Grant winners – 3 March 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

March 3, 2016
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Leverhulme Trust

International Networks
Social sciences

Collective pay determination and changing labour relations in globalised China

Caribbean in/securities: creativity and negotiation in the Caribbean

Research project grants

Statistical properties of dynamical systems: an interplay between randomness and determinism

The phylogenetics of invasions: untangling evolutionary and human historical contexts in the introduction and spread of alien bird species

  • Award winner: Dermot Lynott
  • Institution: University of Lancaster
  • Value: £132,423

If it looks like a duck: emergent categorical structure in the human conceptual system

Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Eating attentively: episodic memory and eating behaviour

Networked creativity in London’s hubscape: digital entrepreneurs in search of value and systemic change

The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic citizenship

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Novel gene technology for developing drought tolerant crops

International workshop “epigenetic control of skin regeneration and ageing”

In detail

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grant award winner: Rosemary Wall
Institution: University of Hull
Value: £200,712

Crossing boundaries: the history of first aid in Britain and France, 1909-1989

Over the past two decades, historians have developed a detailed picture of primary and secondary healthcare growth in the UK. This focus on professional, institutional care, however, has neglected personal, voluntary and communitarian forms of healthcare – first aid. Studying the course of non-institutional treatment across the 20th century can help to illuminate where state provision, individual responsibility and voluntary action border each other. It can also help to inform responses to the pressures on GPs’ surgeries and accident and emergency departments. The research team will focus on initial treatment of minor injuries and techniques for basic life support undertaken by people other than recognised medical professionals. A large part of their study will be the first aid activity and diffusion of first aid knowledge conducted by the British Red Cross. The typicality of the UK experience will be considered through an examination of the development of non-professional treatment in France.

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