Swinburne Research

WANTED: Research participants for trichotillomania study

Researchers at Swinburne University are currently developing an internet-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy (iCBT) program for Trichotillomania (aka Hair Pulling Disorder). The suggestions and recommendations of people with lived experience of trichotillomania will make an important contribution to how this iCBT program is developed, including the specific functions and components featured in this program. 

It is hoped that the final program can be used across Australia and internationally, to provide an accessible, effective and consumer-driven treatment.

If you think you can help and are aged 18 or over, we would like to hear from you!

To participate in this study, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete a 40-minute online survey about your symptoms of trichotillomania, experiences with treatment, and what you would want and expect from an iCBT program
  • Some participants may also be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview to provide further suggestions and recommendations for what to include in an iCBT program for trichotillomania. These participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $20 gift voucher.

If you would like to participate in this research, please visit https://swinburnefhad.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Ei5PtRo3Iru8Tz

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact either:

-          Miss Tanya Arabatzoudis, Student Investigator, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-          Dr Maja Nedeljkovic, Principle Investigator, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This research has been approved by the Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project No.  2017/076) and is supervised by Dr Maja Nedeljkovic (Principal Investigator, Ph: (03) 9214 4428, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Social Anxiety and Substance Use

Swinburne University is seeking individuals who experience anxiety in social situations for a study which is investigating the relationship between social anxiety, personality, coping strategies, beliefs about the use of alcohol, and use of substances.  We are interested in exploring why some people with social anxiety use alcohol or other substances whilst others don’t.

We are interested in people who experience anxiety in social situations who are 18 years old or older.

As a participant you will be required to take part in a clinical interview (either in person or by phone) and to complete a questionnaire pack.  Answering questions during the interview and completing the self-report questionnaire should take no more than 45 minutes in total.

If you are interested in being a part of this study, please contact Annette Raber (Associate Investigator) via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: 0459 775 739.

If you have any questions or comments about the study, please forward them on to Annette Raber or Professor Michael Kyrios (Principal Investigator) via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.