18-25 year olds needed for online study – go into the draw to win a Coles-Myer gift card!
Researchers from the School of Psychology are seeking young people (18-25 years) who possess a sufficient level of English, to participate in a 30min online survey. The aim of the survey is to examine the relationship between personality, social influence, self efficacy, and drinking among young adults. Participants will go into the draw to win one of 4, $100 Coles-Myer gift cards. Participants also have the option to partake in a subsequent 1-hour in-lab session, where they will be reimbursed $20 for participating. More info / participate: https://qualtricsasia.asia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mJmARMt15fgeQl OR details: n.pocuca@uq.edu.au.

Lower back pain patients needed
If you have been diagnosed with lower back pain and are aged 18-70, you are eligible to participate in a new diagnostic technique study. All participants will be reimbursed with a $50 Coles/Myer gift voucher for time. Study Aim: To use a new diagnostic technique called mechanomyography (MMG) to locate back pain in participants Location: Room 314, Otto Hirschfeld (building 81) The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus Duration: two hours If you are interested in participating please contact Christian. Phone: 0431 641 562 Email: christian.than@uqconnect.edu.au

Lower limb biomechanics in soccer players
Seeking volunteers aged 18–50 to participate in a study investigating normal muscle function and biomechanics in soccer players. To be eligible you must be currently playing soccer, be free from injury, and have no history of orthopaedic surgery involving the lower limb. Participants will be asked to undertake a three-hour physical testing session at the St Lucia campus as well as complete questionnaires and undertake an MRI and x-rays of their hips. Eligible participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $50 Coles-Myer gift voucher and all radiological imaging will be performed free of charge. For more information, click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Football_Biomechanics

Could exercise help you learn a new language?
Healthy volunteers aged 60-85 who have English as their primary language are sought to participate in a study. The aim of this study is to investigate if one session of exercise can improve language learning abilities in ageing. Participation will include a free fitness assessment with an accredited exercise physiologist, behavioural tasks and blood tests. This study will be held at the UQ St Lucia Campus School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. Participants will be asked to attend three visits (of 2 hours each) and will be reimbursed up to $120 for their time and travel. Details: click here or contact Marie-Pier Mc Sween http://www.exercise-ella.com/

Seeking volunteers with dry mouth
Adult volunteers aged 18+ with dry mouth (xerostomia) are sought. The study involve tasting five different flavoured lozenges and an orally dissolving tablet, and complete a questionnaire. The lozenges contain low dose of pilocarpine(increases saliva production); volunteers will be screened for eligibility via an inclusion and exclusion form given to everyone. Testing will take place at PACE, School of Pharmacy, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba. Participants will be reimbursed with a $30 Coles/Myer voucher for time and travel. Details: Rose Estafanos r.estafanos@uq.edu.au

Motor training and brain plasticity
Seeking right-handed volunteers aged 18–35 to take part in this study investigating the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation on brain plasticity and motor learning. The study will include two sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours each, at St Lucia campus. Each session involves two types of brain stimulation (electrical and magnetic), motor training of the right hand and the recording of brain activity (EEG). Participants will be reimbursed $10 per hour. Email Claire Bradley claire.bradley@uq.edu.au

How Brain Protects the Body from Pain?
Healthy volunteers over 18 are sought for this study with no actual back pain or disability. This study evaluates how nervous system protects the body from nociceptive stimuli. Participation requires attending one session of approx. 3 hours that evaluates the automatic responses of trunk muscles following noxious and non-noxious stimuli. Testing will take place in the Therapies Building (84a) at UQ St Lucia. Participants will be reimbursed 75$ for time and travel.
Location: Building 84A (Therapies Building)
Contact: Dr Hugo Massé-Alarie h.massealarie@uq.edu.au

