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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Seedcorn funding

Each autumn our seedcorn funding supports new interdisciplinary research on ageing across the University.

Each autumn our seedcorn funding supports new interdisciplinary research on ageing across the University.

The aim is to build capacity at the University in ageing research and to help prepare for larger funding applications.

Around eight to 10 research projects are funded. We encourage collaborations between University of Manchester researchers and external organisations including NHS, local government, the private sector and the voluntary sector. At least one member of each team must be a University of Manchester staff member. We expect to launch our next call in October 2017.

MICRA seedcorn awards 2016

Following a call for applications in October 2016, 11 successful projects have been awarded seedcorn funding. This year’s awards are the biggest yet, with over £60k of funding in total, including contributions from partners including the Centre for Ageing Better,  Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network and Dementia@Manchester .

Past awards

2016

The successful projects represent a variety of disciplines and approaches, testifying to the breadth of interest in ageing related-research from across the academic community. 

Physical and social benefits of dance for Parkinson's: An interdisciplinary approach

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Judith Bek, Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Ellen Poliakoff, Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester
  • Dr Matthew Sullivan, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Gaya Ganapathy, Equilibrium Dance and Arts

Regenerating cartilage using biomimetic composites

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Lucy Bosworth, Research Fellow, Biomaterials, School of Materials, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Michelle Oyen, Reader in Bioengineering, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge

Sexuality and intimacy in care homes for older people: co-production of staff training resources to support residents' needs

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Laura Brown, Lecturer in Clinical and Health, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Maria Horne, Associate Professor, School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds
  • Dr Christine Brown-Wilson, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland
  • Dr Tommy Dickinson, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College London
  • Dr Paul Simpson, Lecturer in Applied Health & Social Care, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University

Exploring dementia health and social care systems and services across the African Caribbean Diaspora

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Reena Lasrado, Qualified social worker & Research Associate, Division of Nursing, Midwifery & social work, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dawn Edge, Senior Lecturer, Division of Psychology & Mental Health, University of Manchester
  • Ishtar Govia, Lecturer, Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CaIHR), The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
  • Maria Zubair, Research Fellow, The University of Nottingham
  • Louise Tanner, Workforce Planning, Development and Training Officer, Manchester City Council
  • Polly Kaiser, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - and Clinical lead for Psychological Therapies of Older People, Pennine Care Trust, Manchester
  • Veena Lasrado, Nurse Tutor, Regional Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Ireland.

The impact of ageing on regenerative potential of glial and neuronal compartments in peripheral nerve re-myelination

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Alessandro Faroni, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Peripheral Nerve Regeneration group, Blond McIndoe Laboratories, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Adam Reid (AR), Senior Clinical Lecturer Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital of South Manchester, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Dr Victoria Workman (VW), Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Polymers & Peptides group, School of Materials, University of Manchester
  • Professor Alberto Saiani (AS), Professor of Molecular Materials, School of Materials, University of Manchester

To what extent do Manchester's shopping centre facilitate wellbeing in later life as sites for social inclusion?

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Anna Goulding, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Elizabeth Evans, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool

What effect does the physical working environment (including welfare facilities) have on health (including MSDs and mental wellbeing) over an extended working life in the logistics and transport sector?

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Sheena Johnson, Organisational Psychology, AMBS, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Elinor O’Connor, Organisational Psychology, AMBS, University of Manchester
  • Helen Beers, Health and Safety Executive, Social Science / Health Psychology
  • Nina Day, Health and Safety Executive, Mechanical Engineering

To explore the ageing South Asian patients' perceptions of biologics/anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapies related to rheumatoid arthritis treatment and satisfaction with information received prior to starting therapy

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Kanta Kumar, Researcher/Lecturer, Nursing, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Professor Ade Adebajo, Professor of Rheumatology, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Sabrina Raizada, Consultant Rheumatologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton
  • Dr Rebecca Stack, Senior Lecturer in psychology, Nottingham Trent University
  • Miss Shanali Perera, patient-user

Testing the acceptability and usability of Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) in managing hearing loss in care home residents with dementia

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Rebecca Millman, Lecturer, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD)

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Piers Dawes, Senior Lecturer, ManCAD
  • Dr Iracema Leroi , Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health, Manchester Health and Social Care Trust
  • Suzanne Parsons, Project Manager, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Julie Everleigh, Alderwood Care Home, Salford, Manchester.

