mensHealth Register

Getting the job done. 

By becoming a research volunteer you will be helping us undertake research aimed at advancing the health and well-being of men living in Australia.

We need blokes of all ages and from all walks of life to help us get the job done.

mensHealth Register

What is the mensHealth Register?

The mensHealth Register is a pool of men ready to help us efficiently undertake research. When you join the Register you will be invited to participate in men’s health research, and research where it is important to have good representation by men. You will have the opportunity to have a say on a range of issues affecting men's health and join studies of new treatments and programs, and receive up to date men's health information.

The Register means less time on recruiting men and more time to discover breakthroughs and deliver the benefits to advance the health and well-being of all men.

What does registering involve?

To join, click on the 'Register' button below and complete the on-line form. After registering you will be directed to an optional health and lifestyle survey that will only take a few minutes to complete. This information will only be used to collectively profile men participating in the register. Your information is strictly confidential and will be collected through a secure on-line platform and stored on a local server at the University of Adelaide.


Research projects currently seeking men to participate

  • Testing an on-line exercise guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer

    Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Edith Cowen Exercise Medicine Institute, the Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship and The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer are designing an online exercise guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer.

    To help ensure the tool is applicable and safe, they are currently seeking men with metastatic prostate cancer to participate in a face-to-face usability study at the Adelaide Medical School in Adelaide that will last about 2 hours.

    The study will test the acceptability and safety of a website designed to deliver tailored exercise advice. If you are interested in participating or know someone who may be please contact Ms Holly Evans at or call 8128 4043.

    Participants will receive a Coles-Myer $40 voucher for their time and parking will be paid for.

    For more information see the men living with metastatic prostate cancer research study brochure

    The Human Research Ethics approval number is HREC #H-2017-174.

  • It's Poo Time - Insight To Sleep, Stress, Diet and POOping on Work Time

    This study is being undertaken by researchers at the University of Adelaide, the University of New England and Deakin University. 

    The study is seeking participants aged 18 years or older who have employment, full or part time, in any occupation, and have access to the internet.

    You will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey that will take, on average, about 35 minutes. The study has been crowd-funded and has a non-research component, supporting to build toilets and sanitation facilities in under-developed parts of the world. 

    Complete the survey

    For more information visit the ITS POO TIME survey page. For further enquiries, email Dr Phil Tully at

    Human Research Ethics Committee approval number H-2018-235 and HE18-300.

  • Grandfathers’ experiences of support following pregnancy loss

    We are seeking participants to take part in a research study of Grandfathers’ experiences of support following pregnancy loss.  

    As a participant in this study, you will be asked to take part in an interview with the researcher, at your convenience, to describe your experiences of support following your son or daughter experiencing pregnancy loss.

    To be eligible, this loss must have occurred between 6 months and 5 years ago. Your participation would involve one session, lasting approximately one hour. Your identity and information will remain confidential and you will not be identified in any publication resulting from this study. 

    You may not receive any direct benefit from this study, but your participation may help discover the ways to best support grandparents in the future.

    For more information about this research study, or to participate please contact:

    Human Research Ethics Committee approval number H-2018-070.

  • Dads grieve too - fathers experience with loss of a baby

    Researchers from the University of Adelaide are conducting research to better understand men’s grief following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss. They are currently seeking men who have experienced the loss of a baby in Australia within the last 20 years at any stage of pregnancy, or within the first 28 days of life, to complete a survey on their experiences.  

    The survey should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. The results may help to inform future support services for men and bereavement care guidelines in Australia. 

    This survey has now closed. 

    For more information on this program of research, please visit the men's grief page. 

    For questions, contact:

    Human Research Ethics Committee approval number H-2018-273.

  • Engaging men in psychological therapies

    The purpose of this project being undertaken by researchers at Deakin University is to understand men’s experiences of psychological therapy.

    Previous research has demonstrated that men are less likely to engage in psychological therapy than women regardless of need. This project will help to understand what preconceptions men have of psychological therapy, and it is hoped this information can be used to support men to seek therapy if and, or,  when it is needed. 

    Men aged 18 years or older are being asked to complete an on-line survey. Men do not have to have had any prior experience with psychological therapies.

    Researchers are seeking men who have or have not engaged in any psychological therapy before.

