Testing a novel smart-phone app designed to predict alcohol consumption

Duration: 30 min-session 1 / 10min – session 2

Number of sessions: Two

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Aged 18-50
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Regular social drinker (consuming alcohol on at least one occasion in an average week)

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

  • Ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, alcohol use disorders
  • Being pregnant or currently breastfeeding
  • Having colour-blindness

Study description:

We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study that evaluates a smartphone ‘app’ that assess unconscious cognitive processes and alcohol use.  Continue reading

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Mood, food and taste study (Men needed)

Duration: 30-40 minutes per session

Number of sessionsFour (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

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

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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Mood Stability study

Duration: 30 minutes

Number of sessions: Three

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Age 18-65.
  • BMI of between 22.5 and 32.5
  • Willing to consume chicken curry, millionaire shortbread, and flapjacks as part of the study.
  • No food allergies, intolerances, or history of eating disorders.

Study description:

We are looking for participants to take part in a study which aims to investigate mood stability before and after consuming a meal.  Continue reading

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How Hunger affects Food and Beverage Choice

Duration: 30 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

Study description:

We are looking for participants to take part in a study which aims to explore the relationship between hunger levels and food choice.  Continue reading

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The Long-Term Effects of Modafinil use on Cerebral Oxygenation and Cognition.

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Tom Reilly Building (LJMU)

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

You are eligible to take part if you are an adult aged 18 to 40 and have used modafinil at least once a month in the previous six months. Please note, if you have never used modafinil, but still wish to participate, then you are also welcome to take part.

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

  • You are in receipt of modafinil or methylphenidate for medical purposes
  • You use modafinil but not consistently enough to be considered a long-term user
  • You have a current or past diagnosis of a psychiatric or anxiety disorder
  • You are pregnant
  • You have a diagnosis of a seizure disorder or high blood pressure
  • In the last 24 hours you have used: alcohol, caffeine pills, anti-histamines, amphetamine, dexamphetamine (Adderall), illegal psychostimulants, pharmaceutical sedatives, illegal sedatives, or painkillers.

Study description:

The study investigates the effects of use of modafinil on cognition and cerebral bloody flowcognitive performance when compared to non-users.
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Mood, food and taste study (running Feb 2017 onwards)

Duration: 30-40 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Two

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • 18-60
  • Female
  • English is your first language

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

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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Body Mass Index (BMI) differences in the perception of advertisement campaigns: healthy eating and anti-obesity

Duration: >10 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Overweight or obese
  • Age 18 or over

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

  • Wear glasses (contact lenses not included)

Study description:

The study will first require participants to have their BMI calculated, before being placed in front of an eye tracking machine.  Continue reading

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Personality, mood and taste perception

Duration: 40 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Aged 18-30
  • No history of food allergies

Study description:

The study will require you to taste a food item and complete some short questionnaires.  Continue reading

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SWITCH Weight Management Trial in Men and Women

Duration: 2 years

Number of sessions: Varies depending on involvement

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Overweight or Obese
  • Aged 18 – 65
  • Otherwise healthy

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

  • Smoker
  • First year undergraduate
  • Not happy to consume sugar free drinks or water for two years

Study description:

Participants will receive free drinks, a free weight management programme and will be reimbursed for taking part.  Continue reading

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Healthy volunteer study – Reimbursement available

The University of Liverpool and Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Drug Safety Science (CDSS) are currently recruiting healthy volunteers to take part in a research study.

Volunteers will be asked to donate 18mls of blood which will be used for analysis of DNA and plasma. This will be used to establish a database to help identify healthy individuals who may be suitable to take part in phase I clinical trials. We will pay £20 for your travel expenses and your time.

You must be:

  • Aged between 18 years and 45 years
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.0 kg/m2 and 32.0 kg/m2
  • Willing to donate a blood sample for DNA and other analyses
  • In general good health
  • Happy to be re-contacted in the future for further clinical trials/healthy volunteer studies/confirm contact details
  • Registered with a GP in the UK

In addition, you must not:

  • Have a history of alcohol dependence or drug/chemical misuse
  • Have been taking any medication for more than 7 days prior to the day of screening (excluding oral contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy)
  • Have a history of allergy to multiple medications

If you meet all the criteria above, please contact a FUTURE Initiative team representative on 0151 795 5388 or by email at future.initiative@rlbuht.nhs.uk.

If you would like further information on this study, please visit the FUTURE Initiative website.

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