Physical Health, Psychological Wellbeing and Social Support in COVID-19

If you are a fertility patient living in Australia or New Zealand, you are at least 18 years old and you are interested in sharing your views about how COVID-19 has impacted your treatment, your physical and emotional wellbeing, and the support you have been able to access, then we’d like to invite you to participate in this research!

This involves completing an anonymous online survey.

  • Participants will be asked questions about their fertility treatment during COVID-19, their physical and emotional wellbeing, and access to support
  • The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete
  • Responses will be anonymous
  • The aim of this research is to better understand needs of patients embarking on or undergoing fertility treatment during the global pandemic and to inform practitioners about areas of clinical priority.

The study is a joint project being conducted by Dr Sonja Goedeke (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Auckland University of Technology), Dr Sarah Nowoweiski (NewLife IVF), Dr Melissa Oxlad (Lecturer in School of Psychology, University of Adelaide) and Dr Iolanda Rodino (Fertility Counsellor, Private Practice, Perth IVF).

If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link for more information and access to the study questionnaire:

Click here to participate

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Sonja Goedeke (
Dr Sarah Nowoweiski (
Dr Melissa Oxlad (
Dr Iolanda Rodino (

Thank you for your interest in this study!

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Adelaide, H-2020-225, and Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee, 20/289

If you have a study that has been approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee please use the Contact form above to let us know.

University of Adelaide

LGBTQI+ Experiences of Pregnancy Loss: Perceptions of Formal and Informal Support and the Impact on Mental Health

This project aims to increase understanding around the experiences of pregnancy loss for individuals who identify as LGBTQI+ including perceptions about the support (formal and informal) received and its impact on their mental health.

Participation: We are looking to speak to people who identify as LGBTQI+ and/or their partners, who are fluent in English and have experienced pregnancy loss between 6 months and 10 years ago. Pregnancy loss can include miscarriage, stillbirth, loss of pregnancy conceived through surrogacy, or any event the individual perceives is a pregnancy loss such as medically-indicated termination.

If you would like to participate contat Alice Rose,

Experiences of Secondary Infertility: Emotions, Support and Coping Strategies

This project aims to increase understanding around the experiences of secondary infertility (trying unsuccessfully to conceive for at least 12 months after having had previous successful pregnancies) including emotions experienced, support desired and received and coping strategies.

Participation: We are looking to speak to women and/or their partners, who are fluent in English and have experienced secondary infertility.

If I want would like to participate contact Georgina Draxler,