12-14 year olds: research participation opportunity


The Nystagmus Network is pleased to support the research of Ifigeneia Manitsa BEd, MSc, AFHEA (pictured), a Psychology Researcher at Kingston University London. Her research is about the social and academic inclusion of adolescents with and without visual impairments. 

Kingston University London

Ifigeneia Manitsa is a Psychology Researcher and Assistant Lecturer at Kingston University. She is currently conducting the last two studies of her PhD which is focused on the academic and social inclusion of adolescents with and without visual impairments!

If a student wants to participate in both studies, they will be asked to complete three questionnaires focused on their relationships with their teachers and peers and on their school engagement (students with visual impairments will need approximately 30 minutes for this). In addition, their favourite teachers/teaching assistants will be asked to complete a short online questionnaire about these students’ academic inclusion and their parents will be asked to complete a short online questionnaire too.

Ifigeneia is also very interested in recruiting some more teachers who will share with her their perceptions towards the inclusion of students with visual impairments. She is more than happy to send you the information sheets and consent forms if you want to have a look! If there are any families/students who wish to take part in only one of these studies, she is more than happy to include them only in one study.

Ifigeneia is happy to “meet” students and their families via Skype/Zoom.

She would also like to mention that the research has received a favourable ethical opinion from the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Kingston University London. This is to ensure that the dignity and well-being of participants is respected. She also obtains DBS certification which is automatically renewed every year.

If you would like to know more about the study or Ifigeneia’s work, please contact us.

If you would be interested in taking part in the study, please click here to take part.