Please note that the Bugs and Brains Study has finalized recruitment for the full study involving the interview assessment and collection of biological specimens.
Recruitment for the online questionnaire-only component of the study is still ongoing.
Please contact us here if you would like further information about participating or have any questions
The questionnaire-only component of the Bugs and Brains Study involves the completion of two online questionnaires. The first questionnaire asks about a variety of factors related to demographic, lifestyle, early life, and gut, mental and physical health. The second questionnaire is a detailed food frequency questionnaire which asks about your usual dietary preferences.
For further details about what participation in the Bugs and Brains study involves, please read through the Plain Language Statement (PDF 98.4 KB).
Contact the Bugs and Brains Study by clicking here.
If you have concerns about your physical or mental health, please contact your GP, or call Lifeline on 13 11 14. General health information can be found at www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au. General mental health information can be found at www.beyondblue.org.au. In case of emergency, please call 000 immediately.
Funding for this study was received through the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.