Thank you for visiting NeuRA online, and for showing interest in the research we do here.
Who are we?
Neuroscience Research Australia is one of the largest research institutes in Australia dedicated to the study of the brain and nervous system. We have an international reputation for research excellence.
Areas of research include:
You are invited to take part in this research study. Our overall aim for this research project is to develop an evidence-based design guide for product information supplied with child restraint systems (car seats for children). To do this we are conducting two separate phases of studies about child restraints in cars. The first phase of focus groups will explore the use of current child restraint information materials and the second group involves consumer-testing to evaluate and enhance new materials.
To participate in this project you need to meet the following inclusion criteria:
Participation in this research study is voluntary. If you don’t wish to take part, you don’t have to. Your decision will not affect your relationship with The University of New South Wales or Neuroscience Research Australia.
This Participant Information tells you about the research study. It explains the research tasks involved. Knowing what is involved will help you decide if you want to take part in the research.
If you decide you want to take part in this research project, you will be asked to:
Once you register your interest, one of our researchers will contact you to give you more information about the studies we are conducting.
We will then invite you to participate in either a focus group or consumer-testing cycle. In the focus groups we will discuss your experience with child seats and child car seat information. Each group will run for approximately 1-2 hours. Participants will be reimbursed for their travel costs and provided with morning or afternoon tea.
If we ask you participate in the consumer-testing cycle, we will run an experiment in the lab and ask you to install a car seat. We will also ask you for feedback about the materials you used to do this.
Participation in any aspect of this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time!
Aside from giving up your time, we do not expect that there will be any risks or costs associated with taking part in this project.
You will be reimbursed for your time with a $25.00 voucher for your time.
We hope to use information we get from this research study to benefit others who use child restraint systems by making the materials that are supplied with restraints easier to understand and thus safer for children.
By clicking on the survey link below and submitting the screening survey online you consent to the research team contacting you about participation in this study.
If you do consent to be contacted and change your mind, you may withdraw at any time. You can ring the research team and tell them you no longer want to participate.
Submitting your completed questionnaire is an indication of your consent to be contacted and invited to participate in the study. You can withdraw your responses if you change your mind about having them included in the study, up to the point that we have analysed and published the results.
The person you may need to contact will depend on the nature of your query. If you want any further information concerning this project or if you have any problems which may be related to your involvement in the project, you can contact the following members of the research team:
Name: Catherine Ho
Position: Research Assistant
Telephone: 02 9399 1848
Name: Alexandra Hall
Position: PhD Student
Telephone: 02 9399 1848
If you would like to participate in this study, please follow the link below and fill out our survey.
In trying to understand the yet unknown causes about why older people fall over, we looked at fatigue. It is an ideal candidate. Firstly, fatigue is a common complaint for older people; more than 50 percent of people aged 70+ report fatigue in their daily activities. Secondly, fatigue affects sensory and movement functions that are associated with falling, such as […]