CVMM Research Study


You have responded to a poster, email or online short recruitment notice for the study: “Feasibility and efficacy of a UNSW Lifestyle Clinic virtual exercise physiologist intervention for improving physical activity and reducing high blood pressure: A pilot randomised controlled trial."

Would the research project be a good fit for me?

The study might be a good fit for you if you have high blood pressure and would you like to improve your physical fitness.

Participants need to live in NSW to be eligible to join the study.

Will I be paid to take part in the research project?

If you complete the study and return the blood pressure monitor to us, you receive a $100 shopping cards voucher. Participants who take part in an online focus group interview to share their experience of the study will receive an additional $50 shopping gift voucher.

If you decide to take part in the research, you would:

  • Measure your body composition and complete baseline assessments online

  • Wear a watch-like device to measure your blood pressure for 7 days at the start of the study, and 7 days at the end of the study

  • Some participants (selected at random) will take part in a free personalised fitness program with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist for 3 months (online program)

  • Some participants (selected at random) will continue their usual care for 3 months and contribute important data to our study

  • Measure your body composition again, complete the final assessments online and send the monitor back to us

  • Receive a $100 shopping gift voucher as thanks for participating

  • Invited participants can participate in an online focus group interview to share their experience of the study and receive an additional $50 shopping gift voucher.

To join and check if you are eligible for the study, please click below to complete the online screening questionnaire.


Please contact the Project Team at


Tel: +61 (2) 9348 0786

Watch Instructional video for setup of Blood Pressure monitor and accessories.

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Professor Xiaoqi Feng

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Professor Alta Schutte

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Professor Bruce Neal

Role: Co-Investigator

Dr Ria Arnold

Role: Co-Investigator

Dr Jennifer Yu

Role: Co-Investigator

Dr Sonali Gnanenthiran

Role: Co-Investigator

Ms Kelly McLeod

Role: Co-Investigator

Dr Alexandra Jones

Role: Co-Investigator

Tamara Raso

Role: Project Officer, Public Enquiries

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ACTRN: ACTRN12622000134729