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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.

Children: 8-16 years old

  • Online Remote Behavioural Intervention for Tics (ORBIT): University of Nottingham are recruiting young people (9-17 years) to engage in a research study looking at behavioural therapy for tics.  Participants will receive free behavioural therapy sessions over a 10 week period form the comfort of their own home.  Click for further information. Recruitment closes September 2019.
  •  A research team at the University of Kent is carrying out a new and exciting study about the stigma of TS funded by Tourettes Action. The study involves an online survey and the possibility of being invited for an interview by phone or Skype.  A £10 voucher will be given to everyone who takes part in an interview as a way of saying thank you. For further information contact: T: Melina 01227 816590 E M.A.Malli@kent.ac.uk

Young people & adults 12-35 years old

  • New study investigating the effects of a new type of treatment.  Researchers at the University of Nottingham are examining the effects of a novel type of treatment based upon entirely safe non-invasive brain stimulation. Are you aged between 14-32 years old and show very frequent tics (as frequent as every minute of the day)? You will be paid an inconvenience allowance for your time and there is a travel budget to help with travel costs.  Your participation and feedback regarding the effects of this could help researchers develop an effective and cheap treatment for tics.  Please, contact Barbara Morera lpxbm1@nottingham.ac.uk if interested.
  • Exercise, tics and the brain - Researchers at the University of Nottingham are looking for participants with TS who are aged 13 - 28 years old to take part in a study which investigates what happens in the brain after exercise and how this reduces tics. The study will involve a short, fun exercise session and some brain scanning. An inconvenience allowance will be provided. Please contact: Katherine.Dyke@nottingham.ac.uk for details. Recruitment closes December 2019.
  •  A research team at the University of Kent is carrying out a new and exciting study about the stigma of TS funded by Tourettes Action. The study involves an online survey and the possibility of being invited for an interview by phone or Skype.  A £10 voucher will be given to everyone who takes part in an interview as a way of saying thank you. Click for further information.

Adults 18 years and over

  • Why Tourettes Matters?  Tourettes Action has created a survey about having Tourette Syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder.  This information will be very useful in raising awareness with the public, medical professionals, funders and policy makers.  Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this survey.
  • Pain? Complete a short survey by Tourettes Action about injuries, physical problems or pain due to tics.  Help us understand the issues facing people with TS.
  • A research team at the University of Kent is carrying out a new and exciting study about the stigma of TS funded by Tourettes Action. The study involves an online survey and the possibility of being invited for an interview by phone or Skype.  A £10 voucher will be given to everyone who takes part in an interview as a way of saying thank you. Click for further information 

Parents only

  • Why Tourettes Matters?  Tourettes Action has created a survey about having Tourette Syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder.  This information will be very useful in raising awareness with the public, medical professionals, funders and policy makers.  Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this survey. 
  • Pain?  Complete a short survey by Tourettes Action about injuries, physical problems or pain due to tics.  Help us understand the issues facing people with TS

Professional clinicians

  • Are you a clinical professional working in the field of TS? Researchrs at Hertfordshire University would like to interview you about your clinical experience, focusing on the clinical presentation of TS and mealtimes/eating difficulties you have encountered.  Email s.bamigbade@herts.ac.uk for more information.

 

In June 2015 a landmark international conference was held for professionals and Tourette Syndrome organisations in London, showcasing the latest research and future developments in the field of TS.  Find out more information about the conference in our News section

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

Tourettes Action is a member of the  AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities). AMRC membership is the hallmark of quality research funding. The AMRC is a network of over 130 medical and health research charities, supporting medical research in the UK.

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"“I feel absolutely honoured to have taken part with this much needed research. For once, I felt someone “understood”."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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