Grant winners – 8 October 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 8, 2015
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

A study of sense-making strategies and help-seeking behaviours associated with the use and provision of urgent care services

Implementation of an evidence based pelvic floor muscle training intervention for women with pelvic organ prolapse (PROlapse and PFMT: implementing Evidence Locally – PROPEL)

Young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in transition from children’s services to adult services (Catch-us): a mixed methods project using national surveillance, qualitative and mapping studies

Health Technology Assessment Programme

OPTIMA: optimal personalised treatment of early breast cancer using multi-parameter analysis

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS): primary care intervention

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Influence of plant roots on soil resistance to earthquake-induced liquefaction

Atomic scale insights into the role of water and urea in the protein folding process

Economic and Social Research Council/Department for International Development

ESRC-DFID Urgency Grants

In response to the migration crisis the ESRC is providing £1 million to support UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by boat: mapping and documenting migratory journeys and experiences

Transcapes: transient populations transforming the European political space

In detail

Award winner: Simon Parker
Institution: University of York
Value: £139,504

Precarious trajectories: understanding the human cost of the migrant crisis in the central Mediterranean

“We are interested in how the closing and fortifying of borders, and changes in search and rescue practices in the Mediterranean have contributed to the loss of life at sea, and through the medium of film and autoethnography to better understand the fears and experience of violence and harm that have driven people to flee their homes in such large numbers,” said Simon Parker, senior lecturer in the department of politics. His team hope to discover three broad outcomes, including how states in both refugee producing and receiving countries can create and sustain the dangers that drive people to undertake “perilous journeys”. They will show how “media framing of forced displacement contributes to public and political responses to the crisis in shaping perceptions of Europe’s own sense of itself as a political, economic and cultural space”.

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