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  • Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Earlier this year three online workshops for autistic adults were held at the University of Sheffield to hear their views on what post-diagnostic support should look like for autistic adults. Researchers Dr Megan Freeth, Dr Daniel Poole and Suzy Crowson are sharing their findings from their research study on improving support for autistic adults at an online workshop on Thursday 30th June from 1-2pm.

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  • Autism Post Diagnosis Research

    Autism Post Diagnosis Research

    What should post-diagnostic support look like for autistic adults? Three online workshops are being held for autistic adults at the University of Sheffield to hear your views on this. If you received your diagnosis as an adult from a UK service within the last ten years they would be grateful for your input. A £75 voucher per workshop is available as a thank you if all three workshops are attended.

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  • But is it Usable by Me?

    But is it Usable by Me?

    Could you help to make sure usability studies are more inclusive and diverse? Researchers from The University of Sheffield are working on a usability project to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in usability testing. Online and in-person events (interviews, focus groups and round table discussions) are taking place in Sheffield during March, April and May 2022 offering a £25 voucher for participants’ time and additional travel costs

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  • Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Disabled Lay Researchers Needed

    Shaping Our Lives is recruiting disabled researchers for a project exploring how social workers are using digital technologies when working with disabled adults. This is part time freelance work for a study that runs from 10th May 2021 to 28th Feb 2022. Researchers will be paid at a rate of £30 per hour requiring a commitment of at least 3.5 hours per week and up to 7 hours per week on average. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April.

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  • Do Sheffield's Pavements Work for You?

    Do Sheffield's Pavements Work for You?

    A postgraduate research project is aiming to study how disabled people experience moving around Sheffield with a specific focus on experiences of using pavements. Laura Harryman is looking for participants over the age of 18, from the Sheffield area who have a mobility impairment. If you would be interested in completing a travel diary for Laura or there’s a regular journey you make or have made in the past you could comment on please get in touch .

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  • Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

    Tools for Life Research Project Seeking Views on Patient Data

    Sheffield University is inviting members of the public, patients, and health professionals to take part in interviews which aim to explore what people think about sharing patient data/medical records for purposes beyond their individual care, e.g. for research to improve treatments or healthcare services. The research is being managed by the Information School at the University who are looking for people aged 25-44 or 65 plus from a range of different backgrounds to take part. To say thank you for your time, all participants will receive a £30 Amazon voucher which will be emailed to you after the interview.

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  • Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Opportunity to Shape Research and Innovation

    Healthwatch Sheffield are working with researchers from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) to recruit people for a Public Involvement in Research Group (PIRG).Group members will meet virtually or face to face and regularly review ongoing research, new applications for grants and the development of new ideas and products that aim to help people to move more and improve their wellbeing.

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  • NCVO Launch Research into Diversity and Volunteering

    NCVO Launch Research into Diversity and Volunteering

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have announced research plans for 2020 looking into what diversity means to volunteer-involving organisations .The first stage* (spring 2020) will review existing evidence and
    getting feedback from organisations about what they’re doing and their experiences to date by conducting interviews and
    developing case examples.

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  • Help the Policy Lab to Gain Insight Into Life As A Disabled Person

    Help the Policy Lab to Gain Insight Into Life As A Disabled Person

    The Civil Service is looking for volunteers to take part in major research into the everyday lived experience of individual disabled people. The Policy Lab, based in the Cabinet Office, is looking for people who have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. Your input will help policy makers in the Civil Service to better understand the people they are trying to reach. High Street Vouchers are provided to all research participants.

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  • Study into Impact of UK Welfare Reforms on Self Employed and Business Owners

    Study into Impact of UK Welfare Reforms on Self Employed and Business Owners

    Are you disabled and self employed or own a business? This pilot study, funded by Manchester Metropolitan University, aims to investigate the impact of welfare reforms on disabled self-employed people and business owners’ health and wellbeing, working practices and business performance.

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