Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Have you had treatment for bowel cancer? Can you help us develop a new tool for early detection of bowel cancer using blood test results?

I’m looking to incorporate PPI in the setup and running of a new research project. In particular, I am looking for two or three patients who have previously been diagnosed and treated for bowel cancer. The project will be a PhD and will run for 3 years (at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Patient and Public Involvement Workshop for Biliary Diseases MRI Research

We are trying to determine if new 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. We are looking for … [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...]

SOLARIO – bone and joint infection trial design

Thank you for your interest. We are hoping to involve one or two interested people, ideally with experience of bone or joint infection, including diabetic foot, in: - Designing follow-up and data collection for a clinical trial - Designing a Patient Information Sheet - Designing a Consent … [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...]

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...]