Find out how you can help to answer important research challenges.

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is seeking volunteers to participate to research projects. Check our list of active projects below.

Your time and involvement will help to make a difference, and we are grateful for your contribution to our research projects.

Projects recruiting volunteers

Active Choices: Physical activity support for DVA clients

UQ is looking to partner with Brisbane-based exercise physiology and physiotherapy service providers, to offer access to the Active Choices support program for DVA clients who are interested in self-managing their physical activity.

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Peer support and exercise trial

Are you at least one month post-treatment for cancer and looking to increase your fitness?

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Cardiovascular disease risk: fitness versus fatness

Are you between 25–69 years old and interested in understanding more about your body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness level and cardiovascular health?

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Brain blood flow, blood pressure and exercise

Are you a male or female between the ages of 40–65 years who is interested in how brain health changes with age?

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The Influence of high-intensity compared with moderate-intensity exercise on fatigue in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy: the IMPACT trial

Are you male, aged 18+, had a previous or current diagnosis of prostate cancer, and currently being treated with hormone therapy (ADT) or have previously been treated with ADT for more than 3 months?

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i-PATHWAY: Developing two clinical decision-making guides to support a childhood obesity prediction tool – a co-design approach

UQ researchers seek clinicians who treat, and parents/guardians, of infants (0-2yrs) to hep with the development of a digital tool used to predict childhood obesity.

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Physical Activity and Women’s Reproductive Health

This survey is for women who have (now) or had fertility problems (in the past) – your views are important because we need YOUR input to help us to develop a program for women who have problems with fertility.

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Clinical survey to help obesity prevention

Health professionals who currently see infants aged 0-2 years are invited to complete a short survey to help shape how i-PATHWAY is used in clinical practice.

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‘Stepping up’ exercise for type 2 diabetes: a stepped care approach to lifestyle therapy

The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to exercise prescription, is inadequate, leaving some people without health benefits. The study will evaluate the feasibility of an individualised approach to exercise prescription by employing a ‘stepped care’ model.

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The effects of age and exercise on brain blood vessel health

This study will look at the function of arteries feeding the brain at rest and during handgrip exercise in adults.

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Effects of exercise on sexual function and cardiovascular health in men with prostate cancer (ESCA) study

The purpose of this research study is to implement and evaluate a sexual function and cardiovascular health-targeted intervention during and following treatment for prostate cancer. We seek men aged 18 years or more who have been, or have previously been, diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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An evidence-based intervention (“Fit for Treatment”) to prevent cancer treatment-induced toxicities in cancer patients

The purpose of this research study is to implement and evaluate a cancer-related fatigue and neurotoxicity-targeted intervention during treatments for cancer (such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or immunotherapy). We seek people aged 18 years or more who are cancer patients prescribed a chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, and/or immunotherapy regimen.

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Investigating the role of mechanical load on foot pain and disease in rheumatoid arthritis

The aim is this project is to quantify the loads and function of the foot in people with rheumatoid arthritis (with or without foot pain) and compare this to individuals without rheumatoid arthritis (with or without pain).

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The safety, feasibility and effectiveness of the YMCA Cancer Survivors’ Program

The study will investigate the YMCA Cancer Survivors’ Program, a free 12-week exercise program for anyone who has currently or had a cancer diagnosis.

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Do you think you’re good at cheating? Using force output at different joint angles to differentiate between maximal and submaximal efforts during strength assessment

Are you aged between 18–35 years and interested in having your maximal strength scores measured?

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Motor control of reaching movements

This study aims to investigate what information your brain uses to plan and execute reaching movements under uncertainty.

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Validation of an Electronic Device Use Questionnaire

This study is to validate a new tool to help us better measure how individuals use electronic devices in their day to day life.

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Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire

This study is to validate a new food frequency questionnaire to help us better measure dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Fit for Fertility: A feasibility study

We are looking for young adult women who are inactive and experiencing problems with infertility to help us to evaluate a physical activity program which is designed to improve health and fitness in women of reproductive age.

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Effects of Montmorency cherry supplementation on exercise capacity and performance when cycling

This study is examining the effects of Montmorency cherry supplementation on exercise capacity and performance when cycling.

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How does your brain plan and execute movements?

This research will give us an exciting window into the brain dynamics that are associated with seeing a target, planning a movement, and executing that movement.

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