Current opportunities

Physiotherapy treatments for migraine and neck pain

If you have migraine and neck pain, receive 6 to 8 physiotherapy sessions, attend clinical assessments, and complete questionnaires as part of a feasibility study.

South Asian Genes and Health in Australia

South Asians make up around 25% of the global population but less than 2% of genetic study participants. The South Asian Genes and Health in Australia (SAGHA) study, the first genomic study focused on the South Asian population in Australia, is seeking participants. You will receive information about your heart health and contribute to making health care equal for all Australians. You will also receive a $50 e-gift card.

Have you been diagnosed with migraine?

If you have been diagnosed with migraine, researchers invite you to participate in a 20 to 30-minute interview, either in person or over Zoom. Share your persective as a patient on physiotherapy management of migraine and associated neck pain. 

Returning to sport after an ankle sprain

Researchers are seeking volunteers who play field or court sports to participate in an interview about returning to sport and injury prevention strategies after an ankle sprain. You will receive a $10 gift card for your time.

How do you manage your children's screen time?

Australian parents with children aged between 1 and 5 years are invited to participate in an online survey. Help researchers understand how to best support parents manage their children's screen time.

Seeking volunteers with no headache and no neck pain

Seeking participants aged 18-65 with no current neck pain or headache. Complete online surveys, self-measures of sensitivity and have neck movement, sensation and sensitivity assessed.

Australian Indigenous tourism experiences

People who are over 18 and have never participated in Australian Indigenous tourism experiences are invited to watch a video at the UQBS Behavioural Science Lab at St Lucia while being recorded, then take a survey. Participants will receive a $30 gift card.

Injured athletes: mind–body therapies for pain

Injured competitive athletes are invited to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of a brief mindfulness meditation or clinical hypnosis intervention for improving pain responses and stress reactivity. Participation will take approximately 5 hours and you will be compensated $100 for your time.

Uninjured athletes: mind–body therapies for optimising wellbeing

Uninjured competitive athletes are invited to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of a brief mindfulness meditation or clinical hypnosis intervention for addressing burnout and optimising wellbeing. Participation will take approximately 7.5 hours and you will be compensated $150 for your time.

What's impacting your back pain?

Help researchers understand how back pain impacts day-to-day-life. Over 3 months, answer simple daily questions about your back pain and wear a smartwatch to track physical activity and sleep.

Help find a way to control fat and improve metabolism 

Non-pregnant women who are overweight or obese are invited to help study the metabolic effects of a medication blocking hormone receptor. Email expressions of interest to venita.bali@uq.edu.au

MRI scans to improve AI-based brain reconstruction

Receive 2 MRI scans of the brain to help researchers develop artificial intelligence-based image reconstruction and post-processing methods for portable MRI scanners.

Study of new medications to assist in managing alcohol use

If you are currently drinking more alcohol than you would like to, volunteer to receive medical appointments, comprehensive assessment, counselling, 12 weeks of medication, and a gift voucher.

Survey: melanoma diagnosis

Take part in a study to understand how people feel when they are given a diagnosis of melanoma in situ to help develop stress management strategies and improve mental well-being.

Do you have tension-type headache?

Seeking participants aged 18-65 years who have tension-type headache. Complete online surveys and have neck movement, muscle function, co-ordination and sensation assessed by a physiotherapist.

Do you have neck pain?

Recruiting participants aged 18–65 who have neck pain to complete online surveys and have their neck examined by a physiotherapist.

Seeking volunteers without knee pain

Are you 45 years or older and have healthy knees? Volunteer to help us understand how people with knee arthritis walk by attending a one-off laboratory session at UQ St Lucia.

Do you have kneecap arthritis?

Are you 45 years or older and have kneecap arthritis or pain? Volunteer to help us understand how people with kneecap arthritis walk, and if shoes influence movement and pain.

Do you have knee cap pain?

Over 18 and have pain at the front of your knee? Help us help people by letting us know about your experience with knee cap pain using a simple secure online platform.