Get involved

About the Psychology Participant Panel 

Are you interested in taking part in psychology studies at LJMU?

The Psychology Research Participant Panel is a group of people who have agreed to be contacted about future psychology studies at Liverpool John Moores University. LJMU will keep a list of these volunteers on a secure database. When a researcher at LJMU needs participants for a study, they will obtain ethical clearance to use the panel and then an email will go out to all panel members (in BCC) to advertise the research opportunity.

If you are interested in joining the panel, please read through the FAQs below then contact Dr Davide Bruno.

Frequently asked questions

The answers to these questions should help you decide if you would like to join the panel. If your question isn't addressed, please get in touch with us.

Who can join the panel?

Anyone that wishes to take part in cutting-edge psychological research.

What will happen if I decide to join the panel?

Your email address will be added to a secure mailing list. Email addresses will not be displayed to other panel members when adverts go out.

If I join the panel, do I have to take part when I am contacted about a study?

No. You only respond if you are interested.

What kind of studies might I be asked to take part in?

It is difficult to predict what studies will be running in the future. Many studies will involve coming into the University to complete a set of tasks, or for an interview about your opinions/experiences. For other studies, you might simply complete and return a questionnaire online or by post.

Examples of recent psychology research at LJMU:

  • a questionnaire study about dietary habits and self-awareness
  • a dual-task study of visual attention and memory
  • semi-structured interviews about the nature of friendship

If I have to come to the University will my out-of-pocket expenses be covered?

LJMU policy is to use shopping vouchers to reimburse research participants for their time and expense. All participants in a particular study will receive the same amount. The amount will vary from study to study and the researcher will be able to inform you about this.

How often might I expect to be contacted about studies?

Again, this is difficult to predict as it will depend on how often LJMU staff use the panel.

Will these studies be approved by a research ethics committee?

Yes. All studies will be approved by an appropriate research ethics committee, usually Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee or its psychology sub-committee.

For how long will I remain a member of the panel?

Until you ask for your email address to be removed.

What if I decide to leave the panel?

You are free to leave the panel at any time. Simply contact Dr Davide Bruno.

Who can I contact with questions about the panel?

What if my contact details change?

We only keep your email address, so you can tell us, give us the new address, and we can make the change.

How can I join the panel

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to join the panel, please get in touch.

Contact: Dr Davide Bruno 

School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University
Tom Reilly Building
Byrom Street
L3 3AF