Could You Help With A Research Project?

I am a researcher and senior lecturer in developmental psychology at Birmingham City University. I am interested in carrying out a research project that explores parental pre-operative and post-operative experiences and concerns of hypospadias repair outcome.

We are looking for parents of children whose

  • Pre- surgery is within 24 months of birth.
  • Or
  • Post- surgery has occurred in the last three months.
  • Both groups are for males with hypospadias.
  • Parents must also be English speakers.

There will be set questions that will ask about parents initial anxieties about surgery and/or their experiences and or concerns after surgery has taken place. What I hope that this research will achieve is to inform professionals about parental experiences at or during what we know is a stressful time for parents.

If you are interested in taking part, I would be happy to send you further information about the study. This will include an information sheet and consent form for you to consider. 

Please use the email below to express an interest in taking part in the study or to receive further information.

If you do decide to take part in the study, please complete the consent form and send it back to the researcher via email (

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you!