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HSC Fellowship Awards

HSC R&D Division is committed to supporting research training to increase research and development capacity and build an evaluative evidence-based culture in Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland (HSC).

In response, HSC R&D Division has funded a number of Fellowship Awards, including Doctoral Fellowships, Post-doctoral Fellowships, Career Development Fellowships, Clinician Scientist Fellowships

 

2017

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
ICAT Fellowship to be confirmed
David Mongan
(NIMDTA)
2018-2022 £210,000
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The use of early pregnancy HbA1c in predicting excessive foetal growth in women at risk of glucose intolerance
Robert D'Arcy
(BHSCT/QUB)
2017-2020
Active
£190,000
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Petechiae In Children (PIC) Study – Defining a Clinical Decision Rule for the Management of Non-Blanching Rashes in Children including the Role of Point of Care Testing for Procalcitonin & Neisseria Meningitidis DNA.
Thomas Waterfield
(BHSCT/QUB)
2017-2020
Active
£220,000
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Improving engagement with Cardiac Rehabilitation using innovative approaches developed through Experience Based Co-Design.
Gemma Caughers
(SEHSCT/QUB)
2018-2021
Not started
£160,000
 

2016

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The development and testing of a universal trans-disciplinary programme to enhance working memory which will target attention and language skills in 4-5 year old children: A clustered randomised feasibility trial
Anita Harron
(BHSCT/UU)
2016-2019
Active
£190,225
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Development and testing of a supportive intervention to meet the needs of older male carers looking after a spouse/partner with a long term condition: a feasibility study
Anne Fee
(NHSCT/UU)
2016-2019
Active
£173,242
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Gender Dysphoria: prevalence, experiences and pathways for people with autism or autistic traits
Katrin Lehmann
(BHSCT/UU)
2017-2020
Active
£208,646
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The development of early warning diagnostic and treatment response markers of Non-Uterine Pelvic High Grade Serous Carcinomas (HGSCs)
Laura Feeney
(BHSCT/QUB)
2016-2019
Active
£203,703
 

2015

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
Clinician Scientist Award
Prevention by HMGCoA reductase inhibition of ARDS associated with one lung ventilation following oesophagectomy by a Reduction of Pulmonary vascular dysfunction and inflammation (Prevention-HARP 2)
Murali Shyamsundar
(QUB)
2015-2020
Active
£1,007,373
Career Development Fellowship
Social Network Enabled Interventions for Physical Activity Behaviour Change
Ruth Hunter
(QUB)
2015-2019
Active
£421,719
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Identification of Targetable Mediators of Resistance to Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma
Rosalie Douglas
(BHSCT/QUB)
2015-2018
Active
£198,716
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Evaluation of mechanisms in and methods of inhibiting ventilator induced lung injury
Andrew Boyle
(BHSCT/QUB)
2016-2019
Active
£165,210
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Role of Active Deresuscitation After Resuscitation (RADAR-2): a systematic review and pilot randomised controlled trial
Jon Silversides
(BHSCT/QUB)
2015-2019
Active
£250,000
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Is it possible to develop a non-pharmacological intervention to improve the outcome of critically ill patients with delirium?
Leonna Bannon
(BHSCT/QUB)
2015-2018
Active
£150,350
 

2014

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
Health Economics Fellowship
(NCI)
NCI Health Economics Doctoral Fellowship Programme
Ethna McFerran
(QUB)
2014-2018
Active
£136,409
Post Doctoral Fellowship (NIHR)
Deciding not to dialyse in advanced chronic kidney disease - Health related quality of life, decision making, costs and impact on carers
Helen Noble
(QUB)
2014-2018
Research complete
£512,056
Doctoral Fellowship (NIHR)
Stroke Prevention Rehabilitation Intervention Trial of Exercise - SPRITE - A Feasibility and Pilot Study
Neil Heron
(GP/QUB)
2014-2018
Active
£272,501
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Impact of structured education on psychological stress to overcome a barrier to injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes. A randomised controlled trial
Deirdre McCay
(WHSCT/UU)
2014-2017
Active
£176,739
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Exploring the role of naturally occurring prostate calcifications as an alternative to surgically implanted fiducial markers for Image guided radiotherapy
Angela O'Neill
(BHSCT/QUB)
2014-2017
Active
£169,607
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of Aspirin as a novel therapy for the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Philip Toner
(BHSCT/QUB)
2014-2017
Active
£191,055
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Do statins improve survival in stage II and III colon cancer and does this effect differ by TP53 or KRAS gene mutation status?
Ronan Gray
(BHSCT/QUB)
2014-2017
Research Complete
£202,869
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Clinical utility of 3D power Doppler ultrasound and maternal biomarkers in the prediction of pre-eclampsia in high risk pregnancies
Kelly-Ann Eastwood
(BHSCT/QUB)
2014-2017
Active
£191,742
 
