Grant Winners

May 15, 2008

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Almost £3 million in grants has been awarded by the Medical Research Council and 11 partner organisations as part of the second wave of funding for the National Prevention Research Initiative, which supports research aimed at preventing chronic diseases.

- Award winner: Jean Adams

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £97,244

The new TV diet - evaluating the effect of the UK 2007 Ofcom restrictions on television food advertising to children

- Award winner: Anne Ellaway

Institution: MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow

Value: £96,876

Availability of and access to physical activity opportunities and links with health behaviours and obesity among adults

- Award winner: Chris Riddoch

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £269,632

Pooling of children's physical-activity data

- Award winner: Andrew Steptoe

Institution: University College London

Value: £193,376

Socio-demographic, economic and biomedical determinants of multiple health behaviours in older adults

- Award winner: Alison Stephen

Institution: MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge

Value: £143,520

Eating behaviours: tracking through the life course and impact on chronic disease

- Award winner: Lucy Cooke

Institution: University College London

Value: £423,644

The influence of incentives on children's consumption of vegetables

- Award winner: Martyn Standage

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £262,712

The use of incentives in the formation of healthy lifestyle habits following the school-to-work transition

- Award winner: William Bruce Traill

Institution: University of Reading

Value: £156,020

The effectiveness of fat taxes and thin subsidies in improving diets

- Award winner: Sarah Lewis

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £193,516

A comprehensive evaluation of the impact of English tobacco-control policy on smoking-cessation activities

- Award winner: Laurence A. Moore

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £210,900

Free school-breakfast initiative data augmentation and analysis

- Award winner: Andrew Russell

Institution: Durham University

Value: £124,224

Contraband and counterfeit tobacco - exploring an economic disincentive to the denormalisation of tobacco

- Award winner: Murray Smith

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £261,324

Economic appraisal of the choice and targeting of lifestyle interventions to prevent disease in deprived populations

- Award winner: Mark Hamer

Institution: University College London

Value: £95,194

Physical activity behaviours and mortality risk among South Asian communities living in England

- Award winner: Seeromanie Harding

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £147,802

Do neighbourhood environments contribute to ethnic differences in obesity, physical activity and diets?

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