Research projects, participants wanted, surveys

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Do you have polycystic ovary syndrome? - 26rd October 2018
Would you be interested in participating in a research study which is exploring the effects of exercise and physical activity on people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are undertaking a non-invasive, ethically-approved study (part of a PhD program), that is exploring the impact of exercise and physical activity on cardiovascular health in polycystic ovary syndrome.

If you:

Then we would love to hear from you. If you are interested to find out more, please get in touch with Amie Woodward

Physical activity text message research - 3rd October 2018
I am recruiting new students to take part in a brief text messaging intervention regarding physical activity.

You are eligible to participate if:

Participants will receive six text messages over a two-week intervention period (three per week) and complete three separate online questionnaires. The text messages have been developed on health psychological theory and I want to understand the impact they have on changing rates of physical activity.

For further information, please read the Study Details or contact Tom St.Quinton: Tel: 0113 2837100 (ext 606) |

Fancy yourself as a Raheem Sterling or Harry Kane? - 19th September 2018
I am recruiting recreational footballers for a study on dynamic balance.

Are you:

If yes, I want to hear from you!

For further information contact Leona Brayne:

Tel: 07849 466140 |

Survey into why consumers choose Airbnb over hotels - 21st June 2018

My dissertation questionnaire is designed to help understand the consumer behaviour behind choosing Airbnb instead of hotels. It will take approximately 3 minutes to complete. Thanks, Mike Li.

Complete the survey

Are you a recreational football player? - 7th June 2018
We are recruiting participants for a study evaluating the effects of different levels of shoe traction on ankle movement during common football drills.

Participation will involve one session informing participants about the study, and approximately 2-hour period of data collection at the Biomechanics Laboratory at Sheffield Hallam University on Collegiate Crescent. The test involves capturing motion from the legs while walking, jumping and kicking a ball while wearing footwear with different outsoles.

Please get in touch with Manuela Paulina Trejo Ramirez, PhD research student, if you are:

For more information, please contact: | tel 0792 310 4634.

Wanted: Spanish-English bilingual speakers - 22nd May 2018

Spanish-English bilingual speakers wanted for 45-60min study, based at Collegiate.

£5 high street voucher for your time.

Contact Nikki Dean Marshall.

Questionnaire looking at emotions, motivations and approaches to learning in higher education - 16th May 2018

I am looking for UK and International students to complete a 20 minute questionnaire looking at emotions, motivations and approaches to learning in higher education, and how this relates to wellbeing and academic achievement. You must have completed at least one semester at SHU and have your past semester grades.

Participants wanted
Study into male perceptions of masculinity - 1st May 2018

I am looking for males over the age of 18 willing to volunteer an hour of their time to undertake a short questionnaire and answer a few questions on some images provided by the researcher. This will all take place on either campus on any Wednesday at any time convenient to you.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact me (Jemma Stammers) on

National identity and language attitudes questionnaire - 30th April 2018

I am currently collecting data for my dissertation on National Identity and Language attitudes for the MSc Psychology.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous.

You might be asked to take the survey again in a few months. If you already know that you wish to take part a second time, please email me on so I can reach you when the second data collection starts.

Complete the survey

Are you a current smoker who wishes to stop smoking? - 13th April 2018
Would you be interested in being supported in your stop smoking attempt by an experienced advisor and use either e-cigarettes or the NHS stop smoking services? Then contact us!

Sheffield Hallam University is undertaking an ethically-approved study, funded by Heart Research UK to explore the effects of e-cigarettes on the arteries and small veins in people trying to stop smoking. All participants will be randomly allocated to one of three study groups:

Participation in the study is free and assessments will take place in Collegiate Hall. Participants using their own transport will receive complimentary parking. For more information please contact Dr. Gareth Jones on 0114 225 4312 /, or visit

CSER study investigating relationships between the external form of the human body and its internal structure - 9th April 2018

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research is currently recruiting for a research study investigating relationships that exist between the external form of the human body and its internal structure.

We are looking for recreationally active, male participants (aged 18+), who are not currently performing leg-specific resistance training as part of their day-to-day activity. You will need to attend two strength/morphology assessments, once before and once after a 6-week leg strengthening specific training intervention, which will include measurement via 3D body scanning and ultrasound. Following completion of the initial baseline strength/morphology assessment, you will then complete a six-week leg strength specific training programme, using a conventional knee extension machine.

For more information and to sign up, please contact:

Michael Thewell | | +44 (0)114 225 2355

Sprint Cycling Research - 4th April 2018
Do you want to know your peak cycling power?

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research and British Cycling are currently recruiting recreational cyclists for a biomechanical study on the effects of modifiable ankle braces during maximal cycling. You will need to:

For more information and to sign up, please contact:

Lucas Koensgen | | @LucasKoensgen

Survey about the hospitality industry's diversification for people with disabilities - 29th March 2018

The purpose of this survey is to gain an understanding and insight in to the hospitality industry's diversification for people with disabilities. You must be aged over 18 years of age, have a disability classified under the Equality Act 2010 and either currently working, have worked or looking to work within the hospitality industry.

Please complete my survey

Survey about discrimination of disabled people in night clubs - 26th March 2018

I am doing researching discrimination of disabled people in night clubs. I am really interested about this topic as I have barely seen some one with a visible disability at a night club. I would like to know what people think about this, and how it can be changed. All the responses will be anonymous and confidential.

Please complete my survey

Exploring emotional resilience in undergraduate and postgraduate students - 16th March 2018
30 Psychcredits available!

Have you got 20-30 minutes to spare to complete an online questionnaire about resiliency in students?

If you are interested in taking part in this study please complete my survey. Thankyou!

Emily Deguil | Dr Jenny Porritt (Supervisor)

Wanted: student insights into academic and study skills at SHU - 2nd March 2018

We are seeking insights from all students in order to improve the impact of the Skills Team, focusing mainly on the workshops and resources which we offer via the Skills Centre website. These cover areas such as writing and reading skills, critical thinking and reflection, research planning and dissertations, organisation and motivation, and group work and presentations.

We are also interested to hear from students who have never attended a workshop or used the Skills Centre website.