Call for Children & Young People participants

Horizon CDT PhD student Mel Wilson (2018 cohort) has recently launched an online survey to look at Children & Young People’s (CYP) contact with family, friends and social networks during the pandemic.


post by Mel Wilson

For nearly a year we have all been under greater stress due to the restrictions and changes to our lives as a result of the measures in place nationally and globally to limit the effects of Covid-19.

But what has that meant for children and young people?

I was previously researching resilience and vulnerability in school settings but these changes have meant, like many of those addressing the needs of children and young people, that access to those groups has been limited.

My studies have shifted to researching the effects of the last year on the resilience and vulnerabilities of children and young people.

Please share and ask your CYP to complete the following if they can:

Children & Young People’s contact with family, friends and social networks during the pandemic

Primary-age students survey

Secondary-age students survey


I currently have 3 studies running and am actively seeking further participants, children, young people and adults. Please see www.melaniewilson.uk for more details and links to contribute to these studies.

Thank you!

Helping you have smarter train journeys

PhD researcher Christian Tamakloe (2016 cohort) is currently recruiting participants to take part in a study to help understand what preparation activities and behaviours result in better travel journeys.


As part of research into the use of personal data in improving the rail passenger experience, I am currently inviting individuals travelling on the train this month (December) to trial a proposed travel companion app aimed at helping rail travellers prepare for how they spend their time during journeys.

The app includes features such as travel information and reminders, as well as records of previous trip experiences.

 Participants will be required to use the app for their upcoming trip, after which they will have to complete a short questionnaire to share their thoughts about the app.

The study is open to anyone above the age of 18 years with some experience of rail travel in the UK. In addition, you will need to be travelling before the 20th of December, 2020.

More information can be found here .

Feel free to contact Christian with any queries: christian.tamakloe@nottingham.ac.uk