We're recruiting participants for research looking at non-freezing cold injury

We are looking for African and Caribbean men and women (aged 25 to 35 years) to participate in research looking at non-freezing cold injury (NFCI), a condition sometimes called trench foot. We require participants who do not have a cold injury (including Raynaud’s Phenomenon) and who have had little exposure to the cold (i.e. undertake indoor sports/activities).

The test involves sitting or lying down in warm room while the vascular and neural responses of your feet are measured (this does not involve needles). The test will be looking into how sensitive your skin is to touch and temperature, your response to mild foot cooling, as well as involving the optional collection of small blood samples. You will be asked to visit the lab on 1 to 3 occasions depending on your time availability. The total study time is 7 hrs.

Volunteers must be

  • Age: 25 to 35 years
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both 

More information

Participants will receive £30 on completion of the study 

Dates: Ongoing

Duration: 7 hrs

Location: The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science/ Buckingham building

If you would like more information, contact Jennifer Wright at jennifer.wright@port.ac.uk


This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: 909/MoDREC/2018