below are current opportunities to participate in Parkinson's
Australian Parkinson's Disease Registry (APDR)
The Australian Parkinson’s Disease Registry (APDR) is an initiative to establish and maintain a database of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Australia. Established in 2008 as the Victorian Parkinson’s Research Registry (VPRR), it has now expanded interstate to become the APDR. Through growth it continues to provide a powerful platform for PD research, and we invite you to participate too.
Australian Parkinson's Disease Registry flyer
Tourism Research Project
Researchers at Monash University
are looking for volunteers to take part in their study High hopes, high
risk? A sociological study of stem cell tourism.
The project involves in-depth phone
interviews with patients or carers who have travelled overseas for stem-cell
treatment, and 20 with people who have considered travelling and decided not to.
Click here for the project
flyer or visit the project website for more information.
Dance Workshops: For people living with Parkinson's
Professor Meg Morris and Dr Jennifer McGinley and associates from Melbourne University are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a 8 week dancing with Parkinson's project. The project is looking to determine the effectiveness of a dance program to improve movement and quality of life for people living with Parkinson's.
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Have been diagnosed with mild to moderate Parkinson's
- Are under the age of 75
- Do not have any other neurological conditions
- Are able to walk
For more details on the project and how to register your interest download the Dance research project flyer or contact Rebecca Twyerould at the University of Melbourne on (03) 8344 0486.
you had a stroke or been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?
conditions associated with ageing, including stroke and
Parkinson's disease, affect an individual's health, functioning
and social participation. Social, cultural, economic and
geographic factors influence how people adjust to life after
a stroke or Parkinson's disease diagnosis. This project
seeks to explore the understandings and experiences of people
who have experienced one of these conditions; it also examines
what factors might impact upon individual and family adjustment,
and how and whether this changes over time.
who have had a stroke in the last 3 years or who have ever
been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are invited to participate
in this Monash University study. Participants should be
Australian-born of European descent or from an Indian cultural
background, and should reside in Victoria. Each participant
will be invited to participate in four interviews over a
two year period; each interview will last less than 1 hour.
If you consent, you will also be requested to undertake
a small photographic exercise. Participants will be given
a small gift in appreciation of their time.
you might be interested in participating and would like
to learn more about the study, please contact Darshini Ayton,
School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University on
03 9903 1660 or via email Darshini.Ayton@monash.edu
you keen to stay active at home?
at the University of Melbourne are undertaking a study entitled
Home based rehabilitation to reduce falls and disability
in Parkinson's Disease. The study will explore the
effectiveness of different therapies in preventing falls,
improving mobility and quality of life.
will be randomly allocated to one of two groups, both of
which will receive therapy in their own homes, once a week
for 6 weeks. The first group will receive strength training,
movement strategies and a falls prevention education program.
The second group will participate in a 'life skills' education
and social activity program. Participants will be followed
up over a period of 14 months with assessments before and
after the completion of therapy, and then 12 months later.
therapy and assessments will be conducted in the participant's
I eligible to participate? You may be eligible if you
not have any medical conditions restricting you from participating
in an exercise program
you willing to receive therapy in your own homeLive
in metropolitan Melbourne
you are interested in participating in this research study
or would like more information, contact Dr. Clarissa Martin
(03) 8344 4118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
diagnosis, biomarker identification and measurement of drug
efficacy for neurological and mental disorders
Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is currently recruiting
participants for a study looking to compare brain activity
using a new recording and data analysis technique called
study is using EVestG to measure neural responses from ear
canals to determine whether this technique can help provide
diagnostic information about different patient populations.
This study will also explore whether this technique is helpful
in monitoring changes in medication levels. Participation
involves up to two sessions and is completely confidential.
more about this study:
Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre study