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Research Projects

Research Projects Seeking Volunteers

UTAS has an enviable reputation in distinctive areas of research and teaching. A range of research projects are listed below, encouraging the participation of volunteers to assist research into diseases of animals and humans, as well as studies of the environment.

Tassie Devil Project

Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) is a fatal condition that is currently affecting most populations of Tassie devils.

Dr Rodrigo Hamede Ross, Research Fellow, School of Zoology is looking for volunteers interested in assisting on Tasmanian field trips, which are planned for West Pencil Pine in February, May, August and November 2013. The Project provides accommodation, food, transport and parks & wildlife passes. Volunteers are needed to help with: Live trapping; Remote cameras and Field data scribing.

For more information, please visit volunteers needed.

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ASPREE Study

Can aspirin prolong a healthy life? The ASPREE study, for the first time, will determine whether the potential benefits of aspirin outweigh the risks for people over age 70.

Contact Professor Mark Nelson by email Mark.Nelson@utas.edu.au, phone 1800 728 745 or visit www.aspree.org.

Blood Pressure Study

Researchers at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania are conducting a study to determine the potential clinical relevance of new blood pressure measurements.

Participants will undergo comprehensive cardiovascular testing at rest and during light exercise. Information on blood pressure control will be provided to all volunteers.

If you are healthy, aged 18-40 years and are interested in participating in this study please contact Dean Picone by email at Dean.Picone@utas.edu.au or phone +61 3 6226 4729.

Healthy Brain Project

Are you aged between 50 and 79 and want to study at UTAS?

If so you could also volunteer to be part of the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project.  Choose a subject you are interested in, apply to UTAS and enrol, and, as a participant in this world-first study, you may qualify for a scholarship to cover the HECS costs for one unit (conditions apply).

As a participant on the THBP, you will also receive a free annual comprehensive assessment (and feedback) of your cognitive functions. This valuable data goes towards testing the theory of Professor James Vickers and his team at the UTAS Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre on the potential for tertiary education later in life to boost brain plasticity and protect against ageing-related cognitive decline.

For more information please call 1800 982 600 or email Healthy.Brain@utas.edu.au or visit www.utas.edu.au/wicking/healthy-brain

Longsnout Boarfish

Redmap, a new and interactive website, invites the Australian community to spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Australia, or along particular parts of our coast.

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To find out more about this exciting project, please visit Redmap.

Science, Engineering and Technology Extra Curricular Activities

If you are a student at UTAS , you can get involved in a range of opportunities in the College of Sciences and Engineering that provide avenues for skills development, career progression and fun.

For more information please phone +61 3 6226 2125 or visit get involved in extra curricular activities.