Grants

October 11, 1996

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY European funds

Dr N. Paul, Pounds 176,047 from the European Commission (effects of UV-B on sensitive European ecosystems); Professor B. Wynne and Dr S. Shackley, Pounds 152,000 from the Commission (urban lifestyles, sustainability and integrated environmental assessment); Mr R. Grove-White, Professor B. Wynne and Dr D. Szersynski, Pounds 64,214 from the commission (public participation and environmental science and technology policy options); Professor B. Wynne, Pounds 95,576 from the Commission (climate change research and its integration into environmental policy: conditions for the establishment of a European political climate region); Dr A. Peyton, Pounds 165,558 from the Commission (development of electromagnetic tomography for industrial applications).

UNIVERSITY OF HULL Charities Professor M. Turner, Pounds 81,257 from the Leverhulme Trust (farm production and output in England 1700-1914); Professor A. Matthews, Pounds 45,000 from the British Council/UK Israel-Science and Technology Fund (filtered vacuum arc fabrication of hard ceramic coatings on plastic materials).

Research contracts Professors S.Killick and A. Hutchinson, Pounds 175,440 from the NHS Executive/Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care (national co-ordinating unit for clinical audit in family planning); Professor A. Townshend, Pounds 56,064 from the Ministry of Defence (development of chemiluminescence-based detection for organophosphorous compounds); Dr B. Binks, Pounds 44,767 from S. C.Johnson Ltd. (solubilisation/emulsification of polar oils in aqueous systems); Dr C. Singleton, Pounds 38,7 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (dyslexia in higher education); Drs S. Woodward and G. Mackenzie, Pounds 29,375 from Croda Universal Ltd. (added valve organic compounds); Dr S. Ellis, Pounds 202,560 from English Heritage (Humber Wetlands Survey); Professor J. Goodby and Drs D. Lacey and K. Toyne, Pounds 194,379 from the Defence Research Agency (liquid crystal behaviour); Dr P. Styring, Pounds 150,000 from the DRA (computer-aided design and simulation of antisotropic fluids); Professor A. Hutchinson, Pounds 145,000 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (clinical audit unit) and Pounds ,500 from the Northern and Yorkshire Health Authority (evidence-based practice network for primary and community care);

Professor J. Monson, Pounds 63,570 from Auto Suture Company Ltd (research fellowship); Dr C. Brophy and M. Greenstone, Pounds 57,660 from Yorkshire Regional Health Authority (how to care for patients with end stage lung disease: comparison of palliative care and quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer); Dr P. Johnston and Professor P. Wells, Pounds 30,251 from British Gas plc (catalysis for methane combustion); J. Draper and M. Newburn, Pounds 75,000 from the National Health Service Executive (training and a resource pack to facilitate the training needs of maternity user representatives on maternity liaison committees and community health councils); Dr G. Duthie, Pounds 49,800 from the King's Fund (research on colorectal cancer - promoting patient choice); Dr G. Greenway, Pounds 30,000 from Chemlab Instruments/Wilten Bioteknica (postdoctoral research project);

Dr S. Killick, Pounds 25,813 from Schering Health Care Ltd. (fallopian tube structure and function funding towards a research fellow); Dr G. Buscher, Professor G. Chesters and Ms D. Marsh, Pounds 481,750 from British Telecom (collaborative development of system to support language learning in an information network); Dr M. Scrowston and Professor R. Walker, Pounds 88,125 from Roussel Scientific Institute (lectureship); Professor G. Carvalho, Pounds 175,355 from the Overseas Development Admininstration (bio-diversity conservation and sustainable utilisation of Lake Malawi fish stocks); Professor S. Killick, Pounds 60,000 from Akzo Nobel/N V Organon (phase II double blind study using desogestrel progestagen-only-pill);

Dr J. D. Whyatt, Pounds 42,456 from the Department of the Environment (application of GIS to critical loads); Professor A. Alaszewski, Pounds 33,572 from the Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority (research into managing technological innovation in health care: study in health services research); C. Plews, Pounds 71,096 from NHS Executive Northern and Yorkshire RHA (evaluative investigation into three areas of health visiting activity); Professor P. Dyer, Pounds 48,116 from ICI Chemicals (radiation interaction with polymers); Dr N. Davidson, Pounds 47,035 from the Home Office (tackling the rural crime problem); Hull International Fisheries Institute, Pounds 167,000 from Department of Trade and Industry (to establish the Yorkshire and Humberside food health quality unit).

Research grants Dr S. Kelly, Pounds 141,130 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (advanced research fellowship); Professor C. Brookes, Pounds 74,548 from EPSRC (new method for measuring the fatigue properties of tough ceramic materials for use in structural components); Professor P. Dyer, Pounds 26,876 from EPSRC (mechanisms of UV laser desorption and ablation); Dr B. Mhlanga, Pounds 54,340 from the Economic and Social Research Council (research fellowship award: race, young offenders and the Crown Prosecution Services decisions); Professor N. Cutland, Pounds 44,995 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (equations of stochastic hydromechanics); Professor P. Wells, Pounds 163,914 from the EPSRC (enantioselective hydrogenation of substituted pyridines) and Pounds 149,942 from EPSRC (catalysis under electronic structure control); Professor A. Hutchinson, Pounds 108,213 from the Medical Research Council (measurement of severity of illness in ambulatory care); Drs P. Fletcher and B. Binks, Pounds 85,378 from the EPSRC (2-D solubilisation of oils into sufactant mono layers: composition and structure of mixed oil/surfactant films);

Professor E. Sinn and Dr N. Young, Pounds 140,805 from the EPSRC (spin state transitions in 3D transition metal complex: avenue to potential new laser materials); Dr S. Boehemer-Christiansen, Pounds 93,230 from the ESRC (political analysis of the functioning of the global environment); Dr S. Haswell, Pounds 69,694 from EPSRC (development of non-linear multivariate measurement protocols for characterisation of dynamic processes); Professor P. Taylor, Pounds 179,530 from EPSRC (adaptive assembly of dimensionally variant components) a joint grant, he has also been awarded Pounds 88,125 by British United Show Machinery Ltd. for this research; Professor R. Hockey, Drs M. Crawshaw and S. Westerman, Pounds 39,970 from EPSRC (human factors in the design of safety critical systems).

European funds Professors A. Matthews, W. Hagston and Mr. B. Lunn, Pounds 241,798 from the European Commission (deposition of hard metal oxides at low temperatures); Drs J. Armstrong, P. Beckett and Professor W. Armstrong, Pounds 112,366 from the European Commission (dynamics and stability of reed-dominated ecosystems in relation to major environmental factors subject to global and regional anthropogenically induced changes); Dr P. Grubb and Professor A. Alaszewski, Pounds 79,490 from the Commission (quality assurance for image guided orthopaedic surgery).

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