Field: Paediatrics

Location: UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston)

Type of student: Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer

Type of work: 

  • Clinical work
  • Literature review
  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Systematic review

Students are needed to complete some research projects in the area of pediatric research. Medical, pharmacy or other health professional students are needed to assist with:

1. The conduct of a clinical trial assessing the effect of melatonin in reducing the time taken to fall asleep by children with ADHD on stimulants.
2. A study to validate actigraphy against the gold standard polysomnography in measuring sleep activity.
3. A survey to assess parent’s and clinician’s viewpoints regarding what improvement in sleep onset latency is clinically significant.

For each project, the students will assist with a variety of tasks such as ethics amendments, promotion of the studies, recruiting and following up patients, collecting, entering and analyzing data, setting up databases, and other tasks as required.

The student/s will learn about the research process and be part of an experienced team - from whom they can learn as well. There will be publication opportunities also. Students will engage in work experience and volunteering placements with workplace readiness training provided.

The volunteer role can be for up to a period of 1, 2 or 3 years.
We are flexible and understand your study commitments. Expected time commitment per week is from one hour to one or more days, which is negotiable for the right applicants.
We are close to both train and bus (walking distance).

PhD and masters student projects are also available. We can discuss these with interested students.

Attributes required:
1. keen on experiencing what clinical research is like
2. like talking to patients
3. pay attention to detail
4. keen to improve their CV.

Find out more on the Mynap study


Dr Jane Nikles

Dr Jane Nikles

Senior Research Fellow
UQ Centre for Clinical Research