Development of a biosensor for chairside and self-diagnosis of oral candidiasis in the elderly

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr James Redfern, Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University

Co-investigators:

  • Prof Joanna Verran Professor, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Craig Banks, Professor, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Andrew McBain, Professor, Pharmacy, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • Prof Hugh Devlin Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health University of Manchester

Establishing a model system for monitoring correction of vascular defects in iPSC-derived vascular cells from CADASIL patients

Research proposal:

Principle investigator:

  • Dr Tao Wang, Division of Evolution and Genomic Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Martin Baron, Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester

2015

Following a call for applications in October 2015, MICRA were able to support a record 9 awards including joint awards with Age UK, Manchester City Council, Cheshire East Council, Dementia@Manchester and MMU. 

Interdisciplinary research to develop the evidence base for the ‘Psychological Interventions for People with Severe Mental Illness in Later Life' (PIPSMILL) project

Research proposal: 

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Katherine Berry, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Laura Brown, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester Dr Marie McDevitt, retired doctor previously specialising in Public Health
  • Dr Dawn Edge, Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester
  • Professor Gillian Haddock, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Professor Karina Lovell, Nursing, University of Manchester
  • Dr Catherine Cross, Clinical Psychologist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
  • Dr JS Bamrah, Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
  • Dr Richard Emsley, Biostatistics, University of Manchester
  • Miss Gemma Shields, Health Economics, University of Manchester

Zinc deficiency and inflammation lead to cognitive decline in an ageing brain

Research proposal: 

Principal investigator:

  • Dr David Brough, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigator:

  • Dr Catherine Lawrence, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester

Translating research into action: involving older people in co-producing knowledge about age-friendly neighbourhood interventions

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Tine Buffel, Sociology, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Jenna Ashton, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
  • Prof Chris Phillipson, Sociology, University of Manchester

Developing Age-Friendly cities by supporting social eating: a pilot case-study

Research proposal: 

Principal investigators:

  • Dr Jenny Fisher, Social work and social change, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Laura Brown, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Haleh Moravej, Nutritional Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Josie Tetley, Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Improving everyday function: Translating evidence into a cognitive intervention for dementia through public engagement

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Clarissa Giebel, Psychological Sciences & Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Prof David Challis, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Manchester
  • Prof Nigel Hooper, Cell biology, University of Manchester
  • Sally Ferris, Director, Together Dementia Support

Lost Memory, Lost Way: New technology to find people with dementia who have wandered

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Iracema Leroi, Old Age Psychiatry, University of Manchester/Honorary Consultant, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

Co-investigators:

  • Prof Sir Peter Fahy, Former Chief Constable GM Police and CEO Retrak
  • Simon Lane, Team Leader, Cheshire Search and Rescue
  • Andrew Staniforth, West Yorkshire Police
  • Prof Garik Markarian, communication systems, Lancaster University, and CEO Rinicare
  • Steven Wood, Chairman Mapyx Limited (developers of SARMAN search and rescue software)
  • Dr Joy Ratcliffe, Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
  • Prof Chris Todd, Primary care and community health, University of Manchester
  • Prof Krikor Ozanyan, Photonics, University of Manchester
  • Dr Patricia Scully, Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester
  • Omar Costilla Reyes, Sensory and Data processing, University of Manchester

The role of inflammatory markers in age-related cognitive decline

Research proposal:

Project investigators:

  • Chris Murgatroyd – School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Tony Payton – School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Neil Pendleton - Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester
  • Jamie McPhee – School of Healthcare science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Mark Slevin - School of Healthcare science, Manchester Metropolitan University

