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 parents and children:
- Biological, adoptive and step-parents of children aged 6-24 months are sought to help us understand how parents feed babies and toddlers.
- For more information, please read: Feeding babies and toddlers (PDF file, 82.36 KB)
- Queensland parents of primary school aged children are invited to complete a survey to help us understand what influences your decisions regarding sun protection and limiting sugar-sweetened beverages.
- More information and a link to the survey can be found: Parents’ decisions about sun protection and sugar-sweetened beverages for themselves and their child (PDF file, 239.29 KB)
- Preschool aged children are invited to help us improve the accuracy of wearable fitness trackers by evaluating new methods to measure movement.
- Please read this information sheet and contact the researchers listed on page 2 if you would like to participate: Free living evaluation of machine learning algorithms for predicting physical activity type and energy expenditure in preschool age children (PDF file, 79.4 KB)
Studies seeking male and female participants:
- 18-25 year old Australians are needed to evaluate whether driving apps and social connections influence driving behaviour.
- Please contact the researchers if you would like to participate - details are on page 3 of the study information: Using Peers and Information and Communication Technology in Improving Road Safety for Young Drivers (PDF file, 109.19 KB)
- Help us design an app to improve sun safety. We are seeking Queenslanders who are 18 or older and are regularly outside to review and provide feedback on our app.
- More information including how to sign up can be found on this information sheet: Be prepared for being outdoors (PDF file, 202.98 KB)
- Is driving an essential part of your job duties? Do you drive for work at least once a week? Please sign up for our anonymous survey about positive and proactive safety behaviours while driving for work
- More information about the study can be found here: Beyond Compliance: The investigation of Proactive Safety Behaviours in the Work Driving Context (PDF file, 92.92 KB)
- Does paracetamol affect the body's ability to regulate temperature? If you are a healthy adult aged between 18 and 30, or older than 60, we would like your help to answer this question.
- More information can be found on this information sheet: The effect of acute paracetamol ingestion on deep body temperature during whole-body cooling (PDF file, 202.98 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)
- Obese and overweight individuals are invited to participate in a clinical trial examining the weight loss effects of 8-weeks of free pre-prepared meals and prescribed exercise
- It is important to read this information for participants before deciding if this study is suitable for you: HEALS (Healthy Eating And Living Study): A Randomized Controlled Trial (PDF file, 264.35 KB)
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
60 Musk Avenue
- Postal address:
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001