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 projects.

Not enough research is being done into migraine and chronic headache and being able to access patients to participate in research is important. That is one reason why the National Headache Register has been created, so that more funds can go into research rather than the cost of identifying participants to study.

If you are not on the Headache Register, please do join and ask any other sufferers you know to do so as well. There are additional benefits from being on the register. One of the most important is that you will hear about any new medications or treatments as soon as they become available.

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

Current calls for volunteers

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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