Neighbour Day Participant Information Sheet

 Project Title: Evaluating the impact of Neighbour Day on the community

Investigators: Dr Michelle Lim, Ms Paula Mance, Ms Sam Robinson, Ms Katrina Long,
Ms Kit Casey, Ms Karra Harrington, Ms Elizabeth Todio

What is the research project about?
The aim of this research project is to examine the impact of Neighbour Day has on the community and the individual participants.

Who can participate?
You are invited to participate if you are aged 18 years or older, hosted or attended a Neighbour Day event in 2018, and are competent in English.

What is involved?
If you are interested in participating, a researcher will call you to ask questions about your experiences of the Neighbour Day event. This will take approximately 15 minutes on the phone.

In the months following your interview, you will also be emailed a copy of your interview transcript, and the preliminary results for further comment and validation via return email.

What are the benefits from participating?
There are no direct benefits for participating in this study. However, your participation in the study will help contribute to further refinements of the Neighbour Day event.

Will your participation be anonymous?
Your call will be audio recorded and transcribed for research purposes only. However, we will not ask for any personal identifiable information during the interview, so any comments you provide will not be identifiable after the interview is complete. Audio recordings may be transmitted over the internet to a private transcription service. If this occurs, no identifying information will be attached to the file, and the file will be deleted by the service once the transcript is returned to the researchers.

Your email responses to your interview transcript and preliminary results will be identifiable to the researchers listed on this ethics application. All data will be de-identified before analysis.

Research findings may be published in scientific journals, reports, and/or presented at conferences. Representative quotes from participants may be published, however, this will not be attached to any identifiable information.

Do you have to participate?
Participation is voluntary. You may withdraw your participation at any given time during the interview. However, due to the nature of the data collection procedures, if you do withdraw, we will not be able to remove any of the data collected from you before that time.

What are the risks from participating?
It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects from participation in the study. If, however, you are concerned at any time during the interview or afterwards, you can raise any concerns to one of the researchers on this project. The researchers will then help you in obtaining any additional support you may require, with your permission. Contact information for the researchers are available below.

If you are experiencing a crisis and cannot contact your health practitioner or need help urgently, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Project and researcher interests
This project is a collaboration between Relationships Australia National and Swinburne University of Technology. Data will be analysed by Swinburne University of Technology, with group-level results provided to Relationships Australia National at the end of the project.

Further information about the project – who to contact
If you would like further information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr Michelle Lim
Senior Lecturer & Registered Clinical Psychologist
Centre for Mental Health and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5109
Email: mlim@swin.edu.au

Ms Karra Harrington
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kharrington@swin.edu.au

Ms Paula Mance
National Policy Manager
Relationships Australia National
Phone: +61 2 6162 9300Email: pmance@relationships.org.au

Ms Sam Robinson
National Neighbour Day Campaign Manager
Relationships Australia National
Phone: +61 2 6162 9300Email: srobinson@relationships.org.au

Ms Katrina Long
Senior Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-5889
Email: klong@swin.edu.au

Ms Kit Casey
Senior Research Assistant
Centre for Mental Health, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: kcasey@swin.edu.au

Ms Elizabeth Todio
Research Assistant
Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 61-3-9214-4868
Email: ltodio@swin.edu.au 

This project has been approved by or on behalf of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact:

Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68),

Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122 Australia.

Tel (03) 9214 3845 or +61 3 9214 3845 or resethics@swin.edu.au

 

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