Current Research Studies

The following Research Studies within the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, are currently looking for participants.

Interested in participating in one of the many research studies listed below? please contact the studies primary researcher.  

If you would like to participate in future studies: Sign up on our Research Participation web page by, clicking here.


The development of a measure for malevolent creativity: assessing creativity beliefs.

What is the study?
This study aims to assess perceptions of malevolent creativity and individual differences that can influence this.

Who can participate?
Anyone who is 18 years old and over

What does it involve?
Answering a questionnaire online

How long does it take?
Approximately 25 minutes

How do I participate?
Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mcreativity

If you complete the survey you may opt to go into the draw to win one of two $50 Gift Cards

If you are interested in participating in this research study please contact the primary researcher, Claire Coleman (Honours Student) colcl006@mymail.unisa.edu.au


This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee Protocol Number 201072
If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant,
please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, tel: +61883023118; email: vicki.allen@unisa.edu.au


Study into a new mobile app to alleviate psychological distress in cancer carer.


What is this project about?

If you care for someone with cancer, we are interested in what you think about a new mobile phone app designed to help users cope with psychological distress. This project is part of a clinical psychology master’s degree.

As a participant what is required of me?

  • Ÿ   Use a mobile app for 2 weeks and explore each feature of it
  • Ÿ   Short questionnaires
  • Ÿ   Interview (either face-to-face or over the telephone)

How much time is involved?

  • Ÿ   30 to 45 minutes

 What are my rights in the study?

  • Ÿ   Confidentiality
  • Ÿ   Voluntary

 What are the benefits of the research?

  • Ÿ   Assess the usefulness and usability of a mental health mobile app
  • Ÿ   Help improve mental health of cancer carers

Your support in this project is very much appreciated.

If you are interested in participating in this research study please contact Celine Leslie lesca001@mymail.unisa.edu.au for a Participant Information Sheet with Consent Form

This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee Protocol Number 201074
If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant,
please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, tel: +61883023118; email: vicki.allen@unisa.edu.au


EATING HABITS STUDY - SEEKING PARTICIPANTS

This study is being conducted for the completion of Master of Psychology (Clinical) and aims to investigate people’s eating habits, attitudes, and behaviours.

What is involved?

Participation involves completing an online survey about your eating habits, behaviours, and attitudes. The survey is anonymous and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Who can participate?

Men and women who are aged 18 and over who currently reside in Australia

How do I participate?

Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GDMS5B2

As an appreciation of participants’ time, participants have the opportunity to go in the draw to

Win 1 of 3 $50 VISA gift cards

If you have any questions please contact the researcher Kate Glen glekl002@mymail.unisa.edu.au

This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee Protocol Number 00000200972
If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant,
please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, tel: +61883023118; email: vicki.allen@unisa.edu.au


Parents Needed for Study on Children’s Coping Strategies

Researchers at UniSA are exploring how Australian children cope with anxiety, stress or distress.  Parents of children aged 2–17 years are invited to complete a brief online survey so that we can learn how coping changes through childhood. 

More information is available from https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/copingkids1

If you would like to know more please feel free to contact Dr Helen Stallman at helen.stallman@unisa.edu.au    


Would you like to participate in a study about development, our expectations, and well-being?

Participation simply involves completing an online survey.

This study is being conducted as part of a PhD project and aims to examine how environmental pressures cause us to develop in a certain way, and whether there is an association between these choices and mental wellbeing. This study will also explore how our expectations, thoughts, and behaviours are related to our mental wellbeing.

For more information and the opportunity to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/expectations_wellbeing

Those who complete the survey can opt into a draw to win one of four E-gift cards (1 x $200, 1 x $100, 2 x $50).

Please feel free to share the survey with friends and family. Anyone who is 18 years or older is welcome to participate. Your support in participating and sharing this survey is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions regarding the study please contact Bianca Kahl (PhD Candidate): bianca.kahl@mymail.unisa.edu.au

This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee Protocol Number 200339.

 


Would you, or someone you know, like to participate in a study about parenting?

It simply involves completing a 20 minute online survey!

Adults who are raising a child/children together are invited to participate! Ideally, we ask that both parents/caregivers complete one survey each; however, we still invite you to be involved if the other parent/caregiver does not wish to participate.

To participate go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coparenting_survey

Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity enter the draw for one of three $100 E-gift cards.

If you have any questions regarding the study please contact Christina Ambrosi (PhD Candidate): christina.ambrosi@mymail.unisa.edu.au

This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee Protocol Number 00000200494


Are you a student, practitioner or faculty member within Psychology, Social Work or Counselling?

You are invited to participate in a study looking at attitudes toward sexual and gender minority groups. If you are under the age of eighteen, you may not participate in this study.

