Grant winners - 13 February 2014

February 13, 2014

Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

Imaging deep tissue neural processes with nanodiamond

Connecting physics and galaxy formation

  • Award winner: Silke Weinfurtner
  • Institution: University of Nottingham
  • Value: £421,4

Quantum gravity laboratory


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

  • Award winner: Andrew Carson-Stevens
  • Institution: Cardiff University
  • Value: £311,218

Characterising the nature of primary care patient safety incident reports in England and Wales: mixed methods study

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Susan Chan
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £478,679

A randomised placebo-controlled study examining the role of anti-IgE in severe recalcitrant paediatric atopic eczema


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

  • Award winner: James Wolffsohn
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £20,500

Developing a solar UV protection factor for the eye


Leverhulme Trust

International Network Grants

  • Award winner: Alex Clark
  • Institution: University of Leicester
  • Value: £98,449

The topological spectrum of general point patterns

Major Research Fellowships

  • Award winner: Jane Stabler
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £133,075

A completely new edition of Byron’s Don Juan

What’s love got to do with it? Obligation and commitment in family law

  • Award winner: Tobias Reinhardt
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £158,447

A commentary and a critical edition of Cicero’s Academica

  • Award winner: Lorna Hutson
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £126,476

Shakespeare’s Scotland 1503-1616

In detail

Deborah Smeaton, University of Westminster

Medical Research Council/Economic and Social Research Council: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

Award winner: Deborah Smeaton (principal investigator)
Institution: University of Westminster
Value: £1.3 million

Extending Working Lives

Populations across the developed world are ageing, and an early retirement culture and rising life expectancy is increasing concerns about poverty in old age, skills shortages and subsequent fiscal imbalances. Pension reforms and extending working life policies are becoming priorities for governments, but there is limited understanding of the potential consequences of working later in life and associated health risks. This project will examine these health risks and benefits. It will provide insight into how better to help people enjoy longer and healthier working lives that are resilient to the pressures of highly competitive labour markets. The findings will enable the project team to contribute towards evidence based policymaking at a national and international level.

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