Health and community care professionals: Share your experience of supporting people vulnerable to loneliness

Researchers at the University of Sydney want to hear about your experiences providing care to people living with a long-term health condition who are lonely or isolated.

This study involves an interview for about 30 min about your experiences and perspectives of providing support to people living with and managing a long-term health condition and experiencing loneliness or social isolation. The study findings will provide a better understanding of social connectedness and loneliness to guide health practice and policy to improve support and care for people living with long-term health conditions.

Interviews can be conducted face to face, via telephone or online video. 


We are seeking different types of professionals including:

  • Health professionals (e.g. clinicians, allied health professionals, nurses, social workers)
  • Community support workers and consumer advocates from a range of community and healthcare settings (e.g. GP, hospital, community health services, neighborhood centres, medical centres, support groups).

How to participate

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

Dr Marika Franklin
Phone: 0437 142 893


The ethics approval number for this study is 2021/909.