Participation in the study will involve supplying your responses to a series of online questions. You will also be asked to respond to some basic, non-identifying information about yourself. The completion of the questionnaires should take approximately 10 minutes.

To participate go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lgbt_study 

Minimal risk is associated with participation in this study; however, some questions could create some discomfort. Please refer to the list of counseling/support services at the end of this questionnaire should you wish to seek assistance. Participation is completely voluntary and you are free to either complete the questionnaire or not. It is not anticipated that participants will experience either harm or direct benefits. However, we hope that you will personally benefit from being involved in this research, in contributing to our greater understanding of attitudes toward same-sex families and transgender individuals. Upon request, you can receive a summary of the collated results.

The questionnaire is anonymous. Do not include your name in any space provided. The researcher will take every care to remove responses from any identifying material as early as possible. Likewise individuals’ responses will be kept anonymous by the researcher and not be identified in the reporting of the research. However, the researcher cannot guarantee the anonymity of material transferred by email or the internet. Survey results will be stored on the survey platform, where the researcher will have access to the data, but will not be able to identify participants. Once data collection is complete and exported, it will be stored on a password-protected UniSA computer server, and removed off the online survey platform. The data will be stored for 5 years and only the primary researcher and supervisor will have access to the data. Approximately 400-500 participants will be recruited for this study. The data may also be used to establish a database for future research; however, further ethics approval will be sought for this. Selecting ‘I consent to participate’ on the bottom of the page will be considered your permission to use the data for extended purposes.

If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact:
Stephanie Webb: websn001@mymail.unisa.edu.au
Dr Phil Kavanagh: phil.kavanagh@unisa.edu.au

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant, please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee at +61 88302 3118 or by email at Vicki.Allen@unisa.edu.au 

Return of the survey will be considered your consent to participate and confirmation that you are 18 years or older. A summary of the results will be available to you upon email request. Thank you


Do you identify as part of a sexual and/or gender minority?

You are invited to participate in a study looking at the impact of the current Australian marriage equality debate on your well-being.

Participation in the study involves supplying your response to a series of questions. You will also be asked to respond to some basic, non-identifying information about yourself. The completion of the online questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes.  If you are under the age of eighteen, you may not participate in this study. Participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw from the survey at any stage.

Click on the following link to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/debate_equality (please access this link using Firefox or Chrome) 

If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact:

Dr Stephanie Webb: Websn001@mymail.unisa.edu.au or tel: +614 32 564 167

Dr Phil Kavanagh: Phil.Kavanagh@unisa.edu.au

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. Participants or third parties who wish to lodge a complaint about either the study or the way it is being conducted should contact the Executive Officer or UniSA HREC in the first instance, email: humanethics@unisa.edu.au or tel: 83023118.


Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment

The Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of South Australia invites you to help further our understanding of cancer-related cognitive impairment.

We are seeking English-speaking healthy participants over 18 years of age with no history of cancer or medical conditions affecting cognition. 

What does it involve?

 Participation will involve completing questionnaires about cognition, fatigue, sleep, psychological distress and employment demands on two occasions six months apart. In addition, participants will be asked to complete a face-to-face assessment taking no longer than 15 minutes. 

How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in the study, please contact Dr Amanda Hutchinson by phone on 8302 4468 or by email at amanda.hutchinson@unisa.edu.au

This project has been approved by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Ethics Committee [protocol no: R20120512] and the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee [protocol no: 0000035670].


Emotional Memory & Sleep Research Study

A NEURAL BASIS FOR THE BENEFIT OF SLEEP FOR EMOTIONAL MEMORY

The University of South Australia is inviting you to help further our understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying the importance of sleep on emotional memory.

We are seeking participants:

  • between the ages of 7 - 85
  • primary English speakers
  • not currently taking medication that affects sleep and/or psychological performance
  • not currently diagnosed with a sleep disorder
  • not diagnosed with a current psychiatric condition or known cognitive impairment
  • have not got Impaired hearing or vision that has not been corrected-to-normal
  • have not taken recreational drugs in the past 6 months

What does it involve?
Participation in the study will involve attending the University of South Australia for 2 sessions in total, to undergo short memory tests and sleep monitoring. Participants will be asked to wear a watch like device that monitors your sleep and wake activity for 7 days between each testing session. A reimbursement of $80 will be given to assist with any expenses associated with participation in the study.

How do I participate?
If you would like to participate in the study, please contact: Amanda Santamaria by email at amanda.santamaria@mymail.unisa.edu.au or by phone on 8302 4170

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. (Approved Ethics Protocol # 34184)

If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, tel: +61 8 8302 3118; email: vicki.allen@unisa.edu.au.


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