Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Dementia Awareness Open Day, Sat 17 March 2018, 10-1

This event will be held during Brain Awareness Week at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Sat 17 March 10AM - 1PM This event is aimed at any members of the public with an interest in Dementia. We will have talks on current Dementia research in the region as well as a number of information … [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 Mitochondria are important parts of 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...]

Member of the public with professional experience of research in school aged children required for research ethics review committee

Oxford Brookes University Research Ethics Committee is seeking an external member from the public with professional experience of research in school aged children to join our research ethics review committee. The Committee comprises a diverse membership made up of academics and researchers from … [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...]

Do you have cardiovascular disease with comorbidities?

Our communications team is looking for patients with cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities (such as hypertension, depression, arthritis, asthma or anxiety) who would be prepared to talk about their conditions to the media. This is to give a patient voice to illustrate a research study … [Read more...]

Do you have aortic stenosis?

Do you have aortic stenosis and have you had a TAVI (Transcatheter aortic value implantation)? Have you experience of the 6-minute walk test? We would be grateful if you could contact us to discuss our proposed study and to arrange a telephone call or skype to discuss in more detail. Travel … [Read more...]

Seeking patients to help shape research on diet and nutrition after cancer diagnosis

We are a research group at Oxford Brookes University and we are conducting a project about diet and nutrition after cancer diagnosis in the pelvis (prostate, gynaecology, bladder or bowel). As part of it, we aim to assess the quality of existing leaflets that provide information about diet and … [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...]

Do you feel sad? A research study investigating the effect of depression on learning

We are looking for people with symptoms of depression to take part in a study investigating how low mood and depression are linked to how we learn from the events we experience. The study involves completing simple computer based tasks and questionnaires. During the study samples of saliva (spit) … [Read more...]

Volunteer Ambassadors wanted for The Waiting Room Project

We aim to inform people in clinical waiting rooms about medical research, specifically biobanking. Using iPads we’ll provide people with information about biobanking policies and survey them in order to increase awareness and the potential for future participation. We need Ambassadors to help … [Read more...]

Feedback from patients and carers sought for online patient advisory panel

We are launching an Online Patient Advisory Panel here in the Oxford Kidney and Transplant Team. We would like feedback from our patients and their carers on what they think about our information leaflets and the research that we are planning. We have an online form that we would like our … [Read more...]

Patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency needed for focus group.

We require patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency for focus work group of the ACL SNNAP (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Necessity in Non-Acute Patients) trial. This trial is comparing two management strategies for ACL deficient patients, surgery (ACL … [Read more...]

Healthy female volunteers needed for research study into liver scanning

Development of novel MRI scans for liver assessment – part of the NICOLA (Non-Invasive Comprehensive Liver Assessment) study We are developing painless liver MRI scans to be used instead of liver biopsy in the future to assess liver disease. We need healthy females aged 16-40 years old to … [Read more...]

Do you have Myasthenia Gravis or Auto Immune Encephalopathy, or have you got experience caring for a relative with either of these conditions?

We are looking for one or two people to work with us to develop information for patients who will take part in a small research study to find out the effects of plasma exchange in the immune system, in addition to improving your symptoms. An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, … [Read more...]

Participants in good health wanted for typhoid vaccine study

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate typhoid fever and how the typhoid bacteria causes disease. The study, investigating typhoid fever pathogenesis (TYGER) - is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of Oxford. If you are 18 to 60 yrs old, in good … [Read more...]