MaTCH- Mastery of Triggers to Conquer Headaches is a Monash University research project currently seeking adult participants for research on the behavioural management of triggers related to recurrent headache. MaTCH is a clinical research trial funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council and headed by Professor Paul Martin. The aims of the research are to evaluate the standard advice to headache sufferers to avoid all factors that could trigger headaches, and a variation of this advice that involves advising avoidance of some trigger factors but learning to cope with other trigger factors.

Official Title

MaTCH – Mastery of Triggers to Conquer Headaches Research Project


Study Type

Study Design

Further Details

Participants will be provided with a small gratuity to acknowledge their contribution.

All assessment and treatment sessions are conducted by Registered Psychologists at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria.

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Study Start

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Aged 18 years or more.
  • Minimum of 6 headache days per month for the past 12 months.
  • Pattern of headache symptoms stable over last 6 months.
  • Stable medication use for 1 month.

Total Enrolment

Contact Details

If you would like to know more please contact the MaTCH staff Ph: (03) 9594 1457 or email

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