University of East London Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference 2019

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Thursday 27th June 2019 University Square Stratford Salway Road, London, E15 1NF



BREAKFAST 10:00 - 11:45 KEYNOTES 11:45 - 13:00 SESSION A 13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH 14:00 - 15:25 SESSION B 15:25 - 16:40 SESSION C 16:45 - 17:15 CLOSING 17:15 - 18:00 NETWORKING 9:30 - 10:00

This year’s extensive programme showcases the impact of our research in both local and global contexts, reflecting on our responses to challenges such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) agenda and the ‘grand challenges’ arising from the government’s Industrial Strategy. Attendees will hear about innovative collaborations which address these challenges and which embrace interdisciplinary/trans-disciplinary collisions across our Colleges and Institutes and beyond. Our line up this year covers exciting topics from “Women’s land rights” and “Contested citizenship” to “Mental health therapies” and “Integrated AI and voice credibility”. During the day you will also have the opportunity to talk to some of our invited external affiliates and, of course, with each other! We very much hope you enjoy the day.

Professor Verity J. Brown PVC Impact and Innovation


We are delighted to welcome you to the UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2019.


Verity Brown PVC (Research & Impact), University of East London

Opening Keynote

Rick Holliman, Professor of Engaged Research at the Open University. As the Open University’s Academic Lead for Engaged Research, Rick has responsibility for developing and implementing the institutions strategic and operational planning for engaged research. Through his research he examines tensions between theories and practices of knowledge exchange by evaluating examples where researchers and ‘publics’ have sought to (co)produce impacts derived from research. In combining research and practice through this work, he has developed the concept of engaged research, a principled approach to co-constructing ‘publics’ (stakeholders, end-users and members of the public) to work reflexively in meaningful ways to generate, reflect on and evidence social and economic impacts.

Interdisciplinary Panel and Q&A session (Chaired by Verity Brown)

Promoting evidence-based clinical guidelines for antidepressant prescription and withdrawal - John Read Is staying online costing the earth? - Rabih Bashroush Adult Online Harms - Julia Davidson and Claire Choak

10:00 - 11:45



Room USG.17

11:45 - 13:00 SESSION A Session A1 - US1.01 Generating impact and capacity through participant-centred research and practice: Case studies from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe Session A2 - US1.08 Industrial impact and KTPs Session A3 - US1.09 Frailty in adults Session A4 - US1.11 Early childhood education Session A5 - US2.02 Cognitive neuroscience and neurodiversity Session A6 - US2.04 Impact of international crises Session A7 - US2.30 Sustainable cities

Chaired by Corinne Squire

Refugee university education in Jordan: Supporting and evaluating the provision of key skills, guidance and support for Syrian refugees


Session A1 - US1.01 Generating impact and capacity through participant-centred research and practice: Case studies from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe

Giorgia Dona, Afaf Jabiri, Aura Lounasmaa, Jessica Oddey, and Corinne Squire, Ben Loebster

Maja Korac-Sanderson

Building capacity among development researchers, Ethiopia Susannah Pickering-Saqqa, Meera Tiwari, Seyoum Hameso and Eric Ansong

Precaritised lives and atrategies of resistance: Storying HIV and resource in/securities Corinne Squire, Sanny Mulubale and Robert Ahearne

The role of dignity in improving menstrual health in rural India Meera Tiwari, Susannah Pickering-Saqqa and Allan Brimicombe

11:45 - 13:00

Assessment of research impact in challenging environments: Global challenges research funded project in Serbia


Session A2 - US1.08 Industrial impact and KTPs Chaired by Mansour Moniri

Study of deconvolution approaches for text/image AI explainability Julie Wall

Passion in leadership: a systematic review Sok-ho Trinh

An intelligent learner management system for predicting learner needs and support business decisions Shareeful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mansour Moniri (Presented by Hasan Mahmud)

Next generation video conferencing using personalised augmented reality Abdullah Ali

11:45 - 13:00

Network attack detection method based on matrix factorization of their time and frequency representations Aloysius Edoh, Dimitris Sklavounos, Spiros Chountasis

Chaired by Paul Watts

Researching frailty in older adults at UEL: past research, current developments and future interdisciplinary opportunities Paul Watts

