Grant winners – 3 December 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

December 3, 2015
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of usual care versus specialist integrated care: a comparative study of hospital discharge arrangements for homeless people in England

  • Award winner: Carolyn Chew‑Graham
  • Institution: Keele University
  • Value: £290,331

NOTEPAD: Non-traditional providers to support the management of elderly people with anxiety and depression: a feasibility study

Investigating the contribution of physician associates (PAs) to secondary care in England: a mixed methods study

Factors influencing the utilisation of free-standing and alongside midwifery units in England: a mixed methods research study

Implementation of a relatives’ toolkit (IMPART study): examining the critical success factors, barriers and facilitators to implementation of an online supported self-management intervention in the NHS

Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

Air pollution is changing the behaviour of bacteria

Multifunctional magnetic nanocomposites for artefact conservation

Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in afforested peatlands

International networks
Social sciences

Design futures in sub-Saharan Africa

In detail

Award winner: Alan Lester
Institution: University of Sussex
Value: £134,935

Snapshots of Empire: managing a diverse empire all at once

“This project is the first attempt to examine all the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Colonial Office and the East India Company/India Office for specific sample periods,” Alan Lester, professor of historical geography at the University of Sussex, told Times Higher Education. Analysis of “snapshots” from 1838, 1857 and 1879 will be a key component in the writing of a new historical geography of empire, he said. “Histories of British colonialism are currently narrated through chronological developments in certain sites, but this project will show how governmental thinking occurred concurrently through geographical comparison and connection.” By “blending history and geography”, Professor Lester continued, this study would be the first to “consider imperial governance as the art of overseeing people and territory everywhere and all at once. In one respect, it returns to an old question in the literature on the British Empire: how was it administered from the ‘centre’? But [this project] promises fresh insight through a unique methodology: taking ‘snapshots’ of imperial correspondence at particular moments regardless of provenance or destination.”

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