Grant winners - 8 January 2015

January 8, 2015

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Simon Belt
  • Institution: Plymouth University
  • Value: £173,049

Quantification of sea-ice carbon within Arctic ecosystems

PAN-Disciplinary algORithms for data Analysis

DNA templated synthesis of de novo protein ß-motifs

Novel approaches to testing belief state attribution in children and corvids


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

  • Award winner: Richard Gilson
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £492,022

Sexual risk reduction interventions for patients attending sexual health clinics; feasibility to conduct an effectiveness trial

Effectiveness of progesterone to prevent miscarriage in women with early pregnancy bleeding: a randomised placebo-controlled trial (PRISM trial: progesterone in spontaneous miscarriage trial)

SCIATiC: subcutaneous injection of adalimumab trial compared with control. A randomised controlled trial of adalimumab injection compared with placebo injection for patients receiving physiotherapy treatment for sciatica

  • Award winner: Adrian H. Taylor
  • Institution: Plymouth University
  • Value: £1,372,156

A multi-centred RCT of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support in individuals with metabolic, musculoskeletal and mental health conditions


Economic and Social Research Council

Part of the Public Policy Institute for Wales’ ‘What Works in Tackling Poverty’ Programme

A dynamic analysis of poverty and vulnerability in Wales: moving beyond the “conventional” approach

In detail

Award winner: Michael Oxley
Institution: University of Cambridge
Value: £178,293

The role of housing and housing providers in tackling poverty experienced by young people in the UK

This project is investigating what works in tackling poverty among 16- to 25-year-olds who do not live in the parental home, focusing on the role housing providers can play. Measures to address poverty in this group – which include the provision of temporary and long-term accommodation and assistance with training and education – are delivered by a range of landlords and agencies. The research will explore the feasibility of rolling out successful measures across the UK. Its focus will be on schemes with the potential to alleviate poverty by cutting housing and living costs (including fuel bills), raising incomes by improving employability, locating housing near to jobs, increasing the capacity for unsupported and supported independent living and tackling the wider factors that are both causes and consequences of poverty. The work aims to encourage good practice that improves the quality, scale and effectiveness of the housing and related services provided to young people in poverty.

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