The use of online communities by health professionals

Are you a health professional? Do you engage in online communities with other health professionals?

Researchers at The University of Sydney are interested in understanding the way health professionals use online communities to engage with other health professionals. If you participate in online communities (including professional networking and social media platforms) we’d be interested to hear about your experiences through a short survey (approx. 15 mins) and an optional interview. For more information, please see:


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

  • be aged 18 years or older
  • be of any ethnicity or social background, but must speak and understand English language
  • have completed a professional health qualification
  • use at least one online platform for communication, social networking, professional development etc.

Participants may be located in any country internationally.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research:

The survey can be completed at

At the end of the survey participants may indicate their interest in participating in an interview. 

Details of the study may be sought from Dr Rowena Forsyth