Research Participants Needed: Understanding the role of wellbeing on travel choices for sustainable policymaking

University of Warwick

Keywords: accessibility, Inclusion, wellbeing, transport policies, new mobility, disability inclusion, social value

Open to: Adult stroke survivors

How to Apply: Please follow this link

Contact: Shravani Sharma (

Further Information: Participant Information Leaflet

Research participation requests are sent to the Stroke Association from external research institutions (e.g. universities and hospitals).

We conduct checks on these before promoting but are not involved in their running. This means we cannot comment on trials and have no affiliation with them.

You're invited to participate in a research study conducted by the University of Warwick, focusing on understanding the impact of travel choices on people's wellbeing.

This study is part of the project 'Understanding the Role of Wellbeing on Travel Choices for Sustainable Policymaking'. We aim to evaluate how travel decisions affect citizens' wellbeing and assist the government in making informed policy decisions regarding transportation, infrastructure, and sustainable technologies.

Your participation involves answering a set of questions in an electronic questionnaire, taking around 15 minutes. There are no right or wrong answers, only your personal self-evaluation on aspects like happiness, anxiety, life satisfaction, and safety. Your responses will remain anonymous, ensuring confidentiality and data security.

This research aims to capture overall subjective wellbeing, using well-established questionnaires previously used in the UK. Your input will be valuable in shaping future policies for sustainable and citizen-friendly transportation. Please feel free to ask any questions or concerns before deciding to participate.

What is the opportunity about?

The study aims to explore the intricate relationship between transportation choices and overall wellbeing, a complex concept often challenging to define. Specifically, it delves into the area of transport-related wellbeing, an aspect typically overlooked in previous assessments of changes to transport services and infrastructure. Traditionally, these changes have been gauged based on economic, performance, or environmental criteria, neglecting the direct effects on citizens' wellbeing.

In today's rapidly evolving transport landscape, marked by the proliferation of new technologies, it's crucial to understand the evolving travel needs and preferences of individuals. This study seeks to fill this gap by assessing how people's travel decisions impact their overall wellbeing. By gathering data through surveys, the project aims to provide insights that can inform government decisions regarding policy-making, investments, and urban infrastructure design. The ultimate goal is to support the government in developing strategic plans for the future that integrate new, sustainable transportation technologies while ensuring these advancements align with and promote the wellbeing of citizens.

Regarding those affected by stroke, this study's benefits could be significant. For individuals dealing with post-stroke mobility challenges, understanding how travel choices impact their overall wellbeing can lead to tailored transportation solutions. By highlighting the impact of transport choices on subjective wellbeing, the study can guide policymakers in creating more accessible and inclusive transport options, potentially improving the quality of life for stroke survivors and individuals with mobility limitations.

What will it Involve?

You will be asked a set of questions that would aim to capture the wellbeing of the citizens as an impact of the travel choices.

The questionnaire will take a maximum of 15 minutes to finish and will be in the form of electronic copies. There are no right or wrong answers for this study and are entirely based on self-evaluation.

You will be mainly asked questions related to your overall wellbeing in life on parameters such as happiness, anxiety, life satisfaction, worthwhileness, safety, etc.

These are based on a well-established questionnaire that are been used in the United Kingdom to capture the overall subjective wellbeing of the citizens. Please read each question fully and answer as honestly as you can.

This information will be anonymised after the data has been collected, therefore there are no potential risks for this information. This information will also only be viewed by the investigators named in this document and stored in a secure manner.

Who can take part?

Stroke survivors above 18 years of age residing in the UK.

What will you get from taking part?

By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to learn about wellbeing and transport and be able to contribute to valuable research which aims to support the development of forward-looking policies in the United Kingdom in the future that considers people-centric views.

How Can I Take Part?

To take part in the survey, kindly click on the following link:  

This study is covered by the University of Warwick’s insurance and indemnity cover. If you have an issue, please contact the Chief Investigator of the study: Miss Shravani Sharma (


Information on taking part in research

Research participation helps research teams to test new ideas and approaches by sharing information or trying new approaches in clinical trials.

Find out more about taking part in research 

Taking part in clinical trials can support research to:

  • Stop strokes from happening.
  • Treat strokes.
  • Support people to rebuild their lives.

By taking part in research, you can help us to learn more about stroke and make a difference in the lives of future stroke survivors. 

Find out about how our research has made a difference in the lives of people affected by stroke

We have produced the Clinical Trials and Stroke booklet to explain more about clinical trials and answer questions you might have about taking part. The booklet was produced with the NIHR Clinical Research Network.


Information on Research Involvement

Research Involvement is a different way of contributing to research that involves collaborating with researchers to design decisions about how research is shaped and conducted.

You do not need any research knowledge to do this, your lived experience is what would otherwise be missing. Involvement is about contributing this to shape projects in ways that create most potential to benefit people affected.

Find out more about how to get involved shaping research.

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