Social Receipt Project

Social Receipt is a research project being undertaken by Tom Leeman, a third year computer science student from the University of Lincoln. The aim of his research is to help understand how technology may be used to make positive changes to our dietary health behaviour in an engaging and social environment. After all, humans are social creatures, we live to talk about everything and anything – including our shopping receipts!

Tom is currently looking for some participants who wouldn’t mind taking part in his study for a few weeks. His research involves using a website called Social Receipt over the course of a month where you will be expected to take a photo of your supermarket shopping receipts each time you visit a supermarket and share these photos on the site.

Each participant is encouraged to comment on other participants’ receipts and rate them on the overall nutritional healthiness of the food items which they have bought as being either red (unhealthy), amber (moderately healthy) and green (healthy).

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, you should check out the Social Receipt website available at where you may learn more about the project and sign up to the research. However, you will not be able to log-in until the research has started. An email will be sent to everyone in advance of the research starting so you won’t miss out!

Tom is also available for contact if you have any questions or would like further information about the project. His email address is

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