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Completed NIHR Grants

Here is a list of our completed research grants.  Please click on the links in the table below to view the grant summary, or view ongoing grants.


Grant reference

Chief Investigator


Title and link to grant details

Dates and original duration ("+" indicates extension)

Total Awarded


Robson, Dr Jo

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Development and validation of a patient reported outcome measure for giant Cell Arteritis - GCA PRO

01/10/2019 - 30/09/2021 (24 months)



Chakkarapani, Dr Ela

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

"CoolCuddle" study. Do parents cuddling babies undergoing cooling therapy for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) affect the cooling process or intensive care? Refinement and evaluation of an intervention protocol.

01/09/2019 - 02/03/2021 (18 months)



Steward, Dr Colin

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)

Treatment of Barth Syndrome by CARDIOlipin MANipulation (CARDIOMAN): A randomised placebo controlled pilot trial conducted by the nationally commissioned Barth Syndrome Service

01/04/2015-31/07/2017 (28 months) + 18 months



Langton-Hewer, Dr Simon

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

TORPEDO-CF: Trial of Optimal Therapy for Pseudomonas Eradication in Cystic Fibrosis

01/05/2009-30/04/2014 (60 months) + 57 months



Bradbury, Dr Charlotte

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

A multicentre randomised trial of first line treatment pathways for newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia: Standard steroid treatment versus combined steroid and mycophenolate (FLIGHT Study)


(36 months)


16/94/02 Tume, Lyvonne  NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) 

A Feasibility Study of No Routine Gastric Residual Volume measurement in mechanically ventilated Infants and Children: the GASTRIC Study

01/04/2018-30/09/2019(18 months)   £343,123.82


Audrey, Suzanne

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

The practicality, acceptability and impact of self-consent procedures for the schools-based HPV vaccination programme


(24 months)



Hamilton-Shield, Julian

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Evaluation and validation of a breath ammonia measurement technology for the improved management of patients with urea cycle defects (BreathDX) (Amber)


(24 months)

+ 6 months



Sparrow, John

NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR)

Cataract Surgery: Measuring and predicting patient level vision related health benefits and harms


(59 months)

+ 8 months



Von Vopelius Feldt, Johannes

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship

Pre-hospital critical care for out of hospital cardiac arrest. Does it work, how does it work and how much does it cost?


(36 months)

+ 3 months



Donovan, Professor Jenny

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)



(60 months)



Hewlett, Professor Sarah

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Reducing Arthritis Fatigue - clinical Teams using cognitive behavioural approaches (RAFT)


(54 months)

+ 8 months



Potter, Miss Shelley

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

The iBRA (implant Breast Reconstruction evAluation) study - A prospective multicentre cohort study to inform the feasibility and conduct a pragmatic randomised clinical trial comparing new techniques of implant-based breast reconstruction


(36 months)

+ 6 months



Voss, Dr Sarah

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Home or hospital for people with dementia and one or more other multimorbidities: what is the potential to reduce avoidable emergency admissions? (HOMEWARD)

01/09/2016 - 28/02/2018

18 months



Crawford, Diane

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Transmission - Radiotherapy Active Pixel System (TRAPS): Towards a Clinical Prototype for Real-Time 2D Verification of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

01/07/2015 - 31/12/2017

30 months



Young, Dr Amber

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Can skin grafting success rates in burn patients be improved by using a low friction environment - a feasibility study (SILKIE)?

01/07/2015 - 30/06/2017

24 months



Oriolo, Mr Valentino

NIHR Doctoral Training Fellowship

Quality of Life in Survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrest. What is the best outcome measure?

