Welcome to Research Studies with​ People with Learning Disabilities

This page provides a list of all studies which are currently looking for new people to take part. 

For more information about taking part in research generally, we have a research easy-read booklet. 

These are studies which can include people living with learning disabilities only or people living with both learning disabilities and mental health conditions. 


If you want to know more about what to expect when taking part in research, we have an Easy-Read Booklet here​. 



Purpose/Long-title of study: 


Autism Conditions in Adulthood - Learning about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their relatives


Who can be involved?

16+, any ability, diagnosis not essential
Relatives and carers of adults on the autism spectrum
Adults on the autism spectrum



Lead Researcher and Organisation: Dr Jeremy Parr, Newcastle University


Contact if you are interested in learning more: 

researchinfo@nsft.nhs.uk (Norfolk and Suffolk only)

https://research.ncl.ac.uk/adultautismspectrum/ (National Details)


Further Details: National Study Record



Purpose of study: University of Cambridge NHS health data consent survey

Health data is information collected in the course of health care provided by the NHS or HSC. It is used to provide care, and sometimes also for research to improve care for others. However, there are ways of controlling how health data is used. Researchers based at the University of Cambridge would like to know your view

Please add 'Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust' as the healthcare organisation where you found out about the study. 

Who can be involved?

•Aged over 16 (or under 16 with parental/guardian permission)

•Access to the internet


Lead Researcher and Organisation: Dr Rudolf Cardinal, University of Cambridge

Contact if you are interested in learning more: researchinfo@nsft.nhs.uk (Norfolk and Suffolk only)
www.climbproject.org.uk (National Details)

All research listed here has received approval by the national Health Research Authority (HRA)