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Participate in Research / Surveys

Would you like to participate in research?

In this section we will post opportunities to participate in research and surveys.  All research we support must have sound design methods, and be supported by a Human Research Ethics Committee.  Finally, all researchers agree to provide the results of their research to the community.

15 May 2023

Light Therapy Study - Impact of photobiomodulation and/or aerobic exercise on Parkinson’s disease

This research project is being conducted by Flinders University in SA in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation.  It is testing the impact of nondrug light and/or aerobic exercise therapies, versus usual care on multiple signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, quality of life, and overall cardiovascular health.

If you are interesting in taking part, the Participant Information Sheet/Consent Form linked below provides full details on this research project, plus the tests and treatments involved.  Please read it carefully and decide if you would like to be involved.

Once you have read the information sheet and would like to proceed, click the button below to determine your eligibility. 

24 October 2022

The Effects of Computerised Cognitive Training of Executive Functioning on Emotion Regulation

The University of Reading in the UK are recruiting participants for a study investigating the effects of a computerised cognitive raining intervention targeting working memory on emotion regulation ability in individuals with Parkinson's.  To date they have recruited participants through Parkinson's UK, however are now extending their study to other countries.  This is an online study.

To find out more, the information sheet can be viewed here and the invitation to participate here

This application has been reviewed by the University of Reading Research Ethics Committee and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct.


24 October 2022

Flourishing in the Face of Parkinson's

It’s Not Funny recently partnered up with Dr. Neil Bretana (public health researcher at the University of South Australia) to launch a survey .  The intent is to explore the following question: is possible to lead a good life, even flourish (as the ancient Greeks would say) while living with Parkinson’s – and draws on existing literature in salutogenesis, positive health & well-being.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and anyone can take part.  Click on the button below to be redirected to the survey


4 August 2022

Mood and Motivation Survey

Many people living with Parkinson’s experience changes in mood and motivation.  These changes are also common in older adults.  It is unclear how common these changes are, and how best to identify them.

To help answer these questions, researchers at Flinders University are looking for:
1. People with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and a support person; and
2. People without a diagnosis of Parkinson’s (age 50+ years)

Study participation will involve completing a set of online surveys about your experience of changes in mood and motivation, and your general health and background. We will also ask your support person to complete a set of surveys. To participate, you must be fluent in English and have access to a computer with internet and email. The study will take 30-40 minutes.

3 August 2022

Australian Parkinson's Mission (APM) Clinical Trials

In 2019 the Australian Parkinson's Mission received $30 million in Federal funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to slow and stop the progression of Parkinson’s.  This funding is being used to conduct an Australian clinical trials program using repurposed drugs (potentially disease modifying drugs that could slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s progression), integrated with transformative research, to identify and fast-track effective treatments for people with Parkinson’s. The program is running over 5 years.


The APM clinical trial (APM001) is open for participant enrolment and recruitment. To determine whether you are eligible to participate in the clinical trial, or to find out more, click the button below

21 June 2022

Understanding Self-care Practices in Parkinson's: A Survey Study

Researchers at Monash University are conducting an anonymous survey study aiming to understand self-care practices of people with Parkinson's

Read more here , view the information flyer here, or click the button below to take part in the survey

11 April 2022

Australian Parkinson's Genetic Study 

Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, with funding from the Shake It Up Australia Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors influencing risk of developing Parkinson’s.  Click the button below to take part in the survey.

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