Longitudinal Interprofessional Study

Information for participants

Welcome to the LIP Study.

Taking part in the study

You will be asked to complete a survey at the end of your penultimate year, and then again at the end of your first, second, and third years of professional practice. We have asked an independent research company (Research NZ) to help us with this research, so closer to the time they will send you a link to the next survey.

To check your contact details are up to date, please click here.


Each time you complete a survey you will automatically be entered into a prize draw.

To recognise full participation in the LIP Study, everyone who completes all five surveys will be entered in a draw for a $500 travel voucher.

In addition to the prize draws, you will be able to claim continuing professional education credits for having participated in this research.

Who is taking part?

Students and graduates from Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy are all taking part in this research.

Your participation

As a participant in the LIP Study, you are part of a very important group who will help us to understand how attitudes and skills related to collaborative care change over time. Participation in this research is voluntary, but it is important that we get as many responses as we can over the course of this study.

We have received an excellent response to the first survey. If you stay part of the LIP Study for the next five years, you will contribute to a ground-breaking study.

What will happen to the information?

The information collected will be stored securely for 10 years. Only those involved in the project will be able to access it. The results will be published in academic journals and presented at conferences. Nothing which identifies you personally will be published or presented. This study has been approved by the University of Otago Ethics Committee (D13/019).

The range of contact details you have provided are so that we can keep in touch and send you the LIP Study surveys after you graduate. These details will not be used for any other purpose. This study is not linked to any grading or assessment of you as a student or working health professional.

Who to contact?

If you have any questions please contact:

Alternatively, you can contact Katrina Magill at Research New Zealand (Katrina Magill@researchnz.com)