Grant winners

June 28, 2012

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research Project Grants

Science

• Award winner Robert Upstill-Goddard

• Institution Newcastle University

• Value £138,544

What is the surfactant control of air-sea gas exchange across contrasting biogeochemical regimes?

• Award winner: Steven Cobb

• Institution: Durham University

• Value: £68,268

The development of 19F-NMR as a tool for analysing steroid degradation in active urine samples

Humanities

• Award winner: Christopher Wickham

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £261,176

The South Oxfordshire project: perceptions of landscape, settlement and society c.500-1650

• Award winner: Hugh Kennedy

• Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

• Value: £256,693

Bridging religious difference in a multicultural Eastern Mediterranean society

WELLCOME TRUST

Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

These will range from £1 million over five years to £3 million over seven years.

• Award winner: Miles Whittington

• Institution: Newcastle University

Learning and sleep: a network dynamic approach

• Award winners: Joachim Gross and Gregor Thut

• Institution: University of Glasgow

Natural and modulated neural communication: state-dependent decoding and driving of human brain oscillations

• Award winner: Sussan Nourshargh

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Mode and dynamics of neutrophil transmigration in vivo: mechanisms and implications to pathological inflammation

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research Seminar Awards

Management and business studies

• Award winner: Emmanuel Haven

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £17,926

Financial modelling post-2008: where next?

• Award winner: Susan Dunnett

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £17,589

Vulnerable consumers seminar series

• Award winner: Helen Shipton

• Institution: Aston University

• Value: £13,864

Organisational innovation, people management and sustained performance: towards a multi-level framework for medium-sized businesses

• Award winner: Richard Saundry

• Institution: University of Central Lancashire

• Value: £17,761

Reframing resolution - managing conflict and resolving individual employment disputes in the contemporary workplace

IN DETAIL

National Institute for Health Research - Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Khalid Khan

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

• Value: £1,770,794

A randomised controlled trial of intraoperative blood-cell salvage during Caesarean section in women at risk of haemorrhage

Donated blood is a scarce resource that is essential for major surgical procedures. Donor blood transfusion carries significant risks, which intraoperative blood-cell salvage (IOCS) has the potential to avoid. IOCS collects a patient's own blood lost at operation, processes it and returns it to their circulation. Its use in Caesarean section has not yet been examined adequately, in part because of unfounded fears about contamination of salvaged blood with amniotic fluid. This study will assess if IOCS during Caesarean section reduces the need for donor blood transfusions.

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