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Home environment


A PhD student at the Queensland University of Technology is studying how homes can be designed (spatially and technologically) to support health and wellbeing for older adults. She is looking for participants aged between 65-80 who live alone, are interested in ageing-in-place and have basic internet skills. For more information email Jenna Mikus on j.mikus@qut.edu.au. Closing date December 31st.

Nutrition and health


Researchers at the University of NSW are looking for participants in a study looking at how well older Australians from different backgrounds are ageing and whether diet and nutrition plays a role in frailty, health and disease. They are looking for people aged 60-70 from various cultural backgrounds who speak conversational English. It involves a 90-minute interview by Zoom or phone with the questions provided beforehand. For more information contact Milena Katz on 0402 385 835 or m.katz@unsw.edu.au. Recruitment continues until the study has 25 people per cultural group.

Home-based technologies


A PhD student at the University of Melbourne is researching how people aged 65 and over use home-based technologies such as blood pressure monitor, blood glucose monitor, pendant alarm, hearing aid, telehealth, fitness trackers etc. She is seeking people to interview via video link about what they use, what influenced their decision and where they got the technology from. More information Closing date 1 December 2020.

COVID effects on health and use of services


The National Ageing Research Institute and the University of Melbourne is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on people's well-being, mental health, physical health, and use of services. They want to identify who is more at risk of poor outcomes and what actions could mitigate against this. You do an initial survey and then a shorter survey each week while the pandemic continues. More information Closing date December 2020.



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