Take part in our experiments

We are looking for volunteers to take part in the following experiments:

In this study, you will be required to fast overnight and undertake measures of the following: metabolic rate (breathing into a mask), subjective hunger, and quality of life and eating behaviour questionnaires. You will be asked to consume a glucose drink and will be provided with a buffet lunch, with a selection of hot and cold foods. You will receive £10 Amazon voucher for taking part.
 
This study aims to investigate how much people like two cookies. Cookies will be sent to your home via the postal service. Participants will have the chance of winning one in ten £20 Amazon vouchers. 
 
We are running a study over the summer to explore the relationship between dopamine levels and reward. The study takes an hour and participants completing it will be reimbursed £10 in Amazon vouchers.
 
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study looking at how activation of the sympathetic nervous system and immune system play a role in the progression of hypertension (high blood pressure) to heart failure. We will reimburse you £20 for your time, plus cover public transport costs up to £20 upon proof of receipt.

This study is an online survey that aims to understand people’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s effect on well-being and mental health. It should take between 45 - 60 minutes to complete. People who complete the survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £100 prizes.
 
Our primary aim is to investigate the interaction between visual discomfort related to environmental scenes and cognitive load. In this pilot study, you will be asked to judge the perceived discomfort of a range of visual scenes. Voluntary study but you can enter a prize lottery draw for a £20 Amazon voucher. 
 
You will be asked some basic questions about your home life, followed by subsequent sections each asking you to reflect on how you eat. Towards the end of the survey, you will briefly be asked whether you or someone in your household has been affected by COVID-19. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win £50
  
This is a research project looking at how manipulating certain stress hormones and neurotransmitters affects a part of the brain called the locus coeruleus. will reimburse you £100 for your time spent on the whole study period.
 
We are conducting research to gain a better understanding of well-being and happiness. This is an online study and participants will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5, £100 prizes
 
This study investigates how people perceive negative facial expressions of emotions. Doing so allows us to learn how mere visual information can be used to form social impressions of others. Participants will be reimbursed £10
 
Personality and perception
Our study aims to investigate the relationship between certain personality traits and perception. Participants will be reimbursed £5

Please be aware that we do not keep contact information for the experiments listed above and we will not be able to contact the researcher on your behalf.

Please also check the Nutrirition and Behaviour Unit studies and the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group studies for further experiments.

We always need volunteers to take part in our studies

Most studies reimburse you for your time. The amount varies depending on the nature of each study and the funding source, so please contact the researcher for details.

Please note there is free parking available for all participants however this does depend on availability, please ask your researcher if you require parking.

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Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG)

List of all current TARG studies

Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU)

List of all current NBU studies

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