Get involved in our research

VERI researchers often require participants for research projects.

Why should I get involved in research?

Freelance broadcaster Tom Walker talks to VERI's Dr Jasleen Jolly and Dr Andrew Mitchelmore from Oxford Brookes University, who has the eye condition choroideremia and has participated in research which he hasn’t directly benefited from.

We are recruiting healthy young adults aged 18-30 years to investigate visual short-term memory binding.

The study involves an hour and a half single testing session with short rest breaks. You will be asked to look at visual items presented briefly on a computer monitor. Your memory for these items will be tested immediately by showing an item and asking you whether the item was shown previously.

All the tests are non-invasive. You will be paid £7.50 for your time.

To participate in this research, you should have no visual or hearing impairment (you are still eligible if you wear glasses or hearing aids), and no known history of:

  • neurological or psychological disorders
  • dementia, stroke, or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • depression, anxiety, chronic alcohol use, and any physical illness.

For further information or if you are interested in taking part, contact Monika McAtarsney-Kovacs at

During the COVID-19 pandemic we ran a number of surveys to find out about people's experiences. While the surveys are now closed, you can see all publications related to our COVID-19 research.

We are currently running a trial of a highly anticipated spectacle lens which is understood to slow down short-sightedness (myopia) in children.

Check this page for future opportunities, or contact if you would be interested in getting involved as a participant.