Survey Title: Truth or lies

Department: Department of Psychology

In this study you will either take part in a mock theft (and then lie about it), or complete a simple task in Victoria park. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and you will get £5 for your time.

Participants will either be truth tellers or liars. Liars will take part in a mock theft in St George building, and will lie about the event during an interview. Truth tellers will complete a revision sheet in Victoria park and tell the truth about their experience.

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are interested in the verbal differences between liars and truth tellers when they are interviewed. In this study, you will be allocated to one of two possible tasks. One task involves rating a revision guide based in Victoria park. The other task involves taking part in a mock theft!! Depending on which task you are allocated to, you may be required to lie when later interviewed.

Volunteers must be

Age: 18+

Gender: Any

Staff/Student: Staff, Students, General public

Participant Characteristics: N/A

More information:

Dates: 11 March 2020 - 30 September 2020

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2020

Location: The study will take place in King Henry building (PO1 2DY). Participants will walk from King Henry building (PO1 2DY) to either Victoria park (PO1 3HJ) or St George building (141 High St, Portsmouth PO1 2HY), and back.

If you would like more information, contact Cody Porter at cody.porter@port.ac.uk

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code:
SFEC 2019-099
 

An online interview study examining people's attitudes towards activists and their actions.

What will participants be doing?

You will first be asked to complete 2 questionnaires (online) at least a day prior to an arranged interview. These will investigate what subjects you feel strongly about and what activist behaviours you consider to be appropriate. You will then be interviewed (via Zoom) at an arranged time and will be asked to either lie or tell the truth about your beliefs about activist behaviour. The study will take 45-60 minutes, approximately half of which includes the time taken prior to the interview to complete questionnaires (questionnaires take 20-30 mins and interview 15-20 mins).

Participant characteristics:

  • any gender
  • aged between 18 and 55
  • a reasonable grasp of reading and spoken English
  • access to a quiet place with online access to Zoom with good enough internet connection for camera connection

Reward

Each participant will receive a £10 reward for taking part, plus potential entry into draw for one of 3 £50 Amazon vouchers.

Closing date

30 June 2022.

Apply

To take part, please email the Principal Investigator Samantha Mann on samantha.mann@port.ac.uk 

For any questions about this project please contact Samantha Mann on samantha.mann@port.ac.uk  
 

Ethics code: SHFEC 2021 - 014A

An online lie detection study which examines differences in deceptive and truthful behaviour in pairs of friends or partners.

This online study investigates pairs of friends or partners lying or telling the truth about their friendship. You will be interviewed about your friendship. You will either be entirely truthful or entirely deceitful.

If you sign up as an individual, you will be allocated a ‘friend’ to participate with. If you sign up with a friend or partner, please provide each other’s names and email addresses to the experimenter. Pairs signing up together should feel that they know their friend or partner really well.

What will participants be doing?

During your appointment and after any necessary preparation time you require, you will be asked to complete a pre-interview questionnaire followed by the interview. The interviewer will not know which pairs are real friends and which are not. Therefore, it is both the lie tellers’ and truth tellers’ task to try and convince the interviewer that they are telling the truth. After the interview has finished, you will be given a post-interview questionnaire to complete before being debriefed.

Interviews will be conducted online via Zoom and should take around 60 minutes.

Participant characteristics:

  • any gender
  • aged 18+
  • good grasp of English as interviews will be conducted in English
  • staff, student and the general public

Reward

Each participant will receive a £15 reward for taking part.

In addition, pairs who are believed by the interviewer will be entered into a draw to win £200 (first prize), £100 (second prize) or £50 (third prize). In addition, after data collection have finished, the best truth telling pair and the best lie telling pair will receive £200 (per pair).

Closing date

31 July 2022.

Apply

To express interest in volunteering for this project please contact the experimenter Sara Geci at sara.geci@myport.ac.uk

For any questions about this project please contact the co-investigator Haneen Deeb at haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

 

Ethics code: SHFEC 2022-045

Students often take knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to external organisations in exchange for practical experience. This is known as Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange (SEKE). This study aims to understand these dynamics and enhance outcomes for all involved in these knowledge exchange programmes.

This research work is funded jointly by OfS and UKRI, and focuses on Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange. The overall aim of this research is to determine the success factors that facilitate effective SEKE, and to inform the creation of a tool kit that will support development of good practices in SEKE projects.

What will participants be doing?

