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The University of Southampton Research and Enterprise e-News | Issue 02 | Spring 2016

Philosophy hypothesis worth â‚Ź1.2million A significant ERC grant will enable one of our Associate Professors of Philosophy to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of pregnancy.

Lightweight Luxury The Role of Composite Cabins in Cruise Ships A Case of Impact School of Law develops strategies for outward engagement Committed to Research Integrity A new team to support the highest standards of integrity


In this issue I am delighted to introduce this second issue of Re:action produced by colleagues in Research & Innovation Services.

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In the past month the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting research funding through both Research Councils and Quality Related research, more commonly known as the REF (Research Excellence Framework) with the next exercise due to be completed by the end of 2021. We’ll know more after Lord Stern publishes the outcome of his independent review in the summer but selective funding for world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) research with impact will continue. You can find the University’s response to the consultation on our Researcher Portal. Recognising the important role that Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) plays in supporting university-business engagement, the Government is maintaining the budget for knowledge exchange in 2016-17 in cash terms. This is very good news for the University which depends on this income for many of its knowledge exchange activities both in Faculties and Professional Services. I hope you find this issue informative. In particular, look out for the fascinating research in our Philosophy department exploring the metaphysics of pregnancy, identity and personhood – yet another example of the diversity of research taking place at the University. And if you have ideas for items to include in future issues please contact: reaction@soton.ac.uk Professor Tim Elliott Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise April 2016

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1 Philosophy hypothesis worth â‚Ź1.2million

 significant ERC grant will enable our A Associate Professor of Philosophy to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of pregnancy. Page 4

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 n Innovate UK and Defence Science A and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) funded project is investigating a new lightweight material combination for modular cabins. Page 6

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I n a unique pilot project Southampton’s School of Law is working with a research communications specialist to negotiate the rules of external engagement. Page 8

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4 Please send us your feedback We are keen to receive feedback about Re:action. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them to reaction@southampton.ac.uk.


Philosophy hypothesis worth â‚Ź1.2million Elselijn Kingma, Associate Professor in Philosophy, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grant of over â‚Ź1.2million to investigate her hypothesis on the metaphysics of pregnancy, identity and personhood.

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Pregnancy presents fascinating philosophical problems

ERC grants support researchers who wish to pursue frontier research and encourage pioneering ideas addressing new and emerging fields, and that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. As well as being difficult to attain, it is also relatively unusual for an ERC grant to be awarded at this magnitude to a research project in philosophy.

“Second, because so many topics closely related to pregnancy have taken centre stage in philosophical enquiry, including questions about personhood, foetuses, personal identity and the self, but without considering the unique nature of pregnancy.” This project launches the metaphysics of pregnancy as an important and fundamental area of philosophical research.

The grant will enable Elselijn to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of pregnancy, such as whether foetus and mother are one single organism or two separate organisms.

In collaboration with Dr Fiona Woollard, Associate Professor in Philosophy, Elselijn will further investigate these questions with the help of two PhD students and two postdoctoral researchers.

Elselijn explains: “Every single human is the product of a pregnancy, yet pregnancy has not been a traditional focus in philosophy.

The team will begin by looking at the discussions and theories around metaphysics and philosophy of biology in the literature, and draw upon scientific knowledge to understand the physical role and function of the placenta. Continue reading about Elselijn’s work here.

“This is remarkable, for two reasons: First, because pregnancy presents fascinating philosophical problems such as the nature of the relationship between the foetus and the maternal organism; the relationship between the pregnant organism and the later baby; and when one person or organism becomes two?

For more information on EU funding, contact the Research & Innovation Services EU Office.

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Lightweight Luxury – the Role of Composite Cabins in Cruise Ships The Imperative for Lightweighting

The project provides valuable information on their reaction to fire, which is a significant consideration when introducing new materials The marine industry is becoming more weight conscious driven by the into the marine environment. Carnival Corporation sees real benefits increasing cost of fuel, but also by a drive for more environmentally likely to provide a route toward improved vessel performance and and economically efficient ships. increased revenues. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 weighs approximately 76,000 tonnes, Our industrial partners gain from the valuable R&D undertaken, the with a typical cabin weighing 1.8 tonnes. Approximately 1,300 cabins improved understanding of the regulations and how they are applied, amounts to 2,340 tonnes of accommodation, all located and the roles of Lloyd’s Register and the Maritime and Coastguard above the waterline. The weight of these cabin units has a negative Agency within that system. Most importantly they become better effect on the stability characteristics of the ship, so, minimising placed to grow into the marine sector with new and innovative weight is important. products which create jobs and economic growth whilst reducing An Innovate UK and DSTL funded project involving the University of environmental impact. Southampton and the Institute of Sound and Vibration (ISVR), in a consortium led by PE Composites, is investigating a new lightweight material combination for modular cabins. Reduction in weight can deliver two outcomes. First, for the same number of cabins, a reduced ship weight would require less installed power and therefore reduce operating costs and environmental impact. Second, for the same ship weight, more cabins could be accommodated, improving economic viability.

