Pathways to Social Connections

Volunteers needed for an online survey study.

We are looking for volunteers, aged 18-40, to take part in an online questionnaire study, as part of a larger PhD project.

You can take part in this study as a care experienced participant if you have lived in English Foster Care for at least one year and you are aged 18-40. You can also take part as a control participant if you are aged 18-40 and spent your childhood in England. You would be invited to participate in an online study for one study session.

This session will take about 40 minutes of your time. You will be asked to complete a range of questionnaires covering topics such as childhood trauma, mental health and social connectedness.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email

There is no obligation to take part. You will be compensated for your time with a £5.00 shopping voucher and you will be entered in an opt-in prize draw of £200 in shopping vouchers.

Research Ethics Committee Reference Number: 22/PSY/073

Principal Investigator: Shaunna Lydia Devine, LJMU postgraduate research student

Email address:
School/Faculty: School of Psychology
Telephone number: 0151 231 2121