 

2013

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of Oncostatin M inhibition as a novel therapy for the acute respiratory distress syndrome
Marianne Fitzgerald
(BHSCT/QUB)
2014-2017
Active
£190,765
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback in Young People with Autism - a Feasibility Study
Helen Coulter
(SEHSCT/UU)
2013-2018
Active
£250,000
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Characterising the cell of origin of high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC)
James Patrick Beirne
(BHSCT/QUB)
2013-2016
Research complete
£190,787
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Development of an Intervention to increase physical activity in chronic pain patients
Joanne Marley
(BHSCT/UU)
2013-2016
Research complete
£167,608
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Promoting resiliency in parents of children with complex physical healthcare needs through the development of a structured parent support programme
Sharon McCloskey
(NI Hospice/UU)
2013-2016
Research complete
£210,009
AIIHPC Doctoral Fellowship
An organisational case study of transition to adult services by young people with life-limiting conditions in Ireland
Helen Kerr
(QUB)
2013-2015
Research complete
£170,510
 

2012

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
Career Development Fellowship (NIHR)
Investigating the impact of incidental medication use on cancer progression in patients with common cancers
Christopher Cardwell
(QUB)
2012-2016
Research complete
£527,710
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors in people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Helen Wallace
(BHSCT/QUB)
2013-2016
Research complete
£177,457
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators at end of life: An exploratory study of heart failure patients', carers' and healthcare professionals' perspectives
Loreena Hill
(BHSCT/UU)
2012-2015
Research complete
£168,060
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Reducing radiation dose in paediatric cardiology:  An investigation into the effects on image quality and DNA integrity
Richard Gould
(BHSCT/UU)
2012-2015
Research complete
£148,253
AIIHPC Doctoral Fellowship
Developing a Cancer Cachexia Rehabilitation Intervention for People with Inoperable Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Cathy Payne
(NI Hospice/UU)
2012-2015
Research complete
£187,880
 

2011

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An investigation into the effect of an antibotic cycling policy, based on retrospective time series analysis data, on the incidence of hospital acquired MRSA and CDAD
Geraldine Conlon
(NHSCT/QUB)
2011-2015
Research complete
£179,069
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Moral distress in end of life care in the Intensive Care Unit
Una St Ledger
(QUB)
2011-2015
Research complete
£186,935
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Differences in gene methylation due to human papillomavirus infection in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Michael Moran
(BHSCT/QUB)
2011-2014
Research complete
£189,083
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Molecular Characterisation of poor Prognosis triple negative Breast Cancers
Gareth William Irwin
(BHSCT/QUB)
2011-2014
Research complete
£193,407
NCI Joint Research Projects
in Cancer
Common Genetic Variants as Predictors of Susceptibility and Outcome in Adult AML
Ken Mills
(QUB)
2011-2012
Research complete
£213,423
NCI Joint Research Projects
in Cancer
Investigation of the roles that antioxidant and iron status may play in the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor states
Liam Murray
(QUB)
2011-2012
Research complete
£187,278
NCI Joint Research Projects
in Cancer
Molecular Mechanisms underlying Sensitivity and Resistance to the 20S Proteasome Inhibitor Bortezomib in Mesothelioma
Dean Fennell
(QUB)
2011-2012
Research complete
£185,352
 

