Get involved in a study of the Strengths and Challenges of Neurodivergent University Students

See if you are eligible to participate in a Flinders University research study exploring the strengths and challenges of neurodivergent university students, aiming to improve educational outcomes and well-being, while ensuring privacy and confidentiality.

Introduction: Are you a neurodivergent student attending Flinders University? We invite you to participate in an important research study focusing on the strengths and challenges experienced by individuals with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. By understanding the unique needs of neurodivergent learners, we aim to improve educational outcomes, well-being, and quality of life for the neurodivergent community.

About the Study: Flinders University is conducting an exploratory mixed-methods study to gather information about the self-perceived strengths and challenges of neurodivergent individuals, with a specific focus on the lived experiences of university students. The existing research indicates a mismatch between available supports and the needs of neurodivergent students, and this study aims to bridge that gap.

Benefits and Involvement: The study aims to enhance the life quality of neurodivergent Australians, particularly in the areas of education and employment. By participating, you contribute to the development of innovative strategies tailored to neurodivergent learners, leading to improved educational outcomes and overall well-being. Although individual feedback will not be provided, the study results will be made publicly available upon project completion.

Involvement in the study requires completing an anonymous questionnaire that covers basic demographic information and your experiences as a university student. The questions are designed to be non-harmful and comfortable to answer. However, if you experience distress during the study, support services such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue are available, along with Flinders University’s Counseling Services.

Participation and Privacy: Your involvement in this study is entirely voluntary, and you can exit the survey at any time without penalty. Your privacy and confidentiality are assured throughout the study. Individual information will remain anonymous and will only be accessible to the researchers involved in the study. The data collected will be securely stored on password-protected computers or Flinders University servers for a period of 10 years, after which it will be destroyed according to university protocols.

Ethics and Approval: This study has received approval from Flinders University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID 5964). If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the study’s ethical conduct, you may contact the Flinders University’s Research Ethics & Compliance Office team.

Join the Study: If you are an Australian university student who has attended within the last five years, aged 18 or above, and diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or any other neurodivergent condition, or if you self-identify as neurodivergent, you are eligible to participate.

To learn more and join the study, please visit the following link: []

Contact: For further information or any inquiries regarding this study, please contact Dr. Amy Wyatt at

Your participation is crucial in helping us better understand the strengths and challenges faced by neurodivergent university students. By sharing your experiences, you contribute to creating a more supportive and inclusive educational environment. Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference.


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