Participate in Research

Participate in Research

Thank you for your interest in participating in research related to gastrointestinal issues. Below is a list of studies currently being conducted by Dr Knowles and colleagues. Please click the link below the study title to participate:

Study title: Do psychological concerns drive your bowel discomfort – help us develop a scale to better measure these processes.

Principle Investigator: Dr Simon Knowles, (03) 9214 8206, email:

Other investigators involved: Dr Pragalathan Apputhurai (Lecturer in Statistics), Dr Rebecca Burgell (Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Alfred Hospital), Mr Stephan Moller (Research Assistant) & Professor Laurie Keefer (Health Psychologist, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center, New York).

Study description: Psychological distress and gastrointestinal symptoms commonly occur together and are frequently reported in community samples. Your responses will help us better understand how thinking patterns impact upon gastrointestinal discomfort. Further your participation will also help us to develop a new scale that can help better identify and target psychological processes associated with gastrointestinal discomfort. The study involves completing an online questionnaire that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Go into the draw to win 1 of 4 $100AUS vouchers

At the end of the study you are welcome to add your email address (stored independently from the questionnaire data) in order to go into a draw to win 1 of 4 $100AUS vouchers. Winners will be drawn on the 31st of October 2018.

The survey is available on the following link: