Participate in our research

The following projects are currently recruiting patients to participate in our research:

How do migraine and other headaches types change over time?

We are seeking volunteers with migraine or other recurrent headaches to participate in a study investigating differences between migraine and other headache types. Participants will attend one assessment session, after which they will fill out an online headache diary for 6 months.

The assessment comprises an interview to determine the features of headache and a series of clinical tests to be conducted by a physiotherapist to measure the mobility and muscle function of the neck, including ultrasound imaging. Testing will take a maximum of 1.5 hours and will be conducted at either the Cumberland Campus of The University of Sydney on 75 East Street, Lidcombe or in a private physiotherapy clinic in the city (Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre, Level 1, 50 York St. Sydney).

We are seeking participants who have access to internet using a computer or a mobile phone. Your involvement will help us better understand migraine and other headache types and make better clinical decisions in their management.

If you are interested in taking part in the study or seek further information, please contact:

Tel: 9351 9010 (Faculty of Health Sciences) or

Tel: 9351 9545 (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Lower limb measurement study

We are seeking healthy men and women volunteers to have their arms and legs measured to determine what is a normal inter-limb circumference and volume difference.

A possible consequence of surgery when lymph nodes are removed or damaged is lymphoedema, which is a chronic and permanent swelling. With early detection, we are better able to manage and treat lymphoedema. Unfortunately it is currently unknown what an abnormal inter-limb difference is, making early detection more difficult.

Interested volunteers will have the arms and legs measured using a number of tools. Participation will take no more than 20 minutes.

If you would like to know more about the study, please contact or

Control group sought to investigate Prader Willi Syndrome

Seeking participants to act as a control group for a study investigating Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS). We are looking for developing people aged between 16-30 years as well as people with an intellectual disability of an unknown cause between 16-30 years.
Contact Lauren Rice:

Tel: 02 9114 4106

What does it mean to be healthy?

Seeking: People aged 3-100 who consider themselves healthy for their age.
Participation requirement: A once-only assessment at the University of Sydney's Cumberland campus for 2-3 hours. The assessment includes performing basic physical assessments and completing questionnaires.
Find out more about the 1000 Norms study
Contact Marnee Mckay or Jennifer Baldwin:
Tel: 02 9036 7435

Death at work: Improving support for families

Seeking: People who have had a loved one die suddenly from a work-related injury
Participation requirement: A short online survey
Participate in the survey
Further information
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Study mobile number: 0415 898 398

Low back pain study
  • Volunteers needed with and without low back pain to help investigate how trunk motor control works. Using a novel tracking system, Dr Seyed Mousavi and his team plan to investigate the quality of trunk movements in patients with chronic low back pain and healthy participants. The testing will comprise one visit to a lab at the Cumberland campus. A reimbursement of $30 for time and travel will be given.
    Please email or contact 935 19560 if you would like more information about the study.​​
  • Mobile Technology and Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Can a smartphone/tablet application deliver effective, intensive speech therapy for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech/Dyspraxia? We are looking for children aged 4 – 12 yrs with dyspraxia or Childhood Apraxia of Speech to participate. More information
  • Seeking Speech Language Pathologists in Australia and Canada to complete a ten minute online study about perceptions of barriers to service delivery. More information
  • Do you have Asthma? A Faculty of Health Science/Royal Prince Alfred Hospital study is looking for participants to assess the effectiveness of a device placed on the skin. More information
  • Are you a female practicing Muslim with OCD? PhD student Somayeh Mahintorabi is seeking volunteers for a study which will form the basis of her PhD. More information
  • MiFACE seeking people with a complete facial nerve paralysis within the first 3 weeks after onset. More information

  • Anxiety Disorders Clinic seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder washing / contamination concerns for a free trial of self-administered Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy, a cognitive therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that is completed at home. More information