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: 

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

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, with HbA1c greater than 7%, you may be eligible to be involved, see eligible medications below:

  • INSULIN
  • GLICLAZIDE: Glyade®, Mellihexal®, Nidem®, Genrx Gliclazide®
  • GLICLAZIDE ER: Diamicron®, Glyade ®, Oziclide®
  • GLIBENCLAMIDE: Daonil®, Glimel®
  • GLIPIZIDE: Melizide®, Minidiab®
  • GLIMEPIRIDE: Amaryl®, Dimirel®, Aylide®, Diapride®, Gilmepiride Sandoz®

Contact : Ph: 8302 1365 or Email: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au
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A study exploring factors influencing what children eat.

UniSA is looking for parents willing to participate in a study to find out more about what influences what children eat at home

We would like to you to take part if:

  • You are a parent of a child aged 3 to 7 years
  • Your child is healthy
  • You have internet access
  • You are willing to complete a once-off online survey. Your responses will remain anonymous

 If you would like to take part or would like more information visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foodathome

This study has been approved by the UniSA Human Ethics Committee.

For further information please contact Ms Brittany Johnson, UniSA, email brittany.johnson@mymail.unisa.edu.au or Dr Rebecca Golley, UniSA,  Ph 08 8302 2507, email Rebecca.golley@unisa.edu.au

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
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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
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Intermittent fasting

We are looking for people willing to take part in a study that assesses the effect of intermittent fasting (reduced intake for 2 days per week) on blood vessel function.

If you would like to participate, you will be asked to attend the Sansom Clinical Trials facility on 4 occasions and to  follow a diet plan that restricts your intake for 2 days per week. Your blood vessel function measured by an ultrasound technique.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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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
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Stress and weight control

The Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Sansom Institute, University of South Australia are looking for volunteers for a study on 'Stress and weight control'. Participants will be offered a Weight Watchers program free of charge. 

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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Does hypnotic suggestion alter the state of the motor cortex?

Are you over 55 years old? If so we would like to hear from you.

We are interested in studying the effect of hypnotic suggestion (a statement provided to someone under a hypnotic trance) on the activity of the brain.

It is suggested that hypnotic suggestion has the ability to change brain activity. Recent research has only explored the effect of hypnotic suggestion in a young population. We are interested in whether a similar effect can be seen in an older population.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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Mediterranean and Low-Fat Diet study

We are seeking adults who have one or a combination of the following criteria: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood glucose (but not diabetes), a family history of heart disease or diabetes and are overweight.

Eligible participants will consume a low-fat diet and a Mediterranean diet containing fresh lean pork. 

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Pets, health & people

We would like to interview people aged over 65 about how they see their pets impacting on their health and wellbeing – in particular their mental and social wellbeing.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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Arthritis study

Are you waiting for hip or knee replacement surgery and interested in volunteering? Please contact us.

Contact: julie.walters@unisa.edu.au – Ph: (08) 8302 2587 or sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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Snack Food - Cognition study

Volunteers are needed to investigate the effect of eating almonds or alternative snack foods on cognitive performance and heart health. If you are aged 50-80 years, a non-smoker, not a regular nut consumer and not allergic to nuts you may be eligible for this study.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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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
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Chronic lung disease survey

We have created a short survey for anyone who has a chronic lung condition, regardless of whether they do or do not use supplements. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous, and will take up to 15 minutes to complete.

Contact: sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au - Ph: (08) 8302 1365
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Balance in Girls’ study

Inviting parents of 8-10 year old girls of all shapes and sizes.

Contact us on Ph: 8302 1365
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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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