Grant winners – 17 December 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

December 17, 2015
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Patient reported experience survey engineering of natural text (PRESENT): developing practical automated analysis and dashboard representations of cancer survey freetext answers

Evaluating the effects of community treatment orders (CTOs) in England using the mental health minimum dataset

An evaluation of alcohol treatment centres: implications for service delivery, patient benefit and harm reduction

Health Technology Assessment Programme

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions for stones in the lower pole calyces of the kidney: the PUrE RCT – Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PNL), Flexible Ureterorenoscopy (FURS) and Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for lower pole calyceal kidney stones

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Real-time imaging of murine alveolarisation

The form and function of the dandelion fruit

pMMO in plants for methane detoxification and as a carbon negative biofuel

Social sciences

The impact of mindfulness on values and attitudes

Mapping lineages: quantifying the evolution of maps of the British Isles

The impact of austerity policies on the well-being of individuals in Europe

In detail

Award winner: Jonathan Dean
Institution: University of Leeds
Value: £141,454 Exploring left-wing populism in an age of anti-politics

Left-wing populism is a significant trend in European politics, yet it is largely overlooked in academic studies of populism. Keeping this in mind, the study has three aims. The first is to carry out an in-depth empirical investigation of left-wing populism in contemporary Britain in two social domains: political parties on the left and left-wing “celebrity activism”, such as the practices/discourses of left-wing media personalities such as Owen Jones and Laurie Penny. Second, the team will critically interrogate the politics of left-wing populism by mapping the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, particularly around gender and race, that shape and sustain it. Third, they hope to contribute to prevailing theoretical debates about populism by offering a more robust, complex and nuanced conceptualisation of this phenomenon.

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