Grant winners

March 19, 2009


Award winner: Marjorie Weiss

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £167,765

The sociology of prescribing: what can we learn from new prescribers?

Award winner: Ian Douglas Whyte

Institution: University of Lancaster

Value: £150,845

Post-medieval vegetation change and grazing management in an upland landscape

Award winner: Allan Kellehear

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £62,200

End-of-life practices in the Republic of Moldova

Award winner: Ann Colley

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £36,454

Public sporting role models, sports interest and sport participation among the young

Award winner: Peter Adey

Institution: University of Keele

Value: £85,740

Mobility, regulation and control in a time of terror: the Liverpool Blitz

Award winner: Orlando Figes

Institution: Birkbeck College

Value: £33,740

The Mishchenko-Ivanova correspondence

Award winner: Jose Esteban Castro

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £124,291

Research network on governance and citizenship in water management and environmental health

Award winner: Doerthe Tetzlaff

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £122,620

Northern watershed ecosystem response to climate change

Award winner: Simone Hochgreb

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £65,900

Stratified combustion network

Award winner: Nicolas Moulin

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £12,500


Award winner: Chila Kumari Burman

Institution: University of East London

Value: £11,820


Award winner: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Institution: Royal Academy of Music

Value: £54,000

Leverhulme conducting fellowships

Award winner: Sholto Kynoch

Institution: Bangor University

Value: £11,800

Song accompaniment and chamber music

Award winner: Henry Tietzsch-Tyler

Institution: Leeds University

Value: £12,500

Painting and installation

Award winner: Richard Weedon

Institution: University College London

Value: £12,079


Award winner: Ruth Padel

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £11,080


Award winner: Jai Redman

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £12,100

Visual arts


Knowledge Transfer Accounts

The EPSRC has awarded up to £44 million of funding over three years to 16 institutions for Knowledge Transfer Accounts, which aim to ensure that all EPSRC-funded research is exploited fully and produces results that will benefit the UK economy. Below are the 12 main universities that will receive funding, several of which will work with partners.

- Institution: University of Bath

Value: £3.4 million

- Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £2.2 million

- Institution: Durham University

Value: £2.6 million

- Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £3.2 million

- Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £2.5 million

- Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £3.5 million

- Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £3 million

- Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £8.3 million

- Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Value: £2.9 million

- Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £5.7 million

- Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £2.6 million


Award winner: P.G. Harrison

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £61,9

Compositional analysis of markovian process algebra (CAMPA)

Award winner: D.P. Brumby

Institution: University College London

Value: £215,0

Interactions on the move: understanding strategy adaptation in dynamic multi-task environments

Award winner: K.J. Kirk

Institution: University of the West of Scotland

Value: £173,171

High-temperature ultrasonic measurements of plant and components for defect detection and monitoring

Award winner: E.A. Boiten

Institution: University of Kent

Value: £73,820

Formal methods and cryptography: the next generation of abstractions (CryptoForma)

Award winner: J.A. Clark

Institution: University of York

Value: £140,323

The birth, life and death of semantic mutants


Award winner: M.I. Hutchings

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £394,344

Isolation and characterisation of novel antimycotics

Award winner: W.H.I. Mclean

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £540,140

Optimised delivery of therapeutic siRNA into human skin

Award winner: R.J. Lucas

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £397,816

Achieving instantaneous control of G-protein coupled receptors using light as a ligand

Award winner: S.N. Baker

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £411,208

Reprogramming the nervous system through a wearable neurostimulation device


The NIHR's Health Technology Assessment programme produces independent research information on the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive National Health Service care. Listed here are the January-February 2009 research grants awards.

Award winner: Michael Ussher

Institution: University of London

Value: £1,182,613

A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy

Award winner: Ian Goodyer

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £2,406,538

Randomised controlled trial of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and treatment as usual in adolescents with moderate to severe depression attending routine child and adolescent mental health clinics

Award winner: David Mendelow

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £2,328,920

Surgical trial in traumatic intra-cerebral haemorrhage (STITCH)

Award winner: David Harrison

Institution: Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre

Value: £617,028

Risk adjustment in neurocritical care (RAIN): prospective validation of risk-prediction models for adult patients with acute traumatic brain injury to use to evaluate the optimum location and comparative costs of neurocritical care


Award winner: Karen Kirkby

Institution: University of Surrey

Value: £3.85 million

This Knowledge Transfer Account will help to create new business opportunities by increasing engagement with industry and accelerating the exploitation of new technologies.

The bid is a collaboration between the University of Surrey's faculty of engineering and physical sciences, its research and enterprise department and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). It aims to produce significant benefits in three key areas: communications and signal processing; next-generation materials and characterisation; and nanotechnology and photonics.

As part of the scheme, the institutions will use NPL-developed systems to monitor the impact of their programme on the UK economy.

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