Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Seeking patients age 65+ with atrial fibrillation and BMI over 27, plus their relatives and care-givers, for a focus group

We are a group of researchers specialized in cardiovascular medicine, and in particular in atrial fibrillation (nhs.uk/conditions/atrial-fibrillation) which is a heart condition associated with increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and mortality. We are planning a new clinical trial in elderly … [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...]

Input needed on the design of smartphone ‘apps’ targeting memory and thinking

The development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease may depend on our ability to detect individuals in the very earliest stages of the disease. Smartphones provide a unique opportunity for advancing early detection, allowing frequent assessment without the burden of visiting a clinician. … [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...]

Seeking patients over 60 who have broken a lower limb or pelvis

Broken Bones in Older People Survey Musculoskeletal Injury: Fragility fracture of the lower limb and pelvis We need patients who are over 60 years of age and who have suffered a broken bone anywhere from the pelvis to the foot (lower limb) to complete an online prioritisation survey. We are also … [Read more...]

External members wanted for Oxford Brookes University Research Ethics Committee

Oxford Brookes University Research Ethics Committee is seeking up to two external members from within the Oxfordshire area. The Committee maintains a diverse membership made up of academics and researchers, lay people and individuals with relevant expertise so a wide variety of research may be … [Read more...]

Help set research priorities in Adult Social Work in England

If you have been in contact with social workers in England, this survey asks you to add your comments and questions about your experience, to help decide what future research around Adult Social Work needs to happen. We are asking social workers themselves to contribute to the survey too. Please … [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...]

Clinical research study for depression

Diagnosed with depression? Medications haven’t helped completely? You may be eligible for a clinical research study that will help evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication for people with depression who have not responded well to medications before. The … [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...]

Have you been depressed and suicidal in the past? Are you now feeling better?

The Mindlock project is conducted at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre by Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik and Dr Catherine Crane in collaboration with Professor Keith Hawton at the Centre for Suicide Research, both within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. We are currently recruiting for a … [Read more...]

Seeking people with mild Alzheimer’s disease for innovative clinical trial

This clinical trial is testing whether a new drug, called Azilarigon, is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease compared to a placebo. This medication is to be taken in addition to current Alzheimer’s disease medication(s). The study lasts for 23 months and includes 9 visits to the … [Read more...]