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 no illicit drugs or medication, you might be eligible to join 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:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65 years
  • Sleep more than 7 hours regularly
  • Hold a valid driver’s license (provisional or open)
  • Satisfy additional criteria specific to each study – click on the relevant study 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 at ecr.duid@uq.edu.au

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