Grant winners

September 2, 2010

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH RESEARCH

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME

Award winner: Adrian Taylor

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £416,093

An exploratory trial to evaluate the effects of a physical activity intervention as a smoking cessation induction and cessation aid among the "hard to reach"

Award winner: Ivor Chestnutt

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £1,118,676

Seal or varnish? A randomised trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay

Award winner: Joanne Blair

Institution: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Value: £1,554,463

Randomised controlled trial of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion compared to multiple daily injection regimens in children and young people at diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus

SERVICE DELIVERY AND ORGANISATION PROGRAMME

Award winner: Vari Drennan

Institution: Kingston University

Value: £350,168

Investigating the contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England

Award winner: Vicky Ward

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £298,917

The role of informal networks in spreading knowledge between healthcare managers

EFFICACY AND MECHANISM EVALUATION PROGRAMME

Award winner: Mark Hull

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £912,924

A randomised controlled trial of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and/or aspirin for colorectal adenoma (or polyp) prevention during colonoscopic surveillance in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: The seAFOod polyp prevention trial

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: C. Wilson

Institution: National Oceanography Centre

Value: £80,945

The structure and stability of transport and mixing barriers within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Award winner: J.P. Grist

Institution: National Oceanography Centre

Value: £80,824

Determining Atlantic overturning circulation variability from observations at the ocean surface

Award winner: B. Kasprzyk-Hordern

Institution: University of Huddersfield

Value: £80,283

Enantioselective occurrence and fate of chiral drugs in the aqueous environment

Award winner: D. Healy

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £56,735

Quantifying patterns of brittle damage in fractured rock

Award winner: P.J. Hosegood

Institution: University of Plymouth

Value: £82,630

Assessing the sensitivity of marginally stratified shelf seas within a changing climate

Award winner: D.M. Scantlebury

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £81,824

Energetics of a super-predator: the cheetah

IN DETAIL

Award winner: A. Polton

Institution: National Oceanography Centre

Value: £69,830

Large eddy simulation of shelf sea thermocline mixing processes

By utilising state-of-the-art computer modelling and analysis techniques, Dr Polton aims to investigate and quantify the physical mechanisms and processes responsible for fluxes in continental shelf seas - a transition zone between estuaries and the ocean where carbon, nutrients, sediments and other contaminants are exchanged. Despite currents and mixing on the continental shelf being dominated by tidal interaction with the seabed, significant levels of biological primary production occurs in regions that stratify during the summer months. This investigation will therefore focus on understanding the interaction between mixed layer turbulence and wind-driven inertial oscillations in the tidally strong shelf sea environment.

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