Brain and Mental Health Research Participation

Our team conducts non-profit neuroscience research programs.
We need volunteers like you!
You can help our team discover new treatments and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with, or at risk of, addictions and mental illness.

To get involved in exciting research programs using state-of-the-art facilities, with some of the world’s leading experts, click on the research programs below to learn more about what’s involved.​

Get Involved


Conquering Compulsivity
Retraining Body and Brain to Conquer Compulsivity

FREE 8-week app based stress management training + support sticking with it
FREE personalised 8-week exercise program + support sticking with it
FREE 8-week Monash Sports Gym membership
Access to Garmin sports watch
Picture of your MRI brain scan
Financial compensation for your time and effort

About Conquering Compulsivity: 
The Conquering Compulsions program is a great opportunity to get your mind and body in shape and get on top of unhelpful habits.  A ‘compulsion’ is a bit like a strong habit. It’s something we do again and again, and have trouble not doing even though it’s not helping us. Lots of people have compulsive behaviours, as many as 80% of us. This research program is focusing on mild everyday kind of compulsions, and investigating whether exercising regularly and reducing our stress levels can change activity in brain circuits that drive compulsions, and reduce how often we feel the need to engage in them.

We’re looking for volunteers who: 
• are aged 18 - 40 years
• want to take part in an 8-week exercise and stress management training program
• have access to a smart phone or tablet
• have a compulsion, or strong habit, they’d like to reduce in one or more of the following areas:
· drinking alcohol
· gambling
· eating
· washing or cleaning
· checking
· ordering or arranging objects

Participation will involve: 
• commitment to the 8-week exercise and stress-management program
• completing questionnaires and cognitive activities
• completing 2-3 fitness tests
• having 2-3 MRI brain scans
• proving occasional saliva samples

To find out if this is the right study for you, we need to ask a few questions about your lifestyle and habits. Your answers are strictly confidential and you will not be asked to provide your name or any identifying information until the end.

The survey will take approximately 10-15minutes to complete.

Click here to begin

Do you have questions about the program?
Further details about the program will be provided after completing the questions in the link above.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact our research team.

Phone: 03 9902 4997