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Current Studies

Below, you can find information about our current studies. Recruitment is currently open, unless otherwise noted.


Daily Self-Monitoring to Understand Potentially Harmful Coping Behaviours

This study combines interviews, computer tasks, and daily self-monitoring using your smartphone and a wearable Garmin device to understand how daily emotional and social experiences impact people’s engagement in a variety of potentially harmful coping behaviours, including disordered eating, non-suicidal self-injury, and alcohol or drug use. Enrolment is open to young adults, aged 17-30, who currently live in the Greater Victoria or Vancouver area. To find out if you qualify for the study and learn more, you can complete our screening survey here.

 

 


Mental Health and Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic in BC Rural and Remote Residents

The aim of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and wellbeing of people who live in rural and remote communities throughout BC. You can find out more about this study and how to participate by emailing us at psy_covid_study@uvic.ca.

 

 

 


Psychological Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Workers in BC and Ontario

The aim of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers in BC and Ontario across diverse disciplines and contexts. We are especially interested in how workplace characteristics may relate to healthcare workers’ wellbeing. This study is open to anyone who (a) lives and works in BC or Ontario, and (b) works in a healthcare setting or as a healthcare professional. Please use this survey to sign up to participate.

 

 

 

 


Cross-Cultural Study on Human Olfactory Sensitivity (CROCUS)

The aim of this study is to understand smell loss and how it affects daily life and mental health across cultures. This study is open to anyone who (a) is 19-60 years old, (b) has lived in Victoria for at least 6 months, and (c) has a normally functioning sense of smell. To participate, you will come into the lab for a session lasting about 60-75 minutes, and then count odours you smell for 24 hours using a finger counter device. If you are interested in participating, please email us at riskybehaviourlab@uvic.ca.

 

 

 

 


Teen Self-Injury and Family Functioning

The aim of this study is to understand how families respond to teen self-injury. This study is open to teens and one of their parents who live in Canada and have recently learned of their teen’s self-injury. If eligible, parents and teens will complete separate Zoom interviews with a member of our team, followed by online surveys every two weeks for twelve weeks. To find out if you qualify and to learn more, please complete our screening survey here.