Grant winners

April 26, 2012


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 field.

Performing and visual arts

• Award winner: Emily Wardill

• Institution: University of the Arts London

Film and video

Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Simon Wagstaff

• Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

• Value: £168,967

Understanding the presence and prolonged stability of mRNA in snake venoms

• Award winner: Ian Crawford

• Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

• Value: £142,443

Exploring the Moon with MoonZoo: lunar science from public participation


Anglo-Dutch network initiatives in the humanities Joint applications for up to EUR40,000 (£33,000) each have now been successfully funded for networking or exchange activities relating to two thematic areas: Sustainable Communities in a Changing World and Cultural Interactions of Research.

• Award winners: Marcello Bertotti and J.B. Burgers

• Institutions: University of East London and Erasmus University Rotterdam

An examination of the contribution of creative enterprise centres to the development of more sustainable communities

• Award winners: Anthony Carrigan and Alicia Schrikker

• Institutions: Keele University and Leiden University

The cultural politics of catastrophe: (post)colonial representations of Southeast Asian and Caribbean disasters, 1800-2012

• Award winners: Tony Wilkinson and Maurits Ertsen

• Institutions: Durham University and the Delft University of Technology

Between human niche construction and imperial power: long-term trends in ancient water systems

• Award winners: Gillian Carr and Robert van der Laarse

• Institutions: University of Cambridge and Free University Amsterdam

Landscapes of war, trauma and occupation: painful heritage and the dynamics of memory in post-1989 Europe


Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Steve George

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £1,187,544

Accuracy and cost-effectiveness of dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the characterisation of solitary pulmonary nodules


Public Health Research (PHR) programme

• Award winner: Katrina Mary Wyatt

• Institution: Peninsula Medical School

• Value: £1,353,752

Cluster randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel intervention (Healthy Lifestyles Programme, HeLP) to prevent obesity in schoolchildren

Researchers have worked over five years to develop and refine a drama-based healthy-lifestyles programme called "HeLP" for Year 5 primary schoolchildren. Results from a pilot trial involving four schools, two of which received HeLP, suggest it has the potential to improve physical-activity levels and dietary behaviours. The team now plans to test HeLP with 1,000 9- to 10-year-olds from 28 schools.

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