Participate in this research

The study recruitment is now complete, but if you’re interested in how we recruited, the criteria is below.  We are considering how to extend this work in the future but will complete the dissemination of this one first!! Please feel free to contact me at if you have any suggestions about how this might occur.


Are you or have you been a registered medical practitioner?

Have you experienced an unwanted sexual encounter with another doctor?

Were you a qualified doctor at the time?

Would you be willing to talk about this experience with a researcher interested in reducing sexual harassment and abuse in the medical workplace?

Are you currently in NSW, ACT or Victoria?

If so, we would welcome your involvement in our qualitative study on sexual abuse of doctors, by doctors. The first step is a short phone interview with Louise Stone, so we can both decide whether we should take the interview process further.

To register interest in becoming a participant, please email Louise at We apologise if you are from other States of Australia and would like to participate. At this stage, we are finding the cost of travel prohibitive, but you are welcome to register interest in case funding for travel becomes available.

You may wish to read more about the study on this site. We would like you to also read the participant information form found here. Of course, we have obtained ethics approval for this study from ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee. 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.