top of page

Call for Participants: Stress and Crowding on the London Underground

At PEARL we are carrying out research to simulate people’s body reaction to stress at different levels of crowding while commuting on the London Underground. Our goal is to observe people’s cognitive response when they are under different conditions of congestion.

An example of crowding on the London Underground. Photo credit: CNN

We are looking for participants who over 18 to take part in this experiment at UCL PEARL which will involve being in a crowded mock-up train for up to about 10 minutes at a time.

The experiment will take place on 13th July at UCL PEARL in Dagenham.

Please note that we are looking for two types of participant:

Group A: participants who will be the crowd during the experiment

Group B: the participants of the experiment who will have their stress levels measured

The whole experiment will take approximately take either 2 hours (Group A participants) or up to 4 hours (Group B participants).

There is a payment of £40 for Group A participants and £60 (in 2 payment receipts) for Group B participants.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to confirm that you do not have any current infection before you will be allowed to join the experiment.

If you would like to take part please contact Derrick Boampong at and please state whether you would like to be in Group A and/or Group B.

Places are filled on a first come first served basis.

For more information on the details of the experiment and the methods of measuring stress please see the information sheet below.

Participant Information Sheet_Stress effects of crowding on the London Underground
Download DOCX • 3.27MB

Please click here for directions of how to get to PEARL

- The PEARL Team

322 views0 comments


bottom of page