Want to help with research?
The following health research projects are looking for male volunteers.
Please note the deadlines, some of which may well have passed.
Men without children
Robin Hadley writes: Male participants sought for interviews.
Men, aged between 50 and 70 years, are invited to take in a Keele University PhD research study looking at involuntarily childless men's experience of not being a father.
If you are interested please contact Robin Hadley or visit the website: www.wantedtobeadad.com.
Rape and sexual assault of men
Mandy Stidard writes: www.malesurvey.info is an online survey open to all male residents in the United Kingdom, over the age of 16 years old.
I am a postgraduate student at the University of Portsmouth and hope to increase our understanding of the rape and sexual assault of men as well as public perceptions regarding this crime.
The survey can be accessed via the website www.malesurvey.info, which also displays relevant information and useful links.
The rape and sexual assault of males is an under reported and under researched crime.
This survey gives all men, whether survivors of assault or not, an opportunity to share their experiences and beliefs.
Please support us by visiting www.malesurvey.info.
Fathers' experiences of Traumatic Birth
Rachel Willcox writes: 'I am researching ‘Father’s experiences of Traumatic Birth’ as part of my training as a Counselling Psychologist at the University of the West of England.
If you are a Dad, and would like to take part in an email interview and share your experiences, or find out any more information about the project, please do email me at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you further details.'
Research on periods of crisis in adult life
The University of Greenwich is currently recruiting for a confidential research study on experiences of crisis in adult life. Anyone over the age of 20 can participate, as long as they live in the UK (and have done since at least age 15) and speak English fluently.
All volunteers are entered into a prize draw for 20 x £50 vouchers.
To get more information and to complete the research study online, click here.
Living with Penis Cancer
Men who have or have had penis cancer or an interest in it are required for a Leeds Metropolitan University study looking at the patients experiences of treatment for penile cancer. More here: Research into life after penis cancer
Black and Minority Ethnic Cancer Patient Advisory Panel
The NHS's National Cancer Action Team wants members for its National Black and Minority Ethnic Cancer Patient Advisory Panel to help support and improve cancer services and give cancer patients and carers from a BME background a voice.
Members of the panel can participate for as long as they wish, and during the term of their participation will be contacted around 3 or 4 times each year. More information here.
MHF advisory panel
Malehealth readers, regular or occasional, are invited to join the Men's Health Forum male advisory panel.
The idea of the panel is give men a louder voice in their own health and find out what we would like to see both from the NHS and the MHF - this includes content on malehealth.
More information and sign up here.