Research and Consultation

Listed on this page are the latest primary care research and consultation opportunities in the Brisbane south region.*

Are you a practice nurse, we want to hear from you?

Have your say about contraception and abortion care within general practice by completing a short 10-15-minute survey. This will help us establish current national baseline levels of knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding long-acting reversible contraception and medical abortion in general practice. Participants will receive a $40 gift card. Click here to commence the survey.

This survey forms part of a large NHMRC funded partnership grant focused on improving contraception and abortion care in Australia. You can contact the research team for any questions.

The goal of The Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MiND) Study is to lead to a routine, clinically available blood test that will improve outcomes for people with cognitive, psychiatric and/or neurological symptoms, their families and carers, GPs, specialists, and healthcare systems.

This research is led by Professor Dennis Velakoulis, Neuropsychiatrist and Director of Neuropsychiatry at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Dr Dhamidhu Eratne, Neuropsychiatrist and PhD Student, working with a growing list of high-profile national and international collaborators.

The study is welcoming referrals from general practitioners for patients aged 40–80, with recent (within five years) cognitive, psychiatric, and/or neurological symptoms. Eligibility criteria and the referral form is available online. The study team will take it from there, managing all aspects of patient recruitment. The main requirement for patients is also minimal: a simple blood test, which can be done close to home.

The MiND Study has the potential to make a significant difference to the lives of many patients. You can hear some of the patient stories here.

For more information about the study, or to get in touch, please visit the MiND study website, or email us.

Are you a General Practitioner (GP) providing care to patients with low back pain? Brisbane South PHN and Metro South Health need your input into a research study on referral pathways and practices on low back pain in primary care. GPs who take part in two short research interviews will be reimbursed for their time.

Register to take part here. To find out more about the study, email


To submit your research opportunity for inclusion on this list, please email us a 200-word summary of your opportunity, including any associated documentation and hyperlinks. Research opportunities will remain on this list for two months unless early removal is requested.

*This is not a comprehensive list of research and consultation opportunities in our region. Inclusion on this list is at the discretion of researchers who have submitted the listing to us. As such, information in the listings may not reflect the views or values of Brisbane South PHN and we do not endorse the information contained therein.

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