Study Introduction.

You are encouraged to save this page to your computer, or to print the information shown here.

Examining peer groups and sexual behaviour in men who have sex with men.

Naomi Pierce

Doctoral Researcher in Psychology

School of Psychology: Faculty of Business, Law & Social Sciences

Birmingham City University, Curzon Building, Cardigan Street

Birmingham, B4 7BD


Date: April 2017-May 2018

Approved by Birmingham City University Psychology Ethics Committee (Ref. 040.17a)

My name is Naomi Pierce. I am a psychology PhD researcher in the Department of Psychology at Birmingham City University. As part of my research, I am carrying out a study to examine peer groups and sexual behaviour in men who have sex with men. I would like to invite you to participate in this research if you identify as a man who has sex with men. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part.

The research will be subject to ethical guidelines outlined by Birmingham City University Research Ethics Committee and the British Psychological Society. This means that if you decide to participate you will remain anonymous. You will have the right to withdraw from the study at any stage up to 31st December 2017, without having to provide a reason.

On the next page, you will see an information sheet which provides more details about the research. If you have any queries about taking part, please do not hesitate to contact me (Naomi.Pierce@mail.bcu.ac.uk ) or my research supervisor Dr Keeley Abbott, Lecturer in Social Psychology (Keeley.Abbott@bcu.ac.uk).


Yours sincerely,

Naomi Pierce