Grant winners

January 13, 2011


• Award winner: Arwen Deuss

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £70,000

Geography and seismology

• Award winner: Daniel Lunt

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £70,000

Palaeo-climate modelling

• Award winner: Tamsin Mather

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £70,000


• Award winner: Nicholas Teanby

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £70,000

Planetary atmospheres

• Award winner: Patricia Allmer

• Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

• Value: £70,000


• Award winner: Celeste-Marie Bernier

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £70,000

African-American art

• Award winner: Tara Hamling

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £70,000

British art

• Award winner: Sylvie Delacroix

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £70,000


• Award winner: Ben McFarlane

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £70,000

Property law and trusts

• Award winner: Vanessa Munro

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £70,000

Socio-legal studies/feminist legal theory

• Award winner: Ralph Wilde

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £70,000

International law


Public Health Research Programme

• Award winner: Neil R. Poulter

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £838,294

An evaluation of the effect of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor on the growth rate of small abdominal aortic aneurysm

• Award winner: Anne Greenough

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £665,711

United Kingdom oscillation study: Long-term outcomes at follow-up of two modes of neonatal ventilation

• Award winner: Gillian Clare Mezey

• Institution: University of London

• Value: £694,151

Developing and piloting a peer-mentoring intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in looked-after children and care-leavers

• Award winner: John Field

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value: £1,930,495

United Kingdom lung cancer screening trial (UKLS)


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

• Award winner: Aravinthan Coomarasamy

• Institution: Birmingham Women's Hospital

• Value: £1,288,196

Efficacy and mechanism of thyroxine treatment on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in women with thyroid antibodies: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial - The TABLET (Thyroid AntiBodies and LEvoThyroxine) trial

About 10 per cent of women of child-bearing age have thyroid antibodies, which can more than double the risks of miscarriage and preterm birth. Preliminary evidence has suggested that giving such women thyroxine tablets may halve the risk of miscarriages and preterm births. This project will conduct a large-scale, high-quality study to measure markers of the immune response in the mother as well as in the placenta obtained after delivery, with live birth beyond 34 weeks of gestation as the primary outcome. The aim is to offer clinicians the evidence they need to use thyroxine treatment routinely.

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