November 2009 – celebrating success

Congratulations to:

  • John Buckley who has been awarded £102,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for ‘Recent developments in lower-limb prosthetic design: to take full advantage of improved mechanical function – are features to enhance sensorimotor control necessary?’
  • Kirill Horoshenkov, Jian-Ping Li & Simon Tait have been awarded £264,143 by the EPSRC for ‘Advanced Numerical Techniques for Characterising Obstructions in Sewer Pipes’
  • Timothy Taylor has received £4,902 from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for the ‘Cove Hole Research Project’.
  • Howell Edwards  has received £99,794 from the STFC for ‘Exomars: Raman Spectroscopy’
  • Des Tobin from the Centre for Skin Sciences has been awarded £232k by a large, multinational company for a project which aims to understand pigmentation pathways in pigment cells (melanocytes) from the skin and the hair.
  • Daniel Neagu in the School of Computing, Informatics and Media is working with Syngenta Limited on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership worth £147k to transfer skills in data integration and data mining, applied to business-relevant issues in Syngenta Product Safety, particularly in the field of predictive toxicology.
  • Jacqueline Todd, Rachel Dixey, Sarah Carney, Vanessa Taylor, Rob Newell, Anita Sargeant have been awarded £59, 907 from MacMillan Cancer Support to research ‘Social Difficulty and Appearance concerns in Lymphoedema Secondary to Cancer’
  • Janet Montgomery of the School of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences has secured a total of £16k for two contract research projects. Working with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology on oxygen isotope analysis of Bronze Age burials for the Beaker people project; and with the Tarbet Discovery Programme on carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of Pictish Burials from Portmahomack in Scotland
  • Nick Ritchie has been awarded £55,353 of funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for ‘BDRC – Nuclear-Armed Britain: Getting to Zero’
  • David Jamookeeah, Director of Clinical Education (Nursing) from the Division of Nursing has been awarded £20,000 by the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority in order to undertake “An Evaluation of Student Nurses’ Experiences of Placement Learning Opportunities, Provision and Support in the Private and Voluntary Healthcare Sector”
  • Prof Peter Hartley has been awarded £198,500 by the Higher Education Academy under their National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Group Project to work on the effectiveness of programme assessment strategies, in partnership with two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and learning, and three other universities
  • Dr Chris Dearnley, School of Health Studies and Stuart Walker from Disability Services have been awarded £50,000 (£25,000 here in Bradford) by the Strategic Health Authority to undertake a collaborative study with the University of Huddersfield entitled: ‘Disability and Fitness to Practise: a multi site investigation into the application of the Disability Discrimination Act (2005) to health care students in practice settings within the NHS’
  • Assessment & Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) has received a prestigious award from the mobile learning industry’s most famous conference – The Handheld Learning Awards for Innovation. ALPS walked away with the ‘Best Innovation’ Award in the Tertiary, Further Education and Higher Education category.
  • Built upon the successful bid of £1.3m from EPSRC early this year and through a successful negotiation led by Paul Thorning (Director of IPI) and Qun Shao (Programme Manager of Science Bridges Programme), Bradford UK-China Science Bridges team has recently secured additional RMB 8m (equivalent to £700k) from a Chinese local government (Changzhou) in support of open innovation projects with the University of Bradford
  • Dr Chris Dearnley, School of Health Studies, Stuart Walker, Disability Services and John Fairhall, Learner Support Services have been awarded £6,564 by the ALPS CETL for an embedding project that will investigate accessibility issues and develop models for the use of the latest mobile technologies for work placement based teaching and assessment. They have also been awarded £6,000 as part of a collaborative bid made by the ALPS CETL to the Strategic Health Authority, to provide consultancy, advice and feedback on developments to the ALPS Mobile assessment processes to optimise accessibility