Current Research Projects

Carers Queensland actively supports research into the issues and concerns of carers. If you are interested in participating in one of the following research projects please contact the researchers directly.

A Survey Examining the Relationship between Gratitude and Caregiver Burden

Murdoch University are conducting a study to establish whether feelings of gratitude influence the burden experienced by carers of people with severe mental illnesses.

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We would most appreciate your assistance in understanding this important issue by completing the online questionnaire which can be accessed through this link:

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee

Approval  number: 2016/215

Research into effective support for decision making

Everyone has the right to participate in the decisions about their own life. Researchers from QUT and La Trobe University are looking at ways to improve the process of supporting decision-making for people with cognitive disability (intellectual disability or acquired brain injury).  The research will evaluate a training program for people who provide decision-making support. The research will also explore the experience of giving and receiving support. The training aims to improve the quality of the decision-making support and determine whether it results in better outcomes for the person who requires decision-making assistance.

The project is looking for people to participate in the study. Participants will be adults with a mild or moderate cognitive disability and those who regularly support them to make decisions. Supporters can be friends, family members or paid workers.

More information can be found at:

or contact Alison Holm on (07) 3138 4237 or