Participants will either:

  1. Participate in a one hour virtual (Zoom or Google Meet) interview, or
  2. Complete an online questionnaire

Participant characteristics:

Participants must be either:

  • a module co-ordinator or tutor for at least one module that includes a Knowledge Exchange element where students consult or work for a company or charity, or offer services to the public as part of learning, or
  • a company or external organisation that has worked with at least one student (individually) or as part of a team) within the last 18 months

Participants

  • can be any gender
  • must be aged 18+

Closing date

10 July 2022.

Apply

To express interest in volunteering for this project please email cscb-research@port.ac.uk

For any questions about this project please contact Chidubem Ikeatuegwu at chidubem.ikeatuegwu@port.ac.uk

Ethics code: BAL/2021/40/DANN

The purpose of this study is to investigate how people make decisions about how much information to provide in a simulated human intelligence online interview.

Participants will take part in a role-playing exercise in which they will learn about a critical event about which they will later be interviewed online. 

    What will participants be doing?

    In this study, you will receive information about a person involved in an anti-immigration campaign. You will then be asked to take the role of a friend of the target person, and to participate in a simulated human intelligence interview using an online chat.

    The background information for the role-play will be presented to you in video and audio clips and written text. You will only be required to type your responses and will not have to use a microphone or camera at any point during the interview.

    You do not need to download any software to join the chat nor will you be required to provide any personal information.

    Participation is voluntary and anonymous.

    Participant characteristics:

    • Any gender
    • Aged 18–49
    • British national

    Location and length of study

    The study will take place online at an agreed time for approximately 90 minutes. Participants will need to use their own computer.

    Reward

    Participants will receive £10 for taking part

    Closing date

    31 January 2022

    Apply

    To express interest in volunteering for this project and for further information please contact Alejandra de la Fuente by email: alejandra.de-la-fuente@port.ac.uk

    Ethics code: SHFEC 2021-091A

    We are researching how heating the body can affect the blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. We know that heating the body can reduce blood sugar levels, in a similar way to exercise, in people without diabetes. We want to see if this is the same in people with type 2 diabetes.

    Volunteers must be

    • Age: 35 years or older
    • Gender: Either
    • Staff/Student: Both

    More information

    Dates: 28 May 2019 - 1 January 2020

    Duration: 1 visit of 2 hours and 3 visits of 5 hours

    Location: Spinnaker building, University of Portsmouth

    If you would like more information, contact Thomas James at thomas.james@port.ac.uk

    Your GP will be informed of the study and whether you take part. Your picture may be taken for the purpose of conference presentations; however, all identifiable features will be blacked out. Snacks will be provided at the end of visits 2, 3 and 4. If you are willing, a brief interview will take place to help us learn about your experience, which will help improve future studies.

     

    This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: 18/SC/0581

    Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust are looking for volunteers to take part in a study looking at the use of different COVID-19 vaccines and doses for giving a third dose.

    This study is being run by Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, and is sponsored by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

    Who is eligible

    You may be eligible to take part in the study if you:

    • Are aged 1830 years old
    • Received 2 doses of BNT162b2 (Pfizer) or mRNA-1273 (Moderna) and are at least 3 months (84 days) since your second dose
    • Have not yet received a booster

    You must be willing to tell the trial staff about your medical history, and you may be asked to allow the trial staff to check this with your General Practitioner (GP). Bear in mind that we would also notify your GP if you joined the trial (even if we did not need to check your medical history with them in advance).

    You must agree not to donate blood during the trial.

    What does the study involve?

    Enrollment on the study would involve:

    • Screening and vaccination visit  1.5 hours – review of medical history, vital signs, blood test, receive vaccine, up to 30 minute observation in clinic after the vaccine
    • Follow-up after vaccination- Electronic Symptom Diary “e-diary” – Completed at home
    • Follow-up visits – 30 minutes – vital signs, blood tests and check for side effects or new health problems

    Your appointments will be at Portsmouth Research Hub, John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HN. There will be around 5 visits in total.

    Reimbursement

    Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust will provide reimbursement up to £225 for your time, inconvenience and travel (depending on the total number of visits you attend). The total study participation time is up to 8 months.

    Once enrolled you will be compensated for your time, the inconvenience of having blood tests and procedures, and your travel expenses. The total amount compensated will be approximately £225 depending on the total number of visits attended. Additional visits will be paid at a rate of £45/visit. Please ask the study team if you would like more information on how and when you will be reimbursed. Those who attend for final screening and vaccination visit (Day 0) but are not eligible to proceed further in the trial, will be reimbursed for their time.

    Trial reimbursement will be made by bank transfer throughout the trial, so please bring your bank details with you to your screening visit (no cash payments can be made). If you would like more information on how and when you will be reimbursed, please ask your local study team. Should you decide to withdraw from the trial before it is completed, payment will be pro rata (you will receive a proportion of the total amount).

    Sign up for the study

    To sign up for the study, please contact the Portsmouth Research Hub Team at researchhub@porthosp.nhs.uk or 02392 892053 by Wednesday 30 March 2022.

