Successful Grant Applications

Members of PLERG in bold

Welcome to BBSRC - the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

October 2007

Dr Caroline Relton

Nutrition and early life programming: exploring epigenetic mechanisms

New Investigator Award

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - 373,585

1 January 2008 - 31st December 2010

 

 

August 2007

Professor Helen McConachie

Social attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder: experimental findings and methodological techniques

Economic and Social Research Council - 79,302

1 November 2007 - 30 November 2008

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

 

Professors Ann Le Couteur and Helen McConachie

Analysis of GMS 6 year olds 'psychological functioning'

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust - 17,413

1 September 2007 - 29 February 2008

 

We gratefully acknowledge support

from the JGWP Foundation

July 2007

Dr Caroline Relton

The role of genotype and diet in determining epigenetic status in cancer

JGWP Foundation - 6,150

7 January - 28 March 2008

The Royal Society logo

 

May 2007

Dr Tevfik Dorak

21st European Histocompatability and Immunogenetics Conference. Royal Society - 627

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

 

 

April 2007

Dr Ian Barrett, Professor Helen McConachie, Dr Mark Pearce

A pilot study for postnatal depression in women with learning difficulties

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust - 3,500

1 January - 1 April 2007

 

March 2007

Dr Richard McNally

Core funding for epidemiology research 2007-08. NECCR - 137,873

1st April 2007 - 31st March 2008

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Natural Environment Research Council

 

Dr Richard McNally

Ljungan Virus - an undetected but dangerous zoonotic agent. NERC - 54,003

1st July 2007 - 30th June 2008

 

 

Dr Mark Pearce

Lifecourse predictors of adult respiratory health: The Thousand Families Study

Newcastle Healthcare Charity - 17,758

1 April 2007 - 31 March 2008

 

 

Dr Richard McNally, Dr Mark Pearce, Prof Tanja Pless-Mulloli, Dr Svetlana

Glinianaia, Dr Judith Rankin

Leukaemia and birthweight by gestational age: a population-based record-linkage study 1968-1992.  Cancer Research UK - 39,910

1st July 2007 - 30th June 2008

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

 

Dr Lindsay Pennington, Professor Allan Colver, Dr Mark Pearce, Dr Mary Gibson

Predicting the development of intelligible speech by children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study [Paul Pollani Award]. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - 6,817

1st April 2007 - 31st March 2008

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

 

Professor Helen McConachie, Dr EC Jessen, Dr Robert Forsyth

Establishing and lifestyle assessment questionnaire, a measure of participation [Paul Pollani Award]. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - 7,494

June - September 2007

 

 

Dr Allan Colver, Dr Richard McNally

Final analysis of large European dataset of childhood disability.  Newcastle Healthcare Charity - 14,225

1st April - 30th September 2007

 

February 2007

Dr Richard McNally, Dr Mark Pearce

An epidemiological study of bone tumours in children and young adults.  Bone Cancer Research Trust - 29,985

1st March 2007 - 29 February 2008

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

 

Professor Helen McConachie

Further funding for autism study.  Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust - 6988

March - June 2007

 

British Council home

 

January 2007

Dr Mark Pearce

Lifecourse influences on health at different stages of life.  British Council Travel Award - 1,630.  May 2007

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Department of Health

 

 

Dr Mark Pearce, Professor Sir Alan Craft, Professor Louise Parker, Dr Kieran McHugh (GOSH)

Long-term sequelae of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in childhood.

Department of Health - 358,295

1st April 2007 - 31st March 2010

 

The Sir James Knott Trust - supporting causes in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool

 

Dr Mark Pearce

Thousand Families Exhibition - Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sir James Knott Trust - 1,000

May-June 2007

 

 

National Cancer Institute

 

November 2006

Dr Mark Pearce, Professor Sir Alan Craft, Professor Louise Parker, Dr Kieran McHugh (GOSH)

Cancer risk following radiation exposure from computed tomography in children and adolescents.  National Institutes of Health, USA - 476,097 [<$1,000,000]

1st January 2007 - 31st December 2011

 

 

British Council home

October 2006

Professor Helen McConachie et al

Improving children's survival through development of quality child development and neurodisability services which read the unreached in Bangladesh and other countries and provides a stronger voice to the child and family.

Development Partnerships in HE, British Council - 3,000 expenses for Professor McConachie to travel to Bangladesh in March 2007

 

National Cancer Institute

September 2006

Dr Mark Pearce

CT scan survey - further feasibility work for the study of long-term effects of CT scans on children

National Institutes of Health, USA - 50,955 [<$100,000]

1st October 2006 - 31st March 2007

 

 

Dr Mark Pearce, Professor Roger Francis, Dr Caroline Relton

Reproductive hormones and bone mineral density at age 50: The Newcastle Thousand Families Study.  Newcastle Healthcare Charity - 9,802

1st October 2006 - 30th June 2007

 

Dr Caroline Relton

Gateshead Millennium Study DNA Bank.  Children's Foundation - 16,972

1st December 2006 - 31st October 2007

 

 

Professor Ann Le Couteur et al

Gluten-free and casein-free food development study.  Research Autism - 10,000

1st October 2006 - 30th September 2008

 

