Are you interested in volunteering or participating in asthma research to work towards a cure for asthma, early intervention or investigate new research?

Some research studies require human involvement. They can investigate the possible causes or treatments for asthma, the social or psychological aspects of the conditions or to improve how we deliver care. Some types of research that you could be involved in include;

  • Surveys – this could include answering questions by phone or online about your experience living with asthma, such as your diagnosis and management.
  • Observational research – this could include researchers tracking your health over time
  • Clinical trials – these can assist researchers to find out how different patients respond to treatments, while carefully monitoring the health and safety of the patients who volunteer. All new medical treatments for asthma must go through a clinical trial process.

Clinical research must be approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee before volunteers can be asked to participate. Asthma Australia won’t advertise or promote any research which has not been approved by an accredited ethics committee.

See below for current asthma related research studies which require volunteer participants. These studies are not conducted by Asthma Australia, to find out more about the research use the contact details associated with each study.

Murdoch University Research – Are you the parent of a child with asthma?

Are you the parent of a child with asthma?

The team at the Murdoch University are undertaking a study to explore the stress of parenting a chronically ill child. Like many other chronic conditions, we know parents of children with asthma rate significantly higher parenting stress than those with healthy children. Research suggests that treating the stress of parents can significantly improve the health of their children.

This study will be measuring parenting stress to improve research into treatment.

The research involves completing a brief online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, click here.

If you would like further information, please contact Amber English (student researcher).

Ph 0419784880

Email: amber.english@murdoch.edu.au

This study has been approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee. Human Research Ethics Committee approval number: 2020/20

University of Newcastle Research – Do you care or provide support for someone with severe asthma or COPD?

Do you care or provide support for someone with severe asthma or COPD?

The team at the University of Newcastle are undertaking a study to better understand the support provided by carers of people with severe asthma and COPD, and to identify their unmet needs. The learnings from this study will help to design a person-centred model of care in severe asthma.

The research involves completing a brief online survey, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

If you:

  • Are 18 years and above,
  • Are able to provide written informed consent,
  • Have satisfactory English language skills,
  • Have at least 6 months caring or supporting experience of a person with severe asthma or COPD
  • Relative or friend must meet requirements of severe asthma

To complete the survey, click here.

If you would like further information, please contact Eleanor Majellano

Ph 02 40420650

Email: eleanor.majellano@uon.edu.au

This study has been approved by the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee. Human Research Ethics Committee approval number: 2019/ETH00143

Curtin University Research – Adjustment and wellbeing in young adults with chronic illness

Adjustment and wellbeing in young adults with chronic illness

The team at Curtin University are undertaking research to understand how to promote wellbeing in young people with chronic illness. It involves completing a brief online survey which will take 20 to 30 minutes.

If you:

  • Are aged 16-25
  • Live in Australia
  • Currently have a diagnosed chronic physical illness, including asthma
  • You can complete the survey here.

If you would like further information, please contact Rebecca Sampson

Email: rebecca.l.sampson@student.curtin.edu.au

This study has been approved by the University of Western Australia Human

Research Ethics Committee. Human Research Ethics Committee approval number:

RA/4/20/5896

Online wellbeing program for young people with chronic illness

Online wellbeing program for young people with chronic illness

The Telethon Kids Institute have developed an online program for young Australians with chronic physical illness. They are looking for people aged 16-25 who have a chronic illness and would like to be involved in research on an online wellbeing program.

You must;

  • Be aged 16-25
  • Live in Australia
  • Be diagnosed with a chronic illness

Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire online, and will receive a voucher for their participation.

Find out more here

This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee. Human Research Ethics Committee approval number: HRE2019-0386

Bond University Research – Patient experience and role in primary care

Patient experience and role in primary care

The team at Bond University are undertaking a study to explore the experiences of individuals with long term medication conditions in their team care. Participants will complete a 1-hour interview via Zoom where they will be asked about their personal experiences with primary healthcare.

Participants will receive a retail gift voucher as a thank you for their time.

For more information, download the flyer here or contact Alexandra Davidson; ipcpstudy@bond.edu.au; 0413 326 563

This study has been approved by the Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee. Human Research Ethics Committee approval number: AD02190

HealthMatch

HealthMatch

HealthMatch is a for-profit social enterprise that applies sophisticated technology to structure clinical trial details and deliver a patient-centric clinical trial recruitment platform. HealthMatch’s mission is to dramatically accelerate patient recruitment to clinical trials, ultimately reducing the time to market for life-saving cures more than existing practices allow. HealthMatch have over 10,000 users across over 300 condition areas. For asthma-related areas, we have over 6 trials and 190 users, growing daily.

Find out more