Research Participation


Elite athletes face many pressures, including on their bodies, eating, and exercise, which can impact performance, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

We want to hear from a diverse range of elite athletes currently over the age of 18 regardless of sporting type or gender, and including para-athletes and retired athletes. Even if you do not or did not experience pressures regarding your body, eating and/or exercise as an elite athlete, we still want to hear from you!

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Seeking families with children aged 5 to 11 years

Professor Andre Renzaho from the School of Medicine and THRI is leading a research project which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

As part of the Strong Families Trial, we are seeking families with children aged 5 to 11 years.

What does the trial involve?

  • 6-week online family strengthening program to prevent unhealthy weight gain among children aged 5-11 years from at-risk families.
  • Random allocation to either Group A Parenting program or Group B Usual support.
  • 3 visits to families (once at the beginning of the study and again in 3 and 15 months) - will fill in a survey, and have height and weight of the participating child measured by researcher.


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Strong Families is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. We have been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number H13033).

Young Well Beings

The Young Well Beings team are inviting young mums, aged 16 to 24 years, from all across Australia to submit DIY videos sharing their views on how to be and stay well as a young mum. These videos will be included as part of a free government-funded digital resource to help young mums in their motherhood journey. The submissions will receive a $100 e-gift voucher for their participation in creating and providing their DIY videos.

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