Live Research Projects

The following research projects are recruiting for participants.

Many projects have specific requirements of their participants, so please ensure that you meet these requirements before applying.

For Adults

  • Workshop call for participation: 'Designing for a Changing Internet'

    In the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, we are conducting a study into everyday use of the Internet, and how this might be shaped for the future.
    The workshop will involve:
    - Reflecting on your use of the Internet, particularly for watching, listening and social networking activities
    - Discussing and designing solutions with other participants for adapting our use of the Internet 
    As a thank you for your time, a £10 Amazon voucher will be given to you.
    Coffee, tea and biscuits will also be provided.

    Participant Requirements: Participants must use digital devices (e.g. smartphone or laptop etc.) and the Internet in their daily lives.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Location: Lancaster University campus (Science and Technology building A076)

    Dates: The workshops will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 9am-12pm and Monday 4th March 2019 6pm-9pm. Participants are invited to attend one of the workshops.

    Contact details: Kelly Widdicks:

  • Line Manager Perspectives on Staff with Premenstrual Difficulties

    Study Information:

    We are researchers from Lancaster University carrying out research that aims to employee line manager perspectives on the topic of reproductive health, specifically premenstrual difficulties. Line managers play a critical role in staff wellbeing and productivity. However, what we do not yet fully understand is the line manager perspective on this health issue and how employers can, or should, help support line managers in feeling more able and confident to help their female staff with such issues. This is what the research aims to achieve. The research is kindly being funded by Aviva UK.


    Participant Requirements:

    The research is asking all line managers to complete a short anonymous online survey.


    It will only take around 15-20 minutes and your individual responses will not be shared


    The survey is online so can be taken using a desktop, tablet or mobile device.


    The survey must be completed by 15th February 2019 



    Contact details:

    If you have any questions or problems with the survey, please contact Eleanor Thorne ( directly. The survey is anonymous so only the research team will have access to the data.

For Children

  • No Current Live Projects

    There are not currently any ongoing projects in this category. We are adding new projects all the time so please check back later.