Thank you to all our research volunteers who give the gift of clinical research participation. We value each and every participant who not only gifts their time, but also play a vital role in improving medical knowledge and advancing healthcare for transgender and gender diverse individuals. To participate, or for more information, please email us at [email protected] or phone +613 94962486.

All Trans Medical Research clinical research studies abide by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and are approved by the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

Recruiting Research Volunteers

Are you starting hormone therapy?

If you are about to start gender transition with hormone therapy you may be able to take part in a clinical research study. We are studying the changes that occur with hormone therapy on bone, fat, muscle and cardiovascular risk. The study involves questionnaires, bloods tests, and scans (DXA/body composition and bone CT).

Visits are at Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. If you choose to take part, you will be looked after by an experienced study team who will carefully monitor your health. You can continue to take any current medications.

For more information please contact: Dr Ingrid Bretherton on 03 9496 2486 or email [email protected]

Get your friends and family participating also! See the call for cis-gender volunteers.

Calling all friends, family and allies! Find out your % body fat and how much muscle you have.

We are looking for cis-gender individuals who do NOT identify as trans to be control participants.

This will involve 5 visits over 2 years to Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. Each visit (taking approximately 1 hour) will involve a questionnaire, blood test, a bone density and body composition scan and a 3D bone density scan.

To participate email [email protected] or call 03 94962486

Community Volunteers

We are always looking for committed, similarly-minded volunteers to work towards expanding our organization and delivering projects aligned with our mission. Volunteers need to be able to dedicate a minimum of 1-2 hours per week and be willing to attend monthly meetings (in person or via teleconference). If you have journalism, photography, videography, legal, fundraising, philanthropy, or marketing skills, we would especially love to hear from you. Email [email protected]

Research Students

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, MD research project or Honours project to improve health outcomes for transgender and gender diverse individuals, please contact us at [email protected]