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Post-Doc Fellowships 2018 Public Minutes

 

Contents

Meeting: NIHR PDF/CDF/SRF/TRF Review Panel

Date and time: 10 – 12 July 2018

Place: Crown Plaza Hotel, Leeds

Attendees

PDF Review Panel:

  • Professor Chris Thiemermann, Chair, Queen Mary’s University London
  • Professor Eileen Kaner, Deputy Chair, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Keith Abrams, University of Leicester
  • Professor Karl Atkin, University of York
  • Professor John Baker, University of Leeds
  • Professor Garry Barton, University of East Anglia
  • Professor Alan Brennan, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Paramjit Gill, University of Warwick
  • Professor Georgios Gkoutos, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Richard Hooper, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Umesh Kadam, University of Leicester
  • Professor Gill Livingston, University College London
  • Professor Jane Sandall, Kings College London
  • Professor Calum Semple, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Dame Caroline Watkins, University of Lancaster (Day 1 and 2)
  • Anne-Laure Donskoy (PPI panel member)
  • Samantha Senior (PPI panel member)

Observers:

  • Dr Elizabeth Stokes, NIHR Research Design Service (Day 3) 

NIHR TCC Secretariat:

  • Nicola Melody, Assistant Director (Day 1 and 2)
  • James Fenton, Assistant Director (Day 3)
  • Tom Pratt, Senior Programme Manager
  • Beth Harris, Senior Programme Manager

CDF/SRF/TRF Review Panel:

  • Professor Jayne Parry, Chair, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Tim Croudace, Deputy Chair, University of Dundee
  • Professor Gavin Perkins, Deputy Chair, University of Warwick
  • Professor Jane Blazeby, University of Bristol (Day 1 and 2)
  • Professor John Cairns, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Day 2 and 3)
  • Professor Christi Deaton, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Sheila Greenfield, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, University of Nottingham (Day 2 and 3)
  • Professor Allan House, University of Leeds
  • Professor Steven Julious, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Sabine Landau, King’s College London
  • Professor Karina Lovell, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Falko Sniehotta, Newcastle University
  • Professor Gareth Thomas, University of Southampton
  • Ben Wills-Eve (PPI panel member)
  • Jacqui Gath (PPI panel member)

Observers:

  • Dr Siew Wan Hee, NIHR Research Design Service (Day 1 only) 

NIHR TCC Secretariat:

  • Peter Thompson, Assistant Director
  • Charlotte Minter, Programme Manager
  • Rebecca Savage, Senior Programme Manager (Day 2 and 3)
  • Karen Fernando, Senior Programme Manager (Day 1)

DISCUSSION OF APPLICATIONS

140 applications were received before the closing date (05/12/2017) and 139 of these proved eligible for assessment by the NIHR Review Panels.

Shortlisting took place on the 14 and 20 February 2018. The Review Panels shortlisted 37 PDFs, 18 CDFs, 4 SRFs and 3 TRFs for peer review.

Following peer review stage of the competition, 23 PDFs, 17 CDFs, 4 SRFs and 2 TRFs were invited to interview. 1 PDF, 1CDF and 1TRF withdrew from the competition prior to interview so 43 applicants were interviewed between 10 th and 12 th of July 2018. 

INTERVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF APPLICATIONS

PDF

 

Award Ref. No.

Project Title

Outcome

PDF-2018-11- ST2-001

Can improving the quality of surgical training enhance patient outcomes in coronary artery bypass surgery? A Cluster Randomised pilot study comparing current Endoscopic (keyhole) vein harvesting training with Structured TrainingThe CREST trial.

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-002

A feasibility study to investigate whether school staff can deliver evidence-based physiotherapy activities for children with poor movement skills who are normally seen in physiotherapy clinics.

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-003

Development and evaluation of a complex needs digital intervention for education and self-management of hyperacusis

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-004

Telemedicine as a treatment for Deaf people with common mental health problems who use British Sign Language: a mixed methods feasibility study

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-005

Surgery versus PhysiothErapist-leD exercise for traumatic tears of the rotator cuff: A multi-centre pilot and feasibility randomised controlled trial (SPeEDy)

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-006

Maintaining public confidence and informing vaccine policy: Using clinical and sero-epidemiological data to predict risk of rotavirus disease in older children and adults in the UK

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-007

Synthesis of continuous outcomes including time to event: Their evaluation and subsequent adaption to the demands of clinical decision making

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-008

Methodology for incorporating human behaviour within health economic models

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-009

Further development and feasibility trial of an online psychoeducational intervention for adolescent depression

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-010

Adapting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) for an acute psychiatric inpatient setting

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-011

Development of a shift work intervention to reduce sickness absence in the nursing workforce

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-012

Towards developing brain biomarkers to predict clinical prognosis and treatment response in ADHD

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-013

Eye2Gene: a web tool for genetic prediction of inherited retinal disease using machine learning

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-014

Does moderate alcohol consumption impact brain health including risk of dementia, and do individuals differ in their susceptibility?

