Current research studies that are available for you to participate in.
Please contact Tony if you would like your study/research project listed on this page.
Do You Have A Diagnosis Of Autism Or Aspergers?
Researchers at Deakin University would like to invite you to participate in a study investigating the outcome of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses in adults on their life, and their relationships.
What’s involved if you choose to participate?
This anonymous online questionnaire will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
You will be asked:
To complete a measure of ASD symptomatology
To answer some questions about yourself and your relationship history, and
To answer some questions regarding the impact of your ASD diagnosis on your relationships and your life in general
For more information and/or to complete this survey online, please visit the following web page:
If you have any questions, please contact:
This project has been approved by the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (2012-296)
Caring for a child with autism
Help us understand the trajectory of family stress, coping, and adaptive responses associated with raising a child with autism during their childhood years.
This study aims to highlight important protective factors for families who are raising a child with an ASD and provide valuable information for the development of appropriate support services to be implemented at critical periods of child development.
We are seeking both mothers and fathers of children with an ASD (e.g. Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, High Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; PDD-NOS) aged between 3 – 16 years.
Participation involves completing a questionnaire booklet, which will require approximately 2-3 hours of your time. This questionnaire can be completed at your convenience within a 3-4 week period in the comfort of your home.
FSTE HEC Reference Number: FHEC11/R87
Child-caregiver relationships in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
Is your child aged 7-12 years?
If so, you are invited to participate in this research.
What is the study about?
This study will look at the attachment relationship between caregivers and children (7-12 years of age) with and without high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
Because children with an autism spectrum disorder (i.e. autism or Asperger’s syndrome) often have social difficulties, it is important to understand how these children interact with their caregivers.
What is involved?
Caregivers will complete questionnaires and an interview. Children will complete questionnaires and some thinking tasks. The study will take approximately 1 hour for caregivers, and 2 hours for children. You and your child can participate at Monash University or in your own home, whichever is most convenient.
This study is being conducted through the Centre for Developmental Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University, under the supervision of Professor Louise Newman, Professor Nicole Rinehart and Associate Professor Kylie Gray.
Bullying, social experiences, forgiveness, empathy and well-being of young people with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Who can take part in this research? Young people aged 11-18 years old with and without high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s syndrome, without cognitive co-morbidities living in Australia.
Who is conducting this research? This Master's student project conducted by Allison Welch (Provisional Psychologist and Master's Degree Candidate) will contribute data to a larger cross-site collaborative study with Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Strathfield (Sydney) campus of the bullying experiences of young people with and without a disability. Professor Sheryl Hemphill at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne Campus supervises the study.
What will it involve? This research asks adolescents aged 11-18 years of age to fill out the main questionnaire for roughly 45 minutes. If parents are interested they simply give consent for their child's participation by completing a brief 10-minute parent survey, giving some information about their child’s characteristics. Surveys are available online or via hard copy (if requested). All young people who participate are eligible to receive an entry in a draw to win an IPod Shuffle by participating.
Why are we conducting this research? To better understand bullying and the social experiences of young people and design better programs to help young people.
How do I sign up? If you and your child would like to participate, please follow this link:
After the parent/guardian has given permission for their child to participate, the child participant may access the child survey: (This survey is password protected until parents give consent, then give their child the password.)
If you have any further questions about this project, please contact:
p. 0417 784 959
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Australian Catholic University
School of Psychology
1100 Nudgee Road ,Banyo QLD 4014
Professor Sheryl Hemphill
Supervisor and Chief Investigator
p. 03 9953 3119
Australian Catholic University
School of Psychology
Level 2, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Questionnaire directed towards a female neurotypical (NT) in an intimate relationship with a male with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS).
Jacqueline Corbett is currently completing research thorugh the University of Chester, UK.
Or, please go directly to Survey Monkey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y33WZTN : Part One
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YB3FD6Z : Part Two
- The personal experiences of parents following their child’s diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder
- A comparative analysis: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Asperger Syndrome with respect to clinical function, social cognition and maladaptive behaviour
- Do you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who you are raising bilingually?
- NT-AS Relationship Dyads