Participate in Research

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If you'd like to take part in research at the UNSW School of Aviation, there are wide range of studies looking for participants. Participants may be reimbursed for their time. Below is a list of studies currently seeking participants. Click on each to find out more about them and for details about how to sign up.

What is the research about?
The research aims to investigate healthcare avoidance behaviour and the reporting of healthcare information by pilots.

Who is conducting this research?
The research is being carried out by Professor Brett Molesworth, UNSW School of Aviation.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria
All pilots who hold an Australian pilot licence are invited to take part.

What personal data is collected?
No personal data is collected, and all responses are anonymous.

How long with the research take?
The research involves completing a short survey, containing 11 questions. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete all questions. 

Research Team Contact
Name: Professor Brett Molesworth
Position: Researcher
Telephone: +612 9385 6757

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Runway incursions (RI) continue to present as a safety risk in aviation.

To prevent these, researchers at UNSW aim to study the situations and circumstances in which they occur, as well as situations where they do not. Therefore, we would like to hear from pilots and ATC to discuss their experiences. You do not need to have been involved in a RI to participate as these experiences provide us valuable information about prevention.

Participation includes an online 30-minute interview to understand RI and you will be compesated with a $25 Coles Group & Myer gift voucher.


  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are a pilot or licensed Air Traffic Controller (ATC)

Researcher: Yan Yan

Supervisors: Dr Soufiane Boufous and Dr Brett Molesworth

For further information, please email at:



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What is the research about?
The research aims to explore expectations towards responsibility and punishment against individuals involved in an incident or accident that has caused injury to other persons. The study is a part of research being conducted to improve safety in airlines and air transport.

Who is conducting this research?
The study is being carried out by Dr Kevin McMurtrie and Professor Brett Molesworth, UNSW School of Aviation.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria
The study is looking for people who are an Australian citizen, and living and studying in Australia. You must be aged 18 years or older to participate.

Do I have to take part in this research, what does participation require, are there any risks involved?
Participation in the study is voluntary, you will be asked to read all information carefully and complete an online questionnaire. This will involve:

  • Answering 24 short multiple-choice questions.
  • Reading four short scenarios and answering follow up questions related to each scenario (31 in total).
  • Answering five demographic questions

The total time to complete the questionnaire is 20-30 minutes. At the end of the questionnaire you can choose to enter a draw for a Qantas gift voucher to the value of $500.00. To preserve your anonymity, the prize draw registration is separate from the questionnaire.

Research Team Contact
Name: Kevin McMurtrie
Position: Researcher
Telephone: +612 9385 5767

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