Grant winners - 30 January 2014

January 30, 2014

Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

Fine-scale genetics of large-scale evolutionary innovation

Cavity QED with artificial atoms: towards next-generation integrated THz emitters

Novel quantum resources and the analysis of exotic quantum field systems

Simulating strong correlations in unconventionally ordered systems


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Social sciences

Investing care and appreciating effort in the use of personal communication technology

Major Research Fellowships

Northern journeys: reimagining the medieval revolution and its aftermath

Blame and forgiveness: negotiating shared moral understanding

The Maginot Line in history, culture and memory

Epiphanies in literature: a psychological and literary linguistic account


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Improving skills and care standards in the clinical support workforce: a realist synthesis of workforce development interventions

Enhanced peri-operative care for high-risk patients (EPOCH) trial: a stepped wedge randomised cluster trial of an intervention to improve quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy

In detail

Christopher Bonell, Institution Institute of Education, University of London

Public Health Research programme

Award winner: Christopher Bonell
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Value: £233,232

The effects of positive youth development interventions on substance use, violence and inequalities: systematic review of theories of change, processes and outcomes

This project is investigating whether community-based youth work programmes that focus on developing positives such as self-esteem and social confidence rather than on avoiding risk are effective in reducing violence and the use of substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. “There has already been a review of these sorts of interventions’ effects on sexual health, but not on violence and substance use,” Christopher Bonell said. A lot of money is being invested in such schemes, and he hopes to discover if this is “likely to be a good use of resources”.

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