Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

Participate in Research

We are currently recruiting participants for the following projects:


‘Get Healthy!’ A program to help people eat well and stay active

Our department will soon be starting a trial healthy lifestyle program for people with intellectual disability and their carers. The program is called ‘Get Healthy!’ It has been designed to help people do exercise and eat well. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of New South Wales. A qualified dietitian and exercise physiologist will teach the program. If you are interested in learning more or think you may like to join you can e-mail the project officer Jessica Bellamy ( If you prefer you can call (02) 99319160 and leave a message and someone from the team will call you back.


IDMH e-Learning for disability professionals

This research involves a short online survey about the training needs of disability professionals on intellectual disability mental health.

To be eligible to participate you must have experience of providing paid support to people with intellectual disability.

More information can be found in the Participant Information Sheet. Once you have read the information you can access the survey here. The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete.



Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA)

Are you an Autistic Adult with Intellectual Disability?
OR do you provide support for such an individual?
We need your help!

We are looking for all adults with autism 25 years and older and/or their carers/family members to participate in a nation-wide questionnaire-based research study which aims to improve understanding of life in adulthood for people on the spectrum. We especially need more adults with autism and intellectual disability to participate, or their support person to participate on their behalf. We also need more control participants, particularly adult males, so if you are non-autistic and willing to help, please contact us! If you would like to express your interest in participating please see flyers below or follow this link:


For more information please contact Sam Arnold and Jane Hwang at UNSW on (02) 9385 0620 or

See a short Youtube clip describing this study here.

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