Grant winners

October 6, 2011

Nuffield Foundation

• Award winner: John Micklewright

• Institution: Institute of Education

• Value: £149,660

Higher education funding and access: exploring common beliefs

• Award winner: Peter Davies

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £141,697

Labour market expectations, relative performance and subject choice

National Institute For Health Research

Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme

• Award winner: Timothy Walsh

• Institution: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

• Value: £1,326,846

The age of blood evaluation study (ABLE)

Health Services Research (NIHR HSR) programme

• Award winner: Patricia Wilson

• Institution: University of Hertfordshire

• Value: £300,608

RAPPORT: research with patient and public involvement: a realist evaluation

Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme

• Award winner: Matthew Cooke

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £140,615

Patient safety in UK ambulance services - a scoping review

Biotechnology and biological sciences research council

• Award winner: Giles Johnson

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £353,3

Enhancing leaf transient carbon stores - role of fumarate as a possible storage compound

• Award winner: Erik Murchie

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £443,792

Removing the inefficiencies of 3-dimensional canopy photosynthesis by the alteration of leaf light-response dynamics and plant architecture

• Award winner: Nicholas Smirnoff

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £174,331

Decreasing the oxygenase activity of rubisco: a synthetic biology approach

Leverhulme Trust

Research fellowships

• Award winner: Isabel M. Davis

• Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

The perpendicular imaginary in the later Middle Ages

• Award winner: Eric Descheemaeker

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

Reconstructing defamation law

• Award winner: Vanessa Didelez

• Institution: University of Bristol

Statistical modelling and methods for complex causal inference

• Award winner: Andrew Dobson

• Institution: Keele University

Democracy and listening

In detail

• Award winner: David Torgerson

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £1,048,609

Randomised trial of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for fall prevention

Most broken bones among women over the age of 70 are caused by simple falls. Certain common fractures, such as hip injuries, are associated with substantial loss of quality of life or even death. It is suggested that using appropriate footwear with the addition of an insole may improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. In this proposal, the team wants to see if a multifaceted podiatric intervention, which includes improving footwear, shoe insoles and foot and ankle exercises, can lead to a reduction in falls. It intends to study about 1,600 people who are at high risk of falling and suffering fall-related injuries.

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