If you would like to participate in any of our studies please email mdcadmin@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 726449.

Current Research Projects

Currently Recruiting:

  • Processing of a sad memory in individuals with a history of depression Are you aged between 18 and 65 and interested in helping researchers to better understand depression and how to treat it?  We are looking for people with experience of engaging in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and those who do not have experience of mindfulness. Please follow this link for further details.

  • Study for abuse survivors. Researchers from the University of Exeter are conducting an international survey on emotion processing in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and would like to invite adults who are interested in taking part. Please click in the link below to find out more about this anonymous and confidential study: http://survey.ex.ac.uk/index.php/survey/index/sid/822763/newtest/Y/lang/en

  • Daily experience of memory and emotion study. We are currently looking for participants aged 60 years or older who have some personal experience of memory lapses (however infrequent).  Participation involves meeting with a researcher on one occasion for up to one hour.  Participants will be asked to complete a brief, 20-minute test and a series of questionnaires. Please follow this link for further details.


Ongoing Projects:

  • ACORN - Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy.
  • ASPIRE - Accessibility and implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • COBRA – (Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation): A Randomised Controlled Trial of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression
  • IMPROVE 2 - (Implementing Multifactorial Psychotherapy Research in an Online Virtual Environment) an innovative trial to investigate and improve internet-based psychotherapy for depression.
  • MooDFOOD is a collaborative European Commission-funded project (€8.9 million) investigating the role of diet and lifestyle changes in preventing depression.
  • PenCIRN - Peninsula Complex Interventions Research Network, a network of researchers and clinicians in the South West Peninsula, providing a forum to develop, pilot, evaluate and implement evidence-based interventions in health care.
  • REFRAMED - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD): A Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)
  • STEPS - The development and evaluation of stepped care treatment for depression.

'Take Part'

If you are interested in exploring additional opportunities to get involved with research then visit the University of Exeter's 'Take Part' webpages. We are always looking for support and there are numerous ways to get involved, from participating in a research studies to attending a public lecture - www.exeter.ac.uk/research/takepart.