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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 28 Stage 2 minutes


Minutes of the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Sub-Committee C meeting to discuss applications to Competition 28 Stage 2.

Date and location

Meeting held 02 July 2019 at ETC Venues, Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX.

In attendance

Committee Members

Professor Kate Jolly
Professor Neil Coulson
Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill
Professor Laura Gray
Professor Andrew Judge
Dr Belinda Lennox
Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Jonathan Mant
Professor Borislava (Boby) Mihaylova
Professor Gavin Perkins
Mrs Angela Ruddock
Professor Jackie Sturt
Professor Sandy Tubeuf
Professor Richard Watt
Ms Jane Whitehurst
Professor Bridget Young

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Rajinder Flora (NIHR CCF)
Ms Emma Thompson (NIHR CCF)
Ms Fiona Giles (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saprina Harrison (NIHR CCF)


Professor Kelvin Jordan (Keele University)
Mr Thomas Hamborg (RDS London)
Dr Kasia Kuleszewicz (NIHR CCF)
Mrs Hazel Patel (Public Member)

PDG applications considered

NIHR200823: Developing a whole-system approach to the initiation and maintenance of physical activity amongst individuals with mild-to-moderate depression.
Short Title: Initiation and Maintenance of Physical Activity in Depression (IMPAD).
Lead Applicant: Dr Katarzyna Karolina Machaczek
Lead Assessors: Gavin Perkins (1), Richard Lilford (2)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

PGfAR applications considered

NIHR200605: Recovery Colleges Characterisation and Testing (RECOLLECT) 2
Lead Applicant: Professor Mike Slade
Lead Assessors: Belinda Lennox (1), Gavin Perkins (2)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional support (phased fund)

NIHR200869: The 'PANDA' research programme: Primary prevention of maternal ANaemia to avoid preterm Delivery and other Adverse outcomes.
Lead Applicant: Dr Simon Stanworth
Lead Assessors: Richard Lilford (1), Richard Watt (2)
Conflicts:  Professor Borislava Mihaylova and Professor Andrew Judge
Outcome: Conditional support (phased fund)
Professor Borislava Mihaylova returned. Professor Andrew Judge remained outside the room.

NIHR200615: INITIATE: Intense Hospital Physiotherapy and Mobility after Hip Fracture
Lead Applicant: Dr Rebecca Kearney
Lead Assessors: Richard Watt (1), Jonathan Mant (2)
Conflicts: Professor Andrew Judge, Professor Gavin Perkins and Professor Richard Lilford
Outcome: Reject
Professor Andrew Judge, Professor Gavin Perkins and Professor Richard Lilford returned.