Seeking research participants

Seeking Research Participants for an Interview Study


Unwanted Sexual Experiences Study


I would like to invite people to take part in an interview study which is exploring the lived experiences of unwanted sexual encounters across the life-span. The topics discussed will include the impact, coping strategies, memory for the incident(s) and experiences of telling others about the incident(s).

If you have experienced at least on incident of unwanted sexual intimacy, whether this was in childhood, adolescence or adulthood then you would be ideally suited to participate in this study. I would particularly welcome those who have previously experienced forgetting of the incidents and then remember them later in life.  However, I am also interested in including people who have always remembered their experiences.  The aim is to include the experiences of both men and women and people whose experiences of unwanted sex happened either a long time ago or more recently.  However, due to the conditions of the ethical approval for the study, I am only seeking volunteers for interviewing who are currently over the age of 18 years.  The overall aim of the study is to help inform the development of more effective interventions to prevent the re-occurrence of repeated incidents of unwanted sexual experiences.

The research is being conducted by Dr Nadia Wager from the University of Bedfordshire, with Jason Schaub from Buckinghamshire New University.  The project has been granted full ethical approval by the University Ethics Committee at the University of Bedfordshire and the Faculty Ethics Committee at Buckinghamshire New University.

If you think you might be interested in taking part, please email Nadia ( for further information or to arrange to chat further about the study on the telephone.

I will post the full participant information sheet on this website.


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