Grant winners

November 5, 2009


First Grants

Award winner: A. Kelso

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £298,248

The scrutiny universe: the House of Commons select committees and the psychology of group processes

Award winner: T.J. Scotto

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £392,343

The structure, causes and consequences of foreign policy attitudes: a cross-national analysis of representative democracies

Award winner: C.F. Norbury

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £399,036

Eye Say: investigating language-production processes in typical and atypical development

Award winner: C. Criscuolo

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £399,698

Attracting large multinational corporations with subsidies. Is it money well spent?

Award winner: A. Moradi

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £296,404

Human development under colonial rule in West Africa: exploitation, modernisation and legacies

Award winner: L. Porter

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £330,370

Planning with indigenous customary land rights: an investigation of shifts in planning law and governance in Canada and Australia

Award winner: R.N. Turner

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £306,902

Reducing prejudice via indirect intergroup contact

Award winner: F. Martin

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £395,876

Global partnerships as sites for mutual learning: teachers' professional development through study visits

Award winner: M. Barry

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £146,472

Youth offending and youth transitions: the influence of capital on desistance from crime

Award winner: G. Trojanowski

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £263,417

Executive compensation, incentives and corporate debt

Award winner: G.M. Fischer

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £196,021

Group formation, contract structure and investment choice

Award winner: J.R. Budds

Institution: The Open University

Value: £8,235

The political ecology of extractive industries and changing waterscapes in the Andes

Award winner: K. Gillan

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £165,281

Making corporations moral: routes of influence on corporate behaviour

Award winner: K.D. Watson

Institution: Lancaster University

Value: £310,808

Phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland


Award winner: Jane Hamlett

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £282,571

At home in the institution? Asylum, school and lodging-house interiors in London and Southeast England, 1845-1914

Jane Hamlett will use the ESRC's first-grant funding to conduct the first comparative historical study into the interiors of residential institutions. Her explorations will include "lunatic asylums", as they were once referred to, and lodging houses, examining how they used interior decorations to construct their institutional identities, and how this influenced the lives of their inmates.


Award winner: Steven Goodacre

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £181,174

Evaluation and development of triage methods used to select patients with suspected pandemic influenza for hospital admission

Award winner: Elizabeth Miller

Institution: Health Protection Agency

Value: £613,678

Head-to-head comparison of two H1N1 swine influenza vaccines in children aged six months to 12 years


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

Award winner: Christopher Butler

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £1,479,217

Probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (including clostridium difficile) in care homes: establishing the platform and a randomised controlled trial (the PAAD study)

Award winner: Warren Lenney

Institution: North Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Value: £907,503

Management of asthma in school-aged children on therapy - MASCOT

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