Below are all of the SHAW lab’s active research programs, if you would like to participate in any of these research studies please follow the appropriate link.

Young Australians’ Social Internet Use (YAS): Loneliness is increasingly acknowledged to be a growing public health problem that can negatively affect one’s social, mental and physical health. The aim of the current project is about understanding loneliness, social internet use, health behaviors, and well-being in young adults aged 18 to 25. There is limited research in this field on loneliness in young Australians. As such, there is increased importance in being able to track the developmental trajectory of this phenomenon.

If you are aged 18-25 years and live in Australia, you are eligible to participate in the study. Complete the study at: 

Uprise: Young adulthood is a time of transition, characterised by changing social relationships, increased autonomy and responsibility, financial pressures, new experiences, and often geographical re-location for work or study. It is therefore unsurprising that many young people experience significant stress and distress during this time of life. To address this problem, universities are looking for engaging and effective tools to support student wellbeing. One possible solution is self-guided, digital programs. This study aims to test the efficacy of  a four week computerised cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness online program and app, Uprise, in Australian tertiary students. Uprise has previously shown promising results in addressing workplace stress, but has not been tested in a student population.

If you are aged 17-26 years and enrolled in tertiary education in Australia, you may be eligible to participate in the study. Participants will be invited to complete 3-4 assessments, and 4 weeks of app usage. Participants will be reimbursed $20/hour for completing the assessment. Register you interest at: