Read the full post to see which of our academics and teams have received research grants or won contracts with our partners.
Collaborative and RKT Centre Successes
- Anant Paradkar, Adrian Kelly and Tim Gough, Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, Phil Coates, Centre for Advanced Materials Engineering, and Nick Blagden, Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences have received a £531,602 research grant from EPSRC for a novel continuous method of co-crystal formation.
- Hassan Ugail, Centre for Visual Computing, is undertaking significant consultancy work with Imagination Technologies Limited to develop a software 3D GUI to be used with the Android operating system on META processor based embedded devices.
- Leigh Mulvaney-Johnson, Centre for Advanced Materials Engineering has been working with Pandrol Ltd on a contract worth £18,000 for development of a test procedure for “accelerated Environmental weathering
Computing, Informatics and Media
- Irfan Awan has been working with SAYBI – Metricell Limited on a £2,250 contract for new SW product development for Industry application and use.
- Peter Cowling and Ping Jiang, have received a £92,161 Industrial CASE award from the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network funded by EPSRC and Gaist Ltd for Extending Asset Life through Optimised Maintenance using Grid-Based Decision Support.
- Andrew Holmes, Digital Media Working Academy , is undertaking a video projection project for the Earth Pyramid Website
- The Digital Media Working Academy, School of Computing, Informatics and Media, is working with Leeds College of Music on a video project to celebrate them becoming an All Steinway School.
Corporate and Central Services
- Ruth Lefever and Becka Colley, Academic Development Unit, received a research grant of £2,000 from the Higher Education Academy for a belonging and student engagement project which used students to conduct and write up the research data.
- Murna Downs from the Bradford Dementia Group has been awarded an NIHR Programme Development Grant for a total amount of £89.63100. The University of Bradford will be working in collaboration with the Bradford Institute of Health Research to deliver this project, which is entitled “Developing an evidence-based intervention to improve health care for, and prevent avoidable hospital admission of, older care home residents with frailty or dementia.
- Brendan Barrett, School of Optometry & Vision Science, has received a research grant of £54,168 from the College of Optometrists for a project entitled ‘Optimal refractive correction or balance lens? An evidence-based approach to prescribing in teenagers and adults with amblyopia.’
- Cathy Batt, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, has received £1,159 from Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology for a collection of archaeomagnetic dating samples from Laggan Tormore, Shetland.
- Cathy Batt, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, has received a research grant of £1,440 from the Nuffield Foundation to date vitrified hillforts using magnetic methods.
- Julie Bond, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, has received a £54,250 research grant from AHRC for a study of horse sacrifice and mortuary rituals in 1st Millennium AD Britain. Her research student Pamela Cross will work in collaboration with The National Trust (Sutton Hoo), The Museum of London and best-selling author, Bernard Cornwell.
- Julie Bond, Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences in the School of Life Sciences, has been working on contract research (£15K) with Shetland Amenity Trust on post-excavation and preparation of the publication for the Viking Unst Project”
- The University of Bradford has received a postgraduate training award of £180,169 from AHRC for students undertaking selective studies in the Arts and Humanities. Randolph Donahue, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences wrote the proposal.
- Jo Neill, Pharmacy has been working for a a research-based global pharmaceutical company on a £20,000 contract to test new compounds to see if they are more effective at reversing the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
- Anna Nicolaou is working with the Imperial College on chiral lipidomics.
- Ian Scowen, Pharmaceutical Innovation CIC, has completed a contract with Systegenix worth 4,950 for investigations into thermal analysis of a development product.
- Valerie Steele, Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, is working with the University of Zagreb on a £1,500 contract for the extraction and analysis of residues from seven Late Copper Age pottery sherds and two Late Iron Age pottery sherds from Croatia
Lifelong Education and Development
- Mutty Dad, School of Lifelong Education & Development has received £2,500 funding from the University of Birmingham for delivery of an Outreach Project called Engineering Islam.
- Mark Van Hoorebeek has received a research grant of £5,400 from the Higher Education Academy for legal education for sustainable development in the built environment.
Social and International Studies
- John McAlaney has recently been commissioned by NHS Fife to create and deliver a smoking prevention project for FE colleges in Fife. This work will be undertaken in conjunction with Solus, a private digital media company based in Scotland that specialises in e-health and social media. The total value of the commission is £30,000.
- Tammi Walker, Psychology, School of Social & International Studies, has received a research grant of £1,600 from The British Psychological Society Research Board for Voices of Diversity: Exploring the Queen Bee Phenomenon and Black Ethnic Minority Women Managers.
- Tammi Walker, Psychology, School of Social & International Studies, has received a research grant of £2,449 from The Department of Health for a clinical, economic and operational evaluation of a pilot on Women’s Enhanced Medium Secure Services (WEMSS).