    The study team will then contact you to check your eligibility for the study based on the criteria listed in the section above. They will then be able to book you in for a screening visit that you can attend to fully enrol onto the study. Details of what will happen at this screening visit are listed in the section below titled “Enrolment on the Study”.

    Ethics code: 21/SC/0171 (NHS)

    A new study aiming to help employers better understand and support staff who experience miscarriage and stillbirth is looking for participants from UK higher education to share their stories.

    Funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust, the two-year project is led by Dr Ilaria Boncori, an expert in gender studies based in the University of Essex, and Dr Hamid Foroughi from the University of Portsmouth, an expert in social memory and inclusion.

    "We know that miscarriage and stillbirth are common losses, experienced by one in three couples but very little research has examined its impacts on employees, their career choices, or how management and HR practices can support staff in these difficult times” explained Dr Hamid Foroughi, a senior lecturer in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Business and Law.

    Traditionally, research on fertility, birthing and parenthood has focused on women and their experiences. By interviewing both men and women, and by approaching the personal and professional experience of baby loss holistically, Dr Foroughi and Dr Boncori hope to provide vital insights into the professional, physical and emotional effects on individuals and their coping strategies.

    "It is crucial for these experiences to be adequately managed in organisations, both in terms of employees’ wellbeing and performance. Unfortunately, the vast majority of organisations still lack appropriate and targeted policies, support mechanisms and training to address both individual and organisational needs relating to miscarriage and stillbirth" Dr Boncori said.

    "This study will help organisations better support their members through these traumatic life events," she added.

    Dr Boncori and Dr Foroughi are looking for participants who identify as men and women academics, from across the UK higher education sector, who have experienced miscarriage and stillbirth, to share their experiences. Although rooted in the field of organisational behaviour, and particularly in the higher education context, their findings will be relevant to numerous sectors.

    "Higher education was selected to serve as a critical case," researchers explained, "as academics tend to start a family later in life, often after having achieved the security of a tenured position after many years of study, teaching and publishing. Since pregnancies which occur after the age of 35 have a higher risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, the resulting emotional and physical challenges are likely to affect academics on both a personal and professional level."

    Apply

    If you're interested in this study and willing to help the research in this area, please email Dr Boncori at iboncori@essex.ac.uk to learn more about joining the study.

    An online lie detection study in which participants test their lie detection abilities by evaluating whether transcripts they read are true or false.

    What will participants be doing?

    This is a lie detection study that will be conducted online via Zoom. Participants will read transcripts from previously conducted interviews on memorable events. Those events were either genuinely (truth tellers) or falsely (lie tellers) experienced by the interviewees. After reading each transcript, participants will determine whether the interviewee in the transcript is lying or telling the truth. At the end of the study, participants will complete a short questionnaire. This is a one-session experiment that will take approximately 45 minutes.

    Participant characteristics:

    • any gender
    • aged 18+
    • currently living in the UK
    • staff, student and the general public

    Reward

    Participants will receive a £10 reward for taking part. In addition, participants who are accurate in distinguishing true and false transcripts will be entered in a draw to win one of three cash prizes (£50, £75, £100).

    Closing date

    31 July 2022.

    Apply

    To express interest in volunteering for this project Please contact the experimenter Zoe Griffiths at zoe.griffiths@myport.ac.uk

    For any questions about this project please contact the Principal Investigator Haneen Deeb at haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

     

    Ethics code: SHFEC 2021-132

    A study to examine how several cognitive processes are related to alcohol use. Participating would contribute towards a PhD student's thesis and the possibility that the results will be published as a peer-reviewed article and at academic conferences. It is hoped that results will inform future research and practice.

    What will participants be doing?

    Participants will  attend a study session where they will complete several psychometric tests, a mild stress test, and consume an alcoholic drink.

    The study session will take place at the King Henry Building, Room 2.05 (Biomarkers and Olfaction Lab), King Henry I Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY, and should take between one and a half and two hours.

    Participant characteristics:

    • any gender
    • aged between 18 and 55
    • you have good physical and psychiatric health
    • you regularly drink alcohol (i.e., at least once per month)

    Reward

    Each participant will receive a £15 reward for taking part.

    Closing date

    1 January 2023.

    Apply

    To take part, please complete this screening questionnaire (which takes approximately 5 minutes).

    If you are eligible, based on your screening results, we will send you a link to book a study timeslot at a time convenient for you.

    For any questions about this project please contact James Clay at james.clay@port.ac.uk
     

    Ethics code: SFEC 2019-123A

    We are recruiting males, between the ages of 18 and 50, with a body mass index of between 25 and 35 kg.m2 to take part in a research study investigating how exposure to decreased oxygen environments (similar to those experience when you travel to mountainous regions) can impact blood glucose control, appetite, inflammation and oxidative stress.

