Research studies

Research studies and clinical trials are a vital way to identify breakthroughs and advancements in the treatment and prevention of cerebral palsy.

There are many opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities to get involved in research. Find out about studies and trials currently looking for volunteers – click on an item to learn more about the study and how to participate.

All research studies supported and/or advertised by CPA undergo a rigorous governance review. You can find out more about how our Research Committee ensures excellence and integrity in research here.


Researchers from Torrens University are looking to speak with yougn people with a chronic condition for a project aiming to improve the communication between young people and clinicians at a hospital emergency department, by harnessing design and technology.

PREMSTEM is an international research project aiming to develop a new stem cell therapy to treat brain damage associated with preterm birth - if you are a parent or carer of a child who may be eligible for stem cell treatment, click here to find out more.

Do you care for a child or young person with a neurodevelopmental disorder who experiences sleep issues? A team of researchers could use your help!

Do you have a child who uses a communication device? Do you speak a language other than English at home? If you answered yes to these questions, a research team would be interested to talk with you!

A team of researchers at the University of NSW are recruiting parents of children between one and 3-and-a-half years of age to take part in a study evaluating the use of an innovative online health system.

Researchers at UNSW are conducting a study about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is affecting outcomes for women with disability.

Would you like to help highlight the contribution of people living with intellectual disability? A research study is calling for participants.

Are you a parent of, or work with a child who is a picky eater? Participants are needed for research exploring interventions for children with disabilities who are picky eaters.

Are you living with cerebral palsy and you’re aged between 16 and 30 years of age? A team of researchers want to hear from you!