School of Psychology

The Human Appetite Research Unit (within the School of Psychology) is looking for female volunteers to take part in a clinical trial investigating the effects of a supervised weight loss meal plan.

We are looking for females who are:

  • Aged between 18-55 years
  • Non-smoker
  • In good general health with a body mass index between 28-34.9 kg/m²
  • Not currently enrolled in a weight loss programme
  • Willing to eat commercially available food products provided during the study.

 Benefits of taking part?

  • £100 in Love2shop or Amazon vouchers
  • Free food for the duration of the study
  • Detailed information about yourself (metabolism, body composition, etc.)
  • Personalised guidance from a dietitian each week.

The study involves:

  • 1 Screening visit (45-60 mins)
  • 3 Measures weeks: wear 2 activity monitors, and record your food intake and body weight
  • 3 Measures days: body composition, metabolism, blood pressure, questionnaires, blood sample, breakfast and lunch (5-6 hours)
  • Weekly meetings with a dietitian (until you reach 5% weight loss or up to 12 weeks): discuss your progress, measure your body weight and collect your food (30 mins).

If you are interested in taking part, please complete a brief online screening questionnaire and a researcher will contact you shortly.

  • Contact: The DIVA research team: Kristine, Pauline & Nuno Email: Tel: 0113 3431403
  • Ethical approval reference number: PSC-238; 10-01-2018
  • Closing date for participants: 31 August 2018