Ageing with HIV and the intractable problems of shame and stigma: Building community based research approaches to facilitate impact

Research proposal:

Project investigators:

  • Dr Maurice Nagington, Nursing, University of Manchester
  • Dr Phil Hutchinson, Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Cancer-related information needs and decision making preferences in people with dementia, their carers and cancer clinicians

Research proposal: 

Project investigator:

  • Prof Janelle Yorke, Cancer Nursing, University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Co-investigators:

  • Prof John Keady, Older People’s Mental Health Nursing, University of Manchester
  • Dr Brenda Gannon, Health Economics, University of Manchester
  • Prof Gunn Grande, Palliative Care, University of Manchester
  • Dr Carole Farrell, Research Fellow, The Christie
  • Ms Lorraine Burgess, Consultant Nurse in Dementia Care, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

2014

Following a call for applications in October 2014, MICRA received 35 applications involving 143 different applicants covering 21 discipline areas.  Following careful deliberation, six projects were awarded funding.  Below are the seven successful applications:

Genetic and environmental causes of hearing loss and impact on cognitive and emotional well-being in older age

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Piers Dawes, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Tony Payton, Imaging, Genomics and Proteomics Research Group, Institute of Population Health
  • Professor Kevin Munro, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Dr Neil Pendleton, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester
  • Professor Dave Moore, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre
  • Professor Cynthia Morton, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University
  • Professor James Nazroo, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

Exploring the impact of power cuts upon an ageing population

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Sarah Mander, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Dana Abi Ghanam, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Dr Clair Gough, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • Jonny Morgan, Electricity North West
  • Nicola Collinson, Electricity North West
  • Nilini Patel, British Red Cross
  • Paul McGarry, Manchester City Council
  • Marcus Green, Age UK

Does exercise intervention influence age-associated miRNA signatures of the brain regions regulating cognition and biological timing?

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Qing-Jun Meng, University of Manchester 

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Vanja Pekovic-Vaughan, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Daryl Shanley, Institute of Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Alzheimer's disease modelling using induced pluripotent stem cell derived astrocytes

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Lisa Mohamet, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Vicky Jones, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Kate Meade, School of Materials, University of Manchester

Dementia, vulnerability and well-being: Living well with dementia together 

Full report:

Research proposal:

Jointly awarded by Age UK and MICRA

Principal investigator:

  • Professor John O'Neill, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Professor Suzanne Skevington, University of Manchester
  • Annie Austin, Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester

Budgeting strategies and health risks amongst older people living in poverty

Research proposal:

Jointly Awarded by Age UK, Manchester City Council and MICRA

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Kingsley Purdam, School for Social Sciences, University of Manchester

Co-investigators:

  • Professor Aneez Esmail, University of Manchester

2013

Twenty-six applications were received following the seedcorn call in October 2013. Below are the six successful applications:

Voices in the waiting room: can we improve the experience for older people?

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Ian Brown, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work,

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Susan Rutherford, Senior Lecturer in Music
  • Dr Bill Davies, Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford
  • Dr Tim Wilding, Audiology & Deafness Research Group
  • Dr Jo Hart, Senior Lecturer in Communication, Manchester Medical School.

Analysis of the relationship between cognitive decline and health care utilization in European countries

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Brenda Gannon, Reader in Health Economics, Institute of Population Health

Co-investigators:

  • Prof. James Banks, Economics
  • Prof. James Nazroo, Sociology

Is the retina truly a window to the brain? A study of a potential biomarker for dementia

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Iracema Leroi, Clinical Senior Lecturer (Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health)/Honorary Consultant (Manchester Mental Health and SC Trust)

Co-investigators:

