Grant winners

July 8, 2010

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: V. Boyer

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £63,520

Spatially multimode squeezed light for quantum imaging and one-way quantum computing

THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

Award winner: Robert Slavin

Institution: University of York

Value: £179,990

Effects of cooperative learning embedded multimedia on mathematics learning in Key Stage 2

Award winner: Anne Watson

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £,465

Secondary school mathematics: research-based guidance on teaching key ideas

Award winner: Jim Ridgway

Institution: Durham University

Value: £49,601

Reasoning from evidence

Award winner: Peter Blatchford

Institution: Institute of Education

Value: £156,259

The nature of the teaching and support experienced by pupils with a statement of special educational needs in mainstream primary schools

Award winner: Meg Russell

Institution: University College London

Value: £37,852

The impact of House of Commons select committees

Award winner: Jane Fortin

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £151,084

Taking a longer view of contact: the perspectives of young adults who experienced parental separation in their youth

Award winner: Juan Jose Medina-Ariza

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £48,001

Children and young adults in gangs: impact on life-course development

Award winner: Anne Barlow

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £104,693

Views on prenuptial agreements

The National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment programme

The HTA programme produces research about the effectiveness, costs and impact of treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive NHS care.

Award winner: T. Justin Clark

Institution: Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Trust

Value: £56,541

Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for the management of abnormal uterine bleeding

Award winner: Tim Quinnell

Institution: Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Value: £598,865

Crossover randomised controlled trial of oral mandibular advancement devices for obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea

SERVICE DELIVERY AND ORGANISATION PROGRAMME

The SDO programme commissions research that will shape and contribute to decision-making and prompt more effective use of evidence by NHS managers.

Award winner: Karen Spilsbury

Institution: University of York

Value: £177,753

Support matters: use of assistant staff in the delivery of primary and community nursing in England

IN DETAIL

Award winner: K. Evans

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £552,000

Auxetix textiles for blast mitigation

This project, led by Exeter in collaboration with spin-off firm Auxetix and three other partners, aims to develop a blast-proof curtain that gets thicker when stretched, to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions. Using stronger, more resilient fibres woven into a carefully controlled textile structure, the curtain is designed to remain intact and capture debris such as flying glass when windows are blown in and to remove the need for anti-shatter films.

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