2010

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
Health Economics Fellowship
(NCI)
NCI Health Economics Fellowship Programme
Mary Dallat
(QUB)
2010-2014
Research complete
£130,609
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Assessing Domestically Violent Men's Readiness to Engage with Domestic Violence Training Programmes in Northern Ireland
Maurice Mahon
(WHSCT/QUB)
2010-2015
Research complete
£184,645
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of Keratincoyte Growth Factor as a novel therapy in acute lung injury
Mark Cross
(BHSCT/QUB)
2010-2014
Research complete
£211,273
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Effect of a polyphenol-rich diet on vascular and platelet function: a randomised controlled trial
Rebecca Noad
(BHSCT/QUB)
2010-2014
Research complete
£176,518
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
 Investigating the concept of informed consent in patients diagnosed with non-curative disease who have considered participation in a clinical trial that has palliative intent only
Mary Murphy 
(BHSCT/UU)
2010-2014
Research complete
£163,756
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Vision and Visual Function in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); developing an evidence-base for the eye care profession
Pamela Anketell
(BHSCT/UU)
2010-2014
Research complete
£158,661
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Is Lung Clearance Index a Reliable, Valid and Sensitive Indicator of Lung Disease in Bronchiectasis?
Stephen Rowan (BHSCT/SEHSCT/QUB)
2010-2013
Research complete
£197,647
 