The Children's Research Fund

 

August 2006

Dr Lindsay Pennington, Professor Sir Alan Craft

Speech development n children with cerebral palsy.  Children's Research Fund - 72,000

1st November 2006 for 20 months

 

 

July 2006

Professor Heather Cordell, Dr Sara Brown, Dr CL Relton, Professor N Reynolds

Contribution of mutations within the filaggrin gene to prevalence of childhood atopy - a cohort study.  Newcastle Healthcare Charity  19,172

1st July 2006

 

 

April 2006

Professor Louise Parker, Dr Judith Rankin, Dr Martin Ward-Platt

A population-based record linkage study of childhood cancer among children born after reproductive assistance.  Newcastle Healthcare Charity  26,841

1st September 2006

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Tyne and Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation

March 2006

Dr Mark Pearce

Red Spot Walk @ Jesmond Dene, Newcastle - 27 May 2006

SAGE Ltd. via the Tyne and Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation - 500

 

Dr Richard McNally

An epidemiological study of gender-related differences in susceptibility to childhood cancer.  BUPA Foundation  81,875

Award to start 1st June 2006

 

 

TYNESIDE

LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH

ASSOCIATION

 

Dr M Tevfik Dorak

Establishing a DNA collection for case-control studies in childhood ALL

Tyneside Leukaemia Research Fund  20,273

1st April 2006

 

February 2006

Prof John Mathers, Dr Caroline Relton, Dr N Belshaw, Dr H McArdle, L Young et al

Nutritional epigenomics: cellular memory of nutritional exposure and its consequences

European Union  177,507 Euros [approximately 115,245]

Award to start 1st March 2006

 

Dr Caroline Relton et al

Childhood obesity outreach activities

Children's Foundation  2,629

Award from 27 February 2006

 

Dr Judith Rankin et al

Maternal obesity and congenital anomalies: a growing problem?  BDF-Newlife  47,339

From 1st September 2006

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Dr Paul McArdle, Prof Ann Le Couteur, Dr Helen McConachie et al

Research assistance to the programme of Child and Adolescent Developmental Research: Autism and Mental Health.  Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland Mental Health Trust   30,000

From 1st February 2006

 

 

January 2006

Dr Tony Waterston, Mrs Brenda Welsh et al

Baby Express.  Garfield Weston Foundation 35,000

From 1st March 2006

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

March of Dimes

 

December 2005

Dr Tim Frayling, Dr Caroline Relton, Dr R Gray, Dr G Davey-Smith, Dr AT Hattersley

A comprehensive study of genetic susceptibility to preterm birth.  March of Dimes 268,902

From 1st March 2006

 

Home

 

Dr Lindsay Pennington, Dr N Miller, Dr IN Steen

Intensive speech and language therapy for older children.  Cerebra 65,350

From 1st December 2005

 

Prof Ann Le Couteur, Dr Helen McConachie et al.

International Collaborative Molecular Study of Autism Consortium.  EU 40,025

From 1st March 2006

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Medical Research Council

National Prevention Research Initiative

November 2005

Dr Ashley Adamson, Dr Kathryn Parkinson, Prof Ann Le Couteur, Prof Louise Parker, Dr Mark Pearce, Dr Charlotte Wright, Mr Robert Drewett.  Gateshead Millennium Study

NPRI 428,000

From 1st January 2006

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from

Tiny Lives

Newcastle Neonatal Service
Royal Victoria Infirmary
 

 

 

Dr Nick Embleton, Dr R Graham, Dr S Robson, Dr Judith Rankin

Parent and staff experience of treatment withdrawal from sick neonates.  Tiny Lives Charity 51,949

 

Dr Caroline Relton et al

People of the British Isles

The Wellcome Trust 26,000

From 1st November 2005

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Medical Research Council

October 2005

Dr Helen McConachie, Prof Ann Le Couteur

Pre-School autism communication trial [PACT].  MRC  270,310

From 1st February 2006

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

September 2005

Prof Ann Le Couteur, Dr Paul McArdle

Feasibility of follow-up to the Millennium Baby Study.  Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland Mental Health Trust   30,000

From 1st November 2005

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

August 2005

Prof Ann Le Couteur, Dr Helen McConachie

Development of parent-reported outcomes of early intervention for children with autism

Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland Mental Health Trust  60,000

From 1st December 2005

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Department of Health

 

July 2005

Dr Judith Rankin

National Career Scientist Award Scheme. Department of Health 289,994

From 1st October 2005

 

May 2005

Dr M Tevfik Dorak, Professor Andy Hall, Professor Louise Parker

Genes influencing body iron content and childhood leukaemia risk. Children with Leukaemia  98,532

1st November 2005 - 31st October 2007

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the

Medical Research Council

 

March 2005

Dr Jean Adams, Dr Cam Donaldson, Prof Martin White, Dr J Cairns, Dr A Steptoe

Special Training Fellowship in Health Services and Health of the Public Research

MRC 176,136

 

Dr Caroline Relton

Science Travel Grant

UK-Netherlands Partnership 740

 

 

We also gratefully acknowledge support from the following organisations: