Grant winners – 26 May 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

May 26, 2016
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment programme

DREAMS (dementia-related manual for sleep) START (strategies for relatives)

A randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy compared with observation/conservative management for preventing recurrent symptoms and complications in adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones (C-Gall)

Estimating the benefits and harms of Z-drugs for people with dementia and sleep disorders

Public Health Research programme

A cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve mental health support and training available to secondary school teachers: the WISE (Wellbeing in Secondary Education) project

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

From hydroamination to dipolar cycloaddition through dual-mode catalysis

The cell biology of rubber biosynthesis – the endoplasmic reticulum connection

Elucidating the computational principles of perceived colour illusions

The paradoxical influences of prediction on perception: do actions silence perception?

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

MADRIGAL: Multidimensional interaction management and adaptive learning

In detail

Award winner: Beth Perry
Institution: University of Salford
Value: £317,413

Whose knowledge matters? Competing and contesting knowledge claims in 21st-century cities

Cities face numerous challenges in trying to harness knowledge assets to help steer their development. Urban problems are complex and interwoven: demands for housing, social services, environment and quality of life, for example, have to be balanced. As a result, cities tend to be managed by professionals and experts with deep technical or specialist knowledge, which makes it hard to inject citizen knowledge into development processes. This project will investigate the functioning of citizen knowledge in cities’ decision-making and strategic development. The researchers are especially interested in exposing contestation and dissent within arenas where professional meets citizen knowledge. They aim to translate these controversial stories into policy-ready proposals, revealing how citizen input might be restricted and how cities might make themselves more receptive to such contributions. The work will take place in Greater Manchester and Enschede in the Netherlands.

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