Grant winners - 23 January 2014

January 23, 2014

National Institute for Health Research

Public Health Research programme

Understanding the impacts of care farms on health and well-being: a pilot study to inform the design of a follow-on study to assess the cost-effectiveness of care farms in improving health and well-being and reducing reoffending

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

A randomised phase II study in metastatic melanoma to evaluate the efficacy of adoptive cellular therapy with tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs)

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

  • Award winner: John Storey
  • Institution: The Open University
  • Value: £474,948

Methods of mobilising clinical engagement and clinical leadership by clinical commissioning groups


Action Medical Research

Autism spectrum conditions and visual anomalies


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Social sciences

  • Award winner: Jenny Byrne
  • Institution: University of Southampton
  • Value: £56,630

A longitudinal study to explore the impact of pre-service teacher health training on early career teachers’ roles as health promoters

  • Award winner: Ruth Evans
  • Institution: University of Reading
  • Value: £135,532

Death in the family in urban Senegal: bereavement, care and family relations


  • Award winner: Dmitry Krizhanovskii
  • Institution: University of Sheffield
  • Value: £162,644

Soliton phenomena in strongly light-matter coupled microcavities and waveguides: fundamentals and applications

International Networks

  • Award winner: Laura Moretti
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £75,459

Daniele Barbaro (1514-70): in and beyond the text

Social sciences

  • Award winner: Katrin Flikschuh
  • Institution: London School of Economics
  • Value: £103,264

Domesticating global justice: global normative theorising in African contexts

  • Award winner: Wilfried Swenden
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £112,803

Continuity and change in Indian federalism

In detail

Dirk van Zyl Smit

Award winner: Dirk van Zyl Smit
Institution: University of Nottingham
Value: £222,785

Life imprisonment worldwide: principles and practice

The study aims to understand which crimes attract life sentences, how such sentences are implemented and the conditions under which prisoners serve them. It will also look at the human rights of those serving life sentences and how courts and prisons take rights into consideration, including whether it is acceptable to impose irreducible life sentences, thus incarcerating people without giving them some hope of release. The project is to culminate in a book, Life Imprisonment Worldwide: Principles, Law, and Practice, which is scheduled to be completed in July 2016.

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