We are looking for participants for a new research study on chronic pain and work. You can find more information below and are able to express an interest in participating via the link below.

What is the study about?

In this study, we aim to understand two things. First, we want to understand how the experience of living with chronic pain influences someone’s work life. We are keen to understand your lived experience in navigating work and chronic pain. Second, we would like to better understand how Human Resource Managers understand and work with employees living with chronic pain.

Who can join?

People living with chronic pain
If you are someone living with chronic pain, you need to

  • be at least 18 years old
  • live in the UK
  • have lived with pain for at least a year.
  • Be in some form of employment (full-time, part-time, casual, free-lancing, be self-employed or run your own venture

HR Representative
We are also looking for HR representatives who need to be working in the UK and need to be in charge of reasonable adjustments, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion or similar topics within the HR department.

What does the study entail?

For those living with chronic pain:

  • an “onboarding interview” that will last for about an hour
  • a diary over 1-2 months. Here you can write entries, draw, take photos, make videos or use any other form of expression that you prefer
  • an “exit interview” that will last for about an hour

Please note Individuals living with chronic pain will be compensated with a £30 gift voucher

For Hr representatives, participating in the study entails:

  • a 1-hour interview

More information

This study has received Ethics Approval by the Research Ethics Committee at Royal Holloway University of London

The information sheets can be downloaded below. These document contains further information about the study and the rights of participants.

You would like to join?