Grant winners – 14 July 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

July 14, 2016
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Solution-processed CIGS thin film solar cells from metal chalcogenide precursors


Parameters for re-engineering stump skin to alleviate pressure ulcers


Droplet-based microfluidic platform for intracellular ion channel drug discovery


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

The ACUTE (ambulance CPAP: use, treatment effect and economics) feasibility study: a pilot randomised controlled trial of pre-hospital CPAP for acute respiratory failure


Trial of acute femoral fracture fixation (TRAFFIX): a feasibility study


DRAFFT 2: Distal radius acute fracture fixation trial 2


Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

  • Award winner: Iosif Kovras
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £521,257

Truth, accountability or impunity? Transitional justice and the economic crisis


Early family risk, school context and children’s joint trajectories of cognitive ability and mental health


Have socio-economic inequalities in childhood cognitive test scores changed? A secondary analysis of three British birth cohorts


In detail

Award winner: Loretta Lees
Institution: University of Leicester
Value: £615,341

Gentrification, displacement, and the impacts of council estate renewal in 21st-century London

This project will explore the effects of gentrification in London. Researchers will investigate how tenants have been affected by displacement in the wake of council estate renewal and redevelopment, and they will also analyse the impact those people have on the relocation sites that they eventually move to. The project team has three aims. The first is to quantitatively measure and map the extent, location and kinds of neighbourhood-level social change and displacement associated with estate renewal and gentrification more generally in the capital. The scholars will also generate a historical inventory of all council estate renewal proposals, plans and final outcomes, which they will use to evaluate their aggregate impact on housing stocks and the availability of social housing in Greater London. Finally, they will consider the impact of estate renewal programmes on pre-existing council estate residents, the communities across the South East to which they are being displaced, and the new “mixed” communities that are emerging as a consequence of estate renewal projects.

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