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Opportunity-Led Research Portfolio

Opportunity-Led Commissioned Research Awards   (2010-2016):

HSC R&D Division supports Opportunity-Led commissioned research derived from ad-hoc opportunities to exploit partnership funding.

TITLE
CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
DATES
HSC R&D COST
Cessation of Smoking in Pregnancy (CPIT III Trial) Prof Frank Kee (QUB) 2017-20 £200,000
Movember GAP4: INTERVAL – MCRPC: INtense Exercise for survival with Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer: a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase III study.  Dr Gillian Prue (QUB) 2017-22 £185,460
Pulmonary epithelial barrier and immunological junctions at birth and in early life – key determinants of development of asthma? Dr Ultan Power (QUB) 2016-20 £200,000
Steps Towards Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program (STAMPP) in Northern Ireland Dr A Percy (QUB) 2016-18 £94,122
TrueNTH UK – Maximising Sexual Wellbeing Project (Prostate Cancer) Prof E McCaughan (UU) 2016-19 £30,000
Nicola Study - CoE Public Health Prof F Kee (QUB) 2016 £300,000
i4i: Breath Analysis in Intensive Care: Proof of Concept for non-invasive diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Dr R McMullan (QUB) 2016-17 £3,779
TRAC-24: Single centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of the addition of twenty-four hours of oral tranexamic acid post-operatively to a single intra-operative intravenous dose of tranexamic acid on calculated blood loss following primary hip and knee arthroplasty.
Dr D Beverland (BHSCT)
2016-17
£145,365
Psychological Trauma in People with Learning Difficulties
Dr L Taggart (UU)
2015-16
£42,675
Medication adherence in long-term conditions - leverage of the NICOLA study
Prof J McElnay (QUB)
2015-18
£248,605
Nurse Fellow to the European Society of Cardiology
Dr L Hill (BHSCT)
2015-16
£17,145
Public Attitudes to Data Sharing in Northern Ireland
Prof G Robinson (UU)
2015-16
£46,675
Social Complexity in Pregnancy
Prof G MacDonald (QUB)
2014-16
£37,500
Can Twitter sentiment help us design better social media-enabled mass communication interventions for public health?  A feasibility study focussing on skin cancer prevention
Prof F Kee (QUB)
2015
£40,000
A Cluster RCT pilot of the 'Good Behaviour Game' in disadvantaged areas
Prof A Thurston (QUB)
2015-18
£44,781
The Effectiveness of School-Based Socio-Emotional Learning Programme: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Prof P Connolly (QUB)
2015-16
£80,000
Movember Prostate Cancer UK CoE Grant  Optimising DNA – damaging therapies as treatment for localised and metastatic prostate cancer
Dr S Jain (QUB)
2014-19
£500,000
Multiples Point of Care detection of sepsis pathogens, using biochip array technology
Prof D McAuley (QUB)
2014-17
£111,152
Diabetes education for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and their family/paid carers: a pilot RCT
Dr L Taggart (UU)
2014-15
£12,750
Improving the implementation of findings from randomised controlled trials in complex critical care interventions through process evaluation
Dr B Blackwood (QUB)
2014-15
£11,022
National Survey of Recent Mothers 2010 Proposal
Prof F Alderdice (QUB)
2014-15
£82,141
Microbial community composition in the airways of patients with chronic lung infection: characterization and clinical impact
Prof M Tunney (QUB)
2013-14
£142,000
Assessment of the potential hypervirulence of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Royal Victoria NICU outbreak
Prof S Elborn (QUB)
2013-14
£48,000
Infant Death and Co-Sleeping
Dr A Lazenbatt (QUB)
2013-14
£10K
Understanding how to improve the lives of men living with prostate cancer
Dr A Gavin (QUB)
2013-14
£54,574
Improving diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infections in pregnancy
Dr P Coyle (BHSCT)
2013-14
£14,018
MeASURe – Systematic Review of Outcome Measures in Autism
Prof G MacDonald (QUB)
2013-14
£40,081
HARP- Hydroxmethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibition with simvastatin in Acute lung injury to Reduce Pulmonary dysfunction
Prof D McAuley (QUB)
2013-14
£115,953
The epidemiology, diagnosis and outcomes of Aspergillus infection in ventilator-associated pneumonia: A UK multicentre prospective study
Dr R McMullan (QUB)
2012-15
£41,400
Future Leadership Development Programme in Ageing Research in Ireland - North and South
CARDI
2012-14
£670,000
A Mapping Exercise to Explore the Evidence of the Role of AHPS in Health Promotion and Prevention.
Prof S McDonough (UU)
2012-13
£25,000
Effectiveness of a programme of exercise on physical function in survivors of critical illness following discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): a randomised controlled trial
Dr B O’Neill (UU)
2012-13
£15,442
Food in Schools- Reward Intervention
Dr M McKinley (QUB)
2012-13
£51,000
The cost-effectiveness of community-based models of care for child and adolescent anorexia nervosa
Prof G MacDonald (QUB)
2012-13
£118,170
 EUROCAT (European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies)
 Prof H Dolk (UU)
2011-14
£228,601
 The Effect of Antiproteases on pro-inflammatory mediator release and expression by alveolar neutrophils and macrophages in acute lung injury.
 Prof C Taggart (QUB)
2010-11
£35,683
 HPV Prevalence in Cervical Cancers and Premalignant Lesions of the Cervix
 Dr A Gavin (QUB)
2010-11
£149,885
 To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured education programme about diet and insulin management for adolescents with type 1 diabetes
 Prof V Coates (UU)
2010-11
£35,398