Can you help us with our research about alcohol?

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Date: Monday 6 November at 11:00-12:00, or 18:00 – 19:00

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Aged 40-60
  • Thinking about cutting down your drinking

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • Male
  • Not aged 40-60

Study description:

The University of Liverpool are looking for women who drink alcohol and want to ‘cut down’ to take part in informal discussion groups that will help us to develop research projects.  Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted for online study on self-harm

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Online survey

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Have experienced two or more instances of self-harm. One of these instances must have been in the past year (but the other instance could be at any time in your life).
  • Aged 18 years or above
  • English speaking

Study description:

Researcher’s Rosie and Kate are considering the role of relationships for those who have used self-harm in the past or use self-harm today. Continue reading

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TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification

Duration: 50 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Are aged 18 years or over.
  • Have no history of food allergies.
  • Have not taken part in a previous study titled ‘TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification”.

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You suffer from food allergies.
  • You have taken part in a previous study titled ‘TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification”.

Study description:

We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a psychology experiment which investigates the effects of watching television on mood, personality and character identification.  Continue reading

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Appetite and weight research in women

Duration: Attend the laboratory for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner on 3 days, plus 1 short (30-45 minute) appointment

Number of sessions: Five

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Normal weight to slightly overweight
  • Non-smokers
  • Age 18- 65
  • Able to eat most everyday foods and fruit
  • Regularly eat breakfast and snacks
  • Able to visit the University for breakfast, lunch, evening meal and a snack on 3 separate occasions

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • Male
  • Do not regularly eat breakfast or snacks

Study description:

Female participants needed for a study about how fruit-based snacks affect appetite.  Continue reading

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Men needed for mood, food and taste study

Duration: 30-40 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Four (2 sessions on 2 days)

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • 18-60
  • Male
  • English is your first language
  • BMI of between 18.5 – 29.9 (we will check this for you)

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You are allergic or intolerant to any foods
  • You have a history of eating disorders
  • You are vegetarian or vegan

Study description:

We are recruiting participants for a research study which will involve two short visits to the University of Liverpool campus, Eleanor Rathbone building. Continue reading

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New weight loss study for smartphone users

Duration: 8 weeks

Number of sessions: Three

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Are aged 18-65 years
  • BMI 25kg/m2 or higher (we will check this for you)
  • Want to lose weight by making changes to your diet
  • Have no history of eating disorders or food allergies
  • Not taking any medication that affects appetite
  • Not already on a structured weight loss programme e.g. Weight Watchers
  • Not pregnant
  • Not scheduled for weight loss surgery over the next few months
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone

Study description:

We are recruiting men and women to take part in a new weight loss study that involves smart-phone based dietary advice and support.  Continue reading

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Object Perception & Motivation in males

Duration: up to 3 hours

Number of sessions: One

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Male
  • Aged 18-40
  • Fluent English speaker
  • You have normal/corrected to normal vision
  • Like chocolate

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You have any food allergies or intolerances
  • You have a history of anaphylaxis related to food
  • You are diabetic
  • You are currently taking medication which affects vision, attention or appetite
  • You took part in the study; ‘object perception and cognition’ or ‘object perception and hunger’.

Study description:

Males needed for a study investigating the relationship between motivation and object perception.  Continue reading

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Physical activity and appetite study

Duration: 2 sessions (one 8 hours and one 30 minutes) at 3 time points over a period of 28 days

Number of sessions: Six

Location: University of Liverpool (3 visits)/Aintree hospital (3 visits)

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Physically active (>10,000 steps a day)
  • Able to reduce this activity for 14 days
  • Male or female, aged 18-60 years

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • Smoker
  • Diabetes or a history of cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory or endocrine disease

Study description:

A research group funded by Diabetes UK inviting individuals with and without a relative who has type 2 diabetes to take part in our research.  Continue reading

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Diet Beverage consumption and behaviour study

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • Medication that affects appetite
  • Not fluent in English
  • You don’t drink diet beverages
  • Allergies to food

Study description:

We are looking for participants to take part in a study which aims to explore the relationship between diet beverage intake and behaviour.  Continue reading

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Physical Appearance, Attention & Memory

Duration: 30 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Two

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Of white ethnicity
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision

You will be sent a pre-screening questionnaire to ensure you are eligible to take part.

Study description:

We are recruiting participants for a 2-session study investigating the effect of physical appearance on memory and attention performance.  Continue reading

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