Research and Consultation

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

You are invited to participate in a study exploring responses of GPs towards people with mental illness (GU Ref No: 2020/584). If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete an interview via an accessible telecommunications application (e.g. Zoom). You need to be aged 18 years or over to take part. The interview will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you have any questions please email

If you would like to participate please click here for further details.

Clinicians in Australia are currently completing a study looking at the exercise prescription habits of clinicians caring for individuals with congenital heart disease. If you are currently caring for, or have cared for a person in the past with CHD, we would like to ask you to participate in a web-based survey. This survey is important because recent work has demonstrated the importance of physical activity in individuals with CHD. Medical staff and health workers are well placed to promote healthy lifestyles for people with CHD, but may feel constrained by lack of time or confidence to provide individualised advice. More work is needed to understand how best to support this service provider group. Therefore, the objective of this study is to obtain cross-sectional data regarding current exercise prescription behaviours of clinicians caring for individuals with CHD. This can be used to inform future interventions for people with CHD and the clinicians caring for them.

We would love your feedback on how you counsel patients – if this is something you do, the advice you provide and where you base your advice from.

Complete the survey here.

The survey is brief and should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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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