The aim of the REACT study is to examine whether baseline inflammation, and/or neuro-immune responses to stress in a sample of adolescents with experiences of childhood adversity predicts: the perception of stress, social behaviour and general mental and physical health during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.

The REACT study has 3 phases. If you are eligible and choose to take part in the study you will be emailed a link to a set of questionnaires which will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete (phase 1). The same set of questionnaires will be emailed for you to complete again in 3 months time (phase 2), and the same set of questionnaires will be emailed again for you to complete a third time (phase 3). in 6 months time. You will receive a total of £90 for the completion of all 3 sets of questionnaires.

Please note – We are no longer recruiting new participants for the REACT study.

You may be able to take part if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have participated in the RAISE study – click here for further information
  • You are 18 years of age or older

Please note, some of the questions asked as part of the study may be emotionally distressing. If you find this is the case for yourself,  you may withdraw from the study at any point.

You will receive a total of £90 for the completion of the 3 sets of questionnaires. A partial reimbursement will be made if after the first and second set of questionnaires are completed you decide to withdraw from the study. The payment for the different phases will be as follows: £30 for the completion of the first set of questionnaires (phase 1); £30 for the completion of the second set of questionnaires (phase 2); £30 for the completion of the final set of questionnaires (phase 3). 

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the REACT study, we’d love to hear from you!

REACT is linked to the RAISE study and you can email RAISE@medschl.cam.ac.uk or telephone 07935 074425 if you’d prefer to speak directly with a member of the team.

Meet the REACT team

Dr. Anne-Laura van Harmelen (PI)

Dr. Laura Moreno-Lopez (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Sofia Orellana (MPhil Student)