Research Opportunities

Investigating the impact of physical exercise and social isolation on wellbeing outcomes for people with Aphasia

This research is investigating the possible impact that physical exercise and social isolation have on the wellbeing of people with Aphasia. These are areas that are ever more important during...

Factors influencing participation in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise classes in stroke survivors

This research will be investigating the factors influencing your participation in exercise classes (cardiac rehabilitation or ANY similar class) post-stroke. It will involve you taking part in a one-off interview...

How do people with Aphasia create and maintain friendships through virtual communication?

Friendships are an important aspect of living successfully for many people with aphasia. We often communicate virtually. This can help keep people in touch with friends. An example of virtual...

Impact of visual impairment after stroke II

Nearly three-quarters of stroke survivors have a visual problem. The aim of this part of the study to test a new questionnaire for measuring the impact on quality of life...

Testing a new questionnaire to measure how much a person’s chest, heart and stroke condition affects the quality of life of their partner and family members

A person’s chest, heart and stroke condition can affect the lives of their partners and family members, but this important impact is often ignored. Researchers at Cardiff University have created...

Research Project into App for self monitoring heart failure

An investigation into whether an app accompanying the Heartfelt device would be beneficial. Heartfelt Technologies is a company who have developed a device to automatically monitor heart failure in the...

Improving Sleep in Rehabilitation After Stroke (INSPIRES)

Have you had a stroke? Would you like to improve your sleep? Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers to trial a new six-week online programme for...

Virtual Elaborated Semantic Feature Analysis

Aphasia is caused by stroke. Aphasia makes communicating difficult. We have created EVA Park for people with aphasia. It is a virtual island on the internet. You access EVA Park...

Fluency in Controlled Association, Convergent and Divergent Semantics: a study of semantic fluency tasks in adults who have aphasia and/or apraxia and those who do not.

I am looking for participants to take part in my study of semantic fluency in people with aphasia. I am aiming to contact between 5 - 10 clients with a...

Exploring sustainable behaviour changes to reduce asthma sufferers’ exposure to airborne fine particulate matter in Scotland

The overarching aim of this work is to develop behaviour change interventions to reduce people with asthmas exposure to fine particulate matter. By monitoring your own exposure to PM2.5 and...