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Research Opportunities

We want to make it as simple as possible for our patients, services users and carers to get involved in research. Research helps to provide a better understanding of conditions and you can participate in research in lots of different ways.

For more information on where we receive the opportunities from please click here.

All current research opportunities are listed below.

Kings College London - Understanding Psychological Distress in Food Intolerance

This study is being conducted to explore if there are any factors that might be related to food intolerance and whether these factors may also influence people’s well-being. They are interested in looking at feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and how people cope.

You can conduct this study from your own home or anywhere with internet.

Requirements: Over 18 years old, have had a negative reaction to food (intolerance or allergy).

What does the study involve?

This is a survey-study and each survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked to complete 4 surveys (initial survey, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months).

Participants who complete all four surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.

Closing date: 21 August 2019

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Cancer Research UK - Lay reviewer - Review research proposals to help with funding decisions

Cancer Research are looking for people to review and comment on new research proposals. Your comments will help the Committee to make more informed funding decisions which reflect the needs and wants of people affected by cancer and the public.

What does the study involve?

Reviewing research proposals, lay summaries and plans for patient and public involvement by email and online.

Payment and Expenses: Optional payment of up to £200 per round

Time commitment: There will be 2 rounds of applications, one in summer 2019 (August) and one in the winter 2020 (March).

Specific criteria: Cancer Research UK are looking for 4 or 5 lay reviewers who are interested in research and either have:

  • Experience of cancer, personally or through a loved one
  • A high risk of developing cancer
  • Have no experience of cancer and are members of the public

Closing date: 5 July 2019

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Imperial College London - Share your experience living with and managing Bronchiectasis

This study is to find out more about how patients self manage Bronchiectasis.

What does the study involve?

If you decide to participate, you will be offered an opportunity to provide individual informed consent to participate in three standardised questionnaires about the knowledge, skills, and behaviours of respiratory patients who self-manage successfully. These will be sent by email (on three separate occasions) and each questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Requirements: You must be a patient with Bronchiectasis who self-manages the condition.

Closing date: 12 July 2019

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University of York - Mid-Low Spine Fracture Patient Advisory Group

This is a study for people who have experienced a mid to low spine fracture and have received treatment in an NHS setting.   

What does the study involve?

Attending a three hour session in Leeds on Wednesday 26 June 2019. The session will involve reviewing the results of a research study and helping to write up the research for publication.

Payment and Expenses: Travel expenses will be paid, and a reimbursement for your time will be offered.

Requirements: You must have experienced a mid to low spine fracture and received treatment in an NHS setting.

You do not need any previous Patient and Public Involvement experience, just a willingness to attend a meeting in Leeds on the afternoon of 26 June 2019.

Event date: Wednesday 26 June 2019

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