Driving under influence of drugs and medications study (DUIDM)

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is conducting a simulated driving study aimed at determining the health impacts and driving impairments of people who drive under the influence of illicit drugs or prescription medication.  This study will also explore the beliefs and attitudes of these drivers.

If you drive a car regularly either under the influence of drugs or medication or under normal condition (no illicit drugs or medication) you might be eligible to take part in this study.

People who drive under the influence of illicit drugs or prescription medication could also be eligible to participate in a focus group.

To participate in any of the studies you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Sleep more than 7 hours regularly
  • Healthy with no clinically diagnosed sleep disorders and mental health
  • Have access to and drive a vehicle regularly (3+ days per week)
  • Hold a valid driver’s license (provisional or open)
  • Satisfy additional criteria specific to each study
  • To check eligibility, click on the relevant study or focus group below
Is there financial compensation?
Yes - the research team is offering financial compensation. (For more information click on the relevant study below)

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us on 0447 821 253 or +61 7 3365 1352 or email.

Please note that this study has received the UQ HREC approval #2020000434



Preferred study contact:
Dr Shamsi Shekari Soleimanloo​
Research Fellow

+61 7 3365 1352
0447 821 253