ENDIA Study seeks families with Type 1 Diabetes
ENDIA seeks men, women and children with type 1 diabetes who are about to welcome a new baby into their family. Babies under 6 months with a first degree relative with T1DM are also welcome to participate: www.endia.org.au/index/participation. Referrals in Queensland are gratefully received by calling: Julianne on (07) 3069 7510, emailing endia@adelaide.edu.au or via the website. ENDIA has a Regional Participation Program for those living in more remote settings to be able to participate from their home; call Dani on (08) 8161 8655. This study has ethical approval and current funding from JDRF Australia and the Helmsley Charitable Trust www.endia.org.au

Emotional intelligence and scent perception survey
Volunteers aged 18–39 and non-smokers are sought to participate in a study investigating consumer behaviour through Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). First part (Step 1) of the survey can be completed online at home at your convenient time while the second part (Step 2) of the survey will take place in the sensory facility at Hartley Teakle building (83) during the months of March and April, 2017. The entire survey (two parts together) will take up to 45-55 minutes. Participants will receive a reward of $15 Coles Group & Myer Gift Card upon completing the entire two parts of the survey. Details: Usha Pappu u.pappu@uq.edu.au

How Brain Protects the Body from Pain?
Healthy volunteers over 18 are sought for this study with no actual back pain or disability. This study evaluates how nervous system protects the body from nociceptive stimuli. Participation requires attending one session of approx. Three hours that evaluates the automatic responses of trunk muscles following noxious and non-noxious stimuli. Testing will take place in the Therapies Building (84a) at UQ St Lucia. Participants will be reimbursed 75$ for time and travel - h.massealarie@uq.edu.au
 

Call for volunteers for a human-robot interaction study
Volunteers are wanted for a research project studying how people interact with robots on navigation tasks. You will control a small wheeled robot using a joystick in a racing task with human and/or robot partners. Location: Axon Building Time: The study takes about 90 minutes For more information, contact Scott Heath (scott.heath@uq.edu.au).
Location: Axon Building (47)
 

Understanding Memory Development: MRI study
Seeking healthy 14-16yr old volunteers with no history of neurological/developmental disorder for a study on the development of memory networking in the brain. Exclusion criteria for this: metal in or on the body, dental braces, use of anti-depressants/anti-psychotics, colour blindness and claustrophobia. The study involves a single 2 hour session (45-60min in scanner). Participants will be asked to complete three short memory tasks inside the MRI scanner and three questionnaires outside the scanner. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will be reimbursed $30. Details: Sam (samuel.fynesclinton@uqconnect.edu.au).

 
Free Exercise Training for people aged 18-75 years with type 2 diabetes
Researchers are currently looking for volunteers with type 2 diabetes to participate in an exercise training study here at UQ designed to improve your diabetic health. You will receive free training sessions with an accredited exercise physiologist and free health checks. Free parking will also be provided.
 
Contact: Register your interest: http://www.exercise4diabetes.com/ or contact t.gajanand@uq.edu.au
 
Want to improve your health and expand your social world?​
If you are experiencing low mood, nervousness or just feel isolated and in need of developing new relationships, then the free program, Groups 4 Health, which is being run by the School of Psychology might be for you. The one-and-a-half hour workshops aim to help individuals better understand and manage social relationships. In the workshops, participants will learn why groups are good for health, discover and map their own social network, develop strategies for making better use of social connections, and learn how to build new connections. Groups commence in February 2017 at the St Lucia campus.
 
Contact: For more information email info@groups4health.com or visit http://www.groups4health.com/participants/
 
Recently Sprained an Ankle and 18-35 years of age?
Volunteers aged 18–35 who have sprained their ankle in the last four weeks are needed to participate in a study. Participation involves walking on a treadmill, stepping from a step and squatting. The study will take approximately two hours and participants will be reimbursed $15 per hour.
 
Contact: For more information contact by email Jennifer - jennifer.atkins@uq.net.au
 
Do you have tennis elbow? Is it getting worse or not improving?​
Volunteers aged 18-70 years with tennis elbow (pain over the outer side of the elbow) are sought to participate in a study investigating different types of sensation in people with tennis elbow. You would be required to attend The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at St Lucia for 2 sessions (3 hours total), where non-invasive sensory measurements will be taken, and will be recompensed reasonable expenses. Please complete this survey to check your eligibility to participate.
 
