Grant winners – 25 February 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

February 25, 2016
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National Institute for Health Research

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

A randomised trial comparing surgical and radiotherapy strategies enabling rational treatment selection for primary Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare virus- and immune-related aggressive skin cancer


Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Evaluating the use of patient experience data to improve the quality of in-patient mental health care


The TRECA study: trials engagement in children and adolescents


An evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to reduce antimicrobial prescribing in care home residents (reducing antimicrobials in care homes – REACH): a non-randomised pilot study and process evaluation


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Releasing natural variation in bread wheat by modulating meiotic crossovers


Selective attention: how does neural response modulation in auditory cortex enable auditory scene analysis?


Realising increased photosynthetic efficiency to increase wheat yields


Leverhulme Trust

International Networks
Humanities

Voices of law: language, text and practice


Network for the study of dispersed Qumran caves artefacts and archival sources


In detail

European Union Justice Programme

Award winner: Pam Alldred (PI)
Institution: Brunel University London
Value: €1.1 million

Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence (USVSV): Training for Sustainable Student Services

This project will design, develop and pilot new training for university staff on how to respond to sexual violence experienced by students. The aim is for staff to become effective “first responders” to students’ reports of sexual violence. Security, bar and refectory staff, accommodation and counselling services will be included. Training will be integrated into staff development to ensure that staff can respond sensitively and effectively. “All universities have a responsibility to understand that sexual harassment and violence are issues that need to be challenged, and that excellent training is required for university staff to support and respond to a student disclosing such abuse,” said Ruth Caleb, head of counselling at Brunel University London. Brunel and the University of Sussex will lead a review of research on best practice in first responder support and referral. Findings will be reported to other project partners – seven universities in Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK – each of which will then design schemes appropriate for their country and context. These will be piloted in 14 universities. The project’s ultimate goal is to share good practice and policy across Europe.

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