Contact details

Clinical Trial Facility, level 1, Bonython Jubilee Building, Frome Road, City East Campus, Adelaide.
Postal Address: GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001

For more information about research volunteering, please contact:

 

Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au
Telephone: +61 8 8302 1365

 

Louise Massie: Clinical Trial Facility Coordinator
Telephone: +61 8 8302 2097
Email: louise.massie@unisa.edu.au

 

Kellie La Fontaine: Sansom Institute Manager
Telephone: +61 8 8302 1225
Email: kellie.lafontaine@unisa.edu.au

 

 

Volunteers

Volunteer

Research Volunteers

Learn more about our clinical research activities and how you can help by becoming a research volunteer.

The study specific information below provides details on the research, the level of participation (which may vary from a simple blood collection and questionnaires, through to more involved procedures) and the criteria for participation. (Volunteers must qualify for a study).

All enquires are treated with the strictest confidence. These projects have been granted ethics approval by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee.

We are currently seeking participants for the following research studies: 

We want your opinion about fat

There is much confusing and conflicting information about diet in the media. Where do people turn for trustworthy nutrition advice?

With this brief online survey we would like to know your perception and understanding of the health benefits of fat in our diet, and information provided by official dietary guidelines and popular health websites.

If you live in Australia and are 18 years or older you are eligible to take part. This project has ethics approval from the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

To take part please click here: https://ap1trial.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08SJaMuMixC5RxH

Are you a Cancer Survivor?

Researchers from the University of South Australia are seeking adults who have been treated for cancer to take part in a relaxed focus group discussion about life after cancer treatment.

The goal of this study is to determine what researchers should measure to understand the long term impacts of cancer.

  • Time required will be one hour
  • Held at the University of South Australia City East Campus
  • Recruiting until January 2018

If you are interested in participating, please contact,  Ph: 8302 1365 or
email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

Life after cancer treatment survey

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Dietary Intervention to promote weight loss and prevent Type 2 Diabetes in women who have had Gestational Diabetes

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a weight loss study to investigate whether an intermittent energy restricted diet, also known as a 5:2 diet can help women who have had Gestational Diabetes lose weight and prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes.  If you have had Gestational Diabetes in the last five years, you may be eligible to be involved.

Volunteers will be asked to follow a specific diet program, either the 5:2 diet (2 days of very low calorie intake and 5 days of sensible eating) or a conventional diet where calaries are moderately reduced every day (you will be randomly assigned to a diet group and cannot choose which one you are allocated to).

Participation in the study will last 12 months and will involve 7 appointments with the project's Research Dietician at UniSA's Sansom Clinical Trials Facility on Frome Road.  We will ask to take a blood sample on 5 occasions throughout the study to check your glucose and insulin levels as well as cholesterol.  Upon completion of the study, volunteers will receive an honorarium payment of $50.

If you would like more information about the study please contact:  Tele: 8302 1365 or via email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au for a detailed information sheet.

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Healthy mother - infant outcomes

We are seeking  new mothers and their infants to participate in a study investigating a new tool to assess healthy mother – infant outcomes.

  • Are you over 18 years
  • Did not have a multiple birth
  • Are able to understand and communicate in the English language 

If eligible you will be asked to attend one 30 minute session at the Sansom Institute for Health Research Clinical Trial Facility.

For further information please contact  Phone:  8302 1365   Email:  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

5:2 Diet - Type 2 Diabetes Medication Management Study

Volunteers needed to investigate the effect of the 5:2 diet on medication management in people with Type 2 Diabetes. If you have medication controlled Type 2 Diabetes you may be eligible to be involved, see eligible medications below:

Volunteers will be asked to wear a continuous blood glucose monitor for 4 weeks. For the first 2 weeks you will eat your usual diet. For the second 2 weeks we will make some changes to your diabetes medication dosages so that you can follow the 5:2 diet, 2 days of strict eating and 5 days of sensible eating.

Participation in the study will last 4 weeks and will involve 4 visits to UniSA’s Sansom Clinical Trials Facility on Frome Rd.

Upon successful completion of the study, volunteers will receive an honorarium payment of $100.

If you would like more information about the study please contact:
Ph: 8302 1365 or Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

For further details click here

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Investigating Brain Connectivity and Motor Learning

We are looking for right-handed healthy men and women aged between 18 and 30 years

The experimental session will include recordings of brain activity and computerised motor learning tasks

This study requires one session of approximately 1 hour

 All participants will go in the draw to win a $50 Coles/Myer voucher

 If you are interested and would like more information, please contact:

 The Sansom Institute for Health Research Clinical Trials Coordinator

sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au or phone:  08 8302 1365

Paediatric and Child Health nurses’ parent education practice and parents’ experiences and expectations of health education. An action Research project.

What do you want to learn from your child’s visit/stay at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital or Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS)?

We are looking for  parent/carer participants to provide feedback on their learning needs and to help create ways to improve learning opportunities.

If your child is 0-12 years of age and you are interested in participating please:

For further details
•             Call (Mrs) Deryn Thompson 0456 424 475  or  email:   deryn.thompson@mymail.unisa.edu.au

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Would you like help to lose weight?

We will be looking at the role of choice of diet strategy on weight loss in an 8 week study.

We would like to hear from you if you are:

  • over 18 years of age
  • overweight and want to lose weight

For further information click here

Please contact 83021365  or email  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

University of SA, City East Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide  SA  5000
This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Are you the parent of a child aged 3 to 7 years?

We are looking for parents of children aged 3-7 years to take part in a study investigating how we can design better questions to measure young children’s food intake.

