Research grants

Dr M. Woodhouse, Pounds 195,800 from the Medical Research Council (visual and cognitive development in infants and young children with Down's Syndrome); Professor B. Schutz, Pounds 185,000 from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Council (gravitational wave data analysis).

Dr S. Ormerod, Pounds 79,000 from the Natural Environment Research Council (acid water survey of Wales); Dr M. Bloor, Pounds 65,800 from the Medical Research Council (evaluation and feasibility study of an intensive schools based smoking intervention programme); Dr R. Martin, Pounds 60,600 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (genetic synthesis of reduced complexity video signal processing algorithm and architectures).

Dr S. Payne, Pounds 58,400 from the Economic and Social Research Council (an episodic-processing account of memory for mental models); Dr P. Jones and Professor P. Cooke, Pounds 123,200 from the EPSRC (development of a model for energy and environmental planning for sustainable cities) and, with Dr D. Alexander, Pounds 113,200 from EPSRC (investigating the effects of wind on natural ventilation design of commercial buildings); Professor R. Mansfield, Pounds 74,800 from ESRC (management teaching fellowship); Drs B. Mile and C. Rowlands, Pounds 394,200 from EPSRC (establishment of a national ENDOR centre for characterisation of paramagnetic molecules in liquids and solids); Dr G. Attard, Pounds 93,900 from EPSRC (local PZTC as the onset of electro-oxidation on well-defined hydrogen absorbing electrodes); Mr W. Gray, Pounds 76,400 from EPSRC (using object-oriented databases to support concurrent reuse of engineering designs); Drs A. Basak and D. Rowe, Pounds 56,800 from EPSRC (condition monitoring of machines with thin film sensors); Dr T. Jacob, Pounds 52,500 from MRC (volume regulations and fluid transport in ciliary epithelial cells); Professor J. Hadgraft and Dr K. Brain, Pounds 67,400 from EPSRC (application of ATR-FITR spectroscopy to the investigation of membrane permeability); Dr S. Burke (with Bath), Pounds 63,800 from EPSRC, nonlinear asymmetric couples for low power switching and integration); Professor P. Blood and Dr D. Somerford, Pounds 129,500 from EPSRC (carrier transport and modulation response of visible lasers) Professor P. Atkinson (with CPLAN through CASS), Pounds 101,000 from Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (establish a unique information archive of literature on initially the economy of Wales, its health information and housing research).

European funds Professor D. Pham, Pounds 161,300 from the Commission (SIMDES).


Charities. Professor A. Gurr, Pounds 134,724 from the Leverhulme Trust (a study of how Shakespeare's plays were staged at the playhouse for which they were written).

Research contracts. Dr C. Garforth, Pounds 58,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (persuading farmers to adopt nitrate-reducing practices); Professor B. Alloway, Pounds 166,942 from MAFF (vulnerability of soils to pollution by heavy metals); Professor K. Browning, Pounds 267,154 from the Meterological Office (joint centre for mesoscale meteorology).

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