Annual Review 2021: Research funding

Here are some of the key awards in excess of £100,000

Principal lead, sponsor, description and award value

Richard Byng 

NHS National Institute for Health and Care Research 

The National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC ) for the South West Peninsula 

£2,160,000

Deborah Greaves 

European Regional Development Fund 

FLOW (Floating Offshore Wind) Accelerator with Wave Hub 

£1,349,000

Zoe Mildon 

Natural Environment Research Council 

Quake4D: building physics-based, geologically rich models for investigating earthquake interaction and seismic hazard 

£1,135,064

Richard Thompson 

Natural Environment Research Council 

BIO-PLASTIC-RISK: assessing how bioplastics break down and whether they affect terrestrial and marine species 

£1,082,437

Martyn Hann 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

EPSRC Strategic Equipment Call: COAST Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Capability 

£1,066,834

Ray Jones 

Economic and Social Research Council 

Connectivity and Digital Design for Promoting Health and Wellbeing Across Generations, Places and Spaces 

£759,538

Emma Sheehan

Interreg 

FISH INTEL: employing innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify the environmental conditions a range of important marine species need in order to thrive 

£745,395

Deborah Greaves 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

Flexible Responsive Systems in Wave Energy (FlexWave): improving the design,manufacture and survivability of flexible wave energy converters 

£673,385

Nicola Brennan and Helen Lloyd 

NHS National Institute for Health and Care Research 

Optimising the delivery of remediation programmes for doctors: a participatory co-design and realist evaluation approach 

£675,970

Melanie Austen 

Natural Environment Research Council 

GCRF Blue Communities: supporting the development, implementation and ongoing management of initiatives that promote the sustainable use of marine resources 

£672,311

Richard Thompson 

Natural Environment Research Council 

Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries (GCRF Plastics): asystems analysis approach to reducing plastic waste in Indonesian societies (PISCES) 

£632,260

Antony Morris 

Natural Environment Research Council 

The 3D anatomy of magma transport at fast spreading ocean ridges 

£613,685

Mark Fitzsimons 

European Regional Development Fund 

ReCon Soil: developing sustainable soils from construction waste and by-products 

£605,000

Philip Hosegood 

Garfield Weston Foundation 

Continued funding for ongoing research on oceanographic drivers for ecosystemvariability in the Indian Ocean 

£500,000

Camille Carroll 

Safra Foundation 

Accelerating Clinical Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease: a multi-arm multi-stage clinical trial platform (ACT-PD) 

£374,022

Oliver Hanemann 

Brain Tumour Research 

Ongoing research into low-grade brain tumours 

£350,000

Richard Thompson 

Natural Environment Research Council

Lost at Sea – where are all the tyre particles? (TYRE-LOSS): tyre particle concentrations at their points of entry to the marine environment and their subsequent transport in the water column 

£328,154

Paul Simpson 

Economic and Social Research Council 

Post-Terror Atmospheres in European Cities: international comparison of how counter-terrorism and urban security change the everyday experiences of residents across cities in Europe 

£277,334

Richard Byng 

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 

Community Mental Health Framework Pilot Evaluation: testing potential models of delivery of community mental health services

£269,578

Yeaw Chu Lee 

Interreg 

EUROSWAC – Research and impact demonstrator: sustainable energy storage/heat transfer and impact of warm water reject 

£257,094

Irene Manzella 

Natural Environment Research Council 

Smart sensing of moving landscapes and their defences 

£254,891

Jennifer Freeman 

NHS National Institute for Health and Care Research 

Management of chronic pelvic girdle pain following pregnancy: a randomised controlled feasibility trial 

£219,353

Melanie Austen 

Natural Environment Research Council 

South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP):delivering economic and community benefits to the South West, while protecting andenhancing the area’s natural resources 

£195,034

Raphael Stuhlmeier 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

SWIM: stochastic wave modelling for inhomogeneous sea-states 

£166,508

Steven Goodhew 

Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions 

Defect Visualisation via Thermography (DeViz): investigating whether the energy performance of new and renovated buildings can be improved with thermal imaging cameras as a core component of the construction process 

£156,651

Kerryn Husk 

Medical Research Council 

Intervention development for community-based self-referred social prescribing 

£145,322

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop 

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 

NEA PANACEA (North East Atlantic project on biodiversity and eutrophication assessment integration and creation of effective measures): bringing together biodiversity datasets to identify trophic links and drivers of change 

£127,088

Julian Elston 

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust 

The feasibility and impact of a voluntary peer health and wellbeing coaching service for outpatients with chronic long-term conditions with low activation (chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis) 

£111,555

Eduardo Miranda 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

QCS Hub: Quantum Computing and Music project developing QuTune, a bespoke QC programming toolbox for musicians 

£101,051

Interreg – EU interregional cooperation projects; Safra – Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation