Research Participation Opportunities

Are you interested in the research undertaken by Western Sydney University? Would you be interested in helping our research by becoming a research participant? If so, please browse through the list of current research projects below.

The study specific information below provides details on the research, the level of participation (which may vary from simple questionnaires through to more involved clinical procedures) and the criteria for participation (volunteers must qualify for a study).

By participating in a clinical trial you will play a critical role in helping us advance the treatment and understanding of many diseases and conditions, and improve the care provided to others. By donating your time to any project you will help us advance the knowledge in that area. All enquiries are treated with the strictest confidence. These projects have been granted ethics approval by the University's Human Research Ethics Committee.

We are currently seeking participants for the following research projects:


UPWARD - Understanding Back Pain
The UPWARD study will investigate the role of brain plasticity, along with biological changes in the spinal cord, hormonal changes and stress, in the development of persistent low back pain.

Acupuncture to Improve Live Birth Rates for Women Undergoing IVF
The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture on live birth rates for women undergoing IVF.

Acupuncture for Depression in Pregnancy
The main aim of this study is to further investigate this treatment possibility, with an additional emphasis on evaluating whether an acupuncture effect can be detected in the oxytocinergic system.


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