Research projects currently requiring volunteers
Study participants required for Glaucoma study
Volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75 with glaucoma are required for a research study comparing methods for measuring damage to visual function in glaucoma. A test session of approximately two hours in duration is involved. Testing will include an abbreviated clinical eye examination, computerised peripheral vision testing, and retinal imaging.
Renee Karas 9035 9979 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HREC approval: 1340101
Volunteers Required for Visual Function study
Children aged between 5 and 15 years and young adults aged between 25 and 35 years are required for a research study assessing visual function. Participants must have normal vision (either with or without glasses) and have no health problems known to affect vision. A test session of approximately one hour in duration is involved. Testing will include an abbreviated clinical eye examination and computer-based testing of vision.
Dr Josephine Battista 9349 7403 / email@example.com
Volunteers Required for Eye Movements study
Healthy volunteers are needed for a study in how neurological diseases affect eye movements. They must be healthy, aged 30- 70 years, proficient in English and have no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders, learning disorder, substance abuse/dependency or other major conditions. Testing takes two hours.
Amanda Douglass 90359981 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects needed for attention study
Volunteers aged 18-80 are needed for a study of divided visual attention. Subjects will respond to projected targets while eye movements are recorded. Testing takes about 35 minutes and is performed in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences.
Subjects must have good corrected vision, colour vision and should not have conditions such as neurological disease, head injury, ADHD or dizziness. They should not take sedative medications for 24 hours before testing.
Victoria Gardianot, 0404 294 646 / email@example.com
Participants required for Anorexia Nervosa research
The research team is seeking right-handed females diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and healthy females who have never suffered an eating disorder to take part in three sessions. These involve a set of neuropsychological tests and two different types of brain scans, fMRI and MEG. Each session is 2-2.5 hours. Participants will be reimbursed a total of $100. Anorexia Nervosa participants requiring assisted transportation will also receive taxi vouchers.
Andrea Phillipou 9035 9947 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HREC Number: 1239068
Young participants required for video game study
Young people aged 15-30 are invited to participate in research assessing the effects of playing video games on particular aspects of visual attention and eye movement control. Gamers and non-gamers are welcome.
The study involves one session, taking about 1.5 - 2 hours. Testing is conducted in the eye movement laboratory at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne. Participants will be reimbursed $10 to assist with travel expenses.
Elham Azizi 0450 929 715/ 9035 9804 / email@example.com
HREC Number: 1238522.1
Volunteers wanted with dry eyes
People aged 18 years or older, who have dry eye and have used artificial tears for dry eye treatment are invited to participate in a research study that is evaluating a new lubricant eye drop that is designed to reduce the signs and symptoms of dry eye.
All investigational study medication and study-related examinations will be provided to eligible participants over three months, across five visits (of up to 2.5 hours each) to the University of Melbourne Eyecare Clinic (2/800 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053).
Volunteers will be reimbursed $20 per visit and the option of a Melbourne University Parking voucher to contribute towards out of pocket expenses in attending.
This study has been approved by The University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee.
For more information contact the Study Coordinator:
Dr Laura Downie 834 47001 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HREC Number 123489.1
Older volunteers required for sight sound research
People age 60-75 with normal vision (either with or without glasses) and hearing are required for a study assessing how sight and sound interact.
Up to four test sessions of two hours are involved. Sessions include brief clinical tests and a series of computer-based tests. Volunteers will be reimbursed $20 to assist with travel expenses.
HREC Number 1034933.1
Janet Chan 9035 9979 / y.chan22@ student.unimelb.edu.au