    Complete the psychological therapies survey

    For more information, contact Trang Lu -

    This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (reference number: HEAG-H 76_2019).

  • Closed projects - thank you for your help

    Studies most recently closed

    • Masculinity & health help seeking: Leveraging concepts of masculinity to achieve improved mental health outcomes for men
    • Review of Healthy Male resources preconception health
    • Review of Healthy Male resources erectile dysfunction
    • Prostate Cancer Health and Fitness online
    • ifarmwell website evaluation
    • SMSforDADs pilot program
    • Where do men look and want to find health information?   
    • Making things more relevant: Chat to us about prostate cancer and lifestyle change support
    • Parental Cancer
    • Active surveillance, exercise and prostate cancer
    • Complementary and alternative therapies survey

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do we need a register?

    Through research, we strive to enhance the health and well-being of men and improve health services to better cater for the needs and preferences of men.To help us to this end, we need men of all ages and from all walks of life involved in research to ensure that men are adequately represented.

  • How do researchers contact you?

    Using your preferred method of contact, the Register will send out notifications of new studies seeking participants. For most projects, you will be provided with a direct link to the study information. For some projects, researchers may choose to contact you directly using the details you have provided after you have expressed interest in a particular project and have given consent for them to do so.

  • How is your personal information protected?

    Your personal information is securely encrypted and stored at The University of Adelaide. Your details will only be released to researchers on projects that you have agreed to be contacted about. The register complies with The University of Adelaide's privacy policy.

  • What type of research can I get involved with?

    Research can include a variety of activities; these range from simple surveys, to trialling new devices and lifestyle programs and new treatments for particular health conditions. Research may include studies related to fitness and nutrition, weight management, testosterone, mental health, diabetes, cancer, urinary health, health services, preventative health, reproductive and sexual health, sleep health, workplace health, heart disease, prostate health, healthy ageing and fatherhood among others.

  • How much time is involved?

    The time involved in being a member of the Register is as much as it takes to read emails that we send through to you on upcoming research that you may be interested in. Each research study differs in time commitments and is therefore dependent on your availability at your choosing.

  • What occurs in a research study the Register may advertise?

    As each research study is different, the range of activities vary. This information will be made available through the notifications you receive before you choose to participate so you can make an informed decision to be involved.

  • What are the potential risks and benefits of being a mensHealth Register member?

    By joining the Register, you can keep up to date on new research studies, be involved, and have a say across a range of men's health related matters. There is a minimum risk on breach of confidentiality of your personal information, however this is mitigated through restricted access with the use of a local secure university server.

  • Who manages the mensHealth Register?

    The mensHealth Register is managed by the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide.

  • Will it cost me anything to be a mensHealth Register member?

    No. It is completely free and voluntary to join the Register.

  • Who should I contact if I have any questions?

    You can contact us on (08) 8313 0514, or emailing us at Alternatively if you have any queries on specific research studies, you should directly contact the researcher in charge, whose contact details will be made available when email notifications are sent out.

  • Can I sign up if I am under the age of 18?

    No. Only men aged 18 years and over can sign up.

  • Do I get paid?

    No. Joining the Register is voluntary. Though some research projects, advertised through the Registry may reimburse you for your time and participation.

  • Can I change or withdraw my details?

    You can change or withdraw your details at any time by contacting us on 08 8313 0514, or emailing us at Please note, when you withdraw your participation, your details may be removed from the Register but will be stored securely for a minimum of 5 years as per university policy. You may, however, explicitly request to have your data destroyed immediately.

  • I live outside Australia, can I still sign up to the mensHealth Register?

    No. You must be currently residing in Australia.

  • Can I register if I am female?

    No. Research studies recruiting both men and women will however be listed here for your information.

  • Who has reviewed the mensHealth Register project?

    Research in Australia are reviewed and approved by an independent Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The Register has been approved by the University of Adelaide's HREC. The approval number for this Register is H-2017-047. The Register complies with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) including all updates, produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

  • Who can I contact about the Register independent of the Register?

    If you have any queries or complaints regarding the Register, or regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Committee on (08) 8313 4725, or emailing

  • How long will the Register and my information be maintained?

    The Register is an ongoing initiative, but at any time it is closed, you request to be withdrawn, or from the date you become non-contactable, your data will be stored securely for a minimum of 5 years as per university policy.