12 October 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Virtual event

The Join Us Research Register helps researchers find Australians willing to participate in studies.

Health and medical research has never been more important in Australia. Whether that be research into COVID-19, research that uncovers life-saving treatments for common chronic conditions or studies shedding light on serious rare diseases.

Most Australians say they would be willing to participate in health and medical research, but very few are ever invited. 

One of the key barriers to making advances in medicine is the challenge of finding enough people to take part in studies.

In this webinar you will: 

  • hear from researchers about their work and why they need more of us to be involved
  • hear from participants about their research experience & what’s in it for consumers
  • find out about an easy way you can put your hand up to participate in Australian health and medical research

Q & A 

A full list of questions from the webinar is available here. 



Angela Hehir, 
Project Manager for The George Institute for Global Health.

James Ansell,
Policy Officer for the Consumers Health Forum


Dr Clare Arnott

Cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and founder and Director of Australia’s first Women’s Heart Clinic. Co-Director, Global Chronic & Complex Diseases Program at Co-Director of the Global Chronic and Complex Disease Program, Head of the Heart Failure Program The George Institute. With Professor Bruce Neal she is a co-founder of the Join us Research register.

Angela Hehir

Join Us Project Manager, The George Institute for Global Health. Working on the development of the register since work began in February 2020.  

Ashleigh Hart

PhD Candidate within the Food Policy Program at The George Institute. She will be speaking about her research on the way information shapes online grocery shopping.

Mallory Trent

Research Officer with the Biosecurity Research Program at the Kirby Institute(UNSW). She will be speaking about the “BREATHE” study and the links between bushfire smoke, asthma and wearing masks”.

Mr Norm Morwood

Research Participant from Queensland who will speak about the study he has been involved in and what it has meant for him.

Ms Lyndy Lipman

Research Participant from Sydney who has enrolled in a study she found out about through her participation in Join Us.

Mary-Anne Young

Head, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at The Garvan Institute. The Garvan has been a Partner Organisation supporting the development of the Join Us register and will speak on why the register is important for the many partners involved.

Melanie Gentgall

Director, Clinical Trials Platform at South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. Melanie has been a Partner organisation representative with the register and is a strong advocate for ensuring that Join Us is a resource for consumers that supports meaningful involvement in research.