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NIHR Global Health Research Units Call 2 - Funding Committee minutes

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Published: 27 January 2022

Version: 01/2022. v1

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Date

9 March 2021 

Venue

Via Zoom 

Present members 

  • Professor Stephen Tollman (Chair)
    Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) / Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) and Head Health and Population Division in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Professor Jane Norman (Deputy Chair)
    Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK
  • Professor Bertie Squire (Deputy Chair)
    Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Dean of Clinical Sciences & International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Core Members

  • Professor Moses Chimbari
    Professor of Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Professor Fadi El Jardali
    Associate Professor of Health Policy and Systems, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Evelyn Gitau
    Director of Research Capacity Strengthening at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), KEMRI-Wellcome, Kenya
  • Dr Caroline Jones
    Senior Social Scientist, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • Professor Malabika Sarker
    Associate Dean & Director CoE for Science of Implementation and Scale-up, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Members

  • Dr Dorcas Kamuya
    Head of Health Systems and Research Ethics, KEMRI -Wellcome Trust, Kenya
  • Dr Tara Tancred
    Senior Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Dr Anna Dare
    Clinician and Epidemiologist, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Professor Gail Davey
    Professor of Global Health Epidemiology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), Falmer, UK
  • Professor Alison Elliott
    Based at the MRC Unit, Uganda (Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK), UVRI and Makerere University – LSHTM & Uganda
  • Professor Carlos Gomez-Restrepo
    Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Professor Rob Heyderman
    Head, Research Department of Infection, UCL, UK
  • Professor Alafia Samuels
    Honorary professor (retired), Caribbean Centre for Health Research, University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • Dr Alan Sanchez
    Principal Investigator, Young Lives Peru, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Dong (Roman) Xu
    Professor of Global Health and Health Systems, Southern Medical University, School of Health Management, China

NETSCC Secretariat

  • Dr Sarah Puddicombe
    Assistant Director
  • Dr Jason Horsley
    Consultant Advisor
  • Mrs Stephanie Russell
    Senior Research Manager
  • Mrs Fay Habens
    Research Manager
  • Mrs Rebecca Evans (Minutes)
    Research Manager
  • Mrs Natalija Edwards
    Senior Finance Manager
  • Mrs Renee Lewin
    Research Awards Manager
  • Mrs Stella Burton
    Assistant Research Manager
  • Ms Naomi Kerr
    Assistant Research Manager
  • Miss Linda Welch
    Assistant Research Manager
  • Mrs Marlina Barnes
    Administrator

Apologies

  • Dr Taye Balcha
    Team lead, McKinsey & Company, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Professor Suneela Garg
    Professor of Community Medicine, Malana Azad Medical College, India

Observers

  • Dr Alex Ademokun (in part)
    Head of Global Health Research Programmes, DHSC
  • Charlotte Seeley-Musgrave (in part)
    Global Health Research Officer (Partnerships), DHSC
  • Val Snewin (in part)
    Head of Global Health Research Partnerships, DHSC
  • Ms Laurence Poos (all day)
    Global Health Research Portfolio Delivery Manager, DHSC

Quoracy Information

17 voting members present (15 committee members + 2 deputy chairs) out of 19 members invited: 89% quoracy.

 

Call 2 Units Application Outcomes

 

Project ref: 132027

Professor Dame Tina Lavender, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Professor Angela Chimwaza, Kamazu College of Nursing, University of Malawi

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on the prevention and management of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Chair Stephen Tollman
Conflicts Bertie Squire, Tara Tancred, Jane Norman
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Recommend for fund with change

 

Project ref: 132924

Professor Robert Heyderman, University College London, UK
Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

NIHR Global Health Research Unit Mucosal Pathogens

Chair Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Bertie Squire, Evelyn Gitau, Rob Heyderman, Caroline Jones, Dorcas Kamuya, Alison Elliott
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome The final DHSC funding decision on this application to be deferred until after the phase two funding committee in September 2021.

 

Project ref: 132826

Professor Harry Campbell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor Ee Ming Khoo, University of Malaysia

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE-2)

Chair Nyovani Madise joined the meeting to Chair this item
Conflicts Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman, Bertie Squire, Rob Heyderman
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome The final DHSC funding decision on this application to be deferred until after the phase two funding committee in September 2021.