  • Paul Bishop, Professor of Ophthalmology and Matrix Biology (Institute for Human Development)/Consultant Ophthalmologist (Manchester Eye Hospital)
  • Alistair Burns, Prof Psychiatry (Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health)/Honorary Consultant (Manchester Mental Health and SC Trust)
  • Tobias Langheinrich, Consultant Neurologist (Salford Royal Foundation Trust)
  • Adam Greenstein, British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences)/Honorary Consultant Geriatrician (Central Manchester Foundation Hospitals Trust)
  • R A Malik, Professor of Medicine (Institute of Human Development); & Consultant Physician (Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes)
  • Tariq Aslam, Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology (Institute for Human Development)/Consultant Ophthalmologist (Manchester Eye Hospital)

The relationship of clusters of gene expression associated with development in childhood to disease in the ageing-adult

Research proposal:

Principal investigator:

  • Dr. Adam Stevens, systems medicine researcher

Co-investigators:

  • Dr. Neil Swainston (Computer Science, Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology) – Research Fellow in computational biology
  • Dr. Philip Murray, Clinical lecturer in Paediatrics

Ageing and emotional competency in the UK workforce: A multidisciplinary approach

Research proposal:

  • Ageing and emotional competency in the UK workforce: A multidisciplinary approach

Joint award with Fairness at Work Research Centre

Principal investigator:

  • Dr Karen Niven, Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School 

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Sheena Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at MBS
  • Dr Moi Hoon, Lecturer at the School of Computing, Mathematics, and Digital Technology, MMU
  • Dr Tom Farrow,  Senior Lecturer in Neuroimaging, University of Sheffield

Food Insecurity, Nutritional Deficiency and Older People Living Independently in the UK: A Scoping Study

Research proposal:

Joint award with Food@Manchester and Manchester City Council

Principal investigator:

  • Dr. Kingsley Purdam, lecturer in social research methods and statistics, Social Sciences

Co-investigator:

  • Professor Aneez Esmail is Professor of General Practice 

2012

Nine applications were received following the seedcorn call in October 2012. Below are the successful applications:

Digital Cultural Engagement of Older Audiences (Joint award with Manchester City Council)

Research proposal: 

Partners:

  • Dr Kostas Arvanitis (Museology, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Anna Catalani (University of Salford)
  • Antonio Benitez (University of Salford)
  • Kate Day (Community Development Officer, Gallery of Costume Platt Hall)
  • Jacqui Fortnum (Public Programmes Manager, John Rylands University Library)
  • Ruth Edson (Community Development Manager, Manchester Art Gallery)
  • Andrea Winn (Curator of Community Exhibitions, Manchester Museum)
  • Steve Devine (Digital Media Officer, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery)
  • Ed Watts (Adult Learning and Engagement Programmer, Whitworth Art Gallery)
  • Jonathan Ebbs (Service Development Manager, Manchester City Libraries)

Ageing and migration in Bolivia

Research proposal: 

Partners:

  • Tanja Bastia (Urban Development, University of Manchester)
  • Maria Esther Pozo (Universidad Mayor de San Simón)

Developing a dementia information portal for Deaf British Sign Language users: a pilot study

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Emma Ferguson-Coleman(Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Professor Alys Young (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Professor John Keady (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Simon Burrow (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Jacqueline Parker (Deaf carer of deaf mother with dementia)
  • Manchester Informatics

The effect of research based exercise delivered at home using virtual reality gaming on increasing and enhancing physical activity levels in older people

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Dr Emma Stanmore (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Professor Chris Todd (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester)
  • Professor Jackie Oldham (Director of MIMIT & MAHSC Health Technology Hub)
  • Dr Stephen Pettifer (Computer Science, University of Manchester)
  • Professor Carolee Winstein (Director, Motor Behaviour & Neurorehabilitation Lab, University of Southern California, USA)
  • Lynn Weallean (Positive Ageing Manager, Beth Johnson Foundation UK Charity)

Feasibility study of a real-time visualisation tool for total hip revision related to ageing

Research proposal:

  • Feasibility study of a real-time visualisation tool for total hip revision related to ageing

Partners:

  • Wuqiang Yang (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester)
  • Hugh Devlin (Dentistry, University of Manchester)

