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Programme Development Grants - Competition 32 Minutes


11 May 2022


1.0 May 2022


Minutes of the Programme Development Grants (PDG) programme meeting for Competition 32 

Date and Location

Meeting held on Tuesday 5 April 2022 via online video meeting

In attendance


Professor Richard Watt (Chair) 
Professor Simon Heller (Supporting Chair)
Professor Anthony Avery
Mrs Rita Long
Professor Gavin Murphy
Professor Kate O’Donnell
Ms Julie Stone

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Raj Flora (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saima Siddiqui (NIHR CCF)
Ms Sarah Thompson (NIHR CCF)
Mr Curtis Dixon (NIHR CCF)
Ms Emily Griffiths (NIHR CCF)


Dr Sophie Hyndman

Applications to be considered

NIHR204214: Improving diagnosis and outcomes of Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction by applying a network approach across the UK
Lead Applicant: Professor Divaka Perera
Conflicts: Professor Kate O'Donnell,  Professor Simon Heller
Outcome: Reject

NIHR204217: Improving the long-term care of patients who have had bariatric surgery: PROMISE CARE study
Lead Applicant:Dr Helen Parretti 
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR204228: MotiVar II: MotiVating weight loss through a personalised avatar
Lead Applicant: Professor Maryann Hardy
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

Professor Simon Heller assumed the chair

NIHR204229: RAtionalising psychotropics treatment for People with Intellectual Disabilities-sCOPing (RAPID-COP)
Lead Applicant: Professor Saumitra (Shoumi) Deb
Conflicts: Professor Richard Watt, Ms Julie Stone
Outcome: Reject

Professor Richard Watt resumed the chair

NIHR204230: The SPARKLE Project Studying the Prevention of Dementia Across the Life-course: a Research and Knowledge Co-operative Across Liverpool (As part of the UNICORN Group Understanding Neurological brain Injury in Children, measuring
Lead Applicant: Dr Shrouk Messahel Outcome, impact of Research and Neuro-Rehabilitation in Liverpool)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR204231: Improving the DIagnostic accuracy of referrals for Papilloedema (DiPP) from primary to secondary care: the development of clinical guidelines and educational materials
Lead Applicant:Dr Denize Atan 
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR204232: Urban Forest Schools: Designing-in play to urban environments for health and wellbeing
Lead Applicant: Dr Sally Barber
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR204233: Preparatory investigation into the nature and limits of normal physiology in labour, birth and recovery and the conditions needed to promote these, to inform the co-development and testing of a holistic and personalised care bundle - a developmental study.
Lead Applicant:Dr Mandie Scamell 
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support