 

Project ref: 133228

Professor Neville Stanton, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Md. Shamsul Hoque, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Road Safety: SocioTechnical Approach to Road Safety (STARS)

Chair Stephen Tollman, Bertie Squire (deputy)
Conflicts None declared
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133120

Professor Feng He, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Dr Ha Do, National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Action on Salt and Sugar in Asia Pacific (ASAP)

Chair Stephen Tollman, Bertie Squire (deputy)
Conflicts None declared
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133260

Professor Colin Palmer, University of Dundee, UK
Dr Viswanathan Mohan, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes Outcomes: A global platform for precision medicine in diabetes.

Chair Stephen Tollman, Bertie Squire (deputy)
Conflicts None declared
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133311

Professor Stefan Priebe, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Professor Carlos Gomez Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Psychosocial interventions in low and middle income countries

Chair Jane Norman, Stephen Tollman (deputy)
Conflicts Carlos Gomez-Restrepo, Alan Sanchez
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133364

Professor Dion Morton, University of Birmingham, UK
Professor Stephen Tabiri, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery: Establishing a Sustainable Network of Surgical Research Hubs

Chair Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Anna Dare
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Recommend for fund with changes

 

Project ref: 133223

Professor Robert Wilkinson, Imperial College, London, UK
Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe, University of Cape Town, South Africa

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on South African Infection and Non-communicable disease interactions

Chair Bertie Squire, Stephen Tollman (deputy)
Conflicts Alison Elliott, Rob Heyderman
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133178

Professor Munir Pirmohamed, University of Liverpool, UK
Associate Professor Karen Cohen, University of Cape Town, South Africa

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Oral Anticoagulation

Chair Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Bertie Squire, Alafia Samuels
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome The final DHSC funding decision on this application has been deferred until after the phase two funding committee in September 2021.

 

Project ref: 133129

Professor Clare Chandler, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Professor Moses Kamya, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration, Uganda

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on AMR Impact (CAMRI)

Chair Bertie Squire, Stephen Tollman (deputy)
Conflicts Caroline Jones, Alison Elliott
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 133334

Professor Alastair Ager, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK
Dr Ivdity Chikovani, Curatio Foundation International, Tbilisi, Georgia

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility

Chair Bertie Squire, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Stephen Tollman, Fadi El Jardali
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Decline

 

Project ref: 132960

Professor John Chambers, Imperial College, London, UK
Dr R M Anjana, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

NIHR Global Health Research Unit and Nework for Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease in South Asia

Chair Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Malabika Sarker, Alafia Samuels
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Recommend for fund with changes

 

Project ref: 133307

Professor David Aanensen, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Iruka Okeke, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Genomic Surveillance of AMR

Chair Bertie Squire, Stephen Tollman (deputy)
Conflicts None declared
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome The final DHSC funding decision on this application has been deferred until after the phase two funding committee in September 2021.

 

Project ref: 131996

Professor Melanie Newport, University of Sussex
Professor Abebaw Fekadu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Phase 2)

Chair Stephen Tollman, Jane Norman (deputy)
Conflicts Gail Davey
ODA compliant Yes
Outcome Recommend for fund with changes

 

Summary

NIHR ReferenceUK Lead &
Joint Lead
TitleOutcome
132027 Lavender & Chimwaza NIHR Global Health Research Unit on the prevention and management of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Recommend for funding with changes
132924 Heyderman & Adetifa NIHR Global Health Research Unit Mucosal Pathogens Decision deferred
132826 Campbell & Khoo NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE-2) Decision deferred
133228 Stanton & Hoque NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Road Safety: Socio-Technical Approach to Road Safety (STARS) Decline
133120 He & Do NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Action on Salt and Sugar in Asia Pacific (ASAP) Decline
133260 Palmer & Mohan NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes Outcomes: A global platform for precision medicine in diabetes Decline
133311 Priebe & Restrepo NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Psychosocial interventions in low-and middle-income countries Decline
133364 Morton & Tabiri NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery: Establishing a Sustainable Network of Surgical Research Hubs Recommend for funding with changes
133223 Wilkinson & Ntsekhe NIHR Global Health Research unit on South African Infection and Non-communicable disease interactions Decline
133307 Aanensen & Okeke NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Genomic Surveillance of AMR Decision deferred
133129 Chandler & Kamya NIHR Global Health Research Unit on AMR Impact (CAMRI) Decline
133334 Ager & Curatia NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility Decline
132960 Chambers & Anjana NIHR Global Health Research Unit and Network for Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease in South Asia Recommend for funding with changes
133178 Pirmohamed & Cohen NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Oral Anticoagulation Decision deferred
131996 Newport & Fekadu NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Phase 2) Recommend for funding with changes