Grant winners - 29 January 2015

January 29, 2015

Royal Society/ British Academy

Newton International Fellowships

Awarded to non-UK, early career postdoctoral researchers working across all disciplines of the humanities, engineering and natural and social sciences, these fellowships allow recipients to carry out research at UK institutions. Fellows receive support in the region of £100,000 each for a two-year placement.

Hydropatterning: a novel adaptive mechanism for controlling root hair development


  • Award winner: Julia Frimodt Christensen (Denmark)
  • Host institution: City University London

A new framework to understand human emotion perception using expertise


  • Award winner: Stefano Costalli (Italy)
  • Host institution: University of Essex

Political change through contentious action: an actor-based approach


  • Award winner: Fabricia Ferreira do Nascimento (Brazil)
  • Host institution: University of Oxford

The evolution of endogenous retroviruses in vertebrate genomes

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Pieter Vermeesch
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £119,337

Determining erosion rates to revive the LOREX neutrino experiment (Macedonia)


Circuits of e-waste and value: making e-waste subjects in China and Japan


  • Award winner: Jane Whittle
  • Institution: University of Exeter
  • Value: £231,307

Women’s work in rural England, 1500-1700: a new methodological approach

 

National Institute for Health Research

Transitions from paediatric to adult services for sickle cell disease (SCD): a prospective qualitative study examining young adult patients’ experiences


Health Technology Assessment programme

  • Award winner: Nicky J. Welton
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £181,941

Screening strategies for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis


  • Award winner: Adrian Martineau
  • Institution: Queen Mary University of London
  • Value: £179,992

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infection: individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

In detail

Emma Knowles, University of Sheffield

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Award winner: Emma Knowles
Institution: University of Sheffield
Value: £212,978

Impact of closing emergency departments in England (closED)

In recent years, a number of accident and emergency departments (EDs) have been closed or downgraded, with further closures expected. There is little research evidence about the impact on patients and the NHS. This study will scrutinise five closed or downgraded EDs, and seek routinely available data from Hospital Episode Statistics, the Office for National Statistics and ambulance service computer-assisted dispatch systems to determine whether changes have occurred in population mortality and condition severity, ED attendances and emergency hospital admissions, and ambulance service performance.

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