Grant winners

September 8, 2011


Research Programme Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Anne Green

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £1,076

Towards unambiguous dark matter detection and characterisation

• Award winner: Paul Hoskisson

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: £170,803

New tools for biomolecular characterisation: ultra-fast 2D infrared spectroscopy

• Award winner: Daniela Barilla

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £143,618

A minimalist mitotic spindle driving chromosome segregation in archaea


Basic sciences

• Award winner: Timothy Birkhead

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £111,664

The contribution of Francis Willughby (1635-72) to the study of zoology


• Award winner: Margaret Carran

• Institution: City University London

• Value: £80,000

Children and online gambling - attitudes, behaviour, harm prevention, education and regulatory responses


• Award winner: John Caughie

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £583,980

Early cinema in Scotland, 1896-19


Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme

• Award winner: Kate Tilling

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £49,910

Repeated measures analysis of data from the MS risk-sharing scheme

Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme

• Award winner: Naomi Chambers

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £50,073

Towards a framework for enhancing the performance of NHS boards: a synthesis of the evidence about board governance, board effectiveness and board development

• Award winner: Joanne Turnbull

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £231,566

The work, workforce, technology and organisational implications of the "111" single point of access telephone number for urgent (non-emergency) care


Law, politics, international relations

• Award winner: Paul Martin

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £1,656,329

Making science public: challenges and opportunities

Within the practice of science, there are moves to promote much greater openness. However, such opportunities are counterbalanced by the rise of science/industry partnerships and the privatisation of knowledge, the proliferation of expertise and the politicisation of science, and the challenges of meaningful public engagement. This research programme will be based on nine case studies and four linked PhD studentships, grouped under three topic headings: food, agriculture and animals; energy and environment; and health and social policy. Together the topics will enable comparisons to be made across a range of different natural and social sciences and a broad spread of areas in order to examine the implications of making science public for both the theory and practice of democracy.

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