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CQUni research student 'craves' volunteers who cannot say no to food

Published:12 July 2018

CQUni research student Kirrilee Stirrat is on the lookout for 50 local volunteers who experience food cravings.

Do you experience food cravings? If so, CQUni research student Kirrilee Stirrat wants to hear from you.

Kirrilee is investigating the association between simple self-administered techniques and food cravings, as part of her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) studies.

In order to complete the testing phase of her research, Kirrilee said she required 50 willing volunteers who had experienced food cravings.

“Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older, live in the Townsville region and be able to participate in a face-to-face testing session at the local CQUniversity campus,” she said.

“Participation is uncomplicated and involves volunteers visualising their favourite foods while performing tasks generally of a visual nature. Other tasks require simple hand and foot movements.

“Testing sessions are offered during office hours, after hours and on weekends, so there is a time to suit everyone.

“Volunteers will go in the draw to win a $100 Myer gift card.”

Kirrilee said her research topic was an extension of the work published by her research supervisor back in 2006.

"My research will extend on his findings, in terms of discovering simple techniques which can be used by people who experience food cravings," she said.

“I find this topic to be really fascinating, especially now that I am deep in the testing phase because I also experience food cravings."

If you’re interested in volunteering, email kirrilee.stirrat@cqumail.com before Tuesday, 31 July.