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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 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:


Study into the identity and wellbeing of young women with TS

This study from trainee clinical psychologist Janine Coleman at the University of Staffordshire, will involve speaking to young women with TS aged between 18 - 29, about their experience of identity and how this might impact on their wellbeing. Participation would involve an informal interview via zoom or telephone.

To find out more and take part in the study, contact or call 07985 229874


Factors affecting the transition from child to adult mental health services

This study from researchers at the University of Southampton explores experiences with young people’s mental health care and adult mental health care and the possible transition period between them. This study aims to further understand the factors that need to be taken into consideration in the future, to help create better conditions for individuals transitioning from child to adult services.

To find out more and take part in the online survey, please click this link.


Dietary behaviours in adults with Tourette Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire are asking adults, aged 18 and over, with Tourette Syndrome to take part in their study exploring dietary behaviours in adults

Part 1 of the study is an online questionnaire, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked if you have taken any nutritional supplements and/or special diets and your experience of using them. Upon completion, you will be invited to Part 2 where you will be asked to complete an online food diary listing everything you eat and drink over a four day period. Both parts of the study will be completely anonymous.

To find out more and to take part in the studay, please click on this link.

To find out more about the researcher, Bobbie Smith, please visit our 'Spotlight on Researchers' page. You can also reach her using the following Twitter Handle @Bobbie_22


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 


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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