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NETSCC & Enabling Awards

 

Enabling Research Awards:

Enabling Research Awards (ERAs) are designed to support researchers in their acquisition of funding through National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies (NETS) research programmes.
The aim of this investment is to increase the rate and number of successful applications from Northern Ireland-based lead researchers to NETS research programmes.
 

2016

STUDY TITLE
CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
STATUS¤
HSC R&D COST*
Parenting Northern Ireland 'Odyssey:  Parenting Your Teen':  A Pilot Non-Randomised Trial
Kathryn Higgins (QUB)
Active
£38,953
Evaluating the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol - Harmonising alcohol-related outcomes data across the UK & Ireland

Kathryn Higgins (QUB)

Active
£36,603
The development and pilot testing of a systematic recording system for deaths by suicide in Northern Ireland to enhance the validity of the NI suicide database Siobhan O’Neill (UU)
Active
£39,417
Promoting resilience in children & young people affected by parental substance misuse (PSM): a feasibility study of the Pharos group work programme. Aisling McLaughlin (QUB)
Active
£40,000
The impact of a tailored dietary intervention coupled with oral rehabilitation on the nutritional status of older patients. Gerald McKenna (QUB)
Active
£39,237
Establishing a clinical phenotype for cachexia in chronic kidney disease. Joanne Reid (QUB)
Active
£39,970
Developing E-health Services (DES): The feasibility and accountability of group based video-conferencing for adults with depression. Paul Best (QUB) Active £39,974
Rapid tests for fungal infections (2)
Ronan McMullan (QUB/BHSCT)
Active
£9,720
 
 

2015

Study Title
Chief Investigator
Status¤
HSC R&D Cost*
Development of an intervention to reduce and manage cognitive impairment due to cancer treatment
Michael Donnelly (QUB)
Active
£38,858
Flat pack Guide for Fathers: An Evaluability Assessment
Katrina McLaughlin (QUB)
Active
£38,959
Home tonometry monitoring for glaucoma – a pilot study
Augusto Azuara-Blanco (QUB)
Active
£9,517
Remote Arthritis Disease Activity monitor (RADAR1) – a feasibility of home-based dry blood spot use to monitor an inflammatory marker in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients
David Gibson (UU)
Active
£39,794
Retinal evaluation in Alzheimer’s Disease and mild cognitive impairment
Bernadette McGuinness (QUB/BHSCT)
Active
£32,264
Evaluation of the effectiveness of music therapy in improving quality of life of palliative care patients: a randomised controlled pilot study
Sam Porter (QUB)
Active
£39,983
Rapid tests for fungal infections
Ronan McMullan (QUB/BHSCT)
Active
£9,918
The JACK trial: an intervention refinement to the parental component
Aine Aventin (QUB)
Active
£35,742
 

2014

Study Title
Chief Investigator
Status¤
HSC R&D Cost*
 Venovenous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (W-ECCO2R) in adults with respiratory failures
Prof D McAuley (QUB)
Active
£42,388
Early switch to oral antibiotic therapy in patients with low risk neutropenic sepsis
Dr R McMullan (BHSCT)
Complete
£7,212
An evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to reduce antimicrobial prescribing in care home residents: a cluster randomised controlled trial (REducing Antimicrobials in Care Homes (REACH)
Prof C Hughes (QUB)
Complete
£9,980
Optimising hospital discharge of children requiring long term ventilation
Prof M Shields (QUB)
Ended
£7,701
Getting it right; devising an optimal implementation plan for a paediatric ventilator weaning trial.
Dr B Blackwood (QUB)
Active
£39,986
Self- Help Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption (SHIRAC)
Dr G Shorter (UU)
Complete
£35,191
Evaluation of novel prognostic risk indicators for cardiovascular disease
Dr G McKay (QUB)
Active
£7,587
 A randomised controlled trial of a pedometer competition to encourage physical activity in schools: A feasibility study
Dr M Tully (QUB)
Active
£39,289
Efficacy of the Telescopic Mirror Implant for Age-related Macular Degeneration:  The MIRROR Trial
Dr G Silvestri (QUB)
Active
£31,848
Effect of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy on the growth, cognitive development and behaviour of 7 year old children: a follow-up investigation of children FASSTT study participants
Dr K Pentieva (UU)
Active
£40,000
Personal and Public Involvement and its impact - Monitoring, measuring and evaluating the impact of Personal and Public Involvement in Health & Social Care in Northern Ireland
Dr J Duffy (QUB)
Complete
£39,775 (Funded by Public Health Agency & Patient Client Council)
 
NIHR Awards: (to follow)