Grant winners

December 22, 2011

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

ESRC/Department for International Development Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation)

• Award winner: Catherine M. Campbell

• Institution: London School of Economics

• Value: £404,280

How can schools help African children cope with the impacts of disease and poverty? An investigation of "AIDS-competent" schools in rural Zimbabwe

• Award winner: Facundo Alvaredo

• Institution: Paris School of Economics (Ecole d'Economie de Paris)

• Value: £502,886

The long-run history of economic inequality

• Award winner: Katherine Brickell

• Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

• Value: £196,355

Lay and institutional knowledge of domestic violence law: towards active citizenship in rural and urban Cambodia

• Award winner: Dorothea J. Kleine

• Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

• Value: £282,753

Leveraging buying power for development - ethical consumption and public procurement in Chile and Brazil

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Anthony Guy Marson

• Institution: Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

• Value: £2,012,384

A pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of levetiracetam and zonisamide versus standard treatments for epilepsy: a comparison of standard and new anti-epileptic drugs (SANAD-II)

• Award winner: Paul Little

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £1,090,461

Positive Online Weight Reduction (POWER)

Public Health Research programme

• Award winner: Harry Sumnall

• Institution: Liverpool John Moores University

• Value: £1,044,370

School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Programme (SHAHRP), Talking to Children About Tough Issues (TATI) and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programme (STAMPP)

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research Project Grants Basic sciences

• Award winner: Iain Ridgway

• Institution: Bangor University

• Value: £36,020

Accurate demographic analysis of the ocean quahog

• Award winner: Ben Rowson

• Institution: National Museum of Wales

• Value: £87,218

Slugs of the British Isles: a guide to species and a screening of the fauna

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Jennifer Logue

• Institution: University of Glasgow

• Value: £2,124,030

Surgical Obesity Treatment Study (SCOTS)

The study will collect data on every patient in Scotland having weight-loss surgery to monitor a number of details including weight, nutrient levels in their blood, any complications (wound infections or need for a second operation), heart attacks, mortality and quality of life (does it improve and do they feel more or less anxious/depressed after surgery?). It will analyse patients for 10 years after surgery. Patients will be sent a blood form at six months, then annually, and will attend a local GP practice for blood tests and weight checks. If the results are abnormal, the surgeon will be informed and the patient will be sent to get a full nutrient blood test. These results will be returned to the surgeons and GPs. Patients will report any quality of life, psychological and surgical complications themselves.

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