Patients, carers and members of the public can get involved in our research in many different ways. Involving patients and carers in our research helps us to answer research questions. The needs of patients (and their carers if relevant) are considered throughout the research process.
We often need volunteers for brain and whole body imaging studies. These studies follow protocols that have been approved by local ethics committees. Some of the studies will also provide a small inconvenience allowance and if you would like, you may take away a picture of your body.
You would have to undergo safety screening before being scanned, and in particular we cannot scan anyone with a pacemaker or some types of metal implants in their bodies. Please note that you cannot start to participate in a new medical research study within 3 months of finishing a different one on campus.
You may want to watch this video designed to introduce children to the MRI experience.
If you would like to volunteer to participate in one of our studies, please email Henry Bowler or Sarah Wilson or call+44 (0) 115 9514747
We participate in many outreach events both directly and through participating schools.
If you are a member of the general public and would like to see our work, please come along to the annual university public open day Wonder 2017.
We also host Nuffield Research Placements each year.
We are involved with many patient involvement groups via specific projects. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.