living in the same accommodation for a year. We plan to monitor how temperature differs inside and outside homes to understand energy conservation in homes and the temperatures residents are exposed to.
- More information is provided on the information flyer: Relationship between indoor and outdoor temperature in residences (PDF file, 89.49 KB)
- People aged 18 to 65 years who were sunburned during the Australian summer months of 2016/2017 (November to January) despite using sun protection to help researchers understand opinions, beliefs and experience of being sunburned after using sun protection.
- Find out more in the participant information: Sunburn after sunscreen and sun protection use (PDF file, 132.14 KB)
- Australian university students who would like to contribute to a study seeking to identify predictors of eating behaviours.
- Find out more about the study and access the online survey in the information sheet: Predicting eating behaviours in Australian university students (PDF file, 78.77 KB)
- Australian residents 18 years or older who do not have a current diagnosis of an eating disorder are invited to participate in a study examining emotions and eating.
You may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial of a treatment, intervention or diagnostic test for a disease or health condition.
If you're interested in volunteering for a clinical trial, you can:
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
- Phone: 3138 6000
- Fax: 3138 6030
Level Q Block
60 Musk Avenue
- Postal address:
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001