The Experiences of Refugees Study

The Experiences of Refugees Study aims to understand how refugee experiences affect beliefs and emotions.

Participation in this project is open to all Arabic and Farsi speaking refugees and asylum-seekers.

WHAT DOES THIS STUDY INVOLVE?

Taking part in this study involves attending a 3 hour session which takes place at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, in Westmead, NSW. The first part of the session consists of completing some questionnaires about past experiences and current difficulties. The second part of the session involves participants completing a range of tasks on the computer, including listening to short stories, looking at images and reading some sentences and making decisions about them. Participants will have their heart-rate and blood pressure measured. Interpreters will be provided if required.

Eligible participants will be reimbursed for taking part in this research study.

HOW CAN I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY, OR REFER SOMEONE TO THE STUDY?

Refugees, asylum-seekers and referrers can contact us at 1300 130 700, email refugee@unsw.edu.au or register their interest on our website here.  Individuals do not need to be referred for a specific research study or treatment. Our clinically-trained staff will conduct a screening to determine the individual’s eligibility, and provide referral options if required. Non-English speakers should state their name, language and phone number, and we will return the call with an interpreter.