    The study will require you to attend the Extreme Environments Laboratory on 4 occasions. The first visit will involve a health screening and familiarisation with the testing equipment lasting approximately 90 minutes. For visits 2, 3, and 4 you will be exposed, for 1 hour, to different levels of simulated altitude. Following the exposure you will be given some glucose and will rest in a normal oxygen level environment for a further three hours whilst we study your bodies response to the glucose. Each of these visits will take approximately 5 hours and upon completion of the study we will be happy to discuss your data with you and you will receive £30 for taking part.

    Volunteers must be

    • Age: 18-50
    • Gender: Male
    • Staff/Student: Both

    More information

    Participants will receive £30 combined for all visits.

    Dates: 1 May 2019 - 1 May 2020

    Location: Extreme Environments Laboratory (EEL), DSES, Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road

    If you think that you may be interested in taking part, or would like more information, contact Dr Ant Shepherd at ant.shepherd@port.ac.uk or Dr Jo Corbett at jo.corbett@port.ac.uk


    This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: C-2019-038

    The study involves going on a daring mission around Portsmouth and avoid detection whilst doing so.

    You have the option of aborting the mission if you feel your cover is blown. The study is appropriate for those who are happy to embark on some outdoor walking in potentially inclement weather. You would then be asked to report back about your mission with a short interview and questionnaire.

    You'll be required to attend one session of 45 to 60 mins.

    Characteristics of participants

    • 18+
    • Any gender
    • Staff, Students, General public

    Reward for participants

    £15 and entry into draw for £50 Amazon vouchers for completion of mission.

    Location

    King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY.

    Apply to take part

    Please contact the experimenter Samantha Mann, samantha.mann@port.ac.uk.

    Project details

    Ethics code: 1046/MODREC/20. Project end date: 21-02-2022.

    Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are looking for volunteers to take part in a new project to help support the estimated half a million people in the UK affected by bedsores every year.

    Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissues that can develop among those who are less mobile. People of any age can get a bedsore but research has shown that they are more likely to develop in older people. Those affected by bedsores can experience pain, fear and isolation.

    Managing bedsores and other chronic wounds costs the NHS up to £5.1 billion each year, most of which is spent treating people outside of hospitals.

    The new research project will identify ways to support older individuals who are at risk of bedsores and are living in their own home (i.e. not an in-patient, or a care home resident) to reduce their risk. The research is being led by a team from the University of Portsmouth, working with colleagues from Birmingham City University and Solent NHS Trust. It is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the research partner of the NHS, public health and social care.

    The research team is looking for people aged 65 and over, who have limited mobility and are at risk of bedsores, and their informal carers (such as friends and family members). They will ask about the advice and information they were given about reducing the risk of bedsores and how, why and how much they followed this advice.

    From this, they aim to develop a ‘toolkit’ of resources for people at risk of getting bedsores, their carers and community-based healthcare staff (i.e community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists). This could include videos, leaflets and reminders about bedsores and how people might reduce their risk.

    Dr Jenny Roddis, Associate Head Research and Innovation in the School of Health and Care Professions at the University of Portsmouth, said: “Strategies to prevent bedsores include keeping moving, eating a healthy balanced diet, quitting smoking and regularly checking skin for the early warning signs of bedsores. However, we don’t yet know what older people at risk of bedsores and their informal carers know about preventing bedsores and whether they can follow prevention advice.

    “We know that designing this toolkit with patients and carers is most likely to result in resources that are acceptable, fit for purpose and used.”

    At the end of the project, there will be a celebration event to thank those involved and to seek funding to test out the toolkit. The hope is that, within a few years, the toolkit will be made available nationally to those at risk of bedsores and their informal carers.

    If you are interested in hearing more about the project, or taking part, please contact:

    Dr Jenny Roddis, jenny.roddis@port.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)2392 846 807 or

    Dr Carol Samuel, carol.samuel@port.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)7593 100 412.

    This project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number NIHR201933). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

    The experiment examines differences in truthful and deceptive behaviour in investigative interviews.

      What will participants be doing?

      The experiment will be conducted online via Zoom. Participants will be provided with a Zoom link prior to the experiment. During the session, participants will be asked to watch a video and will then be instructed to either tell the truth or lie about it to an interviewer. Participants will complete an automated questionnaire before and after the interview about their experiences, impressions and demographics. This is a one-session experiment that will take approximately 45 minutes.

      Participant characteristics:

      • any gender
      • aged 18+
      • staff, student and the general public
      • must have access to a laptop/desktop with a camera function and internet access

      Reward

      Participants will receive £10 for taking part.

