Grant winners

September 1, 2011

National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme


Award winner: Khalid Khan

Institution: University of London

Value: £742,794

Development and validation of a prediction model for risk of complications in early onset pre-eclampsia (PREP)

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy disorder characterised by raised blood pressure and abnormal levels of protein in urine. In 1 per cent of cases it occurs before 34 weeks of pregnancy. This is called early onset pre-eclampsia and the only current cure is premature delivery. This presents the sufferer with a terrible dilemma: have an early delivery that risks her baby's life, or continue with the pregnancy and threaten her own. The study aims to develop a model to predict the risk of complications to mother and fetus. The team will check its predictive performance via two external anonymised datasets.

Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme

Award winner: Steve Gillard

Institution: University of London

Value: £7,452

New ways of working in mental health services: assessing and informing the emergence of peer-worker roles in mental health service delivery

Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) programme

Award winner: Clare Bambra

Institution: Durham University

Value: £206,912

Tackling inequalities in obesity: how effective are public health interventions at reducing socio-economic inequalities in obesity among children and adults?

Award winner: David Fone

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £416,137

Change in alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harm to population health


Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

Award winner: Holly A. Shiels

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £154,621

Anoxia tolerance of turtle hearts

Award winner: Lauren Stewart

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Value: £249,999

Investigating involuntary cognition via spontaneous musical imagery

Award winner: Jennifer Rodd

Institution: University College London

Value: £112,038

How do listeners understand speech? Brain imaging studies of semantic ambiguity

Award winner: Steven Dunn

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Value: £190,087

Ferroelectric materials as alternative surfaces for artificial photosynthesis

International Networks


Award winner: Andrew R. Linn

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £87,557

English in Europe: opportunity or threat?

Award winner: Joad Raymond

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £74,086

News networks in early modern Europe: an examination of approaches and methods


Award winner: Ronald Woodley

Institution: Birmingham City University

Value: £400,223

The complete theoretical works of Johannes Tinctoris: a new digital edition

Award winner: Frank Muller

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £523,301

Heirs to the throne in the constitutional monarchies of 19th- century Europe (1815-1914)

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