Selected Projects

The Optimise Study

This study is about to start recruiting through Primary Health Care clinics in Sydney. It’s funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and tests a patient decision aid to help adults aged 50-70 years decide whether they should take daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease and bowel cancer.

For more information please contact Prof Lyndal Trevena: or A/Prof Rowena Ivers: or ph 9351 8367

This is a brief 15 minute orientation video for GPs involved in the Optimise study. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the GP pack provided at clinics. Click on the link to play the video presentation.

Contraceptive choice decisional needs assessment of Chinese women living in Australia

Decisions about contraceptive methods are preference sensitive and ideal for shared decision-making (SDM). Migrant and refugee women are vulnerable in terms of accessing evidence-based and culturally and linguistically sensitive contraception information and services. In Australia, Chinese is one of the largest, youngest and fastest growing overseas-born groups. However, research into Chinese immigrants’ sexual and reproductive health, and their unmet needs in contraception decision-making, is scarce.

The aim of this research project  is to explore Chinese women’s information, communication and support needs in terms of contraception decision-making and provide evidence for future adaptation or development of decision support strategies that serve the decisional needs of Chinese women.

For more information please contact Hankiz Dolan:

Question Builder

This project is part of the NHMRC funded Ask Share Know Centre for Research Excellence and a scholarship from Healthdirect Australia. When people ask their doctors more questions about their health and treatments there are positive benefits for the patient, the doctor and the health system. We are evaluating a tool called Question Builderpart of the which aims to help people to create a list of questions to take to medical appointments.

For more information please contact Dr Marguerite Tracy: