Getting Involved






Are you female?


Do any of your maternal male relatives have mild red-green colour blindness?*


Do you live in the Newcastle area (Tyne and Wear)?





If your answer is yes to all of these questions, we would like you to take part in our research!

Our project involves two stages: In an initial visit we will simply screen your male relative's colour vision. If they have the slight colour anomaly that we are looking for, you will be invited to return for further testing.

The initial screening will not take more than half an hour and participants will get a full report of their colour anomaly. Unfortunately we will not be able to reimburse your time and travel expenses for this first visit.

If you are called back, we have a number of tests that involve matching and discriminating lights and pigments. We may also ask some volunteers to provide us with a saliva sample for genetic confirmation. If you think you are eligible and would like to get involved please click here to provide us with contact details so that we can get in touch.



*Colour blind in this context does not mean a complete inability to see colour, but instead it refers to a difficulty disciminating between certain colours. This is also known as colour deficient.