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The Psychological Impact of Parenting a Child with a Food Allergy - Survey 13 June 2023

Recruitment Statement

The aim of this research is to understand the psychological impact of caring for a child with a food allergy. We also invite you to tell us what  supports you need to help cope with any impact your child’s food allergy has on you.

This study is being conducted as part of the Honours Program in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences, at the Australian College of Applied Professions.

Your participation will be anonymous and confidential.

You can complete the survey if you:

  • Are over 18
  • Are the parent or primary caregiver of a child (18 or under) with a diagnosed food allergy
  • Reside in Australia
  • Are able to, by your own assessment, understand and complete a survey written in English.
  • Do not have a personal relationship with any of the researchers listed below.

The online survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

Go to to find out more and complete the survey.

With thanks,

Dr. Larissa Clarkson (Chief Investigator)

Ms. Sonal Joshi (Student Researcher)

This research has been approved by the ACAP Human Research Ethics Committee

(Approval Number: 825240523)

For concerns about ethical aspects of this research, please contact the ACAP HREC: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Content created 13 June 2023


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