Grant winners – 16 March 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

March 16, 2017
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Medical Research Council

Translational development of oncolytic Newcastle disease virus for treatment of colorectal cancer

Diet, physical activity and cardiometabolic health in Malaysian adolescents: from epidemiology to intervention

Promoting awareness of cancer and early detection (PACED) initiative in Malaysia

Human decoy trap: operational and social acceptability of novel tool to improve surveillance and control of mosquitoes and other disease vectors

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Quantum entanglement tomography for enhanced medical imaging

Evaluating cybersecurity evidence for policy advice: the other human dimension

New engineering concepts from phase transitions: a Leidenfrost engine

Economic and Social Research Council

Family language policy: a multilevel investigation of multilingual practices in transnational families

Strategic “offloading” of intentions: neurocognitive mechanisms and effects of ageing

The role of iconicity in word learning

In detail

Award winner: Daniel Goodley

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £443,001

Life, death, disability and the human: living life to the fullest

Too often, disabled young people find themselves on the outskirts of society, especially those who have life-limiting or life-threatening impairments (LL/LTIs). There is a great deal of information about the deaths of young people with LL/LTIs, but very little knowledge or understanding of their lived lives. They are non-existent in most academic research, rarely feature explicitly in public policy and are frequently absent from or overlooked by disability communities and disabled people’s own movements. This invisibility is detrimental to the social, emotional and mental well-being of them and their families or carers. This project aims to gain new understanding of the lives, hopes, desires and contributions of disabled young people with LL/LTIs. It will allow researchers to think differently about how society comprehends life and death and will provide knowledge for academics, civil society organisations and others looking to value all lives and respect death as part of the human condition.

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