Sam has worked at the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) for more than 9 years. Over this time she has been part of both the research and chamber teams. This has lead to a number of publications and involvement in a range of interesting studies. But there is always more to do.
As a psychologist interested in health and people perceptions Sam is interested in investigating the understanding and subjective opinion of the risk factors to suffering from decompression illness (DCI). The first step to understanding this is to ask the general diving population to tell us if they think certain factors or variables could contribute to increasing the likelihood that a person would get DCI. The first page (below) gathers some basic background on your diving experiences. The next page has a number of factors that might, or might not, contribute the the likelihood of suffering from DCI. Then there’s a free text ‘any other comments’ box and you’re done. The red stars are the bare minimum to make the data usable, the more you can share the more we’ll be able to comment on the findings.
The data you supply will remain anonymous, and will be analysed as part of a group and not individually. It will be used to develop further research and it is aimed to publish the findings in both the diving press and peer reviewed academic journals.