Call for volunteers for a human-robot interaction study
Student volunteers are wanted for a research project focusing on how people interact with robots on navigation tasks. Participants will control a small, wheeled robot using a joystick in a racing task with human and/or robot partners. The study takes about 90 minutes and will be held at the Axon building, UQ St Lucia. Click here for more information.

Do you have pain on the outer side of your hip?
Volunteers aged 30-70 with pain on the outside of the hip are sought to participate in a UQ study on pain perception and physical function. Eligible participants will receive a free clinical assessment, a $10 dollar Coles & Myer gift cards, and information about their condition. Please fill out the online survey for eligibility, or contact Melanie for more information.

Are you free from pain?
Healthy women aged 35-70 are sought to participate in a study of pain perception and physical function. Participants will be asked to attend one appointment to perform tests on physical function and a number of sensation tests for heat, cold and pressure. Testing will take place at the St Lucia campus. Participants will receive a $10 Coles & Myers gift card upon completion. Please fill out this online survey to express your interest or contact Melanie Plinsinga -

Share your experience of having paid support in the home
Researchers are seeking volunteers 65 years or older who receive paid support services in the home, for example help with cleaning, laundry, meal preparation and personal care. The study will involve completing an interview in your own home with a member of the research team for approximately one hour to understand the experience and impact of having paid support in the home. Participation may also involve the completion of a questionnaire about different aspects of your home. If you are interested in participating please contact Dr Tammy Aplin, email: or phone: 07 3365 2649 to register your interest.

Are you aged 40-50 years with no knee pain?
Seeking control volunteers aged 40–50 for sensory evaluation. Testing takes one hour and involves a range of sensory perception and threshold tests. The study is being conducted at the Therapies building, St Lucia campus. Free parking or a travel reimbursement is available.
Contact: Click here to complete the survey or contact Liam Maclachlan

Can the brain adapt to improve movement skills?
We are seeking participants for a study investigating how the brain can learn to improve control over ankle movements in individuals diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As part of the study, we also need healthy young individuals aged 15-25. The study involves six weeks of neuromuscular ankle training and three testing sessions at  St Lucia campus. Parking can be provided and participants will be reimbursed. If you or someone you know is interested in exercise science and biomechanical testing or contributing to cerebral palsy research this may be of interest to you.
Contact: Shari O’Brien on (07) 3365 6482 or email

Do you have severe elbow pain?
Researchers are seeking volunteers aged 18-70 who might have severe tennis elbow (pain over the outer side of your elbow) to participate in a study investigating different types of sensation in tennis elbow. If eligible you will be required to attend 2 sessions of testing (3 hours total) at the St Lucia campus where non-invasive sensory measurements will be collected. Parking will be provided and volunteers will be compensated with a $20 Coles Group & Myer Gift Card. Please complete this survey to check your eligibility.
Contact: Viana Vuvan by email or phone 0424 449 574

Do you have pain on the inside of your foot or ankle?
The SIRPH Research Unit is looking for people with pain on the inside of the ankle and/or foot to participate in a study investigating lower limb strength and biomechanics in a condition called posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). You would be required to attend the University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at St Lucia campus initially for 2 sessions (5 hours total), where a range of clinical and laboratory measurements will be taken and will be recompensed reasonable expenses. Please complete this survey to check your eligibility to participate.
Contact: Megan Ross by email 

Healthy volunteers are needed for strength testing
Volunteers aged 18- 40 years who have never sprained their ankle are needed for a study investigating hip and knee muscle strength. Testing will take approximately 1 hour and will be conducted at the St Lucia campus. Participants will be reimbursed with a $15 Coles-Myer gift card.
Contact: Nafiseh Khalaj by email

Recent low back pain sufferers
Researchers are seeking volunteers aged 18–50 and have reinjured or agitated their back pain in the last week to be part of a study that aims to discover why some people repeatedly hurt their back. Participants will be reimbursed for their time. Complete this survey to check eligibility.
Contact: Lee by email

Are you Interested in Maintaining a Healthy Brain?
Healthy Caucasian volunteers aged 60+ may be eligible to participate in a UQ brain science study. Researchers are trialling a unique, non-invasive brain stimulation technique to improve cognition in several areas, including memory, quick decision making, and how we perceive other people’s perspectives and emotions. The study involves two sessions of about 2.5 hours each through July and August. Location is the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, RBWH, Herston. Participants will be reimbursed $50.
Contact: Islay by email

Have you experienced infertility?
Individuals and couples who have experienced fertility issues or have sought medical intervention for infertility are needed to examine the relationship between emotional, relational and coping issues associated with infertility. Participants are asked to complete an online questionnaire which will take approximately 40 minutes and in return, they are then eligible to go into the draw to win 1 of 3 $20 Coles/Myer gift cards.
Contact: Alethea by email