Study of Alertness and Driving

Alertness and Driving (HC180314)

Researchers at UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about the effects of alertness on long distance driving.
Would the research study be a good fit for me?
The study might be a good fit for you if:
  • You are aged from 18 to 65
  • Have a driver's licence (not a learner's permit)
  • Usually sleep at night and are awake during the day (e.g., not a night-shift worker)
  • Do not have a diagnosed sleep condition (e.g., Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
  • You can get 8 hours in bed on the night before each session to ensure you are well-rested
What would happen if I took part in the research study?
If you decide to take part you would:
  • Come to our laboratory at UNSW Kensington campus on 4 weekdays for a total of 6 hours
  • Day 1 (45 minutes): Fill in background and sleep related questionnaires, complete a 20-minute practice drive in a desk-based driving simulator
  • Days 2, 3 & 4 (1.75 hours each): Complete a 1.5-hour drive of the simulator, complete a questionnaire related to your experience
Will I be paid to take part in the research study?
You will receive a total of $150 worth of Coles/Myer vouchers as a reimbursement for completing participation in the research study.
Who do I contact if I want more information or want to take part in the study?
For more information, please email Mr Rainer Zeller:
If you would like to view the information and consent form, please click here.
If you would like to sign up, please click here to take the screening questionnaire and to book a time for participation.