Are you a parent of a child with ADHD?


Are you a parent of a child with ADHD?

Hello, my name is Louise Brown and I’m a Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing & Midwifery) student at Curtin University in Perth. I am conducting a research project to inform the development of an ADHD parenting program that aims to empower parents to foster the development of their children into independent, healthy, functioning adults with ADHD.

I am looking to interview parents who have:

  • no previous relationship with me
  • a child with ADHD between the ages of 7-11 years who meets the following criteria:
    • o is currently taking stimulant medication
    • has or does not have coexisting anxiety, depression, a learning disorder or oppositional and defiant behaviour
    • does not have a coexisting condition such as conduct disorder, autism and bipolar disorder.

This criteria is important in order to protect the integrity of the data.

Participation is this research project is completely voluntary. As a participant you will have the right to refuse to answer any interview questions and can withdraw from the study at any time.

If you decide to take part in this research project, your interview will last for approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour and be recorded. The lived-experience information and feedback you provide will be stored securely in order to maintain your privacy and confidentiality.

The data collected during this research project will be used to refine and finalise the parenting program prior to wider implementation and evaluation, in the hope of improving the effectiveness of the proposed ADHD parenting program and the outcomes of children with ADHD. The findings from this research will also be used in my dissertation and may be presented at research conferences and published in a peer-reviewed publications.

If you are interested in participating in this research project or have any questions about the research project, I would love to hear from you!

Please send me an email at

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2021-0090-05). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email

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