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-015

Addressing research gaps in a neglected area of women's health: developing diagnostic criteria and core outcomes for vulval lichen sclerosus.

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-016

Community pharmacy asthma services: How can community pharmacy and general practice integrate more effectively to improve patient care?

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-017

Mindfulness-Based Crisis Interventions for patients with psychotic symptoms on acute psychiatric wards: feasibility randomised controlled trial of delivery within routine practice (amBITION-II)

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-018

Optimising our response to antimicrobial resistance using economic principles: incorporating future impacts on resistance into health economic evaluations.

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-019

The FAM-ILIAR Care Study: Family Involvement and Liaison in Acute Care for Older People with Cognitive Impairment

Reject

PDF-2018-11- ST2-020

Predicting a) risk of onset and of b) psychosis outcomes based on individual genetic and environmental profiles

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-021

Can muscle biopsy be avoided for paediatric patients with suspected mitochondrial disease?

Fund

PDF-2018-11- ST2-022

The long-term safety and efficacy of optimising pacemaker heart rate rise in chronic heart failure: effects on quality of life, exercise capacity and cardiac function (The OPT-Contractility study).

Fund

CDF:

Award Ref. No.

Project Title

Outcome

CDF-2018-11- ST2-001

Developing and promoting a preference-based universal measure of oral-health outcomes in adults for decision making in dentistry

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-002

Crisis Prevention rather than Crisis Management; the Health of Mothers of Children with a Life-Limiting condition

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-003

Precision surgery for glioblastomas: determining individualised tumour resection volumes using advance MR imaging

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-004

Global Health at Home: Understanding the Experiences of Tuberculosis among Migrant Groups in England

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-005

Tobacco Abstinence and Relapse prevention after Discharge from a smokefree mental health Inpatient Stay (TARDIS)

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-007

Investigating the acceptability and feasibility of taking notions of self-responsibility into account in healthcare priority setting

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-008

DEciSion supporT INtervention in older people with end Stage kidneY disease (DESTINY study): Feasibility of a cluster randomised controlled trial incorporating a mixed methods process evaluation

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-009

Optimising Staff-patient Communication in Advanced Renal disease (The OSCAR study)

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-010

Next-Generation Computer Informatics for Monitoring the Differential Response of Advanced Prostate Cancer using Whole-Body MRI

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-011

Adiposity risk in pregnancy: identifying cost effective risk prediction measures that can be implemented at scale within NHS maternity services

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-012

Do we need more milk banks? A programme of economic research on donor human breast milk

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-013

Optimising sleep to slow the progression of dementia in the Bristol Memory Cohort

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-014

Understanding exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve clinical outcomes: exploring mechanisms and using machine learning approaches towards precision medicine

Reject

CDF-2018-11- ST2-015

Vaccination in older adults: understanding how to do it better and knowing when to stop

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-016

Development and feasibility of a behavioural intervention to improve the beneficial use of hearing technology for adults with hearing loss

Fund

CDF-2018-11- ST2-017

Mature Adult Cancer Survivor Study

Reject

SRF:

Award Ref. No

Project Title

Outcome

SRF-2018-11- ST2-001

Acute care for frail older people

Reject

SRF-2018-11- ST2-002

Visual Impairment Self-manAGEment in Stroke (VISAGE)

Reject

SRF-2018-11- ST2-003

Improving quality of care and quality of life for teenagers and young adults living with and beyond cancer: the BRIGHTLIGHT extension study

Reject

SRF-2018-11- ST2-004

Use, risk-benefits, and costs of preventive therapies in older people with complex health needs: an analysis of NHS routinely collected data.

Fund

TRF:

Award Ref. No.

Project Title

Outcome

TRF-2018-11- ST2-002

Synovial B cells inform treatment response in Rheumatoid Arthritis (SyBRA)

Fund

SUMMARY

139 eligible applications were received.

18 applications were awarded (10 PDFs, 6 CDFs, 1 SRF and 1 TRF).

6 applications (4 PDFs, 1 CDF and 1 TRF) were recommended for funding on a conditional basis.