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Below is a list of current research projects sponsored or supported by Tourettes Action which we welcome you to participate in.


Due to the coronavirus, UK universities are closed until further notice and therefore researchers are no longer able to conduct face to face research.  As a result many of the current research projects are on hold; however we encourage you where possible to get involved with the online research studies which are still active.  These include:

 

Driving experiences of people with Tourette Syndrome

In this global survey, researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, are interested in the driving experiences of adults with a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome or chronic tic disorder from all over the world.  The results of the survey will help researchers understand whether and how Tourette Syndrome impacts driving and how to best support individuals with the condition.  They are interested in your views, regardless of whether you have a drivers license or not.  The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Please click here to fill out the survey.

 

Visual processing in neurodiverse children

King's College London are recruiting parents of children ages 4-15 to take part in a survey to explore visual processing and neurodiversity. The survey will ask questions about your child’s mental health, social functioning and visual behaviour, takes about 20 minutes to complete and is open until 6pm on 31st May 2020. Identifying differences in visual processing could increase understanding of the pathway from basic vision to behaviour, and aid in identification of difficulties or differences in sensory processing. Please click here to take part in the survey.

Recruitment closes 31 May 2020

 

The role of pet dogs in helping children and young people with Tics

Researchers at the University of Nottingham are asking for parents of children with tics, who have a pet dog, to complete an online survey. You will be asked about your relationship with the dog, your child’s relationship with the dog and the impact this might have on your child’s tics.  We are genuinely interested in your opinions and experiences, whether this be positive or negative.  

To find out more and take part in this survey, please click here or for further information please email: msxkb14@nottingham.ac.uk

Recruitment closes June 2020

 

Eating behaviours in adults with TS (adults)

Eating behaviours in adults with TS.  Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire are asking adults with TS, (18+) to answer some questions about their eating behaviours, dietary intake and sensory sensitivity. This will be in the form of an online survey which is completely anonymous and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. We are inviting individuals from all over the world to complete this survey.  Click here to find out more and to take part.  

Recruitment closes April/May 2020

 

Supplements and exclusion diets (parents)

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire are asking parents of children with Tourette syndrome, aged between 7-16 years, to complete in a short online survey about any supplements and exclusion diets your child has tried. The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.Click here to take part 

 

The following research projects are on hold until further notice - you can still contact the researchers for further information about the studies.

 

Young people & adults 12-35 years old

  • Understanding what happens before movement using brain imaging
    Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for participants with TS who are aged 16 - 35 years old to take part in a brain imaging study looking at what happens in the brain when movements are made. In this study you would be asked to do a simple computer based task while in an MRI scanner. An inconvenience allowance and travel allowance are available. Participants will also receive a copy of their brain scan as a unique souvenir for taking part! Please contact Katherine.dyke@nottingham.ac.uk for more information.  Recruitment closes August 2020.
  • Tapping in time and making movements
    Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for participants with TS who are aged 8 - 35 years old to take part in two short, computer based studies. The first of these studies investigates how well people of different ages with and without TS can tap along to a beat. This is a quick and easy study lasting about 20 minutes in total. The second study looks at how quickly people can make responses to visual cues and lasts about 30 minutes. Both of these studies will help us to understand how movement and timing developed in people with TS. Participants will be paid for their time and a travel allowance to help with getting to Nottingham is also available. Please contact Katherine.dyke@nottingham.ac.uk for more information.  Recruitment closes August 2020.
  • Understanding what happens before movement
    Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for participants with TS who are aged 14 - 35 years old to take part in a safe, non-invasive brain stimulation study looking at what happens in the brain just before a movement is made. In this study a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) will be used during a simple computer based task. You can find out more about TMS here. Please contact Katherine.dyke@nottingham.ac.uk for more information.  Recruitment closes August 2020.

      

You can read about previous research projects in our Archive section

Want to know who's behind the research?  Read about our researchers and the studies they are pioneering here

 

 

 

""Taking part in research was quite an interesting and even enjoyable experience”"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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