Grant winners - 15 August 2013

August 15, 2013

Economic and Social Research Council

Transformative Research Call: ‘Transforming’ Social Science

Maximum limit of £250,000; will run for 18 months.

WHealth modelling: an individual-based methodology for measuring the health and wealth of cities

Using smartphone applications to enhance longitudinal survey methods

Transforming insecurity through non-violent grass-roots networks


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Carbon monoxide and CO-releasing molecules as adjuvants to antibiotics?

  • Award winner: Emmanuel Pothos
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £98,962

Quantum similarity: harnessing the flexibility of human similarity judgements


National Institute for Health Research

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Anthony Dorling
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £2,362,494

Optimised tacrolimus and MMF for HLA antibodies after renal transplantation. A randomised controlled trial to determine if a combined screening/treatment programme can prevent premature failure of renal transplants due to chronic rejection in patients with HLA antibodies

Penumbra and recanalisation acute computed tomography in ischaemic stroke evaluation

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Enhanced invitation methods to increase uptake of NHS health checks. A randomised controlled trial 

The provision of antenatal information for the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

Public Health Research Programme

  • Award winner: Stephen Alfred Stansfeld
  • Institution: University of London
  • Value: £358,508

Pilot study of a randomised trial of a guided e-learning health promotion intervention based on management standards for the improvement of employee well-being and reduction of sickness absence

In detail

Zahir Irani, Brunel University

European Union
Seventh Framework Programme

Award winner: Zahir Irani
Institution: Brunel University
Value: £0,953

DAREED: Decision support adviser for innovative business models and user engagement for smart energy efficient districts

This project aims to foster energy efficiency and low-carbon activities. “Although regulations are fostering the implementation of important energy efficiency measures, a major driver is the economic savings for users obtained from green business models,” said Professor Irani, head of Brunel Business School. “The involvement of service providers, especially energy and ICT companies and public administrations, will facilitate the development of the product.”

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