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Radio for wellbeing research

We’re proud to be funding research by The University of Melbourne exploring how music programming on radio impacts the lives of older listeners across Australia.

Music is proven to positively influence moods and behaviours* and benefit psychological well-being**.  This research project will explore how the daily lives of individuals can be enhanced through music played on radio.  Ultimately, this research will explore how radio listening habits relate to older listeners’ sense of well-being.

Researcher Dr Amanda Krause is seeking members of the community to get involved. 


Getting involved - participants

  • People aged 65 years and over, living in Australia are invited to participate in an online survey about lifestyle and community radio engagement.
  • Participants completing the 20-minute survey by 15 August, 2018 will have a chance to win one of four $50 Coles Group & Myer gift cards (see terms and conditions).
  • For more information, please refer to these FAQs or email researcher Dr Amanda Krause.

Complete the online survey today.

Printed copies are available via request – please phone 03 9035-6134.

Community Broadcasters

Download the pre-recorded CSA asking listeners to participate.

This research is supported by the Community Broadcast Foundation and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at The University of Melbourne.


* Coffman, D. D. (2002). Music and quality of life in older adults. Psychomusicology,18(1-2), 76-88.
** Chang, Y.-S, Chu, H. Yang, C.-Y., Tsai, J.-C., Chung, M.-H., Liao, Y.-M, … Chou, K.-R (2015). The efficacy of music therapy for people with dementia: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Clinic Nursing, 24, 3425-3440. Doi:10.1111/jocn.12976.