School of Psychology

Female volunteers required to take part in a 12-week exercise intervention. Volunteers will receive detailed information on various health markers plus £240 for taking part.

Want help in starting a healthy active lifestyle?

Researchers within the Human Appetite Research Unit (School of Psychology) are looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial investigating the effects of a regular consumption of a yoghurt and jelly food product during a 12-week exercise intervention on health markers in females.

We are looking for female volunteers who are:

  • aged between 18 – 55 years
  • non-smokers
  • non-vegetarian
  • in good general health
  • have a BMI between 25.0 – 35 kg/m2
  • are not currently engaged in vigorous physical activity

The study involves:

Following a 12-week personalised exercise plan under the guidance of our trained researchers and consuming a novel yoghurt and jelly product 4 times per week throughout the intervention. You will also be required to visit the research unit for measures 7 times throughout the 12-week period:

Visit 1: Meet the staff and have an overview of the study

Visit 2 and 5: Have your blood pressure, heart rate, metabolism, fitness level and body composition measured, and complete questionnaires about your mood and eating behaviour.

Visits 3, 4, 6 and 7: Eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner in the research unit and take a snack box home. Blood samples will be taken between breakfast and lunch. We will also ask you to complete a 7-day physical activity diary and wear a physical activity monitor at the start and end of the intervention.

For full details on what the study entails please contact us for the information sheet -

If you would like to volunteer please complete the screening questionnaire

Volunteers will be compensated £240 on completion of all study procedures and will receive detailed information about themselves such as information on their physical activity levels, body composition and fitness.

This study has received ethical approval from the NRES Committee Yorkshire & the Humber (ref: 09/H1307/7; date: 02/04/15).

  • Contact: Michelle Dalton -
  • Ethical approval reference number: NRES Committee Yorkshire & the Humber (ref: 09/H1307/7; date: 02/04/15)
  • Closing date for participants: 07 March 2016