Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Research Study Recruitment

Today's studies are tomorrow's news headlines - so why not be a part of the research happening here in our faculty? Take a look below at some of the studies taking place in FMHS and see if you could be the perfect participant for current medical and health research.


If you have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, we would like to invite you to take part in a research project investigating how you see the world.


Do you want to reduce your sugar consumption? We're looking for Aucklanders over 18 years old to trial this sugar reduction programme

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Are you over 16 with an interest in child and youth mental health? Take part in an anonymous online survey to help us support the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

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How can we improve our support for people with a stoma? If you're over 18 and have a stoma (temporary or permanent), you could take part in this online study.

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In this study we’re looking for children and adults with strabismus, colloquially called a “lazy eye” or “childhood squint”, to try out some new computer-based tests that we’ve developed.


Researchers in the Department of Medicine are looking for people with type 2 diabetes who are taking one or two different tablets for diabetes, but not insulin. Learn more about their study here.


Did you wear glasses and an eye patch as a child? We need people age 7 to 60 with a difference in prescription between two eyes to participate in this research.

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Are you over 65 years old in Auckland or Christchurch? We are recruiting for the CogniAid trial investigating hearing aid fitting strategies and cognition in older New Zealanders.  


Researchers are collaborating on a project to investigate the effect of resistance training on eye health. If you're over 55 and have good eye health, why not take part in this study?

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If you're over 18 years old, live in Auckland and have gout, you could take part in a study on the effects of taking an extra medication to prevent acute attacks of gout when commencing allopurinol.


If you suffer from dry eye symptoms, you might be interested in participating in a trial to find out whether a newly commercially available dry eye tear supplement might help protect your eyes.

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NIHI are looking for children to join us to try out their new game, specifically designed to help increase children's knowledge of healthy lifestyles.  

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If you experience dry eye symptoms in air-conditioned environments or after computer use, you could participate in a trial to find out if a dry eye tear supplement might help protect your eyes.


The Centre for Brain Research needs both healthy participants and participants with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) for a study into genetic changes that increase the risk of MND.

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Participants over 16 years old without breathing conditions are wanted for a study researching how participants experience different breathing resistances.

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If you are between 50-90 years old with normal sensation and movement in your hand, you could be part of the 
Assessment of Sensation in the Adult Population (ASAP) study.

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Most women planning induction of labour at 37 weeks or more with a healthy baby would be suitable to participate in this study about induced labour.

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We are looking for women in late pregnancy to take part in a study about how your baby receives oxygen during pregnancy.

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Do you want to be reimbursed for exercise? Take part in these FREE exercise sessions for the University of Auckland’s research study.

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Get a FREE ocular surface examination and help us learn about how the ocular surface changes with age. Take part in this study and enter our draw for a $50 Westfield voucher.

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Children age 8-13 with normal or corrected to normal vision can trial lenses that are designed to reduce myopia progression in children - Find out more.

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We are looking for male rugby fans to take part in RuFIT-NZ, a 12-week healthy lifestyle programme delivered through professional rugby clubs.


We are looking for participants to trial blinking exercises for dry eye. If you are aged over 16 years and have 30-60 minutes to spare, you could take part in this study.


The University of Auckland is NOW RECRUITING males aged between 20-40 years old living in Auckland. You will be reimbursed for your involvement—just click on the link to find out if you’re eligible!

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Do you enjoy playing pokies? You can help us understand pokie machines better! We need participants for our individual interviews.

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Are you in your last trimester of pregnancy? Researchers are conducting a study to measure muscle growth and development in typically developing babies.


We are looking for individuals aged 18 years or over to take part in a study looking at social closeness with a digital human made by Soul Machines - find out more here.


Clinical studies at Liggins Institute

For more opportunities to participate, check out the clinical studies at Liggins Insitute.

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Do you want your study listed here? Email marketing with information about your study, ethics approval and how long you will be recruiting for.