      Closing date

      31 May 2022.

      Apply

      To express interest in volunteering for this project please contact Sara Geci at sara.geci@myport.ac.uk

      For any questions about this project please contact the co-investigator Haneen Deeb at haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

       

      Ethics code: SHFEC 2022-002

      We are looking for participants in behavioural experiments. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take part.

      Participation is paid depending on the decisions you take in the experiment. On average we pay £13.00 per hour for participation. We are interested in your opinions, your behaviour and how you interact with others in the experiment.

      Come by, participate in interesting settings and earn real money! Participants can sign up and find out more information on our Google Form.

      Volunteers must be

      • Age: 18+
      • Gender: Either
      • Staff/Student: Both

      More information

      Location: Experiments will be held either online via a study link, which will be sent by email, or in computer laboratories across the campus.

      If you would like more information, contact Dr Zahra Murad at zahra.murad@port.ac.uk, Dr Wolfgang Luhan at wolfgang.luhan@port.ac.uk or Dr Federica Alberti at federica.alberti@port.ac.uk

      Ethics approval number: BAL/2019/11/MURAD

      Brain activity and heart rate will be measured while you complete auditory attention tasks (psychological correlates of Lacey's Hypothesis during auditory attention tasks).

      What will participants be doing?

      You will be completing audio tasks while your brain activity and heart rate is measured.

      The duration of this study is 1.5 hours from when you arrive at the lab to the time you leave. You will be fitted with the EEG cap (similar to a swimming cap) to measure your brain activity. If you are putting on headgear, please be aware that you need to take it off to allow the researcher to fit the cap on your head. A few electrodes will be attached to your wrists to measure your heart rate. Once set up, you will then complete a number of computer tasks.

      Bring along a cap/beanie (to be used after the lab session as there might be some gel residue on your hair).

      Participant characteristics:

      • any gender
      • aged between 18+
      • if you have hearing difficulties, you will not be able to take part as this is an audio task and use of listening devices can impact the results
      • if you take any heart or attention altering medications/ have any heart conditions/ have tall, bushy, braided hairstyles, or wear a head-dress that you do not wish to remove, you will not be able to take part in this study due to the study's nature

      Location

      KH 2.03, Psychophysiology Lab, King Henry Building, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY

      Closing date

      31 October 2022.

      Apply

      To take part, please apply via this Calendly link

      For any questions about this project please contact Thanusha V Manohor on thanusha.vmanohor@port.ac.uk  

      Ethics code: SFEC-2019-074

      Members of the public are being encouraged to contribute to a new study on the marine mammals, such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals, which frequent the waters surrounding the Isle of Wight.

      Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are asking people to share details on the location of where marine mammals have been spotted around the Isle of Wight.

      The aim of this study is to produce a map a that will contain the possible areas which marine mammals may visit, using the accurate and up-to-date information provided in this survey and to publish the findings as a Master's of Science thesis and a journal research paper.

      Dr Sarah Marley, a Lecturer in Marine Biology and Principal Investigator of the study, said: “Marine mammals play an important role in the ecosystem, but also face many threats to their survival. So it is important to understand where and when these animals are occurring around the Isle of Wight and the Solent. We know that harbour porpoises, bottlenose dolphins, harbour seals and grey seals use this area – but otherwise, our information is pretty limited.

      “By using local knowledge to create a map of historic marine mammal sightings, we will know how to best focus our future research efforts. This online survey is a crucial first step in developing a broader research program to study marine mammal ecology in this area. ”

      Robyne Castles, a student studying MSc Applied Aquatic Biology, said: “My Masters project aims to collate sightings data for marine mammals around the Isle of Wight. I would really appreciate it if people could tell me any details of when and where they have seen marine mammals in this area. It is okay if some of the details are a bit vague – every bit of information helps.”

      You can contribute to the survey here or contact Dr Sarah Marley (Sarah.marley@port.ac.uk) or Robyne Castles (Robyne.Castles@myport.ac.uk)

      We are offering women the opportunity to test sports bras from one of the worlds top sports apparel brands. This is a fantastic opportunity to influence products that may be seen on the market in the future.

      Volunteers must be

      • Age: 18-45
      • Gender: Female
      • Staff/Student: Both
      • Either a 40DD or 40E bra size
      • Able to jog on a treadmill for up to one minute at a time
      • Have not been pregnant or breast fed within the last year
      • Have not had any surgical procedures to the breast

      More information

      We provide a free professional bra fit and £30 for your time

      Dates: 15 August 2019 - 16 December 2019

      Duration: 1 hour

      Location: Alex Milligan Laboratory (0.01), Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, PO1 2ER

      If you would like more information, contact Brogan Horler at brogan.horler@port.ac.uk


      This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2019-031

      The research team at Queen Alexandra Hospital are conducting a new study looking at the inhaler technique of people with a lung condition. They are looking for people who use an inhaler to take part in this study. Studies show that up to 92% of people do not use their inhaler properly, and the correct inhaler technique is vital in managing your symptoms and underlying lung condition. As part of the study, if required, you will be taught how to use your inhaler correctly so you get the most out of it. The information we gather on how people use their inhalers could help us to give better advice on treatment for people with lung conditions in the future.