Minimum income for healthy living and frailty in adults over 65 years old in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: a population-based cohort study


Session A3 - US1.09 Frailty in adults

David Blane

The role of culture in falls among older adults: exploring international determinants and health outcomes Nick Bourne

Gopal Netuveli (Presented by Jyotsna Srinath)

Social prescribing: using the strength of the third sector to promote health, tackle inequalities and reduce NHS costs Marcello Bertotti

11:45 - 13:00

Frailty as a global health problem


Session A4 - US1.11 Early childhood education Chaired by Eva Lloyd

Values education in early childhood – under threat from policies of counter-terrorism and securitisation? Jennifer Robson

UEL evaluation of the effectiveness of the ‘Speech Bubbles’ drama intervention programme Heather Price and Eric Ansong

Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Nigeria: A system analysis of policy in national and local contexts Ogunkoya Adejoke Adewale

Gender-based reasoning of toy choice in pre-schoolers: The roles of child cognition and parental variables Virginia Lam

11:45 - 13:00

Chaired by Mary Jane Spiller

The colours of our mind: exploring differences in everyday perceptual experiences Mary Jane Spiller

Eye movements as potential biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease


Session A5 - US2.02 Cognitive neuroscience and neurodiversity

Mark Harwood

Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) at 40 Hz enhances face and object perception Montserrat Gonzalez-Perez

Moreno Coco

Synaesthesitic experiences and executive functions Volker Thoma, Imran Keshani (Presented by Imran Keshani)

11:45 - 13:00

Attention as a window into healthy and neurodegenerate memory processes


Session A6 - US2.04 Impact of international crises Chaired by Siraj Sait

Consolidating neoliberalism through privatisation: The case of the EU after the Eurozone Crisis Ozgun Sarimehmet Duman

Supporting humanitarian workers: Where is the help for heroes? Neil Herrington and Lucia Berdondini

Sustainable post-conflict institutional strategies in the Balkans Vassilis K. Fouskas

PREA: A tool for ethical reflection and sharing lessons learned from health research in humanitarian crises Ainul Hanafiah

11:45 - 13:00

Chaired by Stuart Connop

Data-quality of real-time cyber-physical systems in smart cities Ahmed Abdulhasan Alwan, Mihaela Anca Ciupala, Paolo Falcarin, Allan Brimicombe, Andres Baravalle

Evaluation of moisture damage and healing in asphalts for highways


Session A7 - US2.30 Sustainable Cities

Alex Apeagyei

Casting techniques enhancing robotics construction – A ‘waste-zero’ case study Barbara Andrade Zandavali

Gail Findlay, Angela Harden

Making the case for culture as a factor in EV adoption in London Shaherah Jordan

Nature based solutions - Finding relevance for cities Sam Jelliman

11:45 - 13:00

Empowering and connecting communities to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities


During lunch, please take the chance to visit the internal and external organisations that are in attendance today. Tables in USG.19/USG.20

13:00 - 14:00

Research Design Service The Research Design Service (RDS) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support clinicians, health and social care professionals and academics to develop research proposals and grant applications free of charge. The RDS London team, which is one of 10 regional services in England, has experts who can provide specialist advice on various aspects of research methodology such as statistics, qualitative research methods, health economics and patient and public involvement.

Research Professional The University of East London subscribes to Research Professional, an online platform providing access to an extensive database of open research funding opportunities, research policy news and Funding Insight articles. With a Research Professional account you can log in to the service from anywhere in the world and to create personalised email alerts to keep you informed about new developments and funding opportunities in your areas of interest.


Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) The UEL Sustainability Research Institute is one of the first dedicated sustainability research institutes in the UK and have since built an excellent international reputation by applying their ground-breaking research and development in the real world. Their work focuses on a range of emerging research fields and pressing urban and rural sustainability challenges around green infrastructure, resource management and sustainable living.

UEL Scholarly Communications & Open Access The UEL Scholarly Communications team based in the library provides advisory and technical services supporting staff and students with their research and how their findings are disseminated. We can offer guidance on REF2021 Open Access policy, Open Access Publishing, Research Data Management, and provide support for writing Data Management Plans including review and feedback. We’ve also just launched our exciting new UEL Research Repository! This replaces ROAR and data.uel. Be sure to drop by with any queries regarding the new repository, data management, and all things open access.

