Interview Recruitment


What’s Involved

If you participate in this study, you will be asked to attend an interview with one of the researchers, where we will ask you about your experiences with compulsory income management.

Your interview will take around 45 minutes, and can take place in person or over the phone, at a time that suits you. During your interview, you can decline to answer any question that you do not wish to answer, and can stop the interview at any time.

With your consent, your interview will be audio recorded so that we can accurately capture your thoughts. If you do not want your interview to be recorded, the researcher will use a notebook to take detailed notes instead. Personal information that is not relevant to the project will not be collected, and only members of the research team will have access to your interview and personal details.

Your interview – as well as those of the other study participants – will help the researchers to better understand compulsory income management in Australia. Your experiences and insights will inform research reports, academic publications and/or media pieces. On your consent form, you will be asked whether you are happy to be identified in the study findings, or whether you would prefer your identity to remain anonymous. You will not be personally identified in the study findings unless you explicitly consent to this. After the completion of the study, all interviews and personal information will be archived in de-identified form in accordance with the University of Queensland’s data management policy.

A copy of the Participant Information Statement and Consent Form - which provides more detailed information about the study and about how we will respect your ethical rights - can be downloaded below.

Current Recruitment

We are currently recruiting interviewees at the following locations:

  • Greater Shepparton Area - Victoria, Australia

  • Playford and Ceduna - South Australia, Australia

  • Logan, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg - Queensland, Australia

If you live in one of these areas and have experience with compulsory income management, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us for more information or to express your interest in being part of the study. Interviewees must be 18-years-old or older.

Dr Shelley Bielefeld invites prospective interviewees to participate in the study.