April 10, 1998

University of Birmingham

(continued) Research contracts

Dr D. Weaver, Pounds 40,455 from Magnox Electric (radiological site contamination and characterisation); Dr M. McDonagh, Pounds 59,007 from Defence Research Agency (head protection - weight and distribution of weight on the head); Miss P. Niner, Pounds 61,898 from Department of the Environment (monitoring local authority powers to tackle unauthorised camping); Professor P. Hanson, Pounds 28,618 from Ministry of Defence (economic transition and arms control in the former Soviet Union);

Professor H. Daniels, Pounds 77,221 from Department of Education and Employment (provision for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools); Professor N. Warner, Pounds 30,000 from the Zinc Corporation plc (high temperature zinc smelter); Professor S. Hall, Pounds 60,620 from Teaching Company Directorate and Pounds 19,500 from SUMMIT/Charles Booth Partnership (miniaturised advanced wireless control system for domestic environments); Professor M. Loretto and Dr P. Blenkinsop, Pounds 34,000 from Rolls Royce plc (materials for high performance applications - Korean Project); Dr E. Butler, Pounds 50,000 from Rolls Royce plc (720 nextel mullite composite component demonstraction);

Dr J. Woodward and Professor E. Jenkinson, Pounds 121,341 from West Midlands Health (in vitro study of T lymphocyte development in intestinal epithelium); Dr C. Savage, Pounds 33,816 from West Midlands Health (Sheldon fellowship - study of how glomerular endothelium and leukocyte interactions mediate and sustain inflammation and cause vascular injury in small vessel vasculitis); Ms S. Tweddle and Dr N. James, Pounds 99,834 from West Midlands Health (research and development project on dissemination of information about cancer via the Internet); Professor D. Beevers, Pounds 56,786 from West Midlands Health (international study on macronutrients and blood pressure); Professor F. Hobbs and Dr B. Delaney, Pounds 33,765 from West Midlands Health (prospective randomised control trial of open access endoscopy and near-patient testing for helicobacter pylori); Professor F. Hobbs, Pounds 229,348 from Elmed International Ltd. (clinical trial of Elmedistraal in chronic leg ulcers);

Dr O. van den Akker, Pounds 319,735 from West Midlands Health (research fellowship in health services research); Dr C. Caten, Pounds 75,001 from Zeneca Ltd. and Pounds 75,001 from AgrEvo UK Ltd (antisense RNA technology for validating fungicide targets in plant pathogenic fungi); Mr I. Ferris, Pounds 96,013 from Banbury Shopping Centre Ltd. (Banbury town centre redevelopment); Professor C. Wickham, Pounds 39,720 from the British Academy (research readership); Mr D. Mullins, Pounds 50,1 from the Housing Corporation (housing needs of older Chinese people); Dr T. Bott, Pounds 66,000 from BOC Ltd (ozone applications in water treatment); Dr S. Fararooy, Pounds 49,500 from Vapor UK Ltd. (reliable train electric door operator); Dr M. Jacobs and Professor M. Loretto, Pounds 45,170 from Lucas Aerospace Ltd. (IRC development of HIP diffusion bonding for aircraft systems); Dr M. Smith, Pounds 39,348 from Peptide Therapeutics Ltd. (study of diabetes and its treatment and prevention); Dr A. Stewart, Pounds 100,232 from David Berger Attorneys at Law (US department of energy worker study); Professor N. Brown and Dr A. Beswick, Pounds 56,850 from NHS Exec.(aeromicrobiological sampling by DNA methods and the control of hospital infection); Dr F. Eves and Professor D. Carroll, Pounds 50,585 from NHS Executive (evaluation of GP referral for exercise using the transtheoretical model for behaviour change); Professor D. Carroll and Dr C. Ring, Pounds 193,767 from Roche Consumer Health (Worldwide) SA (effects of vitamin and mineral supplements on psychological well-being and psychophysiological reactions to stress); Drs P. Amis, R. Slater and R. Leurs, Pounds 161,874 from Overseas Development Administration (impact assessment study: slum improvement projects: India); Professor J. Raftery, Pounds 126,005 from NHS Executive (assessment of NHS routine data for evaluating health technologies) and Pounds 52,592 from Dept. of Health (forecasting health technology impact); Mrs A. Davis, Pounds 24,995 from St.Basil's Centre (homeless young people with personality disorders/behaviour problems);

Dr C. McFarlane, Pounds 60,620 from TCD and Pounds 19,500 from Aber Instruments Ltd (teaching company scheme); Dr H. Kerali, Pounds 46,580 from the World Bank (international program on highway development and management); Profesor P. Hall, Drs S. Quigley and P. Gardner, Pounds 60,620 from TCD and Pounds 19,500 from Whale Tankers Ltd. (user-friendly high-technology gritters incorporating GPS); Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams. See NetGazette on

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