      Volunteers must be

      • Age: 16+
      • Gender: Either
      • Staff/Student: Both

      More information

      We are very grateful for the time you will spend helping us with this study and, as compensation, you will receive £5 to cover your car park fee. The study will take around 30-40 minutes to complete.

      Dates: Open until the end of 2020

      Duration: Open until the end of 2020

      Location: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (but if there is enough interest a session could be held at UoP)

      If you would like more information, contact Ruth De Vos (Specialist Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapist & Respiratory Research PhD Fellow) at respiratoryresearch@porthosp.nhs.uk or +44(0)23 9228 6000 extension 4108.

       

      This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: 19/SC/0286

      The Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust Respiratory Research Team are currently running a research trial called RADiCAL, which analyses cheek swabs in healthy people and people with lung cancer to see whether there are any specific changes. This technology could then be used to develop a screening test for lung cancer in the future.

      We need healthy volunteers who have smoked or are an ex-smoker that meet the inclusion criteria below to participate. Please note, you will not be screened for lung cancer by taking part in the study.

      The study involves a nurse taking two cheek swabs and doing some simple breathing tests. This will be carried out on D8 ward, Queen Alexandra Hospital and the whole process will take approximately 30 minutes. All volunteers are reimbursed for their time.

      Volunteers must be

      • Age: Over 18 years
      • Gender: Either
      • Staff/Student: Both
      • Either a current smoker and have smoked the equivalent of 20 a day for 5 years oran ex-smoker who has not smoked in the last 8 weeks and has smoked the equivalent of 20 a day for 10 years
      • Able to provide a mouth swab
      • Able to perform a simple breathing test

      Participants must also have no diagnosed lung diseases (e.g. asthma or COPD), not be pregnant, have no history of cancer and not be taking recreational drugs.

      More information

      Dates: Open until Summer 2020

      Location: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

      If you would like more information, contact The Respiratory Research Team at respiratoryresearch@porthosp.nhs.uk or +44(0)23 9228 6000 extension 4108

       

      This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: 19/SC/0100

      How do we find someone attractive? How do we perceive someone to be warm or competent? Our perception of others depends on several factors. This study aims to understand the influence of the way one moves on how a person is perceived. Motion-capture technology is used in this study to isolate and record movements which is then used to understand how these movements are perceived.

      While there are serval studies on perception, the studies that understand movement's role in perception are scarce. This study would help in bridging the gaps in our understanding of several factors of perception.

      Participating in this study would be great chance to have an exciting motion-capture experience through a hands-on experience with motion-capture equipment.

        What will participants be doing?

        Participants will be asked to perform simple day-to-day movements like walking and dancing while being recorded on motion-capture cameras.

        Participant characteristics:

        • any gender
        • aged 18+
        • staff, student and the general public

        Location and length of study

        0.05 Motion Capture Lab, King Henry Building, PO1 2DY. Participants will be needed for around 40-50 minutes.

        Reward

        Participants will receive £10 reward (via bank transfer) or 1 course credit (if eligible).

        Closing date

        29 June 2022.

        Apply

        Applicants can sign up using the following link: bit.ly/motion-capture-study

        For further information please contact Mohamed Ismail Abdul Kader at ismail.abdul-kader@port.ac.uk

         

        Ethics code: SHFEC 2021-125

        Many people living with dementia are able to look after themselves but as dementia progresses, their family and/or home care workers are likely to help with personal care. This might include reminding the person to clean their teeth or take care of any dentures.

        This study aims to explore ways of improving social care practice in integrating mouth and dental care into personal care for people living with dementia at home by examining how this is supported in individual assessments and care plans.

          What will participants be doing?

          All participants will be invited to a brief interview (2030 minutes) to discuss their experiences and views on teeth and mouth care. Interviews will be online or over the phone.

          Participant characteristics:

          • people living with dementia at home and who use homecare services
          • informal carers of people with dementia who use homecare services
          • homecare workers and managers
          • social care professionals (such as social workers, occupational therapists)

          This study is open to staff, students and the general public. Participants can be of any gender but must be age 18 or above.

          Reward

          Participants will receive a £20 gift voucher for taking part.

