Research & Clinical Trials
Chronic Pain Australia is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those Australian’s who live with chronic pain. Chronic Pain Australia typically promotes research studies that have ethics approval from a university or other recognised authority’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), to ensure that the research we facilitate is ethical and in the best interests of our members.
If your research survey, clinical trial, or other research study has received ethics approval, and you are keen to have it promoted through Chronic Pain Australia, please complete the below form, and email your request (along with all relevant attachments) to email@example.com. We always aim to respond at our earliest convenience (usually within 14 working days).
Opportunities to Participate in Research
Charity Pain UK
Chronic Pain Australia is collaborating with the charity Pain UK on, “The Lived Experience of Pain”. This includes a systematic literature review of existing qualitative studies regarding the lived experience of chronic pain (conducted 2021). This will inform questions for a national UK survey. This data will further be analysed and will culminate in a publication and report, that will highlight the impact that those people living with chronic pain experience.
Exercise therapy for chronic neck pain
Chronic Pain Australia is supporting a research project that aims to optimise the effectiveness of exercise therapy for individuals with chronic neck pain.
Web-based self-management program
Chronic Pain Australia is working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland to develop a web-based pain self-management program with the aim to overcome barriers such as accessibility and affordability.
E-hypnotherapy for chronic pelvic pain
Chronic Pain Australia is working in collaboration with researchers at Deakin University to develop an online hypnotherapy treatment to assist people experiencing chronic pelvic pain.
Australian Pain Solutions Alliance
Chronic Pain Australia is a Steering Committee member, representing consumers in the development of the Australian Pain Solutions Alliance.
Proposed Vision: All Australians shall live unburdened by pain
Proposed Mission: To unite consumers, researchers, health professionals, industry and government to propel the discovery and delivery of effective pain solutions
Curtain University Collaboration
Chronic Pain Australia supported dissemination of a national survey for a Curtin University-led project on what people living with pain and carers in Australia considered were most important pain care priorities when seeking care from a health professional. This project was undertaken as part of a broader Commonwealth 4 year funded consortium program, led by Professor Michael Nicholas (University of Sydney), on shaping future Health Professional Education and Training.