This year, MICRA have also jointly funded a project with the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. The successful application is below:

Ancient Perspectives on Retirement

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Professor Tim Parkin (Classics and Ancient History, University of Manchester)
  • Sam Fernes (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Rebecca Gowland (Bioarchaeology, Durham University)
  • Dr Patty Baker (Classical and Archaeological Studies, University of Kent)
  • Professor Maureen Carroll (Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield)
  • Ada Nifosi (University of Kent)
  • Rachel Plummer (University of Manchester)
  • Lindsay Powell (University of Durham)
  • Dr April Pudsey (Ancient History, Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Will Southwell Wright (University of Durham)
  • Stevie Spiegl (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Ville Vuolanto (Universities of Tampere and Oslo)

2011

Fourteen applications were received following the seedcorn call in October 2011. Below are the successful applications: 

African Caribbean families’ perspectives on aging, dementia and dementia care: An inter-disciplinary pilot study

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Dr Dawn Edge (Research Fellow) Community-Based Medicine
  • Dr Laurence Brown (Lecturer in Migration History & Co-Director Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
  • Dr Richard Ward (Project Worker in Ageing & Mental Health) Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Caroline Swarbrick (Research Associate) School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Work (SNMSW)
  • Prof John Keady, (Professor Older People's Mental Health Nursing) SNMSW

State and self investments in health in an older population: feasibility of further research using GP-linkage in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Dr Eleonora Fichera (Research Fellow in Health Economics, School of Community Based Medicine)
  • Dr James Banks (Professor of Economics, School of Social Sciences)
  • Dr Peter Bower (Reader in Psychology, School of Community Based Medicine)
  • Dr Matt Sutton (Professor of Health Economics, School of Community Based Medicine)

Acute to palliative care management of COPD: Exploring the older patient, carer and health professionals' treatment decisions

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Ms Karen Iley, School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Work
  • Professor Ann Caress, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
  • Dr Catherine Walsh, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
  • Dr Jon Simpson, Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust
  • Burnage Breathe Easy Group

Joint MICRA/ cities@manchester award: Activating Age-Friendly Manchester: Age-inclusive urban design principles and practices

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Stefan White, Architect, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator, Manchester School of Architecture Projects design research unit (MSAp)
  • Professor Simon Guy, Head of School Environment and Development and Director Manchester Architecture Research Centre

Joint MICRA/ Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Manchester (WTCRF) Award: Investigating the neural basis of healthy cognitive ageing using transcranial direct current stimulation: Are two hemispheres better than one?

Research proposal:

Partners:

  • Mr Rowan Brooks
  • Dr Anna M. Woollams
  • Professor Shaheen Hamdy

2010

Twenty-six applications were received following the seedcorn call in October 2010. Below are the successful applicants:

Using technology to promote independence in people living with dementia in supported living environments

  • Dr Christine Brown Wilson (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work)
  • Professor Chris Todd (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work)
  • Dr Patricia Scully (The Photon Science Institute)
  • Dr Krikor Ozanyan (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • Sue McLean (Community Integrated Care)
  • Clare Jones (North West Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network)

A Place Called Happiness? Networks, neighbourhoods and informal dementia care - an interdisciplinary pilot study

  • Dr Richard Ward (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work)
  • Dr Andrew Clark (Sociology, University of Salford)
  • Matthew Hargreaves (Architecture)

Clock genes, sleep disturbances, ageing and cognition: implications for intervention

  • Dr Qing-Jun Meng (Life Sciences)
  • Professor Tarani Chandola (Social Sciences)
  • Dr Tony Payton (Cancer and Enabling sciences)
  • Professor David Mann (Community Based Medicine)
  • Professor Mike Horan (Community Based Medicine)

Retirement and modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

  • Dr Nitin Purandare (Community Based Medicine)
  • Professor James Nazroo (Social Sciences)
  • Dr Roger Webb (Community Based Medicine)
  • Amanda Connolly (Community Based Medicine)