Learn about research studies

We are often contacted by universities and asked to help out with their research studies. Please find the current opportunities below. 

Specialist healthcare for children in the home: an online survey of family carers’ experiences

Do you provide specialist healthcare in the home for a child or young person (e.g. feeding tube care, ventilation, injections, suctioning, catheters)? Would you be interested in helping to identify ways to improve training and ongoing support for other families? If so, you might be interested in taking part in this research study.

Why is this research being carried out?

The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of family carers who carry out specialist care for a child or young person in the home (under 18 years). The study is part of a longer term project to develop resources to prepare and support family carers.

What does the study involve?

You would be invited to take part in an online survey lasting around 30 minutes on your experiences of providing specialist healthcare in the home. You will be asked about the type of care you provide for your child, your experiences of learning to do these tasks, how it feels to provide this care and your experiences of ongoing support.

Would you like to know more?

Click here if you would like to start the survey now

If you are interested and would like more information please contact Bethan Page at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, email bethan.page@psy.ox.ac.uk. There is no obligation to take part. Bethan will answer any questions you have.


With each study listed there is a contact for that specific study, but if you have any general questions about research studies please contact Toni Menezes, Head of Practice Education & Quality: Toni.Menezes@shootingstarchase.org.uk.