Research opportunities

See the latest research opportunities and how you can get involved.

Here you will find details of studies you may be interested in taking part in.

The projects and study teams are independent of Kidney Care UK and it is best to contact the teams directly for more information about each study. All studies have received independent ethical approval.

Currently available opportunities

Calciphylaxis: a qualitative study of patient experiences

This study aims to evaluate patient experiences of calciphylaxis diagnosis and treatment, learn from patients to improve the care, experience and well-being of people diagnosed with calciphylaxis and raise awareness of calciphylaxis to help achieve earlier diagnosis and improve patient outcomes.

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What are people's experiences of the winter power cuts?

Did you have a power cut for two or more days because of a storm over the winter? A team of researchers from King’s College London are looking for participants to interview over a video or telephone call about their experiences of power cut(s).

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Exploration of caregiver experiences of conservatively managed end-stage kidney disease to inform development of a psychosocial intervention: the ACORN Study

The aim of this study is to explore the experiences and unmet needs of informal carers of patients with ESKD receiving conservative management, in order to inform the development of a psychosocial intervention.

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Sexual health assessment in kidney disease: an unmet need

The aim of this study is to understand the experiences of people with kidney disease, and partners, undergoing sexual health assessment and to determine how best to carry out sexual health assessment in clinical practice.

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Living with a long-term condition study

This project will create and test a new questionnaire to measure the emotional distress related to living with a long-term health condition like kidney disease. The questionnaire will allow us to provide the most appropriate support for people living with long-term health conditions.

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An investigation of the use of food labels to identify phosphate additives in people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

The aim of this study is to understand how useful food labels are in identifying phosphate additives in people living with chronic kidney disease.

Find out more and take partExploration of the preferences and associated factors for shared decision making (SDM) within the haemodialysis (HD) population and their family

Effectiveness of Interventions For Fatigue in Long term conditions (EIFFEL)

The overall aim of this work is to answer the research question “what is the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of non-pharmacological interventions to manage fatigue in people with long-term medical conditions?"

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Exploration of the preferences and associated factors for shared decision making (SDM) within the haemodialysis (HD) population and their family

This research aims to find out what decisions matter to people undergoing HD and their family/caregivers and how these can be supported.

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