13:00 - 14:00

Institute of Health and Human Development (IHHD) IHHD has a remit to develop an interdisciplinary research cluster in health and wellbeing working across the university. They have a substantial portfolio of high-quality, externally funded research. knowledge exchange, innovation and impact. Their focus is on social, economic and cultural factors that influence health and wellbeing, working with service providers and with some of the poorest, most marginalised and mobile communities in the UK to promote health and reduce inequalities across the life course.


RAMHHE Launched in 2016 by UEL’s own Josephine NawAmaka Bardi, the campaign to Raise Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education (RAMHHE) focuses on raising awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and aiming to open dialogues between students, staff, mental healthcare providers and lobby university authorities. It’s the UK’s first student-led mental health campaign and is made up of student volunteers.

13:00 - 14:00

Vertigo Ventures Vertigo Ventures (VV) are international impact experts that work with leading research organisations globally to help them identify, capture and report the impact of their research. UEL is subscribed to use their proprietary software VV-Impact, an innovative online impact capture and reporting tool with VV-Impact Metrics, developed over the past decade with close industry input. The software allows for the systematic measurement, analysis and reporting of impact to help you maximise the reach and significance of your research and to help us prepare institutionally for REF2021. (Table will be manned by our REF and Research Impact Officer – Emma Libonati).

Athena SWAN UEL are signed up to the Athena SWAN charter to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager Claire Matysova will be available to discuss upcoming events and initiatives.

London Higher London Higher Europe (LHE) is a consortium of eleven higher education institutions (HEIs) based in London (UK) wishing to engage with the EU and form partnerships across Europe. UEL is a member of LHE where they actively support us with EU engagement and funding programmes. Their aims are to promote member institutions to the EU and generate esteem for London HE capacity; organise events and networking opportunities that showcase the research of members and help with finding and liaising with partners for European project bids.

13:00 - 14:00

Grantcraft Grantcraft are a specialist consultancy with 25 years of experience working in “the Business of Research” who have been contracted by the University to work with us over the next few years. The team work with academics from institutions across Europe and the UK, writing, optimising, and supporting funding applications. Their tailored support approach is specifically designed to meet the needs of academic partners to make applications more competitive, as evidenced by their average success rate of between 1 in 2 and 1 in 3 across all funding bodies. Grantcraft have been contracted by the university to work closely with Research Development Support (ReDS) to offer specialist, personalised support for grant writing and strategic bid development. We are offering a number of workshops in collaboration with Grantcraft over the next year, for further details please contact ReDS.


In attendance at today’s Conference:

14:00 - 15:25 SESSION B Session B1 - US1.01 Putting Newham and Tower Hamlets on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) map Session B2 - US1.08 Costs of the digital world: Material and moral Session B3 - US1.09 Mental health & wellbeing Session B4 - US1.11 Pedagogy and student experience Session B5 - US2.02 Bioscience Session B6 - US2.04 Public health: Local and global approaches & interventions Session B7 - US2.30 Risk! Gambling, drugs and the online world

Meera Tiwari and team (Allan Brimicombe, Massimo De Angelis, Susannah Pickering Saqqa, Miriam Mukasa, Kathryn Kraft)

This panel will present the preliminary findings of a London Scholars’ funded research project that maps the progress of Newham – UEL’s home borough - and Tower Hamlets in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


Session B1 - US1.01 Putting Newham and Tower Hamlets on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) map

Presentation 1: The project and the methodology

Presentation 3: Findings: Newham and Tower Hamlet on the SDG map

14:00 - 15:25

Presentation 2: Data capture process: secondary/published data


Session B2 - US1.08 Costs of the digital world: Material and moral Chaired by Kate Hodgkin

The role of perceptions in counterterrorism strategies addressing Boko Haram: A qualitative case study Tarela Juliet Ike

To what extent has the boom in the manufacture of modern technological devices been implicated in territorial conflicts within Democratic Republic of Congo? Patrick Evans

Social media usage and the link with online and offline risk behaviour

14:00 - 15:25

Volker Thoma, Chris O’Mahony (Presented by Chris O’Mahony)

