Take part in research

The Centre invites all Australians living with diabetes to raise their collective voice and get involved in diabetes research. We also encourage healthcare professionals and carers and family members of people with diabetes to take part in studies where appropriate. This page is updated regularly providing details of current research opportunities.

Current research opportunities

Are you experiencing mental health distress?

Researchers at the Food and Mood Centre are currently recruiting for a clinical trial testing an 8-week lifestyle (diet and exercise) OR psychological therapy program aimed at helping people reduce their depression.

The study involves 6 x 90-minute sessions delivered by trained health professionals over telehealth, as well as 2 x 30 minute visits at Deakin University in Geelong (lockdown dependent).

Are you the parent of a child between the ages of 13-19 years living with Type 1 diabetes?

Are you an adolescent living with Type 1 diabetes?

Researchers at Griffith University would like to invite you to take part in research related to living with Type 1 diabetes and associated diabetes-specific distress.

Living with diabetes poses many challenges for both the individual and their caretakers. This research aims to explore diabetes-specific distress in parents and children ages between 13-19 years.

Your SAY: Hypoglycaemia global survey

Researchers from the Hypo-RESOLVE project are trying to better understand the impact of hypoglycaemia on quality of life, and how best to measure this impact.

If you’re over 16 years old and are either living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes (using insulin) or are the partner of someone who is, we’d love to hear from you! This online study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Do you live in Melbourne and have type 2 diabetes?

We are conducting a study with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, La Trobe University, Centre for Eye Research Australia and Monash University to understand more about type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Whether you have had diabetes for a short or a long time; whether you are doing well or have problems with diabetes, you can be an important part of this study.

Are you the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes?

Researchers at Griffith University are interested in hearing about the experiences of parents with children who have type 1 diabetes and have used, or are currently using, continuous glucose monitoring.

They are conducting brief interviews (approximately 20 minutes in length) to gain an understanding of how you found using the CGM in terms of your own and your child’s distress levels, and what effects the CGM had or is having on your child’s blood glucose control.

To be informed of future research projects, please register your interest below. You can also sign up to our monthly e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.