Grant winners

March 22, 2012

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Follow on Fund

• Award winner: Kate Pickett

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £99,925

Discussing inequality: materials for the classroom and beyond

• Award winner: Jeremy Phillipson

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £99,063

An inter-professional learning network for the land-based professions

• Award winner: Suzanne Graham

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £99,985

Professional development consortium in modern languages

• Award winner: David Buckingham

• Institution: Loughborough University

• Value: £99,363

Developing media literacy: from research to practice

LEVERHULME TRUST

Philip Leverhulme Prize

These prizes, with a value of £70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study.

Modern European languages and literature

• Award winner: Kirsty Hooper

• Institution: University of Liverpool

Spanish and Galician studies

• Award winner: Ben Hutchinson

• Institution: University of Kent

Twentieth-century German poetry, prose and theory

Performing and visual arts

• Award winner: Helen Freshwater

• Institution: Newcastle University

Contemporary British theatre and performance

• Award winner: Ed Bennett

• Institution: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

Music composition

Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Emanuele Trucco

• Institution: University of Dundee

• Value: £221,543

Discovery of retinal biomarkers for genetics with large cross-linked data sets

Humanities

• Award winner: Alan M. Pollard

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £145,136

Mass migration and apartheid in Anglo-Saxon Britain?: an ancient DNA re-evaluation

• Award winner: Michael Fulford

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £499,941

Evaluation of PPG16, "grey" literature and the rural settlement of Roman Britain

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Services and Deliver Research programme

• Award winner: Andrew Wilson

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £386,751

Establishing and implementing best practice to reduce unplanned admissions in those aged 85 and over through system change

IN DETAIL

Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Marc Serfaty

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £1,658,152

CanTalk: the clinical and cost-effectiveness of CBT plus treatment as usual for the treatment of depression in advanced cancer; a randomised controlled trial

There are high rates of depression in people with advanced cancer. This project aims to determine whether the addition of psychological therapy to patients' usual care would relieve depression, reduce the costs to the NHS and society, and benefit carers. Cognitive behaviour therapy is one of the best treatments for depression, but it remains to be fully researched in relation to patients with advanced cancer. Participants will be contacted post-intervention (three months) and again after another three months to see if CBT improves depression scores.

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