2020 10 Huddersfield University Research


Thank you to those who took part in our study into cognition, behaviour and cCMV. We have had an incredible response from the CMV Action community, and met our targets already, so we have now closed the study. Thank you once again to anyone who took part – and also to anyone who planned to and didn’t get the chance! It is volunteers like you who make our research possible.

We now have the exciting job of analysing all of this new data. This will take us a few months, but CMV Action will feature an update on what we find out when the results are available. Those of you who took part and said you’d like to hear will also receive a summary direct to your inbox.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly on j.retzler@hud.ac.uk.



Take part in a new research study into cCMV and child development


I am a researcher in developmental psychology based at the University of Huddersfield. I am contacting you because you are on the mailing list for CMV Action. I am trying to understand more about how differences in the way children’s brains process information might explain differences in how they behave in everyday life. I want to find out whether these differences between children are related to whether or not they had CMV at birth.

If you have a child aged between 5 and 11, you can get involved with this online study, whether or not your child had CMV at birth. If you have more than one child, you may complete this study once for each child. To thank you for taking part in the study, we will provide you with a £5 voucher for www.amazon.co.uk.

The study has an online parent questionnaire for you to complete (15 to 20 minutes), and then some short online computer games for your child (15 minutes), so you must both be in the room if you decide to take part. It should take no more than a total of 35 minutes.

If you are interested, the link below provides more information and an opportunity to take part:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly on j.retzler@hud.ac.uk.
Kind regards,

Dr Jenny Retzler

https://pure.hud.ac.uk/en/persons/jenny-retzler | Twitter:

01484 471474
Department of Psychology (EK1/12)
University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom



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