You can help improve policy and services for older people by participating in research. Current opportunities are:
- Help with opioid medications
The Institute of Bone and joint Research at the University of Sydney is looking for people to provide online feedback on materials to help older people with musculoskeletal pain reduce their use of opioid medications. You are generally eligible if you are 65 or over, and you are currently experiencing low back pain (whether or not you have used opioid medications), and you have a diagnosis of hip or knee osteoarthritis by a medical practitioner, or you are the unpaid carer of someone who meets these criteria. More information. Closing date 30 April 2021
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruitment continues until the study has 25 people per cultural group.