Contact: For more information contact Viana Vuvan by email v.vuvan@uq.edu.au
 
Volunteer for shadow coding needed
Researcher seeks a volunteer for assistance with shadow coding the transcripts of three virtual focus group interviews for data reliability. Volunteers with a background in applied linguistics TESOL are preferable but not essential. The work will involve coding using Nvivo 11 and the process should take about two weeks. This is an opportunity for you to use qualitative data analysis software. Training using the project's codebook and temporary access to Nvivo 11 will be provided. There is no reimbursement for participation. 
 
Contact: For more information please contact email Arizio arizio.sweeting@gmail.com 0410 576 454.
 
Factors affecting parenting: Sensory processing and attachment patterns​
Researchers are looking for parents whose youngest child is 12 years or younger, with no intellectual or physical disabilities, to complete a one-off online questionnaire taking 15 minutes. The study is investigating how a parent’s relationship patterns and irritability to sensory information affects the way they interact and respond to their child’s behaviour. 
 
Contact: Complete the questionnaire by clicking here or contact Ms Grace Branjerdporn g.branjerdporn@uq.edu.au 0408141234.

Brain plasticity and oscillations in people 65+
Right-handed volunteers aged 65+ who are in reasonable health are sought for this study investigating the effect of ageing on brain plasticity, the ability of the brain to undergo change. The study will include two sessions of approximately two and a half hours each, at the St Lucia campus. Each session involves two types of brain stimulation (electrical and magnetic) and the recording of brain activity (EEG). Participants will be reimbursed $10 per hour and parking can be organised.
 
Contact: Click here for more information or contact Dr. Claire Bradley claire.bradley@uq.edu.au
 
Motor training and brain plasticity
Seeking right-handed volunteers aged 18–35 to take part in this study investigating the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation on brain plasticity and motor learning. The study will include two sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours each, at St Lucia campus. Each session involves two types of brain stimulation (electrical and magnetic), motor training of the right hand and the recording of brain activity (EEG). Participants will be reimbursed $10 per hour.
 
Contact: For more information contact Dr. Claire Bradley claire.bradley@uq.edu.au

Driver training study
Australian drivers' licence holders (Learners and Provisional Licenses inclusive) aged 18–24 are sought for a study designed to help drivers be safer on the roads. The study involves a 60-minute session at UQ where participants will complete a series of video-based training tasks, then followed by a short questionnaire. Participants will be reimbursed $20.
 
Contact: for more information please contact Genevieve Kieseker by email genevieve.kieseker@uq.net.au
 
Textured shoe insoles for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Volunteers with Multiple Sclerosis (aged >18 years) are required to participate in a trial investigating the effects of wearing textured shoe insoles for improving standing balance, walking and foot sensation. Participants will be required to wear a pair of shoe insoles for three months, and attend three testing sessions at QUT Kelvin Grove, where they will complete a series of questionnaires and assessments of balance, walking and foot sensation. All volunteers will also undergo a clinical examination with a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist. Complimentary return taxi fares/car parking will be provided.
 
Contact: for more information please contact Dr Anna Hatton, a.hatton1@uq.edu.au or phone 07 3365 3299.
 
Injury Impact Study

Recover Injury Research Centre is conducting an Injury Impact Study to better understand individual’s experiences and perspectives on recovery following a road traffic crash.

Recover requires people who are aged 18 to 65 who have:

  • Been injured in a road traffic crash within the last 3 months
  • Sustained an injury that requires medical attention
  • Submitted a claim to a motor vehicle insurer
  • There are six weekly surveys for participants to complete

 Participants will receive a $25 gift voucher every time they complete a weekly online survey. There are six weekly surveys for participants to complete. The total value of the gift vouchers will be $150 if they complete all six surveys.