31/03/2015 - 01/01/2018

35 months



Blazeby, Jane

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

The Bluebelle study: FeasiBiLity stUdy of complEx, simple and aBsEnt wound dressings in eLective surgery

01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017

36 months



Poole, Professor Alastair

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Development of a novel clinical platelet function analyser

01/04/2014 - 31/03/2018




Holmes, Robin

NIHR HEE Healthcare Science Post Doctoral Fellowship

Neuroimaging Analysis in Dementia - Training for Clinicians and Novel Hardware Phantom Development

01/03/2014 - 28/02/2018

48 months



Ramanan, Professor Athimalaipet

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Clinical Effectiveness, SafetY and Cost Effectiveness of Adalimumab in Combination with MethOtRExate for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Associated Uveitis (SYCAMORE)


(75 months)

+ 3 months



Benger, Professor Jonathan

NIHR Programme Development Grant (PDG)

Improving Outcomes from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Cardiac Arrest Individual Registry and Outcomes (CAIRO) Programme

01/03/2014 - 31/08/2015

18 months



Reeves, Professor Barney

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP or NT-BNP) testing and monitoring in patients with heart failure (HF) in primary and secondary care

01/08/2013 - 31/01/2016

30 months



Brindle, Dr Richard

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Adjunctive Clindamycin For Cellulitis: Clinical trial comparing flucloxacillin with or without clindamycin for the treatment of limb cellulitis (C4C Trial)

01/08/2013 - 30/09/2015

26 months



Bonfield, Michelle

NIHR CSO Healthcare Science Doctoral Research Fellowship

The response of lower limb deep vein thrombosis to anticoagulation therapy: resolution, recurrence and post thrombotic syndrome

01/02/2013 - 31/01/2018

60 months



Clinch, Dr Jacqui

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Feasibility study for an RCT to evaluate a behavioural intervention for parents early in the diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. SPACe - Supporting Parents with A Child with arthritis

01/02/2013 - 31/03/2016

38 months



Clarke, Shane

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Can Ambulance Paramedics use FRAX® (the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool) to help GPs improve Future Fracture Risk in Patients that Fall? (OAK)

01/01/2013 - 02/01/2015




Tulloh, Robert

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

PATHWAYS: Pulmonary ArTerial Hypertension - Working with AnxietY and Stress. A randomised pilot study

01/11/2012 - 31/05/2015

31 months



Fleming, Peter

NIHR Service Delivery & Organisation (SDO)

A neonatal discharge package to increase parental confidence in caring for their infant

01/08/2012 - 30/03/2015

32 months



Angelini, Professor Gianni

NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)

NIHR Bristol Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit

01/04/2012 - 31/03/2017

60 months



Ness, Professor Andy

NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)

Nutrition, Diet & Lifestyle including Obesity

01/04/2012 - 31/03/2017

60 months



Waylen, Andrea

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Family experiences of cleft lip and palate: development and pilot testing of a multi-media web resource

31/12/2011 - 30/09/2015

46 months



O'Callaghan, Finbar

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

A randomised, double blind, parallel group, placebo controlled trial of metformin in tuberous sclerosis complex (MiTS)

30/06/2011 - 28/02/2017

69 months



Velthuis, Dr Jaap

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Development of a detector for real-time 2D verification of modulated radiotherapy

30/06/2011 - 30/09/2012

16 months



O'Callaghan, Finbar

NIHR Programme Development Grant (PDG)

Improving the management of stroke in childhood (Parental Delphi)

01/01/2011 - 31/07/2014

43 months



Liang, Haidong

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Ultrasonic thermography for determining potential hazards in diagnostic ultrasound

01/07/2010 - 31/12/2011

18 months



Liang, Haidong

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)

Enhanced through-transmission ultrasonic tomography for breast imaging using novel phase-insensitive pyroelectric detectors

01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011

12 months



Atkinson, Dr Charlotte

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

A randomised trial of gum chewing to reduce post-operative ileus

08/02/2010 - 07/02/2013

37 months



Wolf, Andrew

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Safety ProfiLe, Efficacy and Equivalence in Paediatric Intensive Care Sedation: A Comparison of Clonidine and Midazolam (SLEEPS)

01/06/2009 - 01/09/2015

76 months



Blazeby, Jane

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Oesophageal squamous cell cancer: chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy and surgery a feasibility study

01/04/2009 - 30/06/2013

51 months



Ness, Professor Andy

NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR)

Evaluation of centralisation in head and neck cancer (Head and Neck 5000)

15/01/2009 - 06/09/2018

117 months



Murphy, Gavin

NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR)

Development of a multi-modality blood conservation strategy in cardiothoracic surgery

15/07/2008 - 30/06/2015

84 months