Grant winners

June 7, 2012


Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Nabeel Affara

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £244,745

Control of offspring sex ratio by spermatid genes that evade transcript sharing

• Award winner: Jason Smith

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £2,833

Tunable microcavities for sensing in the physical and biological sciences

• Award winner: Jonathan Rossiter

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £209,558

A robot that decomposes: towards biodegradable robotic organisms


Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Helen McConachie

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £259,946

Measurement in autism-spectrum disorder under review

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

• Award winner: Graham Thornicroft

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £487,844

Management by geographic area or management specialised by disorder? An evaluation of effects of an organisational intervention on secondary mental healthcare for common mental disorder


Research Seminar Awards


• Award winner: Victoria Hosegood

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £16,865

Family demography and health in low- and middle-income countries: a cyberseminar series exploring family change and intergenerational relationships


• Award winner: Rowena Grey

• Institution: University of Essex

• Value: £17,759

Economic growth and economic performance over the long run: frontier research in economic and social history

Environmental planning

• Award winner: Rob Imrie

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £14,670

Designing inclusive environments: shaping transitions from theory into practice

• Award winner: David Benson

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £14,610

Constructing the green economy: integrating sustainability for governance?

Human geography

• Award winner: Simon Parker

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £14,935

Rethinking centres and peripheries

• Award winner: Nicholas Gill

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £17,990

Exploring everyday practice and resistance in immigration detention


• Award winner: Hannah O'Regan

• Institution: Liverpool John Moores University

• Value: £222,780

Quantifying the mosaic: testing modern analogues for African palaeoenvironments

Reconstructions of the ecology of sites where fossils of our ancestors have been found have often been described as "mosaic habitats". There is no scientific consensus on what the term means, or what mosaics might have looked like. Using remote sensing data, this project will quantify modern African mosaics, the processes that form and maintain them and their spatial distribution, and compare them to the fossil record. The aim is to use the present to help interpret the past.

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