          Closing date

          29 April 2022.

          Apply

          For further information or to apply for the study, please contact the researcher directly: Dr Dia Soilemezi (dia.soilemezi@port.ac.uk).

          Ethics code: 21/IEC08/0032

          We are seeking to recruit fluent or native English speakers over the age of 18, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, for a study that tests the use of questioning techniques to facilitate interviewer-interviewee interactions. Participants will watch a film of a crime and will then report details of the incident.

          Volunteers must be

          • Age: Over the age of 18 years old
          • Gender: Either
          • Staff/Student: Both
          • Fluent or native English speakers

          More information

          Participants will receive £5 for their involvement in the study

          Dates: 15 April 2019 - 15 December 2019

          Duration: approximately 45 minutes

          Location: King Henry Building, King Henry Ist Street, Portsmouth

          If you would like more information, contact Feni Kontogianni at eyewitnessstudy1@gmail.com

           

          This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2019-028

          We would like to invite you to participate in our study about how people make decisions in criminal trials. The study consists of one short online survey and all participants will have a chance to win one of ten €30 Amazon gift cards.

          You will first see two short videos about criminal trials and then will be asked some questions about what you have seen. Participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. The study is being conducted by an international team of researchers from various European universities. More information here.

          Volunteers must be

          Age 18-70

          Male

          Staff, Students, General public

          More information

          Dates: 8 March - 9 December 2020

          Participants will complete one short online survey. In the survey, participants will see two videos about criminal trials and then answer some questions about it.

          For more information contact renan.saraiva@port.ac.uk.

          Ethics code: SFEC 2019-024

           

          Survey title: AlCovid-19: The effects of social isolation on alcohol use.

          Department: Department of Psychology

          We are carrying out a study examining how people across the world are coping with social isolation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in particular, how this is affecting alcohol consumption. Taking part would involve completing some questionnaires (~25-30 min) and then completing a short survey each week that you are isolated relating to your experience of the isolation and your alcohol consumption (~10-min/week). You can choose to either complete both parts of the study (i.e., the initial 25-30 minute survey and the weekly surveys), just the first 25-30 survey, or to not participate at all. If you are interested in taking part, and are at least 18 years old and drink alcohol (ie you are not tee-total) please click here for more information. 

          Volunteers must be:

          Age: 18+

          Gender: Any

          Staff/Student: Staff, Students, General Public

          Anyone can take part as long as they are at least 18 years old and drink alcohol (i.e., they are not tee-total). Furthermore, we have had the survey translated into several languages, so we welcome an international audience.

          More Information:

          Dates: 6 April 2020 - 31 August 2020

          Duration: The first survey will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. Following this, participants can choose to continue participating by completing a short survey (~10 min/week) each week during the isolation period.

          Closing dates for applications: 31 August 2020

          Location: Participants complete both parts of the study online, and can do so by clicking here.

          Prospective participants can ask any questions by emailing James Clay at james.clay@port.ac.uk

          This study was reviewed and given favourable ethical opinion by the Science Faculty Ethics Committee and been given the following ethics code:

          SFEC-2020-030

          Staff and students are required to help researchers identify Portsmouth’s Covid-19 hotspots.

          The UoP C-19 Mobility Tracking Project is looking to understand how people move around the city and the University to look for places where there is a high-risk of catching the disease and to improve our understanding of how it spreads.

          Volunteers will install the FollowMee app, which provides their anonymous location data to the project (this can be switched on and off as you wish) and answer short anonymous surveys about their perceptions of risk and their disease status.

          The project team, Dr James Burridge, Dr Michal Gnacik and Dr Rob Inkpen who are based in the School of Mathematics and Physics, will use this data to build models of high-risk areas and map how the disease is spreading. They will also incorporate data collected from the University’s own Covid-19 testing programme.

          This will help provide early warnings of disease hotspots, understand the effect of lockdowns on behaviour and disease transmission, and guide people away from high-risk zones. The information will be displayed on the University website along with maps of high-risk zones.

          Dr James Burridge, Reader in Probability and Statistical Physics in the School of Mathematics and Physics, said: “We are looking for volunteers who are willing to provide anonymous location data to the project, and to answer questions about their risk perceptions and behavioural motivations. As well as assisting the University and city with risk management, volunteers will be contributing to our understanding of human behaviour and movement.

          “By combining movement data with knowledge about individual risk perceptions and motivations, we can understand how movement and motivation are related. We can then incorporate human behaviour into disease modelling.”

          Sign up to take part in the project.

          We are conducting a study to examine the accuracy of Lifelight® First. Lifelight® First is software designed to monitor vital signs including heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. Lifelight® First monitors all of these vital signs and does so non-invasively and without patient contact.  This study is being undertaken to assess how accurate Lifelight® First is compared with another vital signs monitor which is already known to be accurate.

