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Current Research Projects

Currently Recruiting or Ongoing Projects:

  • Investigation into how self-concepts and adaptability can explain and influence daily distress 
    • This study is about young adults’ self-concept that may link with your daily experiences of distress. This study aims to improve our understanding of how different self-concepts can influence and explain daily distress. This study will also help us understand the protective factors that can improve individuals’ sense of wellbeing in stressful situations.
    • We are looking for participants aged between 18-24 years to complete an online task activity and questionnaires. This should take around 30 – 45mins to complete. As a thank you note, you can join the Amazon prize draw worth £25 (four allocations).
    • Click on this link to start the study experiment
  • The RESPOND project, led by the University of Surrey and involving the University of Exeter, looks at mindfulness based therapy for people with depression who have not recovered at the end of standard therapy in primary care (IAPT) services: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/research-projects/respond
  • IMPROVE 2 - (Implementing Multifactorial Psychotherapy Research in an Online Virtual Environment) an innovative trial to investigate and improve internet-based psychotherapy for depression.
  • ESMI-II: The effectiveness of cost-effectiveness of community perinatal mental health services: NIHR funded this project to investigate the effectiveness of perinatal mental health services in improving mothers’ access to treatment and mother and infant outcomes. HTTP://WWW.ESMI2.ORG.UK/ABOUT/
  • Postnatal depression in the community: expanding access to support project: Funded by South West Academic Health Science Network, this project aims to examine the impact of taking part in an online training course on the knowledge and competencies of individuals who work with women experiencing postnatal depression symptoms. Online course: Addressing Postnatal Depression Free Online Course - FutureLearn
  • DO-BAT: Digital delivery of Behavioural Activation to overcome depression and facilitate social and economic transitions of adolescents in LMICs (DoBAT) : website: https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/research/cap/recent-studies/digital-delivery-of-behavioural-activation-to-overcome-depression-and-facilitate-social-and-economic-transitions-of-adolescents-in-lmics-dobat
  • Self and Identity in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
    • Researchers from the University of Exeter are conducting an international survey exploring factors around Self and Identity in Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and would like to invite adults who are interested in taking part.
    • Please click on the following link to find out more about this anonymous and confidential study: https://exetercles.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_brelIBPMpb4cLI2

Past Projects:

  • The ADEPT trial project looked at the feasibility and acceptability of a new, positivity-focussed therapy for depression.
  • The THRIVE trial investigated the feasibility and acceptability of group-based psychological therapy for people with ongoing bipolar mood swings.

'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.