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Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation - Call 2 Stage 2 Minutes

Contents

Minutes of the Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) Call 2 Stage 2 Funding Committee Meeting.

Date and location

The meeting was held on 11 and 12 November 2019 at LGC Ltd, Grange House, 15 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NL, UK

In attendance

Funding Committee Members

Name

Affiliation

Professor Tom Solomon (Chair)

Professor of Neurological Science, Head of the Brain Infections Group, Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool, UK; Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

Professor Kalipso Chalkidou (Deputy Chair)

Professor of Practice (Global Health), Imperial College London, UK; Director iDSI; Director of Global Health

Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development

Professor Pamela Abbott

Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Global Development, University of Aberdeen, UK

Professor Marcello Barcinski

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Oswaldo Cruz Institute and Emeritus Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mr David Chandler

Community and Public Involvement Representative, UK

Professor Prabha Chandra (Day 1 only)

Head of Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), India

Mr Peter Ekiikina

Community and Public Involvement Representative, Uganda; Executive Director, Foundation for Open Development

Professor Elizabeth Grant

Director of the Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal for Global Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Professor Oye Gureje

Professor of Psychiatry and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Professor Catherine Harmer

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Eugene Kinyanda

Head of the mental health project, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda

Professor Marie-Louise Newell (Day 2 only)

Emeritus Professor of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Moffat Nyirenda

Professor of Medicine (Global Non-Communicable Diseases), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Head of  Non-Communicable Diseases Phenotype Programme, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda

Mr Vijay Rajkumar

Community and Public Involvement Representative, India

Mrs Una Rennard

Community and Public Involvement Representative, UK

Dr Rahul Shidhaye

Senior Research Scientist, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Professor Daniel Smith

Professor of Psychiatry (Mental Health & Wellbeing), University of Glasgow, UK

Professor Andrea Winkler

Professor of Global Health, Director of the Centre for Global Health, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway; Senior Research and Specialist Neurologist, Head Munich Global Neurology Group, Co-director of the Centre for Global Health, Technical University of Munich Germany

 Apologies

Name

Affiliation

Professor Graciela Rojas

Professor of Psychiatry, General Director Clinical Hospital, University of Chile, Chile

Secretariat

Name

Affiliation

Dr Sultana Choudhry 

Senior Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)

Dr Nicola Commander

Senior Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Mr Bryan Paolo Dar

Research Officer, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Dr Pauline Essah

Senior Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Dr Chichi Ezenwa

Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Dr Louise Kim

Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Dr Mike Rogers

Assistant Director, Global Health NIHR CCF 

Dr Debbie Willis

Senior Programme Manager, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Observers

Name

AffiliationAttendance

Dr Alex Ademokun

Head of Global Health Research Programmes, Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Day 1 only

Mike Batley

Deputy Director, Science, Research and Evidence, DHSC 

Day 1 only

Alison McEwan

Global Health Research Programme Manager, DHSC

Day 2 only

Aaronjay Tidball

Global Health Research Programme Officer, Science, Research and Evidence, DHSC

Day 2 only

Sabeena Subba

Assistant Director Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement, NIHR CCF

Day 1 only

Katalin Torok

Senior Programme Manager, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, NIHR CCF

Day 2 only

Mathew Bolton

Research Officer, Global Health, NIHR CCF 

Day 2 only

Anneke van de Stege

Research Officer, Global Health, NIHR CCF

Day 1 only

RIGHT Call 2 Stage 2 Applications considered

NIHR200802: Mental health service transformation for vulnerable children in South Africa and Pakistan

Conflicts: Professor Moffat Nyirenda

Outcome:  Rejected

Professor Eugene Kinyanda was absent

NIHR200851: Evaluating the Impact of Group Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) In Lebanon and Kenya on child developmental outcomes, maternal Depression and the mother-child relationship

Conflicts: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200804: Ameliorating common mental health disorders in Indonesia: Designing and evaluating an evidence-based, primary care task-shifting intervention (The ADEPT study)

Conflicts: Professor Tom Solomon

Outcome: Rejected

NIHR200839: Reducing the treatment gap for depression among people living with leprosy in India, Indonesia and Nigeria: An implementation trial of peer delivered psychological therapy.

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Moffat Nyirenda, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Dr Rahul Shidhaye

Outcome: Rejected

NIHR200824: Improving outcomes for people with psychosis in Pakistan and India – improving the Effectiveness of Community-based care (PIECEs)

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Professor Prabha Chandra

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200833: IMProving Access to mental health Care for young people in Pakistan (IMPACT)

Conflicts: Professor Prabha Chandra, Professor Tom Solomon

Outcome:  Rejected

NIHR200838: The implementation and effectiveness of a lay counsellor intervention for low mood as part of a programme of Integrated Care for Older PEople in three sub-Saharan African countries ICOPE-DEP

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Moffat Nyirenda, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Dr Rahul Shidhaye, Professor Andrea Winkler

Outcome:  Rejected

NIHR200846: Transforming Access to Care for Serious Mental Disorders in Slums - the TRANSFORM Project

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Professor Tom Solomon

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200806: Developing and evaluating an intervention based on behavioural activation for people with depression and diabetes multimorbidity in South Asia

Conflicts: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Marie-Louise Newell, Dr Rahul Shidhaye

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200817: ENHANCE: Scaling-up Care for Perinatal Depression through Technological Enhancements to the ‘Thinking Healthy Programme’

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Professor Tom Solomon

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200816: Evaluation of Co-designed Low-Intensity Psychological and Social interventions (CoLIPSo) for 15-24-year-olds with serious mental illness: A new social recovery-focused youth mental health service model for low- and middle-income countries

Conflicts: Professor Moffat Niyrenda, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Dr Rahul Shidhaye

Outcome:  Rejected

NIHR200812: Latin America: Mental Health Interventions and Comorbidity (LAMHIC)

Conflicts: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Eugene Kinyanda

Outcome:  Rejected

NIHR200842: SPARK: Supporting Parents And communities in the Rehabilitation of Kids with developmental disorders in Africa

Conflicts: Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Tom Solomon, Mrs Una Rennard, Professor Eugene Kinyanda, Dr Rahul Shidhaye, Professor Andrea Winkler, Professor Catherine Harmer

Outcome:  Recommended for funding

NIHR200809: Improving mental health outcomes in young adults living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Conflicts: Professor Tom Solomon

Outcome:   Rejected

NIHR200854: Using eye tracking technology for diagnosing and managing major mental illness in India and China

Conflicts: Professor Pamela Abbott, Professor Oye Gureje, Professor Daniel Smith, Professor Eugene Kinyanda

Outcome:  Rejected