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Acquiring physical disability during adolescence

The effects of acquiring a physical disability during adolescence on young people’s transition to adulthood and on their parents
This study will be conducted via one life history interview with both the young person themselves and one of their parents.

We are looking for participants aged 18-29 who acquired a physical or sensory impairment during adolescence who agree to be interviewed with their parent(s). Interviews will be conducted individually, and will take approximately 1-2 hours.

This study is completely voluntary, and will not impact any future relations with the University of Sydney.

Ethics approval number: 2019/977.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are an English-speaking young adult (due to lack of funding for translators) and;
  • are 18-29-year-old (study focuses on transition-to-adulthood) and;
  • have a permanent/chronic physical or sensory impairment acquired during adolescence.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator:

Nikki at (Chief Investigator) or Deborah at (Student researcher).