Grant winners

March 1, 2012


Major Research Fellowships

• Award winner: Chandak Sengoopta

• Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

• Value: £138,617

Satyajit Ray: lives, dilemmas, reputations

Philip Leverhulme Prize

These prizes, worth £70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made substantial and recognised contributions to their field.


• Award winner: Maria Ana Cataluna

• Institution: University of Dundee


• Award winner: Karen Johnson

• Institution: Durham University

Community-led regeneration of brownfield land using sustainable technologies

• Award winner: Katsuichiro Goda

• Institution: University of Bristol

Earthquake engineering; risk and reliability analysis; and engineering seismology


• Award winner: Peter Adey

• Institution: Keele University

Cultural and political geography; security; and new mobilities paradigm

• Award winner: Siwan Davies

• Institution: Swansea University

Environmental change and Quaternary science

Modern European languages and literature

• Award winner: Anthony Bale

• Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Middle English literature and late medieval culture

Wellcome Trust

Investigator Awards

These inaugural awards in the medical humanities range in value from £700,000 to just over £1.26 million.

• Award winners: Rosamund Scott and Stephen Wilkinson

• Institutions: King's College London and Keele University

The donation and transfer of human reproductive materials

• Award winner: Volker Scheid

• Institution: University of Westminster

Beyond tradition: ways of knowing and styles of practice in East Asian medicine, 1000 to present


Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Pat Hoddinott

• Institution: University of Aberdeen

• Value: £322,1

BIBS: benefits of incentives for breastfeeding and smoking cessation: a platform study for a trial

• Award winner: Helen Rodgers

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £1,646,334

A trial to evaluate an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients

In detail

• Award winner: Kamlesh Khunti

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £1,706,619

The promotion of physical activity through structured education with differing levels of ongoing support for those with pre-diabetes (PROPELS): randomised controlled trial in a diverse multiethnic community

Lack of exercise is one of the main causes of diabetes, but there is no definitive way to encourage people to be more active. This study's aim is to test alternative versions of intervention within a diverse multiethnic population at high risk of diabetes. The team will recruit 1,308 individuals who will be divided into groups and given different levels of intervention (from a detailed leaflet to an extended information session and follow-up support). The groups will have their activity levels assessed after one and three years. This will help establish how effective each programme is at promoting activity and improving health.

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