Mental Capacity Assessments: help improve our research on this important topic

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Would you like to use your lived experience to help with research to deliver better, evidence-based mental capacity decisions?

We want to identify the potential benefits of developing a tool that supports practitioners use a more consistent and evidence based approach to carrying out assessments.

We are looking for 8 people with experience of mental capacity assessment to be part of a research discussion group, and help us make sure our project is informed by the experiences of service users.

This will include:

• Reading background information (about 60 minutes)
• Attending one group meeting, lasting 90 minutes, in Oxford
• Talking about your experiences of mental capacity assessments
• Sharing your views on the design of the research

The research project is being led by:

Nele Demeyere, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

You can find out more about Nele and her work here.

More information can be found on our Oxford Health website:

A meeting date is not set yet, but is likely to take place in mid-May. If you would like to be involved in this important project, please email to express your interest by 23 April.


We offer reimbursement of travel expenses and payment of £50 to cover time spent preparing and attending the meeting

Date required

Expressions of interest needed by 23rd April 2018


NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre &
Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility