Current grants

Active grants and fellowships 2016 – 2017

Newly awarded grants in 2016-2017

Medical Research Council (MRC) – Pathways to self harm: Biological mechanisms and genetic contribution.  (Co-Investigator)  Carol Joinson£372,334. (June 2017 – May 2019)

NHS Research Endowment Fund - Does early frequency and form of stools predict later bowel and bladder dysfunction and their consequences? (Co-Investigator) Carol Joinson. £43,921.00. (February 2017 – February 2018)

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (Elizabeth Blackwell Institute TRACK Award) and Enterprise & Impact Development Fund (EIDF). User-centred development of a prototype smartphone application to support the management of daytime urinary incontinence in young people. (PI) Carol Joinson. £42,011 [£24,511 from TRACK and £17,500 from EIDF]. 1st Jan 2017 – 31st Dec 2017.

Lullaby Trust - OASIS (Oto-Acousting Signals In SIDS) Newborn hearing screening and the risk of unexpected infant death:  Feasibility observational study.  (PI) Peter Fleming and Pete Blair. £187,549. (2016 – 2017)

NIHR – HTA - CHICO (Children’s Cough). Reducing antibiotic prescribing for children presenting with cough or URTI. (PI) Pete Blair (Co-applicant) Jenny Ingram. £882,400. (2017 – 2020)

Public Health England - Microcephaly and intracranial abnormalities in infants whose mothers travelled to countries likely to be affected by Zika during pregnancy or in the 3 months prior to conception.  (PI) R Pebody (Co-applicant) Alan Emond. £20,500. (2016 – 2017)

NIHR HTA - Antidepressant use during pregnancy: assessing benefits to mothers and long-term neurodevelopmental risks to children using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. (PI) Dheeraj Raj (Co-Applicant) Alan Emond. £880,000. (2016 – 2019).

The John Templeton Foundation – Transgenerational non-genetic pathways to human development. (PI) Jean Golding and M Pembrey. £995,516. (2017 – 2020)

NIAAA – Two small projects: (a) To assess the relationship between prenatal mercury and academic abilities (including reading and maths) and determine whether there are protective interactions with maternal fish consumption. (b) To determine whether there are protective interactions between prenatal mercury and breast feeding in regard to offspring outcomes including cognitive function and behaviours. (PI) Jean Golding. $35,000. (June 2017 – May 2018)

NIHR Public Health Research Programme - ABA (Assets-based feeding help Before and After birth) study for improving breastfeeding initiation and continuation. (PI) Jenny Ingram (Bristol Site). £328,980. (Nov 2016 – Nov 2018)

Nestle Nutrition -  Second extension of grant to investigate picky eating in the ALSPAC cohort: determinants and related health outcomes. PIs CM Taylor and PM Emmett £5,000. (2016-17)

NERC - Enhancing environmental data resources in cohort studies: ALSPAC exemplar (ERICA). (Co-Applicant) Caroline Taylor £126,000. (2016 – 2017)

NIHR - Systematic review of Physical Activity & Substance/Alcohol Use Disorders.  (CoA) Rebecca Kandiyali. £149,946.00 (Sept 2016 - Sept 2017)

NIHR - Multicentre randomised controlled trial in immune thrombocytopenia. (CoA) Rebecca Kandiyali with Jenny Ingram.  £350,000.00 (Jan 2017 - Jan 2020)

Avon Primary Care Research - Intervention for children with speech sound disorder.  (CoA)  Rebecca Kandiyali.  £19,254.00 (Sept 2016 - 15 months)

NIHR - Multicentre randomised controlled feasibilty study in conserving breast surgery. (PI) Zoe Winters (Co-Applicants) Rebecca Kandiyali and Jenny Ingram. £250,000.00. (2017 – 2020)

NIHR – REPROVIDE. (PI) Gene Feder (Co-Applicant) Rebecca Kandiyali. £3,237,413. (2017 – 2022)

NERC - Gene-environment and gene-gene interactions in myopia. (CoA) Cathy Williams with (PI) Prof J Guggenheim.  £59,823.00 (2016 – 2019)

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute - Elizabeth Blackwell TRACK Award. (PI) Alan Emond (Co-Applicant)  Toity Deave. £14,353 (2017 – 2018)

NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Cooperative - Feasibility of identifying modifiable factors in non-fatal brain injury in children. (PI) Julie Mytton. £10,000 (2017 -2018)

Bristol Health Partners - On behalf of the Child Injury Health Integration team – patients, families and professionals’ experiences of trauma care pathway services. (PI) Julie Mytton. £6,059 (2017 – 2018)

NIHR - NIHR Nepal Injury Research Centre. (PI) Julie Mytton. £1,999,862 (2017 – 2020)

Fellowships awarded in 2016-2017

University of Bristol Studentship – Investigating the treatment of paediatric CFS/ME for Amberly Brigden £42,888. (October 2016 – 2021)

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship – Depression in paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome for Maria Loades £311,749 (2016 – 2021)

Wellcome Trust Career Re-Entry Fellowship for Caroline Taylor £280,000  (2015 – 2019)

Ongoing grants in 2016-2017

APCRC - Research Capability Funding. (PI) Tom Allport. £28,977.00 (2016-2017)

