Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs

Project Details

This study, titled “Patient Voices” is a meta-analysis of the anonymised content of patient email enquiries (received by Stem Cells Australia between 2012 and 2016) and will seek to better understand what those who are actively seeking information about stem cell treatments want to know. Information-based initiatives, such as EuroStemCell and Stem Cells Australia, already seek to support informed decision making by patients considering stem cell-based interventions, however, to-date our understandings of patient and caregiver motivations, priorities and decision-making processes remain fairly limited. This project will make an important empirical contribution to the field.


Dr Claire Tanner, Research Fellow


Dr Jan Barfoot, EuroStemCell, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Dr Amy Zarzeczny, School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Stem Cells Australia; EuroStemCell: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Research Group

Munsie laboratory: Ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Therapeutics & Translation, Stem Cells

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Anatomy and Physiology

MDHS Research library
Explore by researcher, school, project or topic.