This project is looking to understand what would make it easier for people to find out about, and take part in research into pregnancy, childbirth, and early years.
Feedback from this survey will be used to develop a range on engagement events to explore people’s preferences for finding out about research, as well as any support needed to take part.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers from the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at The University of Manchester.
This study is looking to capture people’s experiences of cervical screening (also known as ‘smear tests’), to identify why people from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds don’t participate and to explore alternative methods, eg vaginal swab and urine self-sampling.
Previous research has highlighted that people from diverse backgrounds are significantly less likely to attend routine cervical screening. New screening options have the potential to remove many of the current barriers to screening, like embarrassment, fear of examination and inconvenience, and could substantially increase the number of people attending for screening.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers in the Division of Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester and is funded by The University of Manchester Research Institute and the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.
This survey is looking to understand public views on how data from health records is used for research purposes and how it can be used to predict when someone is at risk of developing atrial fibrillation or having a stroke.
Findings will be used to inform a study looking to improve the way that atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke are managed and treated, and ultimately reduce the number of people who experience stroke or AF complications.
It is being carried out by a team based at Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in collaboration with the University of Liverpool.
This project is looking to gather opinions on a research proposal exploring women’s experiences of menopause and long Covid.
It is being carried out by researchers at Salford Royal Hospital, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.
This survey will investigate perceptions of diabetes-related stigma to help with priority settings and interventions to address and combat stigma.
Upon completion of the survey, there will be an opportunity to sign up for a ‘World Café’ event at Staffordshire to explore the issues further.
Feedback from this survey will be used to apply for funding for future research. It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at Staffordshire University.
This survey is asking for feedback on proposed research to see if newly identified biomarkers can help predict chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes.
Between 30 and 40% of people with diabetes will develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to kidney failure requiring dialysis or even a kidney transplant. The proposed research will investigate recently identified microRNA molecules to see if they can be used to develop tests for early identification of CKD.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Salford Royal Hospital, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.
This online survey will measure the prevalence and severity of social isolation and loneliness in the general population in England.
Findings will be used to generate a ‘heat map’ that can be used to develop possible interventions that could help tackle social isolation and loneliness.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at Imperial College London.
This study is looking to explore how difficult childhood experiences can impact the health and wellbeing of South Asian people.
It is being carried out by researchers at The University of Manchester as part of a PhD project.
This study is looking to understand why some people with diabetes experience low mood and anxiety.
Findings will be used to inform and improve psychological therapies. It is being carried out as part of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology by a researcher at the University of Liverpool.
This project is looking to improve breast prostheses by understanding people’s experiences and preferences following treatment for breast cancer.
Using innovative 3D body scanning technology, researchers will build a virtual model of the area affected by breast cancer surgery. The model can be used to develop perfectly fitting 3D breast prostheses.
Results from this project will be used to inform the development of better products and services to better serve the breast cancer community.
It is being carried out by KUPPD in collaboration with researchers at the Manchester Fashion Institute (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) and partly funded by Health Innovation Manchester.
This study is looking to explore accessibility and communication and what makes people feel engaged and proud to be involved in research.
Using an online survey, researchers are asking people to imagine that whilst in hospital they were approached to take part in a research study that would require attend annual follow-up appointments for three years.
Findings will be used to develop a strategy to improve how researchers engage with patients and participants and support them to take part.