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.
This project is investigating the benefits of using new materials, such as graphene to develop new products to help manage diabetic foot ulcers.
It is being carried out on behalf of GrafMed, a new company investigating innovative approaches to wound care.
This study is collecting people’s experiences of the Covid-19 vaccine booster and monitoring any side effects that may be experienced.
It is being carried out in the UK by the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) and forms part of a larger study being carried out by a network of organisations throughout Europe.
This project is looking to gather opinions on a new research project investigating whether AI (artificial intelligence) can be used to predict which people with diabetes are most at risk of developing kidney or cardiovascular disease.
The online survey will capture your views on a draft Project Summary that will be used as part of a grant application to secure funding for the next stage of this research.
This project is being carried out by a team at Salford Royal (Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust) in collaboration with Gendius and The University of Manchester.
This research is looking to increase understanding of the importance of symptoms experienced by people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Results and feedback will be used to develop a new tool for people with CKD to self-report symptoms, leading to an improvement in quality of life and clinical outcomes.
It is being carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham.
This online study is looking to understand how older people from different cultural backgrounds understand anxiety and how this affects their experiences.
It is being carried out by researchers from The University of Manchester.
Participants completing the study will receive an electronic voucher for taking part.
This survey is looking to gather feedback on a new study that will investigate if time restricted eating can improve blood sugar control.
Feedback from the survey will be used to help shape a funding application for future research looking to prevent type 2 diabetes and improve the health of those who are identified as being at risk of developing the condition.
The project is being carried out by a team of researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
This research project is looking to understand the social and cultural factors relating to type 2 diabetes ad how they impact people who are diagnosed with the condition.
This research will add to the Global Cities Changing Diabetes Programme understanding of the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and results will be used to inform further research aimed at reducing the rates of type 2 diabetes.
This online study is looking to understand what constitutes a ‘recovery’ from suicidal thoughts and behaviours and what is most important to help people recover from thoughts about ending their own life.
An international study exploring the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and changing restrictions on our mental health and wellbeing. This is the third phase of this study, and you are able to take part whether you have previously or not.
It is being carried out by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Portsmouth University.
The survey asks which NHS Trust told you about it. You can select your local Trust if this is listed, alternatively please select Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (where Research for the Future is based).
- Rathod, S., Pallikadavath, S., Graves, E., Rahman, M.M., Brooks, A., Soomro, M.G., Rathod, P. and Phiri, P. (2021). Impact of lockdown relaxation and implementation of the face-covering policy on mental health: A United Kingdom COVID-19 study. World Journal of Psychiatry, [online] 11(12), pp.1346–1365.