Grants Awarded in 2005
For 2005, Wellbeing of Women awarded a total of £864,000 to research into the better health of women and their babies. This includes 7 new research grants and 2 research training fellowships.
For further details on each project, please click on the title.
Claire Rimmer, University of Leeds, was awarded The Ruth Epstein Elective Bursary for £1,000. Her medical elective period will be spent in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Cairns Base Hospital, Australia and The Mater Children?s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. Her project will be involved in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and will be looking at the trends that are appearing in pregnant women regarding consumption of alcohol.read more
Ajay Sanghvi, University of Bristol, was awarded £1,000 for a medical elective to contribute and learn from the Shechen Project at the Shechen Monastery in eastern Tibet. His project will help towards the building of some basic foundations upon which a medical programme can be implemented. This will include support for pregnant and new mothers by training women in midwifery skills to help reduce the very high rates of maternal and perinatal deaths in Tibet. Click here to view Ajay's Report on his Elective.read more
Anna Rawlinson, Kings College London, was awarded £1,000 for a midwifery elective to spend seven weeks in Indonesia and Australia. Her elective will be spent visiting midwives who are working in innovative ways to provide better care for women to help reduce maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Click here to view Anna's Report on her Elective.read more
Rachel Guest, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, was awarded £1,000 for a medical elective to spend two months at the University of Zambia and Monze Mission Hospital, Zambia. Her project will be looking at the impact that vesico-vaginal fistulae repair is having on the health system in Zambia and may provide useful information which may benefit the way resources are allocated to this treatment in the future. Click here to view Rachel's Report on her Elective.read more
Alice Fuller, Kings College London, was awarded £1,000 for a midwifery elective to spend four weeks in Tanzania observing obstetric and midwifery practice. Her elective will include an opportunity to work with research teams working on projects to reduce HIV transmission rates, and programmes to encourage HIV testing in pregnancy.read more
NBTF Student Elective Bursariesread more
Emma Bryden, Oxford University, was awarded £1,000 for a medical elective to spend five weeks in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Alice Springs Hospital, Australia. Her project will be looking at the health care needs of the Aboriginal and Caucasian populations of central Australia and how these services are utilised by the two different cultures, with particular focus on women's health.
Defining the skill, training and assessment of instrumental delivery. Dr Rachna Bahl, St Michael's Hospital, Bristol £124,389 over 27 monthsread more
Research Training Fellowshipsread more
Targeting adenoviral suicide gene therapy to intraperitoneal ovarian cancer. Dr Joanne Morrison, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford £118,878 over 2 years
An international collaboration of ovarian cancer case-control studies for use in genetic associated studies. Dr Paul Pharoah, University of Cambridge £71,931 over 2 years This research has been published in: PLoS ONE. 2007 Mar 7;2:e268; Carcinogenesis. 2006 Nov;27(11):2235-42; Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 15;66(20):10220-6.read more
Views of street-based female sex workers and healthcare providers on the barriers to appropriate use of healthcare services by female street-based sex workers: a qualitative study. Dr Nikki Jeal and Professor Chris Salisbury, Cardiff University and University of Bristol £6,710 over 9 monthsread more
The vulval interface dermatoses lichen planus and lichen sclerosus: does autoimmunity to collagen XVII contribute to the pathogenesis of these diseases. Professor Fenella Wojnarowska, Dr Graham Ogg and Dr Mark Charnock, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital and Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford £47,209 over 2 yearsread more
Intrauterine transplantation of fetal mesenchymal stem cells to correct muscular dystrophy. Professor Nicholas Fisk and Dr Jennifer Morgan, Imperial College London £99,497 over 2 yearsread more
Role of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) and its inhibition in neonatal brain damage. Dr Gennadij Raivich and Dr Donald Peebles, University College London £99,966 over 2 yearsread more
Combinations of maternal KIR and fetal HLA-C genes in recurrent miscarriage. Dr Ashley Moffett and Professor Lesley Regan, University of Cambridge and St Mary's Hospital London £90,284 over 2 yearsread more
The role of the nuclear receptor PXR and the sulphotransferase SULT2A1 in the aetiology and treatment of obstetric cholestasis. Dr Catherine Williamson, Professor Malcolm Parker, Professor Elwyn Elias, Imperial College London and University of Birmingham £99,227 over 2 years [part-funded by the National Birthday Trust Fund]read more
A multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing intra-uterine vesico-amniotic shunting vs. not shunting in the treatment of congenital bladder outflow obstruction. Professor Mark Kilby, Dr David Somerset, Professor Khalid Khan, Birmingham Women's Hospital £99,526 over 3 years [National Birthday Trust Fund]read more