Current Involvement Opportunities

people-circleBelow is a listing of all current involvement opportunities in the Thames Valley (see Our Region).

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Help us develop an app to guide patient choice in antipsychotic medicines

Researchers at the University of Oxford are developing a smartphone app to support patient choice about antipsychotic medications and side effects. The app will ask patients to choose the side effects they would not want to experience, and in response will show preferred antipsychotics, as well as … [Read more...]

Do you feel low in mood despite antidepressants? Research study on emotional processing

We are looking for people who are experiencing persistent low mood despite taking antidepressants, to take part in a study investigating how a new medication affects emotional decision making. The study involves psychological tasks and taking medication for 7 days. You will be asked questions … [Read more...]

Do you have heart failure? Oxford University needs volunteers for trial of medication – £200 reimbursement

We are looking for patients with heart failure who would be interested to help us with research into a potential new drug for heart failure. The trial aims to provide a scientific explanation of how the medication improves HF related outcomes. We think it might help the heart by enhancing its … [Read more...]

Do you feel low in mood? Research study on emotional processing

We are looking for people who are experiencing persistent low mood and not taking antidepressants or undergoing psychological therapy, to take part in a study investigating how a new medication affects emotional decision making. The study involves psychological tasks, one brain scan using … [Read more...]

Healthy volunteers needed for a study involving a single dose of lamotrigine on brain function

Healthy volunteers aged 18-40 are needed for a project studying the effects of a single dose of oral lamotrigine, a commonly prescribed medication for epilepsy and bipolar depression, on brain activity using brain imaging technology. The study would involve 2 visits lasting approximately 1 and 5 … [Read more...]

Recruiting now for clinical trial to evaluate a new Hepatitis B Vaccine (CONSTANT Study)

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate a new Hepatitis B vaccine. The study is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of Oxford. What is this study about? Hepatitis B is a serious infection of the liver caused by a virus (HBV) that is spread through … [Read more...]

Would you be interested in participating in a whooping cough protection study?

Study exploring whooping cough protection in children and adults (BERT Study) The Oxford Vaccine Group is conducting a research study to learn more about vaccines that can prevent pertussis infection. Pertussis infection, also known as whooping cough, affects the lungs and airways and can cause … [Read more...]

The effect of losartan on depression-related processing in healthy volunteers

We are looking for participants to take part in a study looking at the effects of Losartan, a drug used to treat hypertension, on depression and emotion related processing. To do so, we want to compare the effects of a single dose of Losartan to that of a placebo on computer tasks that measure … [Read more...]

Feeling anxious? Participants wanted for brain study.

Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford are seeking healthy male and female volunteers aged: 18 – 50, who may be feeling anxious, for a study testing the effect of a nutritional supplement on brain function. The study aims to test if a … [Read more...]

Patient discussion group, involving people with osteoarthritis of base of thumb and experience in wearing hand splints

We are looking for patients with osteoarthritis of the base of thumb, who have had experience using hand splints. There will be a discussion group session on Wednesday 11th April at 2pm. Please contact Shauna Masters (contact details below) if you would like to attend. … [Read more...]

People needed to review study documents relating to MRI scan in biliary diseases

We are trying to determine if non-invasive MRI techniques can be used for the assessment and monitoring of patients with biliary diseases including primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), immunoglobulin-4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) and suspected malignant biliary strictures. This 3-year … [Read more...]

People with Alzheimer’s Disease needed for feedback on the design of a mobile task measuring day-to-day variation in thinking

Our understanding of how thinking changes in individuals with Alzheimer's disease is currently limited to the short, pen-and-paper tasks routinely administered by clinicians. We have developed a collection of tasks available to play on Smartphones, designed to measure different aspects of thinking … [Read more...]

Research study recruiting – The Role of Nicotinamide in Mitochondrial Biogenesis

We are recruiting patients with the following profile: 18-70 years, male or female Mitochondrial disease caused by a single mitochondrial DNA mutation, as well as a diagnosis of Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (PEO) and exercise intolerance or Mitochondrial disease caused by the … [Read more...]

Would you like to cut down your smoking, but not quit?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study investigating whether simple support from a health trainer can help people who do not want to quit in the next four weeks, to reduce how much they smoke. The health trainer support includes helping you to do more physical activity or exercise, if … [Read more...]

Supporting people with pressure injury living at home

The project team working on improving care for people with pressure injury (pressure ulcer, bedsore) living at home is seeking people with pressure injury and their carers to become part of a stakeholder group. We are applying for funding to develop and deliver a care bundle for people with … [Read more...]

TICSI Clinical Trial – are you a healthy male aged between 18 and 60?

We are running a clinical study to trial a new medication to block the unwanted side effects of steroid medication. If you are a healthy man aged between 18-60 and interested in taking part, please contact Dr Nantia Othonos (please see below). … [Read more...]

How women with and without eating disorders perceive bodies

I’m looking for female participants aged 16 – 45 years old, who have a current diagnosis of an eating disorder to take part in a study of how women perceive bodies. The study involves one session, 1.5-2 hours long, at the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital site in Headington. You … [Read more...]

Healthy non-smoking men (18-40) needed for an MRI study to assess how stress influences the brain

We are looking for non-smoking men, aged between 18 and 40 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. With this study we like to assess how a gene and a drug interact to affect mental performance and brain activity. More information … [Read more...]

Can you help us shape the future for the Cancer Care Pathway?

We are looking for 2-3 participants who have first-hand experience of receiving treatment and care for cancer to be able to share this with researchers in a cancer care focused workshop. We will be asking you to contribute to small group discussions, sharing your experiences of your care, … [Read more...]

Volunteers, including healthy women, wanted for study into eating concerns and compulsivity

We are looking for women aged between 18 and 45 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. There are three groups we want to recruit: healthy people who have recovered from anorexia nervosa for at least a year; those who think a lot … [Read more...]