1998-2009

Scheme
Title
Fellow
Dates/Status
Cost
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Defining hand arthritis in systemic lupus erythematosus using Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging.
Elisabeth Ball
(BHSCT/QUB)
2010-2013
Research complete
£119,423
Clinician Scientist Award
NI Stroke Clinician Scientist Fellowship
David Wilson
2009-2012
Research complete
£125,807
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Promoting a Sense of Coherence and Wellbeing in Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer Receiving Hospital Care.
Suzanne Mooney
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2015
Research complete
£180,183
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Improving population health & well-being in Northern Ireland: How health policy gets translated into practice.
Anne-Marie Doherty
(NHSCT/QUB)
2009-2013
Research complete
£205,913
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Studies of the biological implications of different IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) planning and delivery techniques.
Conor K McGarry
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£163,771
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Cigarette Smoke Extract and Predisposition to Infection: The role of Toll-like receptors TLR-3 and TLR-4.
David Comer
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£183,248
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A Genome-Wide Association Study & Characterisation of Genetic Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Declan T Bradley
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£174,181
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The role of epithelial to mesenchymal transition in cutaneous scleroderma.
Donal O'Kane
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£180,431
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus - A population based cohort study and mathematical modelling.
Shivaram Bhat
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£247,483
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A study of factors influencing research outcomes in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
 Frances Burns
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2012
Research complete
£138,964
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
New Molecular insights into the progression of Malignant Melanoma.
Muireann Roche
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2011
Research complete
£137,060 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Clinical validation of a rapid qualitative near-patient molecular test to detect Neisseria meningitides.
Thomas W Bourke
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2011
Research complete
£130,121 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Targeting microvascular dysfunction in young hypertensive patients.
Caroline Bleakley
(BHSCT/QUB)
2009-2011
Research complete
£112,654
Clinician Scientist Award
 Investigating regulation and effects of Matrix Metalloproteinase secretion in Cystic Fibrosis
 Ceclia O'Kane 
(QUB)
2008-2014
Research complete
£773,191
Cancer Prevention Fellowship
(NCI)
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme
Paula Hyland
2008-2013
Research complete
£67,171
Career Scientist Award
Improved care of Cystic Fibrosis patients: a portfolio of research exploring the clinical significance, detection and treatment of polymicrobial Cystics Fibrosis pulmonary infection
Michael Tunney 
(QUB)
2008-2013
Research complete
£330,073
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Realistic evaluation of the management of long-term sickness absence in three health and social services trusts in Northern Ireland.
Angela Higgins
(NHSCT/QUB)
2008-2012
Research complete
£151,881
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A study to develop and evaluate an educational resource in palliative and end-of-life care for specialist palliative care/ learning disability services: promoting collaborative working.
Dorry McLaughlin
(NI Hospice/UU)
2008-2012
Research complete
£198,790
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Defining a pulmonary exacerbation in adults with CF.
Fiona Kerr
(BHSCT/UU)
2008-2012
Research complete
£113,295
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The role of intracellular signalling pathways in the development of myeloproliferative disorders.
Emma Claire Arnold
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2011
Research complete
£126,092
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Prognostic Significance and Apoptosis Sensitization of BAX and BAK double immunonegative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Ian Paul
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2011
Research complete
£182,161
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Suppressor of cytokine signalling 3 (SOCS3) in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD).
Nicola Cooke
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2011
Research complete
£126,839 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Nasal epithelial ion transport as a non-invasive surrogate measure of alveolar epithelial ion transport and fluid clearance in ALI/ARDS.
Rob MacSweeney
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2011
Research complete
£189,183
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A Trial of Micronutrient Supplementation in Patients with Heart Failure.
Nicholas A McKeag (BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2011
Research complete
£163,138
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) axis, endothelial function and hypertension: diagnostic strategies, and therapeutic role of potassium supplementation.
Una Graham
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2010
Research complete
£104,427
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Effect of HMG Co-A reductase inhibition on endothelial dysfunction, bioavailability of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and functional regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in human heart failure.
Kristopher Lyons
(BHSCT/QUB)
2008-2010
Research complete
£113,893 
Research Sabbatical Training
Research Sabbatical Training
