Take part in research

We’re passionate about supporting clinicians and scientists to carry out cutting edge research into glaucoma detection, care and treatment. We don’t just help by funding research. Glaucoma UK is the charity that researchers approach when they’re looking for people to join in new clinical trials, and this is where you come in.

If you’re living with glaucoma and are interested in taking part in research studies that will help improve diagnosis, care and treatment opportunities click here to read about research we’ve funded and experiences of others who’ve helped in recent clinical trials.

Have you ever thought about taking part in research? All the latest opportunities to volunteer in research studies can be found below.

The Shame and Medicine Project

The Shame and Medicine Project is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and University of Birmingham and seeks to explore how shame is experienced in a medical context amongst patients, doctors and students. The study is funded by the Wellcome Trust (Reference number: 217879/Z/19/Z) and has full ethical approval.

The researchers are interested in recruiting individuals with glaucoma and are particularly keen to hear about the experiences of ethnic minorities. They are asking individuals to complete a one-off diary entry outlining feelings of shame and self-consciousness when interacting with medical services. Completing the entry takes between 15 minutes to half an hour and reports can be submitted in a written or audio format. They offer participants a £10 Love2Shop voucher for their time. Learn more about The Shame and Medicine Project here.


You can get involved and be contacted about research studies that may be applicable to you, be a part of the Moorfields research family, and/or help shape the design and conduct of future research. Their new platform ROAM makes it easier than ever to get involved with research opportunities. For more information or to take part in Moorfields research, please click here.

City, University of London

Researchers from the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences in the School of Health and Psychological Sciences at City, University of London, are looking for volunteers aged 18+ who have glaucoma to take part in their study. Their research will explore the reasons why using eye drops correctly is difficult and the possibility that technology could help.

As a participant, you will be asked to take part in either a telephone or Zoom/MS Teams interview to talk about your experiences of using eye drops and your thoughts about using technology. The interview will last approximately 45 minutes, and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Love2Shop voucher by way of thanks for your time.

For more information about the study, or to take part, please email Deborah Bott at Deborah.Bott.1@city.ac.uk

National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR)

There are many opportunities for you to take part in research with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) taking place across the UK. Please click here for more information about NIHR research.

* If you are a postgraduate student and are looking to recruit participants to your study or dissertation, please note that you will need to have received ethical approval for your research in order for us to promote it on this page.