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Volunteers sought for Griffith research projects

Griffith University is currently seeking volunteers for a number of research studies.

Small fibre dysfunction in whiplash associated disorder

To investigate changes in sensory nerve structure and function in people with whiplash neck pain, as compared to uninjured people

Type of volunteers needed
Males and females aged 33-60 years, with no neck pain or history of whiplash. 7 males and 12 females needed

What would I be asked to do? How much time would it take?
Participants will come to Recover Injury Research Centre (G05, Gold Coast Campus) and complete some questionnaires, undergo sensory testing (warm, cold, light touch, pin prick, vibration etc), and have 3 mm skin biopsies taken (with local anaesthetic) from their finger and ankle. 90 minutes in total

What’s in it for me?
Participants are given a $50.00 gift voucher (for their time and any travel expenses), as well as the satisfaction of knowing they have contributed to novel research on a significant healthcare challenge

How can I volunteer or find out more?
Please contact Dr Scott Farrell and the research team on 5678 0361 (x80361) or email

FOBT Procedural Attitudes

The aim of this project is to examine the attitudes towards a colorectal cancer screening procedure, the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).

Type of volunteers needed
Individuals must be aged 30 - 49 years, without any current or prior bowel conditions (i.e., Celiac Disease, IBD, Bowel Cancer), or cancer.

What would I be asked to do? How much time would it take?
Participants will be required to attend an in-person session at the Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, taking approximately 45 minutes. The session requires participants to take part in a colorectal cancer (CRC) information session and to complete a survey.

What’s in it for me?
Participants will receive entry into a prize draw for a $50 Myer e-gift card. In addition, the information participants provide will contribute to our understanding regarding colorectal cancer screening behaviour.

How can I volunteer or find out more?
Please contact Melanie Davis at

A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors

This research aims to evaluate a new supervision rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for reflection and feedback on the generic skills of clinical supervisors.

Type of volunteers needed
The researchers are seeking both supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the research.

What would I be asked to do? How much time would it take?
Supervisors and supervisees complete an online Survey Monkey which includes a demographic survey, the GSAT measure and additional validating measures this should take 20-30 minutes to complete

What’s in it for me?
Participants can go into the draw to win one of two $200 pre-paid Visa gift cards.

How can I volunteer or find out more?
To complete the online survey click on one of the following links:
For more information, contact Sarah Hamilton at

Understanding Oral Hygiene

We are looking to understand the attitudes and beliefs of oral hygiene practice in Australian adults.

Type of volunteers needed
Adults, 18+ years, who engage in oral hygiene behaviours

What would I be asked to do? How much time would it take?
Complete two simple surveys, 6 weeks apart

What’s in it for me?
After the second survey, you can enter a draw to win one of three double movie pass vouchers

How can I volunteer or find out more?
For more information, contact Daniel Brown at

Griffith University takes very seriously our responsibilities to those who participate in our research.  It conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).  The research ethics and integrity service is managed by the Office for Research in conjunction with the Human Research Ethics Committee.  If you have any questions or concerns about the ethical issues about a project listed here, contact the Griffith University Research Ethics & Integrity team on 3735 5585 or  There is more information about Research Surveys on their website. 
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