Jonathan Jackson
(BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2008
Research complete
£72,133
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
 Vascular Pleiotrophic Effects of Bisphosphonates in Post Menopausal Women with Osteoporosis: Cellular Mechanisms and Functional Consequences.
Auleen Millar
(BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2011
Research complete
£108,379
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A randomised controlled trial of tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard body wash to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in critically ill adults.
Gillian Thompson
(BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2010
Research complete
£119,786
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Prevention of acute lung injury associated with one lung ventilation following oesophagectomy - a role for simvastatin?
Murali Shyamsundar (BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2010
Research complete
£177,694
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of the role of Interleukin-8 signalling as a mechanism of resistance of colorectal cancer cells to Oxaliplatin and 5-Fluorouracil.
Olabode Oladipo
(BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2010
Research complete
£182,399
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The development and evaluation of an information pack for patients with rectal cancer.
Gloria O'Connor
(WHSCT/UU)
2007-2010
Research complete
£182,052
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a case management approach for chronic conditions in a Community Healthcare setting.
Marina Lupari (nee Bigger)
(NHSCT/UU)
2007-2010
Research complete
£211,356
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An investigation into the role of placental p38 MAPKα in diabetic pre-eclampsia.
Philip Johnston
(BHSCT/QUB)
2007-2009
Research complete
£93,852
Cancer Prevention Fellowship
(NCI)
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme
Amanda Black
2006-2010
Research complete
£76,238
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Lifestyle limitations in children and young people with cerebral palsy: a population study.
Collette Donnelly
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2010
Research complete
£107,601
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigating the role played by BRCA1 as a predictive marker of response to chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer.
Judith Carser
(BCHT/QUB)
2006-2009
Research complete
£198,397
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Effect of statin therapy on monocyte function in the metabolic syndrome.
Brona Roberts (nee Loughrey)
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2009
Research complete
£171,413
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The effect of hydroxyl-methyl coenzyme A reductase inhibition (statins) in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Thelma Craig
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2009
Research complete
£158,846
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The impact of systemic family therapy as an element of treatment for families following trauma.
Stephen Coulter
(SEHT/QUB)
2006-2009
Research complete
£190,371
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Studies of insulin action in patients at increased vascular risk. Modulation by antihypertensive and endocrine replacement therapy.
Claire McHenry
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2008
Research complete
£100,366
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Progression of renal failure in Northern Ireland.
Michael Quinn
(BCHT/QUB)
2006-2008
Research complete
£101,918
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Oxygen consumption kinetics in chronic heart failure and the effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
Gareth Riddell
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2008
Research complete
£118,474
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The implications of NHS Funding of Assisted Conception on Patient Demographic Distribution.
Salman Kidwai
(RGHT/QUB)
2006-2008
Research complete
£110,888
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A search for loci contributing to acquisition of peak bone mass.
 Claire McVeigh
(GPHT/QUB)
2006-2008
Research complete
£98,476
Cancer Prevention Fellowship
(NCI)
NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme
Lesley Anderson
2005-2008
Research complete
£82,186
Research Sabbatical Training
Research Sabbatical Training
Usha Chakravarthy
(QUB)
2005-2006
Research complete
£34,949
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The experience and needs of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) over time following disclosure of a positive genetic test for BRCA1/BRCA2.
Lisa Jeffers
(BCHT/UU)
2005-2012
Research complete
£138,744
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Dietary antioxidants and pulmonary function in Northern Ireland.
Kathy McClean
(RGHT/QUB)
2005-2009
Research complete
£154,275
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes: can an improvement in infection control practices decrease MRSA prevalence?
Naomi Baldwin
(UHT/QUB)
2005-2009
Research complete
£132,950
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Fit2Fly - Development of a new flight assessment system for respiratory disease.
Susan Martin
(BCHT/UU)
2005-2009
Research complete
£123,111
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
How can effective evidenced based pain management with older people following colorectal surgery be facilitated into practice?
Donna Brown
(RGHT/UU)
2005-2008
Research complete
£131,933
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The effect of dietary intake of fruit and vegetables on vascular function in type 2 diabetes mellitus and normal pregnancy.
Ciara McLaughlin
(RGHT/QUB)
2005-2008
Research complete
£149,552
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Therapeutic Implications of the Effects of Oral Hypoglycaemic Therapy on the Enteroinsular Axis in Type 2 Diabetes.
Joy Cuthbertson
(RGHT/QUB)
2005-2007
Research complete
£101,297
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Ciprofloxacin-induced phototoxicity in patients with cystic fibrosis.
