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If you are looking for opportunities to make a difference to understanding brain injury and improving care by being involved in research, you are in the right place!

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In this page you will see a list of open opportunities for being involved. You can find out about each project, who is running it, what researchers are asking participants to do, and who you can contact.

Unless stated otherwise, all projects are run by researchers independent from Brainkind.

If you have any questions about a project, or wish to volunteer to take part, please contact the researchers directly, for the project you are interested in.

If there are no suitable opportunities at the time of your visit to this page, please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions or feedback.

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  • Continuity Therapy: maintaining good relationships after brain injury

    Who are the researchers?

    This project is being carried out by a team led by Dr Gerard Riley, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Birmingham, UK.

    Who can take part?

    • Couples who are experiencing some difficulties in their relationship because of a brain injury, or who feel their relationship is not as good as it was before the injury.
    • One of you must have had a brain injury, such as a stroke, head injury or anoxia.
    • You must both want to take part.
    • You must have lived together for at least 2 years before the injury and still be living together now.
    • The brain injury must have happened at least 1 year ago, but no more than 10 years ago.
    • The study is based in the UK. The team can provide the therapy in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire. If you live outside these areas, taking part online is possible.


    What will participants be asked to do?

    You would take part in about 10 therapy sessions, each lasting about an hour long.  The sessions will take place weekly at the start.

    The sessions would take place at a venue that is convenient for you, such as your own home or a Headway or NHS centre near your home. The team can also deliver the therapy online if you prefer.

    The therapy involves a review of your life as individuals and as a couple.  The team would look at who you were before the injury, and what was important to you. They would then look at what the injury changed and what has stayed the same.

    You would also work on changing your day-to-day life and ways of being together as a couple – to bring them closer to what these were like before the injury.

    Who to contact?

    Please contact Barbara Hagger by email or letter:

    • email –
    • send a letter to –  Barbara Hagger, Moor Green Brain Injury Service, Moseley Hall Hospital, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JL

    OR leave your contact details on the project’s Facebook page and the team will get back to you.

    The team will then arrange a meeting (online if you prefer) to explain more about the research. After this meeting, you can decide whether you want to go ahead.

    Contacting the researchers does not commit you to taking part. Please be assured that the team will not put any pressure on you to take part.  

    The invitation to participate will remain open until October 2024

  • Social consequences after brain injuries

    Who are the researchers?

    This project is being led by Ammaarah Siddique, doctoral student from the University of Bolton, UK.

    Who can take part?

    Anyone who:

    • Is over the age of 18
    • Had a brain injury (not including childhood brain injury)
    • Has social difficulties after brain injury


    What will participants be asked to do?

    To take part in an online interview which will last about 45 minutes.

    Who to contact?

    Ammaarah Siddique:

    Project resources

    Information leaflet

  • Wellbeing in patients with acquired brain injury: A survey study

    Who are the researchers?

    This project is being led by Mauro Cavarra from the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands.

    Who can take part?

    Anyone who suffered or is suffering from acquired brain injury is invited to participate in the study.

    What will participants be asked to do?

    To fill out an online questionnaire that should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The questionnaire can be completed on a computer or a mobile device.

    Who to contact?

    Mauro Cavarra:

    Project resources

    Online questionnaire

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