Grant winners

May 10, 2012

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL AND NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Anglo-Dutch network initiatives in the humanities

Joint applications for up to €40,000 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: Catherine Burke and Karen Konings

• Institutions: University of Cambridge and Maastricht University

Participatory design of the future-building school

• Award winners: Pip Laurenson and Vivian van Saaze

• Institutions: Tate and Maastricht University

Collecting the performative - a research network on emerging practice for contemporary performance art: museum collections, acquisition and conservation

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

HS & DR programme

• Award winner: Rowena Jacobs

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £181,593

Do higher primary-care practice performance scores predict lower rates of emergency admissions for persons with serious mental illness? An analysis of secondary panel data

• Award winner: Kristian Pollock

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £315,314

Initiation of advance-care planning in community-care settings and outcomes for end-of-life care

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

• Award winner: Munir Pirmohamed

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value: £872,644

TAILoR (Telmisartan and insulin resistance in HIV): A dose-ranging phase II randomised open-labelled trial of telmisartan as a strategy for the reduction of insulin resistance in HIV-positive individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research project grants

Sciences

• Award winner: Andrey Abramov

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £189,202

Novel properties of phylogenetically ancient molecule in the mammalian cells

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Follow-on fund

• Award winner: Sally Shortall

• Institution: Queen's University Belfast

• Value: £69,730

Gender mainstreaming the rural development programme: updating a case study of Northern Ireland

IN DETAIL

Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Stuart Taylor

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £1,057,175

Comprehensive staging of newly diagnosed lung and colorectal cancer: Prospective multi-centre comparison of whole-body MRI with standard diagnostic imaging pathways

It is now possible to image the whole body in less than an hour (WB-MRI). To plan the best treatment for cancer patients, it is important to stage the cancer - establish whether it has spread. Currently patients undergo several different imaging tests that add time and cost and expose them to X-rays. This study will assess whether WB-MRI is accurate enough to reduce the number of these tests, or replace them so that patients can be staged more quickly and, possibly, more cheaply. Patients with newly diagnosed lung or colorectal cancer will undergo WB-MRI in addition to standard staging investigations.

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