 Julia Tolland
(BCHT/QUB)
2005-2007
Research complete
£102,780
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A case control study of aetiological factors in achalasia.
Kar Lau
(RGHT/QUB)
2005-2007
Research complete
£94,830
Mphil Fellowship
Evaluation of the benefits of an individualised menu driven nurse led programme to improve adherence in difficult asthma - a pilot study.
Jacqueline Gamble
2005-2008
Research complete
£75,071
Mphil Fellowship
Isolation and Amplification of Human Marrow Osteogenic Subpopulations: Potential for the treatment of bone defect.
Timothy Doyle
2005-2007
Research complete
£97,566
Mphil Fellowship
Factors Affecting Blood Loss Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dennis Molloy
2005-2006
Research complete
£70,533
Post Doctoral Fellowship
(ESRC)
Risk in Community Care: Professional Decision Making on the Long Term Care of Older People
Brian Taylor
2004-2005
Research complete
£8,841
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The relationship between measurements of retinal thickness using optical coherence tomography and retinal function using multifocal electroretinography in patients with myopia and retinal disorders.
Clive Wolsley
(RGHT/UU)
2004-2009
Research complete
£158,878
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Periodontal disease and preterm, low birth weight - a biological link?
Martina Pirie
(RGHT/QUB)
2004-2008
Research complete
£156,558
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An investigation of the impact of assertive outreach on people with severe and enduring mental health problems in Northern Ireland.
Gavin Davidson
(HCT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£137,077
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Endocrine, cellular and molecular effects of diabetes on male fertility.
Ishola Agbaje
(RGHT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£163,106
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The role of Interleukin-8 signalling as determinant of response to chemotherapy in Prostate Cancer.
Paula Scullin
(BCHT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£173,914
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia: Characterisation of response to chemotherapy by HOX gene expression profiling.
Damian Finnegan
(BCHT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£165,136
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Early diagnosis of lung cancer by Raman Microscopy.
Nicholas Magee
(BCHT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£148,828
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Identification of appropriate benchmarks for an effective primary care based nursing service for adults with depression - an exploratory study.
Carole McIlrath
(RCN/UU)
2004-2007
Research complete
£194,724
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A randomised controlled trial of a patient-held quality of life record (PHQLR) in patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
Moyra Mills
(RGHT/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£131,483
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An evaluation of an adapted United States model of pharmaceutical care to improve psychoactive prescribing for nursing home residents in Northern Ireland.
Susan Patterson
(EHSSB/QUB)
2004-2007
Research complete
£168,834
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A study of aspirin resistance in patients with cardiovascular disease.
 Alison Muir
(RGHT/QUB)
2004-2006
Research complete
£90,865
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Antioxidant nutritional status in the development of reflux oesophagitis and Barrett's oesophagus.
Heather Ferguson   
(QUB)
2004-2006
Research complete
£106,273
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Genetics of familial hip osteoarthritis: identification of genetic susceptibility factors.
Claire Benson
(QUB)
2004-2006
Research complete
£107,490
MPhil Fellowship
Butyrate and HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in Ulcerative Colitis.
Damian McKay
2004-2006
Research complete
£91,252
MPhil Fellowship
Assessment of energy requirements in non-sedated, non-ventilated patients with a severe brain injury.
Claire McArdle
2004-2006
Research complete
£80,087
MPhil Fellowship
Mediterranean-style diet in patients with coronary heart disease - uptake and effectiveness in the Northern Ireland population.
Karen Logan
2004-2006
Research complete
£79,059
National Award
Life course and genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease and cancer
Peter McCarron
2003-2008
Research complete
£477,434
National Award
A case-control study of the prevalence of stroke risk factors in the families of stroke patients: a strategy for primary prevention
Nigel Hart
2003-2006
Research complete
£235,156
Research Sabbatical Training
Research Sabbatical Training
Giuliana Silvestri
(QUB)
2003
Research complete
£18,020
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Self-management in non Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Bronchiectasis - a randomised controlled trial.
Katherine Lavery
(BCHT/QUB)
2003-2007
Research complete
£117,641
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process as a decision aid for practitioners and policy makers.
William Moore
(NHSSB/QUB)
2003-2006
Research complete
£97,257
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A qualitative study of the experience of cachexia in cancer patients.
Joanne Reid
(BCHT/UU)
2003-2006
Research complete
£101,572
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A comprehensive investigation of the mechanisms that underlie differences between venous and arterial grafts.
Andrew Muir
(RGHT/QUB)
2003-2005
Research complete
£92,042
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Comparison of the effects of Hypolipidaemic Drugs on insulin resistance in Type 2 Diabetes, essential Hypertension and mixed Hyperlipidaemia.
Neil Black
(RGHT/QUB)
2003-2005
Research complete
£82,365
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Development of administration protocols for a novel transdermal patch containing 5-aminolaevulinic acid for use in topical photodynamic therapy.
 Nabla McLoone
(QUB)
