As a research participant at NeuRA, you will play a critical role in helping us advance the treatment and understanding of many diseases and conditions. If you are interested in a particular study click on the relevant link below: the study page will provide you with more detailed information and contact details.

Research projects you can volunteer for:

Older adults 

MyCOACH: Connected Advice for Cognitive Health

Self-management and Health Promotion in early-stage dementia with E-learning for carers (SHAPE)

SafeTrip Study

Habit Study (mild cognitive impairment) (subjective cognitive decline)

The Better Drive Study

Own Your Balance – Balance Confidence

AUDACIOUS: The Auditory Ageing and Cognitive Impairment Study

Biomarkers in healthy adults and healthy siblings of people with schizophrenia

i-FOCIS – Preventing Falls in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia

INTERgenerAtional Trial In Older adults and pre-school children (INTERACTION TRIAL)


Condition specific 

Improving hand sensory and motor function after stroke (People with stroke)

Back Pain (People with new back pain and chronic back pain)

Mother-infant attachment (people with mood disorders)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (People with CRPS)

Spinal Cord Injury

Healthy adults 

HIV-associated dementia

Mother-infant attachment

Motorcycle or scooter riders willing to take part in research about their experiences as a rider

Healthy children

COMPAS-KIDS Wellbeing Study 

You can also volunteer as a general healthy research participant

Adults: Healthy participants are essential to our research as a comparison group, if you are over the age of 18 years you are eligible to volunteer. Register your interest as a healthy research volunteer here.

Children and Adolescents: Parents and Guardians may also register their child to volunteer in research by completing the child and adolescent volunteer form here.

How often will we need you?

We will ask you participate on average every other year, but never more than three times per year. Participation is always entirely voluntary on each occasion.

What is involved?

Once enrolled as a research participant, we may invite you to take part in one or more research studies or activities such as:

  • interviews or questionnaires
  • cognitive assessments
  • physical tests
  • physiological recordings
  • imaging studies – having an MRI scan: what to expect
  • collection of saliva or blood samples

In each instance, we will provide you with full details of the proposed study and ask for your written consent prior to participation. In most studies, you may be eligible for reimbursement of any expenses you may incur (e.g. parking or travel-related costs).

Contact us

If you would like to register or find out more, please complete the online registration form for adults here or the registration form for children and adolescents here.
You can also contact us on 02 9399 1155 or email us at volunteers@neura.edu.au