Chaired by John Read

Developing new explanatory narratives of psychological distress David Harper

Therapy at the edges: Understanding the role of everyday activities in mental health intervention Laura McGrath


Session B3 - US1.09 Mental health & wellbeing

The ‘Double Jeopardy Effect’ : Researching with disabled and disenfranchised young people and families Janet Hoskin

Digital support in Mental Health: Empathy, AI and peer support

14:00 - 15:25

Ian Tucker


Session B4 - US1.11 Pedagogy and student experience Chaired by Andrew Ravenscroft

Can undergraduate internships widen participation to postgraduate study? Anthony Hudson & Agnieszka Spytkowska

Deconstructing borders by understanding user narratives within on-line feedback systems Earle Abrahamson, Jonathan Mann

The educational experience of a structured and innovative pedagogy and the multiple resulting projects that change places for the benefit of their communities and user Alan Chandler

14:00 - 15:25

Demystifying research phase 2: A call to action Susanna Rance

Education 4.0: Is characterising and harmonising intelligences and fostering mindfulness and positive mental health a way of thinking about a Pedagogy 4.0 for HE? Andrew Ravenscroft and Michael Bunce

Chaired by Caroline Edmonds

Bacteria antibiotic resistance problem: Is there any real hope? Abdessamad Ababou

Development of novel potential drug candidates for the treatment of Chagas disease Tummala Rama Krishna Reddy


Session B5 - US2.02 Bioscience

Thermodynamic properties of anti-VEGF antibody mimetics in the solution

14:00 - 15:25

Hanieh Khalili


Session B6 - US2.04 Public Health: Local & global approaches & interventions Chaired by Angela Harden

Rapid testing of service innovations in general practice: the primary care home model in Newham Lauren Herlitz

Young Commissioners: A model for embedding citizens in public institutions to plan and monitor services Darren Sharpe, Angela Harden, Emma Green

What is known from existing literature about the Hinduism perspective on sexual and reproductive health education: A scoping review Theeba Krishnamoorthy

14:00 - 15:25

Increasing eye research capacity and capabilities to tackle the burden of blindness in India: Funded by MRC Gopalakrishnan Netuveli (Presented by Jyotsna Srinath)

Chaired by John Turner

Cannabis vaping ‘on the go’: experiences, usage patterns and beliefs John Turner

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for gambling disorder: developing a clinical trial protocol at the National Problem Gambling Clinic


Session B7 - US2.30 Risk! Gambling, drugs and the online world

Elena Gomis-Vicent

Trends and patterns in UK treatment seeking gamblers: 2000-2015 Fluctuating alcohol guidelines – a striking illustration of the fundamental weakness of epidemiological methods? Geoffrey P Webb

14:00 - 15:25

Steve Sharman

15:25 - 16:40 SESSION C Session C1 - US1.01 Everyday sites of resistance and contested citizenship Session C2 - US1.08 Gender: Local and international perspectives Session C3 - US1.09 Mental health and education Session C4 - US1.11 Pedagogy and teacher experience Session C5 - US2.02 Neuroscience and health Session C6 - US2.04 Socially conscious arts Session C7 - US2.30 Biodiversity and wetlands

Chaired by Molly Andrews

‘My shining city’: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and refugee subjects (re)making themselves as political citizens Corinne Squire, Tim Hall and Aura Lounasmaa

Narratives of resistance by refugee storytellers


Session C1 - US1.01 Everyday sites of resistance and contested citizenship

Cigdem Esin and Aura Lounasmaa

Enduring Ideals: Transforming engaged citizenship and activism across the life span

15:25 - 16:40

Molly Andrews


Session C2 - US1.08 Gender: Local and international perspectives Chaired by Meera Tiwari

Has target 4.2 of SDG 4 – Quality Education – got it right for both early childhood education and care? Eva Lloyd

Transforming antenatal services to reduce health inequalities: interim findings from the REACH Pregnancy Programme Angela Harden, Anita Mehay, Bethan Hatherall, Lorna Sweeny, Gail Findlay, Cathryn Salisbury, Vivian Holmes, Ainul Hanifah

Mature women’s continued working Wilma Garvin

15:25 - 16:40

How human rights based approaches and Sustainable Development Goals are transforming women’s land rights Siraj Sait

