Here are the current opportunities available for young people to get involved with.

Some opportunities are confidential due to the nature of the research and so will only be available to Your Rheum members via our closed Facebook Group. To access these opportunities you must apply to be a group member.


  • 3rd June 7- 8:15pm

Email Laura if you would like to join us –


Coming soon


  • PhD project on exploring young people’s experiences of living with JIA – closing deadline 23rd April 2021

An opportunity to take part in a sociology PhD looking at what it is like to live with JIA for 14-24 year olds. Although this has been the focus of a lot of research to date which you might have been involved in previously, this project is looking at it from a sociological perspective (the “the social research” mentioned in the information sheet) which will be a different way to analyse the information compared to the more psychological-based analysis of the research to date. Click here for more information 

  • Youth Advisory Panel at The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

An exciting opportunity to join a youth advisory panel for the prestigious publication The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health!! This panel is for 16-24 year olds. To find out more click here

  • JIA @ NRAS Zoom meeting 21st April 5:30-7pm

Join us for our Zoom event for young people living with JIA: Navigating your Future with inflammatory arthritis This event is exclusively for young people aged 16-30. There will be talks on self-management, applying for university, nutrition, and other topics to help you navigate your future. 

Click the link to sign up Navigating your Future with Inflammatory Arthritis | 21 April ( 

  • Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology Versus Arthritis at University College London

JDM and JSLE patients are invited to participate in an anonymous exploratory survey. The study will use a questionnaire to assess the impact of COVID19. If interested please visit the below link

  • National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) research opportunities

NIHR have put together a leaflet of current research opportunities across the UK for children and young people with JIA.

Please click here for details.

  • Starlight Youth Voices Project

Have you had a serious illness and/or been in hospital?

Would you like to share your ideas on how improve access to play and fun activities and make hospitals a better and more fun places to be in?

If so you might be interested in getting involved in this project by Starlight Children’s Foundation – a children’s charity that helps to improve children and young people’s access to play when they are seriously ill or in hospital. They are looking for young people to take part in research to help them understand what it’s like for children and young people to be seriously ill or in hospital; what activities there are for children and young people to play, relax and have fun; and what Starlight could do to improve these activities and help make hospitals better and more fun places to be in.

 For more information, see here!