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Research Requests


AV regularly receives requests from researchers to advertise opportunities for our community to participate in their research projects.


For our community

Each of the research studies listed below are current academic studies researching various aspects of the lives and experiences of individuals within our community.

They include information about the goal of the study, the participant eligibility criteria, what participation involves, and any remuneration or compensation for your time and input.

If you would like to participate in any of the studies below, please read the eligibility criteria and participation details carefully to confirm that you meet the requirements and that you are able and comfortable with the format, content, and other details of the research. Then please follow the instructions for that survey.


For researchers

If you are an academic researcher seeking participants for a current study relevant to our community and you would like to advertise your study on our website or invite our community to participate in your research, please complete the steps below:

When both of these steps have been completed, our research volunteer will be in contact with you to confirm that we have all of the required information and to advise you of the next steps.




Studies currently seeking participants


Challenges of pregnancy for women with autism

Deakin Uni is conducting research on the challenges of pregnancy for women with autism, and we are currently looking for participants. Participants would be (or have recently been) pregnant and they would take a 10–30-minute survey about their experience during the pregnancy.


Who is eligible to participate?

Participants would be (or have recently been) pregnant


Who is conducting the research?

Deakin University and Healthy Autistic Life Lab.


To participate in the study or find further information:

j.hooley@deakin.edu.au


 Investigating neurocognitive profiles in parents of children with autism and Anorexia

Researchers at Deakin University are seeking participants for an online study investigating how and why personality traits, characteristics, and behaviours associated with autism and anorexia are related. Specifically, we are interested in the presence of these traits and behaviours among parents of children who have been formally diagnosed with autism or anorexia, as well as parents whose children do not have either condition. 

Who is eligible to participate?

parents of children aged 13 years or older with OR without a diagnosis of autism or anorexia

What does participating involve?

takes ~1 hour to complete. Upon completion, participants will go into the draw to win one of 10 AUD$150 gift cards.

To participate in the study or find further information:

https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_5pXgl4rMHEwQBD0


What should research for autistic girls and gender diverse people look at?

The aim of this study is to develop an autistic-led research agenda for autistic girls and gender diverse people in Australia

Who is conducting this research?

University of Technology Sydney

Who is eligible to participate?

Autistic girls and gender diverse people*, Aged 7 - 17 years, Who live in Australia

What does participating involve?

Complete an online survey. This will take about 10 - 20 minutes

To participate in the study or find further information:

tinyurl.com/2yf4brc2


Neurocognitive predictors of everyday fluctuations in mental health in autism

The aim of this study is to investigate how social cognition is linked with emotion regulation and mental health problems. It is hoped that this information will lead to a better understanding of the unique predictors of mental health in those with ASD, and promote the development of new interventions and tools for reducing the risk of poorer mental health in ASD

Who is conducting this research?
Deakin University

Who is eligible to participate?
Young adults (18-30 yrs)

What does participating involve?
Participants will complete an online assessment via Zoom (demographic data, questionnaires and cognitive tests) with the researcher, and will be asked to use our youth-friendly app for a period of 15 days to record daily emotional changes.

Participants will do this four times each day, and each time it will only take less than one minute to reply.
Participants will receive a $60 voucher after participating. 

To participate in the study or find further information:
Contact Dr Natalia Albein Urios - Email: natalia.albeinurios@deakin.edu.au. Phone no: +61 92517813

Recruitment closes: December 2022



Romantic relationships and autism
Researchers at Deakin University are investigating what helps and what damages romantic relationships involving autistic individuals. We believe this may help inform a program to support autistic people to develop better romantic relationships.

Who is conducting this research?
Researchers at Deakin University

Who is eligible to participate?
Participants must be at least 18 years old and meet one or both of the below criteria:
- You are autistic (you do not have to have current or previous relationship experience to take part) OR
- You are currently in or previously had a relationship with an autistic individual.

What does participating involve? 
Participants will be asked to complete an online survey about romantic and possibly sexual relationship experiences, as well as personality traits.

This survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete.
When you have completed the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of 20 Amazon gift cards valued at AUD$20.
Participants who completed the survey during the first round of advertising who would like to be retrospectively entered into the prize draw are welcome to email Ying: ryew@deakin.edu.au

To take part in the survey, go to: https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/.../SV_1AoTIZpXUJR40Zv

Where can I find further information?
The Plain Language Statement for this study includes further information about what participating in the study involves.
For further information, please contact Ying at ryew@deakin.edu.au

Closing date: December 2022


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