          This study consists of two phases.  Phase 1 will be undertaken on healthy volunteers, who have normal blood pressure, are aged 18-29 years, and who take part in regular exercise. This phase will require participants to cycle for up to 20 minutes at a simulated altitude of 2500-3000m in our hypoxic chamber. Phase 2 will be undertaken on volunteers who are 18 and older (there is no upper age limit), who may suffer from low or high blood pressure (although you may volunteer for Phase 2 if you have normal blood pressure), and/or do not take part in regular exercise. Only resting blood pressure will be measured in those volunteering for phase 2 – there is no exercise or altitude exposure.

          Volunteers must be

          • Age: 18 and above
          • Gender: Either
          • Staff/Student: Both

          More information

          £10 per gratuity

          Dates: 7 May 2019 -13 December 2019

          Duration: maximum 1 hour

          Location: Department of Sport and Exercise Science - Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road

          If you would like more information, contact Mitch Lomax at mitch.lomax@port.ac.uk or +44(0)23 9284 5297

           

          This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: NHS REC: 19/LO/0427

          Volunteers with minor injuries are needed to take part in a study evaluating the use of alternative photographic techniques on enhancing the quality of injury images.
           
          The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) is currently working with the Metropolitan Police and the Forensic Capability Network to trial four methods of injury mark capture.
           
          Researchers are looking for any volunteers who have recent or historic injuries including but not limited to bruises, scars and grazes to attend a drop in photography clinic to capture the injury using four different photographic methods.
           
          Participants should be aged 18 and over, and exhibit the following injuries or skin conditions on their arms or legs:

          • Bruises
          • Lacerations/cuts
          • Burns
          • Historic scarring and/or burns
          • Other conditions, eg. Eczema, Granuloma annulare

          The research is aimed at improving the overall standard and quality of injury images by exploring whether skin types are a factor that affect the visual quality of injury images and to evaluate the effectiveness of different photography techniques (white light photography, cross polarised lights, reflected ultraviolet (UV) and induced fluorescence) when deployed on various skin tones.
           
          The session will be at Forensic Innovation Partnership (6-8 Hampshire Terrace) on campus, and should take around 30 minutes.
           
          If you - or someone you know - have a bump or minor injury and are willing to take part, please contact Dr Paul Smith, SCCJ Lead on Innovation and Director of the Forensic Innovation Centre, at paul1.smith@port.ac.uk.  

          Ethics code: SCCJ-926

          The purpose of this study is to examine methods of enhancing lie detection. Participants will be asked to complete some activities and will then be asked to tell the truth or lie about them.

            What will participants be doing?

            Participants will complete a mission near the Department of Psychology and will then be asked to lie or tell the truth about the mission to an interviewer. At the end of the experiment, participants will complete an automated questionnaire on their experiences, impressions, and demographics.

            Participant characteristics:

            • any gender
            • aged 18+
            • staff, student and the general public

            Location and length of study

            Department of Psychology (King Henry Building - PO1 2DY) and the surrounding area. Participants will be needed for around 70 minutes.

            Reward

            Participants will receive £20 for taking part.

            Closing date

            30 June 2022.

            Apply

            To express interest in volunteering for this project and for further information please contact Haneen Deeb at haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

             

            Ethics code: SHFEC 2021-121

            Please could you complete an anonymous online survey about the packaging free concept?

            You also have the option to be entered into a free prize draw to win 1 of 10 £20 money vouchers at the end.

            Complete the survey.

            Thank you in advance for your time! 

            Volunteers must be

            • Age: 18-80
            • Gender: Either
            • Staff/Student: Both

            More information

            To thank you for your time, you have a chance to be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 10 £20 money vouchers.  All winners will be notified by 31 January 2020.

            Dates: 18 September 2019 - 1 January 2020

            Duration: 3 months

            If you would like more information, contact Sianne Gordon-Wilson at sianne.gordon-wilson@port.ac.uk

            You'll graduate with the skills to tackle any issues that arise in business. And you’ll boost your chances of earning more and being promoted, while making a valuable contribution to the business you work in.
            Dr Hamid Foroughi, Leadership, Business and Management course leader
            Strategies to prevent bedsores include keeping moving, eating a healthy balanced diet, quitting smoking and regularly checking skin for the early warning signs of bedsores. However, we don’t yet know what older people at risk of bedsores and their informal carers know about preventing bedsores and whether they can follow prevention advice.
            Dr Jenny Roddis, Associate Head Research and Innovation in the School of Health and Care Professions

            We found that our modelling could predict how English language will evolve over the next 40 years or so.

            Dr James Burridge, Reader in Probability and Statistical Physics