Grants Awarded in 2008
For 2008, Wellbeing of Women awarded a total of £996,751 for research into the better health of women and their babies. This includes 5 new research grants, 2 research training fellowships, 4 entry-level research scholarships and £27,000 to Student Elective Bursaries.
Prediction of spontaneous labour by low abundance plasma proteins. read more
Professor Andrés López Bernal, Dr Kate Heesom and Miss Joanna Trinder, University of Bristol and St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol £158,541 over 36 months. This award was funded by the Big Lottery Fund Research Program
Medical and Midwifery Student Elective Bursaries 2008read more
140 applications were received and 27 bursaries have been awarded.
Dr Ioannis Gallos at Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Trust was awarded £17,500 for his project Clinical, morphological and biomarker investigation of endometrial hyperplasia before and following treatment with Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS).read more
Dr Kulvir Hundal at the University of Oxford was awarded £10,770 for his project Changes in the Th1/Th2 immune bias in T, NK and NKT cells throughout the menstrual cycle - potential markers of implantation failure?read more
Dr Ganeshelvi Premkumar at the University of Southampton was awarded £19,950 for her project The impact of maternal diet on embryo growth and developmentread more
Dr Lynne Sykes at Imperial College, London was awarded £167,911 over 3 years. read more
Project title: CRTH2 mediated inhibition of Nuclear factor kappa B and myometrial contractility
Research Training Fellowships
We received 14 applications for Research Training Fellowships. Five applicants were interviewed by members of our Research Advisory Committee in June, and two awards were made.read more
Investigation of the role of intrauterine interleukin 8 and interleukin 6 in normal early pregnancy and sporadic miscarriage. Dr Judith Bulmer and Dr Gendie Lash, Newcastle University £101,696 over 36 months. This award was part funded by the National Birthday Trust Fund.read more
Randomised placebo controlled trial of botulinum toxin A for detrusor overactivity in women. Dr Douglas Tincello, Mr Mark Slack, Mr Christopher Mayne, Mr Philip Toozs Hobson and Professor Keith Abrams, University of Leicester, Addenbrookes Hospital, Leicester General Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital £103,993 over 36 monthsread more
Investigation into the genetics of Cerebral Palsy. Dr Eamonn Sheridan and Professor David Bonthron, University of Leeds, £147,367 over 36 months.read more
SEPT 9: Does the carboxy terminus of the protein matter? Dr Hilary Russell and Professor Peter Hall, Queen's University Belfast £146,805 over 36 months.read more
Aberrant prokineticin expression as a cause for ectopic pregnancy: the effects of Chlamydia trachomatis infection and smoking. Dr Andrew Horne, Dr Henry Jabbour, Dr Gary Entrican and Professor Hilary Critchley, University of Edinburgh and Moredun Research Institute £128,445 over 24 months. This award was part funded by the National Birthday Trust Fund.read more
Dr Rashmi Shirbhate at Newcastle University was awarded £14,943 for her project Origin of cervical cytokines in preterm labourread more
Entry Level Scholarshipsread more
Thirteen applications were received in this grant round for Entry Level Scholarships, and four grants were awarded.
Dr Mark Tattersall at Imperial College London was awarded £110,371 over 2 years. read more
Project Title:Progesterone action and withdrawal: the role of mechanical stretch and inflammatory factors
Research Grants: Wellbeing of Women received 55 applications for the 2008 grant round. Five research grants totalling £628,306 were awarded in the areas of pregnancy and birth, gynaecological cancer and quality of life. £115,000 was funded from National Birthday Trust funds.read more