Grant winners - 12 February 2015

February 12, 2015

National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

PUMA: Paediatric early warning system (PEWS) utilisation and mortality avoidance


Understanding variation in rates of ambulance service non-conveyance of patients to an emergency department


Health Technology Assessment Programme

The effectiveness of adjunctive medication management and contingency management to enhance adherence to medications for relapse prevention in alcohol dependence


The RAPID-CTCA trial (rapid assessment of potential Ischaemic Heart Disease with CTCA)


Public Health Research programme

Helpmedoit! A web and text-based intervention to facilitate social support to achieve and maintain health-related behaviour change

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Project Funding: Promoting German Studies in the UK

  • Award winners: Nicholas Martin, Isabelle Hertner, Sara Jones and Julian Pänke
  • Institution: University of Birmingham
  • Value: £68,200 (2015 and 2016)

(Not) made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the outside

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Auditory-visual congruence and young infants’ perception of object persistence


Control of biological responses by isolated synthetic material variables

In detail

Susanne Kord, University College London

Major Research Fellowship

Award winner: Susanne Kord
Institution: University College London
Value: £138,482

The Devil we know: crime writing versus propaganda in Germany’s pre-world-war periods

“The project investigates German propaganda depicting the ‘foreign’ on one hand and, on the other, criminological and literary texts portraying the criminal, in the two decades preceding each world war. Reading criminology, crime fiction and propaganda in the context of each other shows an inverse relationship between the ‘foreign’ and the ‘homegrown’. The more dangerous and incomprehensible the enemy appeared in propaganda, the safer (lovable, sympathetic, harmless, understandable, human) the criminal appeared in criminology and fiction. Implicitly juxtaposed with the ‘foreign enemy’ or ‘foreign element’ within society (Jews in particular), the ordinary criminal became familiar, the devil one knows,” said Susanne Kord, professor of German at University College London. “The project aims to increase our understanding of mechanisms of conflict resolution and conflict avoidance. As the ‘War on Terror’ shows, distinctions between the incomprehensibly foreign and the homegrown and familiar are still with us.”

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