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Mattering: Assessment, Performance and Need 30 Sep 2017

The project, Mattering: Assessment, Performance and Need explores the cultural dimensions of assessments of the health and needs of two groups: disabled people and children facing potential harm. The project focuses on the concept of mattering within assessment, the production of evidence, and the performances required to gain access to services. Through artistic, literary and academic outputs, the project will explore the changing appraisals of who matters in our society. As part of this discretionary award, the Mattering group will address the broader issues in engaging in a delicately balanced area of policy. Furthermore, through a series of events in different environments, the group will explore the potential for public engagement, widening the range of individuals and groups participating in events at the Wellcome Trust, exploring its collections, and engaging with the lived experience of individuals, families, and professionals working in the field.

Amount: £4,905
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Kent

Mental Health in Childhood 15 Nov 2016

This project will draw on archives from The Children’s Society (‘Unexplored Riches in Medical History’), funded by the Wellcome Trust, with a focus on narratives around mental health in their earliest children's case files from the 1880s-1920s.The aim of this project is to create the basis for a more textured understanding of the origins of perceptions around mental health underlying much subsequent child welfare support, and inform practice and further research to improve outcomes. The term ‘mental health’ was popularised in the early 1900s by physicians and social reformers. Over a century later, mental health and wellbeing in childhood are recurrent themes in the media and on government agendas, with evidence that still more needs to be done on this front. This project has three objectives, namely 1. to analyse conceptual data around mental health in historical children's case files (N=100 from the 30,000 children's case files in the collection); 2. to trace historical, psychological and political developments around 'multi-agency work' and interventions; 3. to compare this with current developments and research regarding mental health in childhood, and my own data from interviews with children in schools, careleavers, professional workers and parents (N=80) to see what lessons can be learnt.

Amount: £3,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Portsmouth
Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Aston University

Vacation Scholarships 2018 - Loughborough University 16 Jul 2018

Vacation Scholarships 2018 - Loughborough University

Amount: £1,500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Loughborough University

Cholera vaccine effectiveness in Nsanje and Chikwawa, Malawi 30 Sep 2018

Following the 2015 oral cholera vaccine (OCV) mass campaign of 160,000 people in Nsanje District, Malawi, the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) was funded to setup diarrheal disease surveillance in Nsanje and adjacent Chikwawa districts. Surveillance is ongoing at 22 and 18 health care facilitiesin Nsanje and Chikwawa, respectively. Research activities include to 1) analyse the vaccine effectiveness (VE) in Nsanje, through a 1:4 case-control study and 2) conduct a cost-of-illness study to help estimate OCV cost-effectiveness. The IVI is working in parallel in neighboring Mozambique. Diarrheal disease surveillance is ongoing in the Cuamba study area and an OCV has been conducted in 08/2018. The Mozambique study area borders the Malawian Nsanje/Chikwawa districts. We propose to continue the research in Malawi through extending the surveillance work and the case-control study, to ensure the assessment of long-term VE and cost-effectiveness. Further, the extent of herd protection through OCV needs to be assessed; the Chikwawa setting, after the 2018 OCV campaign constitutes the perfect scenario. The GFTCC is currently preparing a research agenda for "End cholera by 2030" roadmap and the Malawi/Mozambique scenario with surveillance ongoing in both countries, provides an unique opportunity to answer research questions identified through the GFTCC.

Amount: £3,918
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Wolverhampton 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships Institutional Award

Amount: £1,500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Wolverhampton

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Manchester 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Manchester

Amount: £3,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Manchester

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Leeds 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Leeds

Amount: £4,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Leeds

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - University of Aberdeen 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships Institutional Award

Amount: £4,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Aberdeen

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Queen Mary University of London 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017- Queen Mary University London

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Keele University 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Keele University

Amount: £1,500
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Keele University

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Heriot-Watt University 16 Jun 2017

Vacation Scholarships 2017 - Heriot-Watt University

Amount: £2,000
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Heriot-Watt University

KCL - Oxford Symposium on Ethics of innovative technologies for improving health in low-income countries. 31 Aug 2016

Most new technologies to improve health are geared toward the needs and preferences of populations in high-income countries. In response, various efforts over the past decade have sought to take a ‘pro-poor’ approach in global health. This is particularly visible in E-Health and M-Health -- areas of medicine and public health practice aiming to improve health using mobile phones, computers, drones, satellites, big data analysis, and so forth. Such technologies aim to leapfrog infrastructure and resource scarcity and deliver healthcare to the poorest communities within low-income countries. However, there has been little effort to collect and examine the diverse ethical issues arising when deploying such innovative E/M-Health technologies in low-income countries. To begin engendering inter-disciplinary ethical reflection in this area, a one-day symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of global health, innovative technologies, and health and development ethics. The specific aims include: a) Using recent cases, collectively identify new kinds of ethical problems arising from the intersection of new technologies and health interventions in resource poor settings. b) Begin developing a research agenda, and future collaborations. c) Engender a network across academic disciplines and institutions that could influence ethical design and deployment of pro-poor health technologies.

Amount: £2,700
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: King's College London

Scopophilia - Gazing: Inside and Out 31 May 2016

Within the company's project THE THEATRE OF OUR BODIES (2016-2018), this interdisciplinary talks programme is co-curated with Dawn Kemp (Director of The Old Operating Theatre Museum, former Director The Freud Museum and of Heritage ,The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, co-author of Anatomy Acts: How We Come to Know Ourselves, 2006). It will be presented in public in London alongside the new performance collaboration The Anatomy Act, premiering in Dublin and London, November-December 2016. Prompted by Jonathan Sawday's suggestion that Shakespeare and Johnson must have frequented London's public anatomy theatre, perhaps influencing the dramatic soliloquy, these three public round table dialogues seek deliberately to overlap, braid and work discursively to explore myriad questions of human interiority, its fascination and obsession, its denials and disgust and how we know, imagine and disavow our Selves. Events will take place at three London venues each relating to our central tropes: the psychological, the theatrical and the biomedical: The Freud Museum, The GWT Theatre Goldsmiths and The Old Operating Theatre Museum, Autumn 2016 in association with The Centre of the Body, Goldsmiths. Each round table will be podcast through the Athletes of the Heart and Goldsmiths websites.

Amount: £4,920
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Athletes of the Heart

Developing an Ethical Framework for the Implementation of Public Health Regulation 31 May 2016

This project entails a collaboration between the applicant, who has expertise in public health ethics and law, scholars at the University of Western Australia with expertise in law and history, and the Chief Health Officer and Assistant Director General Public Health, Department of Health, Western Australia. It will analyse the historical and regulatory significance of Western Australia’s Public Health Bill (due soon to be enacted), and develop an ethical framework to underpin public health activity under the new law. The key goals are to: Improve understanding, and develop standards for good practice in public health Identify the need and challenges for implementing flexible, principle-led decision making, and will lay the groundwork for an implementation strategy founded in bioethics Establish a platform on which to build the next phases of research, directed at facilitating implementation. Produce generalisable knowledge and insights regarding the new wave of public health laws, which aim to replace outdated understandings of public health with policies that recognise and respond to the social determinants of health, and 21st century public health challenges These goals will be achieved through direct engagement with policy-actors, the generation of academic articles, and the galvanisation of collaborative research links.

Amount: £4,170
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Southampton