Studies Seeking Community Participation

The scope of Menzies research is broad, and not all of our work requires participation from volunteers.

However the studies listed below are looking for participants now. Studies are carefully designed and therefore research participants need to meet specific criteria to be eligible.

COAST-1: Clinical Knee Osteoarthritis Symptom Treatment 1 Study

The purpose of this trial is to determine whether the study drug AXS02 (disodium zoledronate tetrahydrate) can relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.

We are looking for participants who;

  • Are aged 50 years or more
  • Have moderate to severe knee pain on most days
  • Are able to have a knee MRI scan
  • May have a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis
  • Are interested in volunteering in this study

Phone: 6226 6909

More information.

KAROAKE: A randomised trial of krill oil for osteoarthritis of the knee

This study will examine the use of krill oil to improve knee pain and slow down the progression of knee osteoarthritis.

We are looking for participants who:

  • Are aged 40 years or more
  • Have significant pain in and swelling of the knee on most days which has been ongoing for at least six months
  • Are able to have a knee MRI
  • May have a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis
  • Are interested in volunteering for this study

Phone: 6226 4648

More information.

Genetics of Eye Diseases

We are seeking participants for genetic studies in a number of eye diseases:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy (diabetic eye disease): Participants should have Type 2 Diabetes treated with medication for at least 5 years, or Type 1 Diabetes
  • Keratconus: Participants should have keratoconus diagnosed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist
  • Advanced Glaucoma: Participants should have any type of glaucoma with severe vision loss treated by an ophthalmologist

Phone: 6226 4731


This study is recruiting Tasmanians with asthma, hay fever or other lung conditions, or carers of those with these conditions.

Phone: 1800 322 102

Using an activity monitor and smart device application to improve physical therapy after stroke – a pilot study

This study is recruiting people in the Hobart region who have had a stroke in the past two years. We provide an activity monitor, tablet and internet connection for the duration of the study.

Phone: Michele Callisaya 6226 4785 (Mon, Thur, Fri); or

STAREE: STAtins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

This community-based clinical trial is investigating whether a cholesterol lowering medication known as a statin can prolong good health and maintain independence amongst people aged 70 years and older.

Phone: 1800 770 664

PPMS: Primary Progressive MS Study

Understanding risk factors for the onset and rate of progression of Primary Progressive MS.

Phone: Susan Dobson 6226 4269; or

AMSLS: The Australian MS Longitudinal Study

This study is an ongoing research project designed to provide data of practical use for improving the lives of Australians living with MS

Phone: Kirsty Hawkes 6226 4739; or

Thermo Cyclopad study

This a clinical study of two medical devices to treat knee pain. If you are aged 50 or more and have significant knee pain on most days we would love to hear from you.

Phone: Kate Probert or Margie Green, 6226 7746 or 6226 7733

Caught-CAD: Reducing Risk of Coronary Artery Disease in Families

This study is looking at prevention of Coronary Artery Disease in people who have a family history of this illness.

If you are:

  • between 40-70 years of age
  • have a close family member (parent, brother or sister) who has had a heart attack, stent or surgery under the age of 60, and
  • are not currently taking a statin drug

you may qualify.

Phone: Kristyn Whitmore 6226 4235