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Surveys and Trials


Participants needed for QUT trial of a 3-week computer-based program in Brisbane                                                                                                                                                                                  qld uni

This project aims to investigate whether a new psychological program, completed on a computer once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, can reduce chronic pain and associated health outcomes. Participation will include completing 3 short computer-based sessions (10-20 min each, over 3 weeks at one of the QUT Brisbane campuses) and some online surveys.

Click here to find out more and enter the initial survey:

For any questions, please email


Injury IMPACT Study Dr Rachel Elphinston


We are interested in your experiences and perspectives of recovery following injury in a motor vehicle crash.

Following a road traffic crash, some individuals might recover without complication, while others will experience more challenges. The Recover Injury IMPACT Study aims to understand why some people experience more challenges than others as they progress along their journey to recovery.



The Lived Experience of Chronic Pain bond

Study Description: This study is part of a chronic pain study. Dr Stapleton is leading the study in her role within the Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University.

What you will be asked to do: You will be asked to answer questions online about your chronic pain experience. These are anonymous and the survey is voluntary. No identifying information will be collected.

Tel: +61 7 5595 4194 Fax: +61 7 5595 1120 Email:


Comunicating Pain from an Indigenous Perspective                 hunter

Healthcare professionals are invited to complete an online survey being conducted by the Hunter New England Local Health District, to help formulate a culturally appropriate model of care for discussing and assessing pain in Indigenous patients and monitoring management via telehealth.

The principal investigator is Dr Roslyn Mozer; Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist Hunter New England Health and PhD candidate at the School of Medicine Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland.

The survey is expected to take no more than 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed here:

If you have questions about the survey or would like to comment on the survey, please email

Clinicians NeuRA Needs 10 Minutes of Your Time

Pain @ Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is undertaking research into the role of acceptance in chronic pain, and is seeking clinicians who treat people NeuRA 400x400 with chronic pain to complete an online questionnaire. Greater acceptance of chronic pain is associated with less distress and disability. Pragmatically, however, the idea that one might want to be more "accepting" of chronic pain runs contrary to common sense.  To examine this further, NeuRA needs 200 clinicians to answer a 10-minute questionnaire.

The study has ethics approval. To get involved email

A pilot study evaluating a self help version of a new approach to headache trigger management

Participants are invited to take part into the management of headache and migraine triggers. The study, being conducted by Griffith University, aims to reduce griffith uni copy copyheadaches using specific approaches to trigger management, either through avoidance or through the use of graduated exposure. Participation consists of an eight-week program as well as completion of a headache diary online for the duration of the program, and two weeks before and after. For eligibility criteria or more information, please download the pdf. You may also wish to call Professor Paul Martin or Rebecca Jones on 07 3735 3322 or email


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Cannabis As Medicine Survey 2016

Have you used Cannabis for medical purposes in the last 12 Months?

Do you currently live in Australia?

Are you over the age of 18?

If so, you are eligible to participate.


Seeking Volunteers for Experiences of Chronic Pain Study

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People with chronic pain aged 18 and over are invited to participate in a study being conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney.

The purpose of the research is to explore individuals' experiences of chronic pain, and aims to understand the relationship between chronic pain and psychological and physical factors. Participation will involve the completion of a 15-20 minute anonymous survey

To view the Participation Information Sheet and Consent Form and complete the survey, please click here.

Cool Kids and Adolescent Health Program


The most common somatic-health complaints experienced by children and adolescents include recurring abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal symptoms, recurring headaches, chest pains, dizziness and nausea.  Learn more and complete the intake form. Participants required: Children and adolescents aged 7-17 years who are experiencing recurring somatic health complaints for a minimum of 3-months. Contact: For more information, please email Associate Professor Maria Kangas or telephone Pip Eve or Brita List on (02) 9850 4082.


Lower back pain sufferers needed for clinical trial

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No cost treatment for chronic low back pain: This program of research is designed to help low back pain sufferers learn non-pharmacological techniques to reduce the disability and intensity of low

back pain, as well as the associated distress. Trained professionals provide 8 low back pain management classes, at no cost, with 6-11 other individuals with low back pain.

Contact Dr Melissa Day, MA(Clin), PhD at: Phone: 33 656 421 or Email: 


Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia?

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The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre at the Alfred Hospital is currently seeking volunteers for a clinical trial  of non-medication investigational treatment for fibromyalgia called repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon on 03 9076 9860 please click here for more information



The University of Newcastle  - Researchers trialling state-of-the-art analysis for neck pain                                                                                                                                                                                                        newcastle

University of Newcastle researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat patients suffering chronic neck pain, a condition that affects more than 600,000 Australians and costs around $1.14 billion in associated health care.

For more details or to volunteer for the study, please contact Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass on 4921 2089 or Contact: Media Team Contact Phone: 02 4921 5577 

Griffith University - Do you work with people in pain?  If so, you can help our researchconference announcement1

"Predicting the transition to persistent pain – an analysis of risk and resilience factors in the development of persistent pain" Please contact Elise for more information.

Telephone: 0438 451053 INFORMATION SHEET 


Evaluation of The ACI Pain Management Network

The ACI Pain Management Network is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers. You will hear from other people, just like you and learn how they too have lived with chronic pain. The website has a number of episodes which should be viewed over several days to weeks. If anyone has concerns viewing or reading the material. they should consult their doctor or health professional. Clinicians - please click here Consumers - please click here 

Free Online Course to Manage Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health is offering a free online course to help people manage chronic pain, anxiety and depression, as part of a research trial to develop an effective evidence-based online support program. Outcomes of the first trial, published in the journal Pain, revealed significantly greater improvements in participants' reported disability, anxiety and depression, with more than 95 percent of participants reporting the Pain Course was worth their time, and they would recommend it to others. For further information  call 02 9850 9464. 


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