Awarded Research for Health projects

Further information about the Research for Health scheme.

Projects awarded in 2017/2018

  • Alyson Huntley
    Challenge: Marion Steiner
    'To develop a patient-orientated hospital discharge summary as a tool for self-care'
    Solution: Alyson Huntley, Bristol Medical School (PHS)
    'A patient-orientated hospital discharge summary to promote self-care in older patients: a mixed-method study to determine suitability and outcome measures'
  • Stuart Mundell
    Challenge: Phil Clatworthy, Alvaro Cervera & Alex Mortimer
    'Stroke on anti-platelet treatment: can it be prevented by individualised treatment based on genotype and measurement?
    Solution: Stuart Mundell, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
    'Assessment of impact of platelet P2Y12 receptor antagonism upon stroke'

Projects awarded in 2015/2016

  • Alin Achim
    Challenge: Wesley Hayes
    'Develop an objective tool to determine fluid overload in children receiving dialysis'
    Solution: Alin Achim, School of Engineering
    'B-Line Quantification in Lung Ultrasound Images for Fluid Overload Determination in Children Receiving Dialysis'
  • Helen Baxter
    Challenge: Phillip Simons & Ann Sephton
    'Do Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) Toolkits performed in a community setting prevent hospital admissions and improve health outcomes?'
    Solution: Helen Baxter, Bristol Medical School
    'An explorative study of the utility and acceptability of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) toolkit within primary care'
  • Matt Hickman
    Challenge: Kate Rush
    'MRSA in People Who Inject Drugs – “Why do a significant but small number of injecting drug users in Bristol develop MRSA sepsis and what can we do to reduce this?"'
    Solution: Matt Hickman, Bristol Medical School
    'Preventing and managing community acquired MRSA in PWID'
  • Suzanne Gage
    Challenge: Fiona Hayes
    'Is there any direct correlation between anxiety disorders in young people and time spent using screen technology?'
    Solution: Suzanne Gage and Rosie Cornish, School of Experimental Psychology
    'Assessing the association between screen time and anxiety in UK adolescents: a prospective longitudinal study using the ALSPAC cohort'
  • Rosie Cornish
    Challenge: Fiona Hayes
    'Is there any direct correlation between anxiety disorders in young people and time spent using screen technology?'
    Solution: Rosie Cornish and Suzanne Gage, School of Experimental Psychology
    'Assessing the association between screen time and anxiety in UK adolescents: a prospective longitudinal study using the ALSPAC cohort'
  • John Day
    Challenge: Wesley Hayes
    'Develop a method to measure kidney transplant perfusion in real-time'
    Solution: John Day, School of Physics
    'Feasibility study of spectroscopic methods for real-time measurement of kidney perfusion'
  • Andrew Mumford
    Challenge: Charlotte Bradbury
    'Predicting patient responses to immunosuppressive treatment in autoimmune thrombocytopenia'
    Solution: Andrew Mumford, School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
    'Peripheral blood markers of steroid resistance in autoimmune thrombocytopenia'

Projects awarded in 2014/2015

  • Bo Su
    Challenge: Michael Whitehouse, School of Clinical Sciences,
    'Bearing surfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasty'
    Solution: Bo Su, School of Oral and Dental Sciences,
    'Biomimetic Materials and Surfaces for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)'
  • Ian Craddock
    Challenge: Michael Whitehouse, School of Clinical Sciences
    ‘Measurement of malrotation in total knee arthroplasty’
    Solution: Ian Craddock and Beatriz Monsalve, School of Engineering,
    'Quantitative Microwave Imaging for Measurement of Malrotation in Total Knee Arthroplasty'
  • Beatriz Monsalve
    Challenge: Michael Whitehouse, School of Clinical Sciences,
    ‘Measurement of malrotation in total knee arthroplasty’
    Solution: Beatriz Monsalve and Ian Craddock, School of Engineering,
    'Quantitative Microwave Imaging for Measurement of Malrotation in Total Knee Arthroplasty'
  • Iain Gilchrist
    Challenge: Chris Bourdeaux, University Hospitals Bristol,
    ‘Can information flow be designed to change clinicians' behaviour and improve clinical outcomes in the intensive care unit?’
    Solution: Iain Gilchrist (School of Experimental Psychology)
    'Adaptive nudge to optimise decision-making in the intensive care unit'
  • Patricia Lucas
    Challenge: Katherine Walls, UHBristol PCDS,
    ‘Understanding inequalities in oral health in Bristol’
    Solution: Patricia Lucas, School of Policy Studies,
    'Understanding Inequalities in child oral health in Bristol: Who attends, for what procedures, and who is missing from the services'
  • Maria Pufulete
    Challenge: Sanjoy Shah, University Hospitals Bristol Trust,
    'A multi-modal approach to prehabilitation in patients undergoing major surgery for cancer'
    Solution: Maria Pufulete, Bristol Medical School,
    'Developing a multi-component prehabilitation intervention to improve outcomes for people undergoing surgery for cancer'