Participate in Research

As someone living with headache or migraine we invite you to participate in research.

Migraine & Headache Australia is often approached by Australian Universities and research institutions to help them find volunteers for their research.  Current projects are listed below. Please contact the researchers directly if you are interested. Migraine & Headache Australia does not administer the research on their behalf.

Thank you for your interest in offering to help advance the knowledge, management or treatment of migraine and chronic headache by volunteering for research.

If you are a researcher wanting to add your project to our list, click here for more information.

Current calls for volunteers

Dimensions of home and people with persistent pain

Researchers at Griffith University are inviting all adults living with chronic pain to complete an anonymous online survey. They want to know if the experience of home influences pain, health, and well-being. The information collected with the survey will help them to identify:

  1. How people with pain experience the different aspects of their home environment
  2. If the experience of home has any associations with pain, health and well-being.

The information gained will help them to understand if knowledge about the experience of home can be used to support better outcomes for people with persistent pain.

The study is open to all those over 18 years old who experience chronic pain. You do not have to take part if you do not want to. Your participation is entirely voluntary.

Study recruitment opens in May 2024 and closes in September 2024. If you are interested, you can read the full Participation Information Sheet here >>

Once you have read the Participation Information Sheet, you can access the survey here >>


Cluster headache

Research Study Title: Assessing the cluster headache research gaps based on the patients’ perspectives.

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a project about collecting patients’ opinions on future research on cluster headache and adults with cluster headache are being invited to take part.

Participation in this research is not mandatory, and your decision to or not to take part is voluntary.

If you are interested, the research project is looking for people who want to take part in this research and who are:

  • Living in Australia
  • Adults over the age of 18 years
  • Diagnosed with cluster headache
  • Providing consent to join the study.

A full description of the research activities, risks associated with these activities and any discomforts that you may experience during research is included on the research page link below.

Once you click on the link you will be asked to read the participant information statement before being asked to provide your consent. Once you have provided your consent you will progress to the survey.

Visit the cluster headache research page for more details, FAQs and to participate >>


Rimegepant for Prevention of Migraine

For more details, download the patient information statement & consent form here >>



A Pilot Study Assessing Preliminary Safety and Efficacy of the Shiratronics Migraine Therapy system in Relieving, Interrupting, and Preventing Chronic Migraine (RELIEV-CM) – Avania Clinical Research


Note: there are multiple sites taking patients. The above site is for Sydney, NSW.

View the study information and contact details for sites in Adelaide, SAPerth, WA and Newcastle, NSW.


Emotional Functioning after Acquired Brain Injury – The University of Western Australia

For more details, download the patient information statement & consent form here >>


The ocular surface in migraine – UNSW

Download the patient information statement & consent form here >>


Visual Perception in Visual Snow & Migraine – University of Melbourne


Download the patient information flyer here >>


Chronic Migraine and the Brain  – University of Sydney


More details are available in the Patient Information Statement >>


Chronic Pain – The University of Queensland


For study details – please view the University of Queensland’s Information Flyer


Migraine & Cognition – LTU School of Psychology and Public Health

Participate in ResearchResearchers at LTU’s School of Psychology and Public Health are interested in the cognitive changes that people with migraine may experience, outside of their migraine attacks. We are looking for both people who experience migraine and ‘healthy’ controls to complete some cognitive tests and questionnaires about mood and personality.

The 1.5 to 2-hour assessment will take place on Zoom, which can be conducted at home. All participants will be placed in a randomised prize draw where 1 in 8 participants will receive a $50 e-gift voucher. The total time commitment is estimated to be 2 to 3 hours, depending on your level of participation.

To register your interest, and help us check if you are suitable to participate in this study, please visit the following link: If you have any questions, please email us at:

Chief Investigator: Prof. Simon Crowe (
LTU HREC Number: HEC20014

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