Project ID: 2022_005_WIN_01

People from lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBT+) communities may experience unique unmet needs during a cancer diagnosis. This project aims to better understand the experiences of people living with cancer and carers within these communities so that more specific support can be provided in future digital health technology programs.

The researcher: Dr Natalie Heynsbergh

Dr Heynsbergh completed her Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) in 2012 and PhD in 2019. Her PhD investigated the feasibility, usability and acceptability of a smartphone app for informal carers providing support to someone with colorectal cancer. Dr Heynsbergh is currently working at Deakin University as the project manager on a randomized clinical trial of an online mindfulness program for people with cancer.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this project if you identify with the LGBT+ communities and you have either had a diagnosis of cancer OR you are a carer/support person for someone who has had a cancer diagnosis.

What does this project involve?

If you agree to participate in this project you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by Deakin University. As it is an online study, it can be done at a time and place convenient for you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.