Research Participation

Seeking families with children aged 5 to 11 years

Professor Andre Renzaho from the School of Medicine and THRI is leading a research project which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

As part of the Strong Families Trial, we are seeking families with children aged 5 to 11 years.

What does the trial involve?

  • 6-week online family strengthening program to prevent unhealthy weight gain among children aged 5-11 years from at-risk families.
  • Random allocation to either Group A Parenting program or Group B Usual support.
  • 3 visits to families (once at the beginning of the study and again in 3 and 15 months) - will fill in a survey, and have height and weight of the participating child measured by researcher.


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Strong Families is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. We have been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number H13033).

Young Well Beings

Western Sydney University is seeking participants for our Young Well Beings Project. We are working on developing an online resource for young mothers and seek lived experience participation at our workshops. All participants will receive credit vouchers to the value of $50 per hour (total $200 for a 4-hour workshop). We are looking for the following participants:

  • Young mothers or expectant mothers aged 16 to 24.
  • Women who gave birth to their first child (within last five years) when they were 16 to 24 years old.
  • Partners, parents or carers of a young mother aged between 16 to 24, who gave birth to their first child within the last five years.

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Understanding the end of life needs of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal Communities in WSLHD

The Caring at End of Life research team at THRI are seeking responses from the Aboriginal community, and people from an Arabic, Hindi or Mandarin speaking background who live in Western Sydney to understand the end of life needs of CALD and Aboriginal Communities in WSLHD.

This is part of a study designed to inform their partners in the Western Sydney Local Health District about the possibilities for re-designing services and supports to be more culturally sensitive (HREC approval No. H13743).

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