2003-2005
Research complete
£93,459
Nursing Fellowship
A randomised trial comparing leg elevation with dynamic therapy mattresses in the prevention of heel pressure ulcers on the heels of older people with fractured hips.
Jeannie Donnelly
2002-2006
Research complete
£131,408
National Award
A randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention with the primary care team (PCT) to improve care of adult patients receiving enteral feeding in primary care
Sharon Madigan
2002-2005
Research complete
£169,802
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Successful Breastfeeding Promotion - A motivational model of informational design applied and tested.
Janine Stockdale
(UCHT/UU)
2002-2007
Research complete
£119,001
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigated of Supported?  The Social Work Response to Non Child Protection Referrals: Perspectives from Files, Fieldworkers and Families.
David Hayes
(NWBHT/QUB)
2002-2006
Research complete
£127,367
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Factors associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with head and neck cancer and the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural interventions.
Cherith Semple
(UCHT/UU)
2002-2005
Research complete
£108,432
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Characterisation of electrical activity in ventricular fibrillation as a basis for low energy defibrillation.
Anthony McClelland
2002-2004
Research complete
£82,074
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Genetic analysis in age-related macular degeneration in Northern Ireland.
Vivienne McConnell
(BCHT/QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£109,899
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The effect of protein kinase C inhibition on vascular function in diabetes.
Ross McMahon
(RGHT/QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£82,353
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The immune system and osteoclastogenic cytokines: their role in post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Stephanie Walker
(GPHT/QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£87,949
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An investigation in to the role of Oncoproteins in the development of Neuroendocrine Tumours.
 Ian Cadden
(QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£80,293
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An investigation into new Algorithm Methodologies in support of public access defibrillation.
Nicholas Cromie
(RGHT/QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£85,082
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Insight into the Mechanism behind Nonsteroidal Induced Fracture Non-union. An Inhibition of Angiogenesis.
Mark Murnaghan
(QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£86,397
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Characterisation of SEPT9 gene expression in health and disease.
Michael Scott
(RGHT/QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£84,399
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The effect of colonic fuels on inflammatory bowel disease.
 Adrian Neill
(QUB)
2002-2004
Research complete
£84,138
National Award
The prescribing interface in primary care: a portfolio of research exploring the relationship between pharmacy and general practice
Carmel Hughes
(QUB)
2001-2005
Research complete
£330,482
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Inequalities Programme
Dermot O'Reilly
(QUB)
2001-2005
Research complete
£432,209
Nursing Fellowship
Quality of life and health outcomes for those born low birth weight: a 50 year follow-up study
Dale Spence
2001-2004
Research complete
£106,238
Nursing Fellowship
A randomised controlled trial to determine the effect of the frequency of health visitor postnatal home contacts (to first-time mothers), upon: maternal outcomes and health visitation content
Janice Christie
2001-2004
Research complete
£120,459
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in osteoporosis.
 Gary Colleary
(QUB)
2001-2004
Research complete
£135,145
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Characterisation of the role played by BRCA1 in mediating antimicrotubule induced cell death.
 Richard Kennedy
(QUB)
2001-2004
Research complete
£143,665
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Reduction of Cardiovascular Risk Associated with Obesity.
Kathryn Ryan
(RGHT/QUB)
2001-2004
Research complete
£96,220
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Chronic Child Abuse - Failings in Practice, Systems or Policy?
John Devaney
(UCHT/QUB)
2001-2004
Research complete
£151,595
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Viral infections and the Respiratory Epithelium in Childhood Wheezing Disorders.
Sharon Christie
(QUB)
2001-2003
Research complete
£102,289
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An epidemiological, immunohistochemical and genetic study of syringomata and cylindromata in Northern Ireland.
Art O'Hagan
(QUB)
2001-2003
Research complete
£90,581
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of the transport of bone-forming precursor cells in the peripheral circulation to a fracture site.
Denise Shirley
(QUB)
2001-2003
Research complete
£91,530
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Management of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Novel Passive Implantable Atrial Defibrillator.
Simon Walsh
(RGHT/QUB)
2001-2003
Research complete
£82,074
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Assessment of genetic susceptibility to colitis associated colon cancer by polymorphic DNA markers.
 Rosalind Smyth
(QUB)
2001-2003
Research complete
£86,076
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The psychological impact of sharps injuries: applicability of a cognitive model of anxiety.
Wendy Losty
(RGHT)
2001-2003
Research complete
£61,376
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
An international case-control study of cutaneous malignant melanoma.
 Elizabeth McMullen
(QUB)
2001-2002
Research complete
£79,595
Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer Epidemiology
Peter McCarron
2000-2003
Research complete
£176,338