Women film directors in South Asia Valentina Vitali

Chaired by Lorna Farquharson

Growing up bilingual: Understanding specific benefits across the mainstream and complementary education sectors Layal Husain

The meaning and understanding of mental health among university students: The @ramhhe working model for teachers in higher education


Session C3 - US1.09 Mental health and education

Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi

A critical analysis of UK international health partnerships: The discourses of mental health Postgraduate student mental health and wellbeing: what do we know so far and how can we improve support in the future? Lorna Farquharson, Sharon Cahill and Yannis Fronimos

Developing and investigating a participatory radio intervention to support psychoeducation and nonformal learning in at-risk youth Tom Gerken

15:25 - 16:40

Kumar Birch


Session C4 - US1.11 Pedagogy and teacher experience Chaired by Abigail Jackson

Looking at legal research methodologies: The decline and fall of doctrinal analysis? Abigail Jackson

University educators as transformative intellectuals for social change: Pedagogical practices from teacher education to raise students’ critical consciousness Shrehan Lynch

Professional dilemmas and affective choices of mobile academics: Hidden narratives of internationalisation and academic mobility Terri Kim

15:25 - 16:40

From pan-european to national and local impacts: The InFo-TED project and its reach Jean Murray, Gerrry Czerniawski, Warren Kidd, Andrea McMahon, Sheeba Viswarajan, David Wells

Can we galvanise cultural change and increase writing outputs via a short structured writing programme? A service evaluation of the School of Psychology’s pilot writing programme Caroline Edmonds, Paula Booth, Mary-Jane Budd

Chaired by Mike Seed

Compressive sensing of EEG signals over wireless body area network with incoherent DWT dictionary Jaswinder Lota (Presented by Manika Dani Rey)

Investigating the possible analgesic effect of ‘pleasant’ touch in a model of chronic pain


Session C5 - US2.02 Neuroscience and health

Matteo Martini

The posterior parietal cortex has a greater role than the supplementary motor area in novel motor behaviour: A TMS-based virtual disruption study mimicking ischaemic stroke. Loin pain haematuria syndrome: The most painful syndrome known to mankind – A pharmacological solution? Michael Seed

15:25 - 16:40

Pegah Shojaii and Duncan Turner


Session C6 - US2.04 Socially conscious arts Chaired by Alan Chandler

Tower Bridge: Poetry, the community and the spectacle Anna Robinson

Recipe for disaster: An exploration of poverty and starvation in times of austerity Kent Le & Sian-Kate Mooney

Not News At Ten: Re-imagining journalism Andrew Calcutt

UEL Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG) Tony D Sampson

Historicising and promoting 1970s and 1980s New York City music, social dance and art culture

15:25 - 16:40

Tim Lawrence

Chaired by Stuart Connop

Developing paludiculture as a research area in the UK Jack Clough (Presented by Richard Lindsay)

Attitudes to native and non-native species: an investigation using Q methodology Neil Herrington


Session C7 - US2.30 Biodiversity and wetlands

Eyes on the Bog: a citizen science programme Richard Lindsay

Himalayan glacial lake; volume and potential glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) discharge calculation

15:25 - 16:40

Shiva Sedai


Room USG.17 Closing Remarks

Verity Brown PVC (Research & Impact), University of East London

Room USG.19/20 Drinks and Networking

Please join us at the end of the day for drinks and light refreshments and get to know your fellow academics.

17:15 - 18:00


The following pages represent a ‘snapshot’ of forthcoming funding opportunities with indicative deadlines in autumn 2019, to give you some ideas ahead of the summer. If you’re interested in any of these calls or would like assistance searching for further opportunities, please contact ReDS.

All UEL staff can use Research Professional to find further opportunities like these. To find out how to login to Research Professional and for details on how to navigate the platform, get in touch with ReDS. Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news. You are free to browse the content of the site, create customised searches of its content and share this information with colleagues. Representatives from Research Professional have a stand set up throughout the day in room US.G.19/20 if you’d like further information.