NIHR – EPPIC (Enhancing Post-Injury Psychological Intervention & Care, Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship. (PI) Kate Beckett. £192,000.00 (2016 – 2019)

NIHR – HTA. RAFT – Reducing Arthritis Fatigue £1,157,768 PI S Hewlett (UWE) with co-app PS Blair (2013 – 2017)

NIHR – HTA. UPSTREAM - Invasive urodynamic testing for male Bladder Outlet Obstruction. PI M Drake (UoB) with co-app PS Blair £1,224,219 (2014 - 2018)

NIHR – Public Health Grant.  Plan-A: Interventions to Maintain or Increase Physical Activity in Adolescents. PI. Sebire S, Centre for Exercise Nutrition and Health Sciences UoB . Co-App PS Blair. £527,571. 2015-2017

NHS England. (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership).  National Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme. PI P.Heslop, with PJ Fleming, D. Steer, R. Mallett, D. Needleman, A. Marriott, P S Blair, M. Hoghton,L. Russ. £2,300,000. 2015-2018

NIHR – EME. Reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s disease through Angiotensin TaRgeting – The RADAR Trial. Kehoe P (PI). Blair PS (Co-applicant) £2,038,791 (2012-2018)

NIHR – An Investigation of the treatment of paediatric CFS/ME.  (PI) Esther Crawley. £864,736.00. (2014 – 2018)

NIHR - Conservative treatment of appendicitis in children – a randomised controlled trial – CONTRACT (Feasibility Study). (CoA) Esther Crawley with (PI) Nigel Hall.£444,985.63 (2016 – 2019)

NIHR - Health Technology Assessment. Investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of using FITNET to treat paediatric CFS/ME in the UK.  (PI) Esther Crawley,  (CoA) Elise Van de Putte, Sanne Nijhof, Hans Knoop, Gils Bleijenberg, Paul Stallard, David Kessler, Harriet Downing, John Macleod, Simon Price.£999,977.80 (2016-2021)

Action for ME – Severe Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME): British National Surveillance Study  (PI) Esther Crawley.  £6,000.00 (2016 – 2018)                             

RNHRD – Severe Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encepahlopathy (CFS/ME): British National Surveillance Study.  (PI) Esther Crawley. £6,000.00 (2016-2018)

Big Lottery Fund via Best Beginnings – Evaluation of a Baby Buddy App (Funded Extension). (PI) Toity Deave. £70,000.00 (2016 – 2018)

Responsible Gambling Trust - A longitudinal study of problem gambling in late adolescence and early adulthood. (PI) Alan Emond. £73,566.00  (2016 – 2019)

Scar Free Foundation - Development of a campaign to prevent hot drink scalds (Safe Tea).  (PI) Alan Emond. £35,000.00 (2016 – 2020)

Healing Foundation: programme grant. UK Children’s Burns Research Centre. PI) A Emond, Co-apps A Young, E Towner. £1,776,102  (2012-17).

NHS Health Quality Improvement Partnership - National Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme. (PI) Peter Fleming. £2,393,744.00. (2015 – 2018)

Bailey Thomas Charitable Fund - Population-based studies to understand depression, anxiety, suicidality and self-harm as adolescent and early adulthood outcomes of autism. (CoA) Jean Golding, (PI) Dheeraj Rai, with C Magnusson and R Pearson. £74,096.00 (2016-2018)

Escher Foundation. Grandmaternal smoking and autism (PI Jean Golding) US$25,000 (2015-17)

The John Templeton Foundation. Internal Locus of Control: Origins, Determinants and Benefits. (PI) Jean Golding. £294,042. (2015 – 2017)

Above & Beyond (Bristol UHB NHS Trust) - Risk factors for the development of paediatric chronic middle ear pathology: A prospective longitudinal cohort study. (CoA) Steve Gregory with (PI) Philip Clamp and (CoA) Amanda Hall.  £13,691.00 (2016-2017)

NIHR- Research Design Service – South West. £5,000,000. Ingram J Co-applicant and lead for Bristol site (£120k/year for UoB) 2013 - 2018 (5 years)

NIHR RfPB. Can skin grafting success rates in burn patients be improved by using a low friction environment – a feasibility study (SILKIE)? PI Dr Amber Young, with  Jenny Ingram and Alan Emond as co-applicants. £250,000. 2015-17

Lullaby Trust and other charities – OASIS – (Oto-Acousitic Signals Investigation Study) -  Newborn hearing screening and the risk of unexpected infant death: feasibility study.  (PI’s) Peter Fleming & Pete Blair, (CoA’s) J Ingram, D Rubens A Davies, A Ewer, M Cohen and A Pease.  £152,549.00 (2016 – 2017)

Action Medical Research: Control of accommodation and eye movements in children with Down's syndrome; the effect of bifocals. PI JM Woodhouse; Co-Apps Prof J Erichsen, C Williams, K Saunders, JA Little, P Watts £169,053. 2015-2018)

NIHR - Cerebral Visual Impairment in primary school age children: prevalence, impact and effectiveness of support. (PI) Cathy Williams. £900,000 (2015 – 2020).









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