Research

Below are research projects that are being undertaken by ANZAED members.  Each projects has ethics permission granted from the appropriate institution

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Nature and psychological wellbeing survey (6 x $50 draw)

How does being in nature affect your psychological wellbeing?
Your responses will contribute to an international effort aiming to better understand the role of nature in our wellbeing.
To be eligible for the study you must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • An Australian resident

Participation in the online survey will take approximately 25 minutes. Volunteers will go into the draw to win one of six $50 vouchers.

Survey link:  http://go.unimelb.edu.au/2dwi

For any questions about the study, please contact Isabel Krug at [email protected]

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, That Is Not What I Look Like at All: Exploring Self-Perception

(Online via Zoom) You are invited to take part in an online self-perception study. We hope to learn what psychological factors, including problems with eating and body image concerns, may influence how flexible self-perception is.

What will I be asked to do? Should you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete three online components:

Phase 1). A short 10-minute pre-screening survey to assess your eligibility, where you will be asked to:
•       Complete an online questionnaire assessing your current eating behaviours.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, you will then be invited to complete:

Phase 2). An online experiment via Zoom, where you will be asked to:
•       Complete an online questionnaire
•       Pose for a neutral photograph that only our research team will see
•       Complete some online experimental tasks which assess self-perception (this will involve looking at a picture of your face, viewing a video of another person’s face with various expressions and mimicking such facial expressions when instructed)
•       The time needed to complete this is not expected to exceed 2-hours.

Phase 3). A clinical interview via Zoom, where you will be asked to:
•       Respond to questions assessing your current eating behaviours.
•       The time needed to complete this is not expected to exceed 1-hour.

The overall time commitment for the entire study is not expected to exceed 3 hours 10 minutes.

Requirements for participation:
•       You are female
•       You are aged 18 years or over
•       You are of Caucasian, South-Eastern Asian or Eastern Asian ethnicity

What are the possible benefits?
The information gathered from this research will contribute to the literature on the effects of self-perception on eating patterns and body image.

Based upon which phase/s of the study you are eligible for, you will receive ONE of three forms of compensation:

1. If you only complete Phase 1 of the study (but not Phase 2) you will be entered into a draw to win one of six x $50 e-gift cards. OR
2. If you complete Phases 1 and 2 (but not Phase 3) you will receive a $40 e-gift card.  OR
3. If you complete Phases 1, 2 and 3 you will receive a $60 e-gift card.

How can I participate?
Please click this link to complete Phase 1: Link

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly (Jade Portingale[email protected]edu.au)

Investigation of Transdiagnostic Factors Underlying Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders: A Focus on Community, Medically-Ill and Clinical populations

This study is longitudinal, involving the completion of two online surveys that ask questions about physical and psychological health. Survey-one will take approximately 1hr to complete. At 6-months later, participants will be invited by email to complete survey-two, taking approximately 30mins. Upon completion of the second shorter survey, participants will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 10 $50 (AUD) vouchers.

Participants can access survey-one here: https://melbourneuni.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JVw2sIw1cUYT3g

Research findings will be published in scientific journals and help to inform the development of targeted psychological interventions.

This research is led by senior clinical researchers in this area Dr. Litza Kiropoulos and Dr. Isabel Krug and PhD candidates Rebekah Davenport and An Dang at the University of Melbourne. You can find more information about the Transdiagnostic Research Program on our website: https://psychologicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/research/msps-research-groups/mood-and-anxiety-disorders-laboratory/transdiagnostic-research-program-trp.

Research Participation | Road testing a guide to finding a therapist for the treatment of an eating disorder

What is the study about?
A team of researchers and consumers have developed a checklist that can help consumers navigate the process of establishing the suitability of potential private treatment providers.

Who can participate?
We wish to obtain feedback from consumers with an eating disorder, or family members involved in treatment, or treatment providers, who would be willing to comment on a preliminary version of the checklist. Feedback will be used in the ongoing development of the checklist. 

What will I be asked to do?
The survey will ask you to provide demographic information and then get you to rate each item in the checklist for suitability. The online survey will ask open questions such as “What is the most/least helpful aspect(s) of the checklist?” and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

How can I participate?
Please press control and click on this link: https://qualtrics.flinders.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_0fxIsj09LVLCorH

If you have further questions, please contact Professor Tracey Wade at [email protected].