Recruiting for a study into the enjoyment of food for those with a poor or no sense of smell.
Researcher Abigail Morris from the University of Portsmouth is looking for volunteers to help her explore how people with a severely impaired or no sense of smell perceive different shop-bought foods.
Participants must be 18+, living with a poor or no sense of smell, in good physical health, and willing and able to travel to University of Portsmouth for an in-person appointment lasting around an hour. Due to the nature of the study, you would not be eligible to take part if you have respiratory problems such as asthma, food allergies or food intolerances or if you have a colour vision deficiency.
The study will involve completing a standardised smell test to assess the degree of your smell impairment. You will then take part in a food test, where you will taste a range of different shop purchased foods and provide feedback, using rating forms, on how you perceive them. You will then be asked some questions on your own experiences of preparing/consuming food.
The closing date for applications is 18 August 2023.
If you are interested in taking part in this study, or have any questions, please contact Abigail at email@example.com