April 24, 1998

University of Birmingham

Research contracts (continued) Dr P. James-Roxby and Mr R. Chance, Pounds 60,620 from TCD and Pounds 19,500 from Thomas Walker Ltd. (introduction of ultrasonic and solar-based measurement techniques); Mr R. Cuerden, Pounds 34,200 from TRL Ltd. (40 extra "slight" vehicle examinations); Mr J. Hill, Pounds 25,718 from TRL Ltd. (research into potential effectiveness of smart restraints);

Dr G. Thorpe, Pounds 61,600 from Birmingham Research & Development Ltd (WATL research project); Professor F. Hobbs, Pounds 49,900 from NHS Exec. (national research and development programme investment in health care statistics); Dr T. Marshall, Pounds 49,080 from NHS Exec. (investment in medical statistics); Dr A. Morris, Pounds 145,645 from Office for National Statistics (oral health survey); Professor R. Palmer, Pounds 37,251 from British Nuclear Fuels (towards tunable gas sensors: resonance electron scattering by molecules trapped in nanostructured films); Dr A. Logan, Pounds 107,857 from UMDS (defining and targeting transforming growth factor (TGF)-b activity in the transected spinal cord);

Mr K. Walshe, Pounds 30,000 from Brent and Harrow Health Authority (evaluating a pilot programme of primary healthcare team-based accreditation); Drs M. Lancaster, A. Porch and F. Huang, Pounds 62,510 from TCD and Pounds 19,500 from Opar Angus Ltd (accurate CAD package for microwave waveguide and interdigital filter design); Dr C. Constantinou, Pounds 115,800 from British Telecom Research Laboratories (medium-range propagation model); Dr E. Megaw, Pounds 35,000 from Health and Safety Executive (implementation of core data); Professors M. Loretto, P. Bowen and Dr P. Blenkinsop, Pounds 77,357 from DRA (property/structure relationships in extruded high strength Ti-AL based alloys);

Professor M. Loretto, Pounds 310,000 from Rolls-Royce plc (UTC fellowship and running costs); Professor J. Campbell, Pounds 50,000 from Ashland Chemical Company (metal/mould interactions in casting); Dr S. Sashidharan, Pounds 62,647 from Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust (evaluation of community mental health strategy);

Dr T. Betts, Pounds 23,000 from Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd and Pounds 25,000 from Astra Charnwood (investigation of the role of nurse practitioner in "one-stop" clinics for epilepsy); Professor J. Frame, Pounds 24,850 from Inveresk Clinical Research Ltd (study to assess the dose response and safety of E-4018); Professor J. Bale, Pounds 35,735 from MAFF (testing procedures for determining the overwintering potential of alien pests); Professor K. Harris, Pounds 45,000 from Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd (structure determination of pharmaceutical materials from powder defraction data); Dr M. Lancaster, Pounds 25,874 from the Nuffield Foundation (science research fellowship); Professor R. Harrison, Pounds 40,000 from NHS Executive (district chemical surveillance and response service); Professors E. Maher, D. Luesley and Dr F. Latif, Pounds 72,895 from Wellbeing (isolation and characterisation of cervical and ovarian cancer tumour suppressor genes located on chromosome 3); Mrs A. Nayak, Pounds 62,510 from TCD and Pounds 19,500 from J.H. Lavender & Co.Ltd. (investigation of the requirements, development and implementation of IT-based management control systems); Professor P. Spurgeon, Pounds 55,050 from the NHS Executive (organisational culture and its potential relationship to clinical risk); Miss P. Niner, Pounds 25,890 from Department of Environment (state of the arts review on cost-effectiveness of local authority housing management and regeneration of housing estates);

Ms L. Gaster, Professor N. Deakin, Ms M. Riseborough, Mr A. McCabe and Ms S. Wainwright, Pounds 44,950 from the Local Government Management Board (local government and the voluntary sector managing the changing relationships); Professor J. Raftery, Pounds 54,117 from Dept. of Health (forecasting health technology impact); Professor P. Hanson, Pounds 431,981 from Ministry of Defence (economic transition, industrial development and arms control in the states of the former Soviet Union and in certain other states); Professor H. Thomas, Pounds 112,985 from HEFC (evaluation of funding for development of continuing vocational education); Professor C. Thomas, Pounds 143,803 from John Innes Centre (principles of plant cell mechanics); Professor J. Seville, Pounds 23,600 from Unilever Research (novel powder granulator); Dr A. Lyddiatt, Pounds 60,000 from Whatman plc and Pounds 14,000 from Therexsys Ltd. (novel gene therapy adsorbents) and Pounds 41,250 from Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research (fluidised bed adsorption of therapeutic protein); Professor L. Clark, Pounds 70,118 from Health and Safety Executive (different types of safety nets); Professor K. Madelin, Pounds 148,951 from Dept. for International Development via Roughton International (maintenance of low cost rural roads); Dr J. Edwards, Pounds 37,813 from the DRA (radar signal processing); Dr R. Winterton, Pounds 78,560 from Electrical Power Research Institute (effect of additives on steam turbine flows);

Dr T. Button, Pounds 247,945 from Illinois Superconductor Corporation (processing and properties of thick film high temperature superconductors); Dr M. Jacobs, Pounds 60,000 from Bodycote Infutec Ltd (LEMAS investigation); Dr D. Adams, Pounds 108,060 from Moore Stephens (role of graft derived chemokines in the initiation of preservation/reperfusion injury of human liver transplant); Professors D. Kerr, R. Gray and F. Hobbs, Pounds 2,367,889 from NHS Exec. (clinical trials unit bid); Dr G. Thorpe, Pounds 95,990 from Medical Devices Agency (evaluation of glucose devices); Dr A. Green, Pounds 94,000 from NHS Exec. (technological development partnership funding: development of tandem mass spectometry for neonatal screening).

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