Participate in this research

We are planning to extend our initial study in 2019. There are three ways you can get involved.

If you are a qualitative researcher and would like to join the research team, please email Louise Stone. We are looking for people who can help with research design, literature reviews, interviews, analysis and writing, so there is plenty of opportunity for you to be as involved as you wish.

I would like to tell my storyIf you have experienced bullying, harassment or abuse as a medical student, junior doctor, registrar or fellow, we would love to hear your story. We will not be interviewing until 2019, but if you would like to express interest in the study, please email Louise at

I want to support this researchIf you want to support this research you can do so here. The pilot study was run with volunteer labour and crowd-funding, and a small grant from the Gender Institute at ANU. If we are to extend this study, we need to think of ways to support it. We would welcome your ideas. If you have ideas on how we could fund this research, please contact Louise at Alternatively, if you would like to make a small donation towards this work, you can do so here.

If you would like to read about the initial study to get an idea of our approach, look at the poster from a recent conference. The academic papers on the research are still awaiting publication. Information about the research team can be found here.

We recognise that thinking about abuse may be very distressing for you. If you have experienced such harassment and abuse, these media reports may trigger memories that are difficult to manage. The Doctors Health Advisory Service is an excellent point of contact which can provide appropriate referrals to services in your area who can help you manage these traumatic memories.

They can be contacted at:DHAS

Alternatively, you may wish to consult your own GP, psychologist or psychiatrist.