What is the research study about?
You are invited to take part in an evaluation of ‘Through my eyes’ exhibition. We are looking to explore the impact of ‘Through my eyes’ online photographic exhibition, which contains photos about female disability. You have been invited to take part because you have viewed this exhibition. We will ask questions on how you feel and think after viewing the exhibition through an online questionnaire.
Who is conducting this research?
The study is being carried out by the following researchers: Professor Katherine Boydell and Diane Macdonald, UNSW Sydney and Black Dog Institute, Professor Karen Fisher, UNSW Sydney and A/Professor Angela Dew, Deakin University.
Do I have to take part in this research study?
Participation in this research study is voluntary. If you do not want to take part, you do not have to. You can view the photo exhibition with or without telling us what you think about it. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the study at any stage.
If you decide you want to take part in the research study, you will be asked to:
Read the information carefully (ask questions if necessary);
Take a copy of this form with you to keep, if desired.
What does participation in this research require, and are there any risks involved?
If you decide to take part in the evaluation, you will need to click on the survey link to the online questionnaire, which should take 2 to 3 minutes to answer the 13 questions. The link is available on the website exhibition page, or if you participated in the webinar on 28th October at 1pm, the link will be sent to via email and immediately after the webinar.
Should you experience any negative feelings or reactions by participating in our research and would like to speak to someone, there are people and organisations that can help you:
BeyondBlue 1300 22 4636 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Lifeline 131114 https://www.lifeline.org.au/
What are the possible benefits to participation?
We hope to use information we get from this research study to promote understanding of having a disability to decrease discrimination for people with disability.
What will happen to information about me?
Participating in any of the evaluation activities listed above means you have given your consent. Your data will be kept for a minimum of 5 years after the publication of the research results at the Black Dog Institute, but no one will know any personal information about you and your responses will only be used for research outputs associated with this project.
How and when will I find out what the results of the research study are?
The research team intend to publish and report the results of the research study in a variety of ways, and you are welcome to contact Prof Boydell to find any publications related to this project. All information published will be done in a way that will not identify you.
What if I want to withdraw from the research study?
If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time by simply stopping filling in the questionnaire or feedback card. Once completed, we will not be able to withdraw any anonymous responses. If you want to withdraw your responses in a more formal manner, you can complete the withdrawal form in section 11.
What should I do if I have more questions about my involvement in the research study?
The person you may need to contact will depend on the nature of your query. If you require further information regarding this study or if you have any problems which may be related to your involvement in the study, you can contact the following member/s of the research team:
Research Team Contact
Professor Katherine Boydell
Director, Knowledge Translation at Black Dog Institute
+61 02 9382 8501
What if I have a complaint or any concerns about the research study?
If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of the study or the way it is being conducted, please contact the UNSW Human Ethics Coordinator:
UNSW Human Research Ethics Coordinator
+ 61 2 9385 6222
HC Reference Number
Form for Withdrawal of Participation
I wish to WITHDRAW my consent to participate in this research study described above and understand that such withdrawal WILL NOT affect my relationship with The University of New South Wales. In withdrawing my consent, I would like any information which I have provided for the purpose of this research study withdrawn.
Name of Participant
Signature of Research Participant
The section for Withdrawal of Participation should be forwarded to:
Prof Katherine Boydell
Hospital Road, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia