The Rest Test, conducted in 2016, is the world’s largest ever study on rest. It was launched on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4, in collaboration with Wellcome Collection, Hubbub and Durham University.
Claudia was Associate Director of Hubbub, the first holders of the Wellcome Collection’s £1 million Hub grant, where a group of interdisciplinary researchers was in residence on the top floor of the Wellcome Collection for almost two years, investigating the topic of rest.
The research team for the Rest Test was led by Professor Felicity Callard and the chief collaborators were Charles Fernyhough, Ben Alderson-Day, Giulia Poerio and Gemma Lewis. With input from the wider group of collaborators at Hubbub, they developed a questionnaire asking people what rest meant to them, how they rested and whether they would like more rest. A paper is currently in preparation for submission to a scientific journal.