Current Research Projects

Here you will find details about current research projects in naturopathy and herbal medicine that are looking for participants, please contact them directly if you are interested in contributing to their research. Please note that details are supplied for information purposes only and does not constitute NHAA endorsement of content, products, organisations, or people.

If you would like to list your research project here, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please be aware that only research projects with ethics approval in place will be listed.
 

The Integrative health care Model

Seeking the Views of South Australian Health consumers and Health Care Providers on Integrative Health Care

Researchers from the University of South Australia, in partnership with Flinders University and Endeavour College, are looking for health consumers and health providers (from disciplines such as acupuncture, chiropractic, dentistry, dietetics, exercise physiology, general practice, western herbalism, homeopathy, massage therapy, naturopathy, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, practice nursing, psychology and social work) to participate in an exciting new study that will examine the views and needs of health consumers and health care providers in relation to integrative health care - a new approach to delivering health services to Australians by bringing together a broader range of services to better meet the needs of health consumers. Findings from this research will be used to develop a new health care service delivery model for primary care.

If you are a health consumer (i.e. have used a health service within the last 12 months) or are a practitioner of one of the above disciplines (including clinicians and academics), the research team invites you to participate in a brief, 15-20 minute, online survey to explore your views and needs in regards to integrative health care. As a gesture of gratitude for your participation, participants completing the survey will be eligible to enter a draw to win one of ten $50 Coles-Myer gift cards.

If you would like to participate in the project, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHCS However, if you have any questions or would like to receive more detailed information about the study, please go to the project website at www.time-project.net. Alternatively, you can email Dr Matthew Leach (Chief Investigator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone (08) 8302 2846.  

Herbal Medicine Health Literacy Survey

As part of her Master of Public Health, Natalie Cook is conducting a quantitative research project that aims to understand prevailing levels of herbal medicine health literacy in a sample Australian population.  

As part of this she needs people to complete a 5 minute survey.

The project has been approved by the Torrens University Australia Human Research Ethics Committee.

For more information:

Download: Information Flyer

Take the Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herbalresearch

Herbal medicines and breastfeeding. Can you help?

Jenny Lee is an honours student at the University of Canberra. She is currently launching a survey investigating the types of information women seek about herbal medicines use when they are breastfeeding, and how easy the information they receive is to understand. She is also interested in whether the attitudes towards the safety of conventional medicines are the same as for herbal medicines. 

This survey has University of Canberra Ethics approval (HREC15-239) as well as permission from the ABA research office (project ABA 2016-7) to undertake the survey using ABA participants.

If you have any questions about this study, or the survey form, please feel free to contact Assistant Professor Alison Shield at the Discipline of Pharmacy, University of Canberra on (02) 6201 2084. 

Information to pass on re this survey:

We are looking for breastfeeding women (or women who have breastfed in the past 12 months) to participate in our survey to try to understand the types of information women seek about herbal medicines use when they are breastfeeding and how easy the information they receive is to understand. The survey takes 10 minutes to do and has been approved by the ABA (project 2016-7). All participants will be in a draw to win one of five $50 gift vouchers!

Survey link http://goo.gl/tkpQLY