Improving life after brain injury Need to talk? 0808 800 2244

Home About brain injury Further information Research Study adverts

Male participants need...

Male participants needed for PDOC study Main Image

Male participants needed for PDOC study

Mon 11 Sep 2023

Researchers from Staffordshire University are looking for male family members and friends of individuals in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness

Research advert shared on behalf of researchers at Staffordshire University.

Are you a male family member or close friend of someone in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness following a brain injury in the UK?

What is this study?

People who have a family member with a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness after a brain injury can face many challenges. We recognise that these challenges are often shared by the whole family.

Therefore we want to explore what this experience is like for male family members or close friends, as there is limited research on this.

What will it involve?

Taking part will involve an interview in which you answer questions and discuss your experience of what it is like having someone close to you in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness. The interview can be completed either face to face or online.

Can I be involved?

Yes, if you:

It is important to note that we define a family member as anyone who has a sufficiently close relationship with the person, to be actively concerned with their management and well-being. Therefore you do not need to be a family member by legal ties or blood relations.

For more information or to be involved, please contact Connor Watkins (Trainee Clinical Psychologist):

Telephone: 07542423182


Researcher: Connor Watkins
Research supervisor: Dr Kim Gordon
This research has gained ethical approval to commence from NHS Research Authority and Health and Care Research Wales.


Share this page

Headway - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity no. 1025852) and the Office of the Scottish Regulator (Charity no. SC 039992). Headway is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 2346893.

© Copyright Headway 2024  -  Site designed and developed by MEDIAmaker