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The effect of team working on prognostication and care optimisation for patients with lung cancer.
Tracy Owen
(EHSSB/QUB)
2000-2004
Research complete
£88,176
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Investigation of deficient fracture healing associated with soft tissue envelope trauma.
Jonathan Bunn
(QUB)
2000-2003
Research complete
£107,315
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Risk in Community Care: Professional Decision Making on the Long Term Care of Older People.
Brian Taylor
(QUB)
2000-2003
Research complete
£140,571
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Studies of the Pathophysiology & Prevention of Obesity.
Stephen Hull
(RGHT/QUB)
2000-2002
Research complete
£86,528
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Clinical and Molecular Genetic Investigation in Familial Idiopathic Epilepsy.
 Shane McKee
(BCHT/QUB)
2000-2002
Research complete
£88,332
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Family based studies in the genetic investigation of ischaemic heart disease.
 Paul McGlinchey
(RGHT/QUB)
2000-2002
Research complete
£82,099
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
p53 specific changes in Mitomycin C treated bladder cancer
 John McKnight
(QUB)
2000-2002
Research complete
£78,669
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Secretion, clearance and relation to glycaemic control of glycated insulin in human type 2 diabetes.
 John Lindsay
(RGHT/QUB)
2000-2002
Research complete
£80,226
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The investigation of Corneal Epithelium in vitro and in vivo: Modulation by stem cell grafting and peptide analogues.
 Jonathan Moore
(RGHT/QUB)
1999-2002
Research complete
£115,963
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The Changing Face of Care in NI under the Children (NI) Order 1995. (A Prospective Study of Care Outcomes and Decision Making for Looked After Children).
Theresa Donaldson
(NI Guardian Ad Litem Agency/QUB)
1999-2002
Research complete
£132,403
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The Epidemiology of Blindness from Diabetic Retinopathy in Northern Ireland.
Patricia Hart
(RGHT/QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£155,233 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Variation in Basal Pulsatile Insulin as a Determinant of Insulin Action in Type 2 Diabetic subjects.
 Simon Au
(RGHT/QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£79,815
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Identification of a gene causing familial chondrocalcinosis and correlation of disease causing mutatuins with clinical and radiographic features in familial and sporadic calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease.
Adrian Pendleton
(RGHT/BCHT)
1999-2001
Research complete
£86,130
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Determination of the relationship between BRCA1 mutation and response to chemotherapy in ovarian cancer.
Sarah McKenna
(QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£96,554
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Determination of acute myocardial injury by reconstructing epicardial and endocardial signals from a non-evasive multi-channel electrocardiograph.
John Riddell
(RGHT)
1999-2001
Research complete
£73,209
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Title-Enhancement of the Gut Mucosal Barrier in Inflammatory Bowel Disease using Bovine Colostrum and Fructooligosaccharides.
Samantha Sloan
(AAHT/QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£86,727
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Non-invasive monitoring of airways inflammation in children with asthma and/or cough
Timothy Warke
(QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£82,190
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Factors Influencing Endothelial Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes and Possible Strategies for Prevention.
Brian Mullan
(QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£85,656
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
The clinical significance of emerging pathogens in leukaemia patients and the development of molecular diagnostics for the rapid identification and quantification of infectious agents.
Brian McIlhatton
(BCHT)
1999-2001
Research complete
£86,907
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Do hip protectors really prevent hip fractures? An evaluation of routine provision of external hip protectors for elderly residents of nursing and residential homes in the Eastern Health and Social Services Board area.
Peter O'Halloran
(CAHGT/QUB)
1999-2001
Research complete
£106,660
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A comparative study of non-selected characteristics and attitudes of kinship carers and non-relative foster carers to: (a) plan for the future care of the children and (b) social services involvement in their families.
Una Lernihan
(QUB)
1998-2001
Research complete
£82,089 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Vascular Mechanisms in Glaucoma.
Joanne Logan
(RGHT/QUB)
1998-2001
Research complete
£83,488 
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
A study of the ability of the pre-term infant to digest fat.
 David Mitchell
(QUB)
1998-2000
Research complete
 £77,248
HSC Doctoral Fellowship
Antisene Bcl-2 oligonucleotides and chemonsensitity to Mitomycin-C in bladder cancer
Brian Duggan
(QUB)
1998-2000
Research complete
£73,112 

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final costs subject to change
Status as of January 2016

BHSCT-  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
NHSCT-  Northern Health and Social Care Trust
SEHSCT-  South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
SHSCT-  Southern Health and Social Care Trust
WHSCT-  Western Health and Social Care Trust
UU-  Ulster University
QUB-  Queen’s University Belfast
BCHT-  Belfast City Hospital Trust
GPHT-  Green Park Hospital Trust
HCT- Homefirst Community Trust
RGHT-  Royal Group of Hospitals Trust
SEBT-  South and East Belfast Trust
UCHT- Ulster Community Hospital Trust
NWBHT- North and West Belfast Hospital Trust
CAHGT- Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust
AAHT- Antrim Area Hospital Trust