Volunteers will take part in a once-off interview in which they will ‘think aloud’ as they complete questions about their child’s food intake. Participants will also be asked to provide feedback on improvements to food questionnaires.

Parents who complete the study will be entered into a draw to win one of 20 copies of Jamie Oliver’s book ‘Super Food Family Classics’

Further information flyer.  Please contact 83021365  or email  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee
This study will end 23 December 2017.

Exploring the relationship between virtual reality enhanced exercise and episodic memory retention.

  • Participants must be aged between 18 - 30 or 65+ years of age
  • Have not been diagnosed with dementia
  • Do not have blindness or vision difficulties which cannot be corrected by the use of glasses/contacts
  • Are not currently taking any medications that may affect your physical or cognative abilities
  • Have not previously been diagnosed with a medical or psychiatric disease
  • Do not have any known intellectual disabilities

All participants will receive a $30 Coles Myer voucher at the  conclusion of the study.

Further details

Please contact 83021365  or email  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au for more information about this study

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Researchers at The University of South Australia are conducting experiments to investigate the effect of past illicit drug use on brain control of movement.

Participants must be 18-50 years of age. Participants with and without a history of cannabis, ecstasy, and/or methamphetamine use are invited to participate. The study involves approximately 3.5 hours in total.
All participants will be compensated for their time ($15 per hour).
Details     
Please contact 83021365  or email  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au for more information about this study

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Researchers at The University of South Australia are investigating community knowledge of the effects of methamphetamine (or ‘ice’) on health.

Individuals aged 18-50 years with no history of illicit stimulant use (i.e. no history of methamphetamine, ecstasy, or cocaine use) are invited to participate. Participation in the study involves completing an anonymous online questionnaire on your history of drug use, knowledge of the effects of methamphetamine on health, and your mental and physical health. The questionnaire will take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Participants that complete the questionnaire will have the option of entering a prize draw to win one of twenty $100 Coles Myer vouchers .

More information

Please contact 83021365  or email  sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au for more information about this study

This study has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee

Study investigating the effect of High Calcium Milk vs a Calcium Supplement on Bone Health

Volunteers neede to investigate the effect of high calcium milk versus a calcium supplement on bone health.  You may be eligible for this study if you are:

  • Post-menopausal (at least 5 years since menopause)
  • Not on any osteoporotic medication (eg bisphosphonates)
  • Able to consume milk
  • Non diabetic

If you would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to attend the Sansom Clinical Trials facility over five weeks and will involve four visits.

Upon successful completion of the study, volunteers will receive an honorarium of $200 and all participants will receive a copy of their DXA report as well as a summary of the study findings.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Pilot study exploring pacing to increase physical activity for adults with ME/CFS:   Is active video gaming a feasible and acceptable strategy?

Are you 18-65 years old and have been diagnosed by a GP or medical practitioner as having ME/CFS and do not currently play active video games?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in our study titled:  ‘Pacing to increase physical activity for adults with ME/CFS: Are active video games a feasible and acceptable strategy?

All participants who complete the study will be provided with an XBox in thanks for their time.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Brain control of movement

Researchers at The University of South Australia are conducting experiments to investigate the effect of past illicit drug use on brain control of movement. Participants must be 40-50 years of age. Participants with and without a history of illicit drug use are invited to participate.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Stroke study

The University of South Australia is seeking people who have had a stroke and are not on beta-blocker medication to take part in a research project.

Participants will be asked to attend two sessions and will be reimbursed for travel costs.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Perinatal Food & Mood Study

We are looking for women who are between 8 and 15 weeks pregnant to take part in this study.

You will be asked to complete 4 online questionnaires, 2 during pregnancy and 2 in the early postnatal months.

​If you would like to take part in this important study, please read on for more details.

Contact: Angie Willcocks sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Soldier combat ensemble and range of motion

We are seeking healthy males & females aged between 18-24, to participate in a study investigating how wearing soldier combat ensemble affects range of motion (ROM). The study will involve 2 visits of not more than 3 hours total.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Breast and Prostate cancer pre-treatment exercise program

The Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the University of South Australia is seeking Breast and Prostate cancer patients to participate in a research study commencing in September 2016.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Active Team – a smartphone-delivered physical activity intervention

We are looking for volunteers who are Facebook users, aged 18 – 65 years and currently performing less than 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

Contact: hello@activeteam.org - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details 

Low back pain walking study

We are seeking adults with chronic low back pain to participate in a home-based walking program aiming to increase your activity, reduce pain and  improve quality of life. You are eligible to participate if you are: 18 to 65 years old; have chronic low back pain and; are not physically active.

Contact: Katia.ferrar@unisa.edu.au Ph: (08) 8302 2554 or sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Prostate cancer survivors exercise study

We are seeking Prostate cancer survivors aged over 55 years to participate in a research study commencing in August 2016. The study will evaluate the effects of different types of exercise on quality of life.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Mental Training for Skilled Learning Study

You may be eligible to participate if you are healthy and aged between 18-35 years of age, are right-handed from birth and fulfil other criteria in the ‘More information’ link below.

Contact: russell.chan@mymail.unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1310 or sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au  Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details

Choice and Control Study

Want to have your say about choice and control following spinal cord injury/brain injury? Want to be involved in research that will be helpful for improving the lives of people who experience an injury and their family members in the future? 

Contact: michelle.guerin@unisa.edu.au or mandy.stanley@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 2795
More information and further contact details

Chronic headache and diet quality study

Female volunteers are needed to investigate the link between diet and headache.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
More information and further contact details


Human Research Ethics Committee

All clinical research activities must be approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee which is guided by the:


Areas of study and research

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