Grant winners


August 12, 2010


This scheme funds research aimed at improving the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS, focusing on three dimensions of quality that are of central concern to the NHS: patient safety, patient experience and effectiveness of care. Listed below and right (In Detail box) are the first three projects to be funded.

Award winner: Glenn Robert

Institution: King's College London

Value: £252,146

Facilitating knowledge exchange between healthcare sectors, organisations and professions: studying "boundary-spanning" processes and their impact on healthcare quality

Award winner: Rosalind Raine

Institution: University College London

Value: £695,002

Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases


Award winner: Sarah Lamb

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £2,509,848

Prevention of fall-related injuries trial (Pre-FIT)


Award winner: Julia Addington-Hall

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £474,690

The impact of variations in out-of-hours end-of-life care provision on patient experience, staff and health systems

Award winner: Graham Martin

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £131,995

The medium-term sustainability of organisational innovations in the NHS

Award winner: Vari Drennan

Institution: Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Value: £350,168

Investigating the contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England

Award winner: Helen Snooks

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £518,375

Predictive risk stratification: impact on care for people with, or at risk of, chronic conditions

Award winner: Vicky Ward

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £298,917

The role of informal networks in spreading knowledge between healthcare managers


Award winner: Danny McAuley

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £964,437

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibition with simvastatin in acute lung injury to reduce pulmonary dysfunction (HARP)


Award winner: Robert Williams

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £106,945

Metaphysical indeterminacy

Award winner: Simon Ditchfield

Institution: University of York

Value: £457,645

Conversion narratives in early modern Europe: a cross-confessional and comparative study, 1550-1700

Award winner: Daniel Branch

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £286,948

Empire loyalists: histories of rebellion and collaboration in the British Empire

Award winner: Katharine Hodgson

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £343,857

Reconfiguring the canon of 20th-century Russian poetry, 1991-2008


Award winner: Monica Lakhanpaul

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £9,284

The use of a collaborative structured methodology for the development of a multifaceted intervention programme for the management of asthma, tailored to the needs of children and families of South Asian origin.

Basing her study on the perceptions and experiences of parents and children in this group, Dr Lakhanpaul will look to present healthcare commissioners and providers with evidence that can be taken into account when tailoring intervention programmes. Young South Asian asthma sufferers demonstrate poorer health than their white counterparts, and it is hoped that collaboratively developed techniques can empower them and their families to take a leading role in their healthcare. The study also aims to assess the feasibility of transferring this collaborative model to children with other chronic conditions and from other minority groups.

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