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Research participants wanted

24 April 2018

Some of the events & situations we encounter over the course of everyday life can have a negative impact on our body image. I'm looking for female participants for an online study to investigate the efficacy of a computerised tool which could help people to think in ways that might reduce these negative impacts & improve their body image. The study takes 20-25 mins to complete & there's a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

18 April 2018

Have you ever experienced hate speech or prejudice-motivated abuse directed at you primarily because of your identity? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed or heard about others on campus experiencing this type of behaviour? We are developing a new programme for students at the University of Sussex which will offer an innovative response based on Restorative Justice approaches. We are arranging focus groups with students and would like to hear your views - your voice could make a big difference.

13 April 2018

I am conducting an experiment looking into individual's decision making under risk. In order to volunteer to participate, you simply have to complete a 5 minute survey about theoretical lotteries using one of the following links. Thank you in advance.

21 March 2018

Free will study We are looking for healthy volunteers with no history of psychiatric or neurological conditions, to undertake research exploring the interaction between bodily signals and free will. You will paid £15 for your time. To take part you need to: be aged between 18 and 30 years,have no history of psychiatric or neurological conditions,be right handed,have normal vision (including with glasses). This research is ongoing until summer 2018

Aysha Ahmad

19 March 2018

First you will watch six short episodes of a sitcom over 1-2 weeks at your own home. You will then be asked to take a short test about the shows you have watched. A few days after this test, you will be scanned at the CISC while you look at picture and short video clips. You will be reimbursed £40 for the total time to complete the study. If you are interested, we can also give you a picture of your brain. To participate you have to be a right-handed native English speaker.

5 March 2018

EEG study looking for participants: How does your brain respond to wins and losses? Take part in this 120 minute lab study to find out, and be in with a chance of winning £25! Participants must be at least 18 years old and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision. Testing will take place at the Human Psychophysiology Lab, Pevensey 2. Email for more details.

26 February 2018

Healthy 45-55 year olds needed to take part in an Alzheimer's research. We are conducting a study to investigate early structural brain changes in mid-aged individuals.  The study is of 3 phases located at Sussex University (Pevency 2 + CISC) It involves genotyping, blood sample, memory and attention tasks and Brain MRI. You will be compensated for your time at the end of each phase. Please Contact Nourah at

21 February 2018

WANTED: Survey participants for study on online advertising, identity and user attention. The survey looks to explore the kinds of (targeted) ads users are delivered on social media and video-sharing sites in relation to identity categorisations such as age and gender. Respondents interested in participating in a follow-up interview will be given the chance to win a £50 voucher. To participate please follow this link:

19 February 2018

PARTICIPANTS WANTED for a research study for a Masters dissertation, exploring eating behaviours, experiences and how they are affected by societal norms. You will have the chance to reflect on your eating experiences and behaviour as well as how society shapes this. The only requirements are that you must not have a diagnosed medical condition which significantly shapes your eating behaviour such as Chrones disease or a clinically diagnosed eating disorder, and you must be over 18 years old.

Are you a parent/guardian with a child aged 12 - 24 months? You are invited to take part in a research study to find out how parent and child factors relate to supervision of children in and around the home, and the use of safety (“babyproofing”) devices. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire and you'll be offered the chance to win 1 of 3 £25 Amazon vouchers. You can find out more and complete the questionnaire at; 01273 873928

8 February 2018

I am a medical student from Brighton and Sussex Medical school currently involved in a research project for the Martin Fisher Foundation (MFF). We are currently running a survey to explore the attitudes towards people living with HIV within the general population of Brighton and Hove. This is part of the MFF campaign for 'zero new HIV infection, HIV related deaths and zero HIV stigma', which is overall working towards reducing HIV transmission rates in Brighton and Hove.

20 November 2017

We are looking for volunteers with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) to help test and compare a new therapy to prevent anxiety symptoms in autism. Click this link to find out more: This study has been approved by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Research Governance and Ethics Committee.

For more information please contact Dr Lisa Quadt:

22 September 2017

Do you want a copy of your brain scan? Are you flexible? Can you help us find out how brain and body interact? Click to see if you are flexible and for more information: This study has been approved by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Research Governance and Ethics Committee v1 28/03/2017

For more information please contact: Dr Jessica Eccles

18 July 2017

We are looking for volunteers, aged over 18, for participating in a study about cooperation and motor coordination. In this study two participants will be cooperating together to succeed in a very simple computer game while their respiration and pulse are monitored by non-invasive methods. The study lasts about 75 minutes and each participant will be paid £8 for their time. If you are interested or would like to know more about it, please contact me (Marta) at .

We are looking for volunteers, aged over 18 and with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, for participating in a study investigating how optical illusions affect judgments in visual tasks. The study has two sessions , each of them lasting about 45 - 50 minutes. Participants will be paid £10 for their time after the second session. If you are interested or would like to know more about it, please contact me (Marta) at .

These University of Sussex research projects contribute to the University's role in conducting research and teaching research methods. If you choose to participate in any research project, your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.