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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

This page lists opportunities to be involved in chest, heart and stroke research. If you are interested in taking part in any of the opportunities, please contact the recruitment contact listed in the entry.

If you are a researcher looking to recruit participants for a study or patient and public involvement in research, please contact us on

Understanding flu vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease

Funded By: Chief Scientist Office

Location: Focus groups will be carried out on the University of Strathclyde’s campus. However, we are also able to travel to participants, if this is more convenient. The survey may be completed online, or, if participants prefer, a paper copy can also be arranged.

Recruitment End Date: 30/11/2019

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are running a project to find out what factors motivate and deter people from getting their seasonal flu vaccination. They are looking for people...

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Developing a method to support carers of people with either heart failure, dementia or stroke

Funded By: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Location: Community venue in Glasgow such as a library

Recruitment End Date: 30/11/2019

I am a researcher who is developing a way of supporting carers of people with life-limiting conditions. To help me decide what type of support I should develop, I will...

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An investigation into the effect of an eight week rehabilitation programme on motor performance of stroke survivors.

Funded By: University of Strathclyde

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Recruitment End Date: 01/12/2019

This project is an intensive eight-week upper limb rehabilitation programme. Approximately 70% of stroke survivors are left with movement problems and only approximately 5% regain full arm function. The arm...

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The biomechanical assessment of balance and gait for stroke Patients and the implications in the diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Funded By: The University of Dundee

Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2020

Diagnosis of stroke can be difficult if symptoms are mild or resolve quickly, or if the symptoms are unusual. Stroke patients have different balance and gait patterns from healthy people....

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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in PhD project.

Funded By: Self-funding

Location: Anywhere suitable for the participant.

Recruitment End Date: 01/07/2020

This PhD project investigates the effects of using the internet to online self-diagnose and seek health information. This will not be part of data collection. It is instead for patient...

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Development and Testing of a Daily Activity Questionnaire for Stroke Survivors and the online

Funded By: This study is conducted as part of a PhD project at the University of Salford. The website [] is funded by the University of Salford, which is also the data custodian.

Location: You do not need to travel to take part in this research. You will need access to the internet to be able to complete the questionnaires. So, you can do this in the comfort of your home or a public library.

Recruitment End Date: 01/10/2021

Patient Reported Outcome Measures are important to understand the limitations from a patient’s perspective and allows the prioritisation of patient’s own goals. The aim of the project is to develop...

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