September 2019 Sections initiative fund British Psychological Society This supports scientific initiatives that promote or advance psychology. Grants are worth up to ÂŁ15,000 each. Closing date: 1st September 2019 (Forecast) Rights and justice programme grants Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust These support long-term work to grow public support and empathy for the rights of racial and religious minorities via both incremental reform to effect policy and legislative change and more transformational approaches to change the public debate. Closing date: 2nd September 2019 Research chairs and senior research fellowships scheme Royal Academy of Engineering This aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting academics in conducting use-inspired research that meets the needs of industrial partners. Grants are worth up to ÂŁ45,000 per year over a period of five years. Closing date: 3rd September 2019

Individual fellowships scheme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) These are aimed at individual fellows who already have a doctorate or equivalent experience. Individual Fellowships aim to help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments. European Fellowships are held in Member States and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. The scheme offers fully funded fellowships and all research areas can be funded. Closing date: 11th September 2019 Global Challenges Research Fund – networking grants Academy of Medical Sciences These enable researchers from across disciplines from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary ideas to address global challenges. Grants are worth up to £25,000 each for one year. Closing date: 21st September 2019 (Forecast) Small grants Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation These support UK or Japanese collaborations that promote and support interaction between the two countries. Grants may worth between £2,000 and £7,000 each. Closing date: 30th September 2019

October 2019 Small grants British Society of Aesthetics These support UK-based activities in aesthetics, such as conferences, workshops, seminars and lecture series. Grants are worth up to ÂŁ5,000 each. Closing date: 1st October 2019 COMING SOON: Scientific meeting proposals Royal Society This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in July 2019. The following information is subject to change. This call supports the organisation of scientific meetings in any field. Meetings last for two days. Closing date: 3rd October 2019 (Forecast) Research career re-entry fellowships Wellcome Trust These provide postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years. Fellowships cover salary, research expenses and other costs for up to four years. Closing date: 8th October 2019 Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships Wellcome Trust These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to start independent research careers in high quality research environments. Fellowships are worth up to ÂŁ300,000 over four years. Closing date: 8th October 2019

Child development – Rolandic epilepsy and ADHD Waterloo Foundation These support projects that address ADHD and Rolandic epilepsy and the factors that influence them in the context of the psychological and behavioural development of children. Grants are usually worth between £40,000 and £60,000 each. Closing date: 28th October 2019 (Forecast) Computer science small grants London Mathematical Society These support a visit for collaborative research related to mathematics and computer science, either by the grant holder travelling to another institution within the UK or abroad, or by a named computer scientist or mathematician from within the UK or abroad travelling to the home base of the grant holder. Grants are worth up to £1,000 each, and an additional sum of up to £200 is available to cover childcare costs. Closing date: 15th October 2019

November 2019 Audience fund – organisational awards British Film Institute These support proposals that enable organisations with proven sector experience to offer a range of year-round activity that meets the objectives of the fund. Awards are expected to be between £50,000 and £200,000. Closing date: 5th November 2019 (Forecast) COMING SOON: All-discipline scholar awards Fulbright Commission This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in early August and close in early November 2019. The following information is subject to change. These awards enable UK academics and professionals to undertake lecturing, research or a combination of the two in any discipline at a US host institution. Grants are worth USD 5,000 per month for three to 12 months. Closing date: 6th November 2019 (Forecast) Public health research programme – commissioned calls: 19/51, 19/52 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Funding supports research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, with a focus on health behaviour interventions and the impact of place on health inequalities. There are no fixed limits on the duration of projects or level of funding. Closing date: 12th November 2019

International workshops Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council This aims to stimulate joint working in topics important to BBSRC’s strategy and to match scientists from the UK with other countries to identify areas of commonality and explore the potential for international collaboration. Around eight awards are available, worth approximately £10,000 each. Closing date: 15th November 2019 (Forecast) British Academy/Leverhulme Trust senior research fellowships British Academy These enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year. A total of eight awards are available to cover the salary of a replacement lecturer. Closing date: 21st November 2019 (Forecast) Don’t forget that many funders and schemes, including UKRI, Innovate UK and KTPs offer ‘open call’ opportunities throughout the year so you can also consider these recurring schemes as part of your planning. Additionally, the calls for the final year of the EU H2020 scheme will soon be available with a budget of €13.2 billion. You can keep up to date with all relevant opportunities and receive further guidance on funding by: • Following our blog at • Visiting our intranet page at • Searching for opportunities through Research Professional (speak to ReDS for your login details) • Contacting the ReDS team at

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