Social Research

SOCIAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND OTHER HEALTH RESEARCH

Social, psychological and multidisciplinary research often asks questions about a person’s experiences to explore ways to improve people’s health or wellbeing. Multidisciplinary research may look at several different aspects of a person’s life to get a broader perspective, for example, their physical health, social and personal life, how they feel emotionally.

Health services research assesses how well health services work for people and people’s preferences for different types and styles of services.

Some of these research projects will study large numbers of people, while others will undertake in-depth research with small numbers of people.

CURRENT RESEARCH STUDIES
Haemophilia specific research
NEW CoreHEM: mental health outlook of hemophilia patients and potential impact of gene therapy (Center for Medical Technology Policy/Green Park Collaborative/National Hemophilia Foundation) - interviewing adult Australian men with moderate or severe haemophilia (do not need to have had gene therapy)


HIV or hepatitis C specific research
Experiences of hepatitis C and treatment - Australians from Victoria or NSW who acquired hep C through medical procedures (Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne)



Genetic testing research
Couples’ decision-making when considering preimplantation genetic testing (PGD) because of a hereditary condition (Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of NSW, Sydney) - questionnaire for people or partners considering PGD or who have had PGD.
 

PARTICIPATING IN RESEARCH

Although information on specific research studies is listed on this web site for your information, this is not an endorsement of the research study by HFA.

Participating in a research study is voluntary. Before you take part in a research study, make sure you are satisfied that the study will be in your interests and that your health and privacy will be protected. All Australian human research projects must follow the guidelines made by the National Health & Medical Research Council and must have approval from a recognised Human Research Ethics Committee.

If you have concerns about a research project, you can make a complaint to the Human Research Ethics Committee that approved the study.

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Date last reviewed: 9 August 2021