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How is the coronavirus impacting on TS research?

Posted on 25 March 2020


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:


Stigma and TS (children and adults)

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.  You don’t need to have experienced stigma and bullying to take part! Watch participants from the study talk about the project and why you should get involved. Take part in the survey here.
If you are a parent please do the following:
1. Email Melina:
2.She will send you an information sheet and consent form 
3.If you decide to take part and return the consent form, Melina will send you a link to the online survey.
For further information contact: T: Melina 01227 816590 E:
Recruitment closes end of March 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 


Your contribution is very much valued, and thank you for your time.

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