Paid research opportunity for students who are deaf


This arrived in my inbox today. Have reproduced (with small changes) below. Of interest to Flinders University students who are deaf.


My name is Jill Duncan, and I am from the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. My colleague Dr Renee Punch, from the School of Health at Southern Cross University, and I are investigating the enablers and barriers to the development of social capital and the design of interventions to facilitate the social capital of adolescents who are deaf.

Dr Punch and I are recruiting 15 young adults who are deaf, who

  • have a bilateral moderate to profound hearing loss, and
  • use spoken language to communicate, and
  • are aged 18-23 years, and
  • are attending university in Australia.

Social capital is the benefits derived from networks of relationships between people and groups of people. There are many documented benefits of social capital. Social capital has a potential buffering effect against negative outcomes for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Participants in this research will be interviewed via Zoom twice, approximately four to six months apart. The Zoom interviews will be captioned. Participants will be emailed a $75 Mastercard voucher after each interview in acknowledgement and appreciation of their time.

Invitation is included below as a pdf. The invitation includes a Link to SurveyMonkey that will contain the Participant Information Statement and Consent Form.

This research project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H-2021-0024. The research is funded by the J&K Wonderland Foundation.

If you would like to know more about me and my research, please see my University of Newcastle Profile here: Jill Duncan.

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