Social Research

Social and psychological research may ask questions about your experiences to explore ways to improve health or wellbeing. This type of research often looks at experiences through the patient or carer lens and may cover physical health, social habits and/or emotional wellbeing.

Health services research may be used to identify how well health services work for people and preferences for different types and styles of services.

Current social research
If you would like to receive information on social research opportunities, please sign up to Lung Foundation Australia and tick ‘Research & Advocacy’.

Participate in social research

Advance Care Planning: Developing complex and sensitive public policy.

The university of Adelaide invite you to participate in a research study to identify what is, what could be, and what should be done to support Advance Care Planning and associated end-of-life care conversations with people living with chronic diseases (including COPD), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Inclusion criteria: People living with chronic disease, including COPD, their carers and the health professionals who support them. Individuals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse communities are also sought.

Exclusion criteria: People under 18 years old.

For more information, or to participate, express interest here

The Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist: Co-designing the role with patients and carers.

The University of Tasmania invite you to participate in a research study to see how lung cancer nurse specialists can improve their role in order to improve the overall experience of having lung cancer. The study is being conducted as part of a Professional Doctorate by Renae Grundy under the supervision of Professor Ken Walsh and Professor Christine Stirling at the University of Tasmania.

For more information, or to participate, click here

Identifying research priorities for Pulmonary Fibrosis

La Trobe University invite you to participate in a study conducted through The Centre of Excellence for Research in Pulmonary Fibrosis that aims to identify what are the most important research questions for people living with pulmonary fibrosis, their caregivers, health professionals and researchers.

The findings will help guide research by ensuring that research funds and efforts are directed to the areas identified as being most important to people living with the disease.

For more information or to participate, click here

Understanding cancer workforce capacity to implement exercise counselling and an exercise referral pathway

The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding about the perceptions of people living with cancer about exercise as a supplementary form of cancer care treatment. We would like to invite you to participate in this study because you are a person who has been diagnosed with cancer, and/or has been or is currently being treated for cancer, and/or identifies as a cancer survivor. This will include completing a 15-20 minute online survey to explore your perceptions and opinions about exercise as part of cancer care.

Inclusion criteria: cancer patients/survivors will include adult (18 years or older) patients living with cancer. This is defined as those who have been diagnosed with cancer, are going through treatment for cancer, or are cancer survivors.

Exclusion criteria: individual under the age of 18 and who have never been diagnosed with cancer.

Participants can access a summary of findings will be available upon request.

Recruitment for this study has closed. 

Get involved in research

To learn more about social research and industry policy, visit the websites below.