Grant winners - 1 August 2013

August 1, 2013

National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Models of care for the delivery of secondary fracture prevention after hip fracture: a health service cost, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness study within the South Central Region

The use of cardiac rehabilitation services to aid the recovery of colorectal cancer patients: a pilot randomised controlled trial with embedded feasibility study

The effectiveness of the older prisoner health and social care assessment and plan (OHSCAP): a randomised controlled trial

 

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

Program analysis with abstract satisfaction

The (mis)information revolution: information seeking and knowledge transmission

Understanding surfaces at the centre of engineering system performance

  • Award winner: David O’Hagan
  • Institution: University of St Andrews

Translating discoveries in organofluorine chemistry into practical applications

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Using structural correlations to inform the development of longer lasting dental restorations

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Sciences

Ecosystem services, bats and biodiversity: an evidence-based approach in Malawi

Controls on ocean redox structure and atmospheric oxygen during the Proterozoic

 

Nuffield Foundation

Research and Innovation Grants

Rethinking the value of advanced mathematics participation

In detail

Denes Szucs, University of Cambridge

Award winner: Denes Szucs
Institution: University of Cambridge
Value: £201,633

Understanding the origins and experience of mathematics anxiety in primary and secondary school pupils

Some children and adults suffer from mathematics anxiety, a debilitating emotional reaction that ranges from feelings of mild tension to strong fear. This study will provide an in-depth understanding of the emotional roots of mathematics anxiety in primary and secondary school children, and raise awareness among teachers, parents and psychologists. The results will enable the team to identify triggers and to understand coping mechanisms and the interaction of anxiety and performance. This will help to determine how mathematics anxiety can be avoided, how existing anxiety can be alleviated and how positive attitudes towards maths can be promoted.

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