Outcomes A project of this scale could simply not be launched by any one individual partner, but working together, the consortium has identified potential candidate materials, manufacturing processes and outfit configurations that satisfy a range of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations, particularly fire. A demonstrator cabin module has been manufactured to show that it is possible to use advanced, lightweight materials for this kind of application. The new lightweight cabin will be showcased at a major maritime exhibition in Hamburg later this year.

Potential impact University academics have benefited from industry collaboration, exposure to new materials and larger scale testing undertaken at approved test houses. Lloyd’s Register reports a real opportunity to understand the risks of applying composite materials on board SOLAS and other vessels.

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The consortium partners • PE Composites Limited – lead partner and composites manufacturer • Carnival Corporation – owner and operator of around 100 cruise ships • Gurit (UK) Limited – composites structural engineering, materials and components manufacturer • University of Southampton – providing the consortium with access to world-leading experimental facilities for mechanical characterisation and acoustic performance of the potential material combinations in the Testing and Structures Research Laboratory (TSRL) and the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) • Trimline Limited – marine interior design and fit-out contractor • Lloyd’s Register – provides design assurance for safety and seaworthiness of ships • Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) – the UK regulator for maritime activities, which provided guidance on meeting regulatory requirements


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A Case of Impact In a unique pilot project, funded by the University’s Research & Innovation Services, Southampton’s School of Law is working with a research communications specialist to negotiate the rules of external engagement. Embedding law and ethics in national public health training programmes; strengthening legal frameworks to protect people’s privacy online; and influencing policy debates over reforms to centuries-old insurance laws – these are just three examples of the impact that research at the School of Law is beginning to have on society.

He said: “I’ve been struck by just how much research within the School has the potential to influence legislative and policy debates that address key social questions. My role is to support academics to frame their arguments in a compelling way to the right people.”

Chris O’Brien, who worked with academics across the University to edit, rewrite and advise on impact case studies for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, is collaborating with around 20 individual law researchers to design strategies that will take their research to lawmakers, policymakers, the private sector, public bodies, NGOs and the media.

This novel approach to external engagement may be of interest to other Faculties. For more information and to discuss potential projects, please contact Peter Staniczenko, Research & Innovation Services, at resperf@soton.ac.uk.

John Coggon, Professor of Law and the Philosophy of Public Health, and the School’s impact lead, said: “This project is giving us a strong Seeking to maximise this impact, the School has called on the services sense of the wider impact of our research well ahead of the next REF of an independent consultant to advise its researchers on how best to and encouraging a culture of outward engagement that we hope will engage external stakeholders in their work. lead to exciting new partnerships and funding opportunities.”

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From left to right: Isla Kate Morris, Jo Dixon, Trudi Bartlett, Anna Lewkowicz and Lindy Dalen

Committed to Research Integrity The University believes it is important to undertake its research activities responsibility, with care, quality, and to the highest standards of integrity. To the University this means upholding the principles of research integrity and fostering an environment that promotes responsible conduct, trustworthiness and an understanding of the applicable regulatory and legal obligations. This is important for both our research reputation, and our compliance to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity, signed by a majority of our funders.

A new Research Integrity and Governance Team has been formed within Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) under the responsibility of Diana Galpin, Head of IP, Contracts & Policy. The team aims to facilitate responsible research undertaken with the highest ethical standards, and can help researchers understand the University’s policies and navigate the sometimes complex legislative and regulatory environment. Researchers and students are welcome to get in touch for advice or guidance.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research & Enterprise has responsibility for Research Integrity here at Southampton. Individual researchers also have a personal responsibility to adhere to research integrity. It is important for their own reputation, their ability to win funding for their research and to secure collaborations. Failure to uphold standards risks damaging the scientific process, and may harm participants and society.

The Research Integrity and Governance Team:

Research Integrity is not a single requirement but involves a wide range of areas relating to values, behaviours and professional conduct. It includes honesty, rigour, accuracy, fairness, openness, protection of participants, care for animals and the environment and mutual respect to colleagues. It means ensuring the ethical conduct of research, compliance with legislation, codes of practice and University Policies.

Trudi Bartlett – Research Governance Officer

Further information:

Isla Kate Morris – Research Integrity & Governance Manager Lindy Dalen - Research Integrity Officer (Ethics & Clinical Governance) Jo Dixon – Research Integrity Officer (Ethics & Clinical Governance) Anna Lewkowicz – Research Integrity Officer (Policy & Ethics)

Contact rgoinfo@soton.ac.uk – for general ethics advice, human participation and clinical research queries. researchintegrity@soton.ac.uk – for advice and queries regarding research integrity policies, ethics concerns or allegations of research misconduct.

- The Framework of Policies applicable to research and enterprise - T  he Researcher Portal - a one stop portal of information on all aspects of the research lifecycle, and contains broad guidance on research integrity, ethics and regulatory compliance.

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Science and Engineering for all The 14th Science and Engineering Day in March saw a huge jump in flashmob, archaeology village, a national Speakezee+ event, and a visitor numbers to over 6,000. Visitors are usually family groups, but People Like Me workshop for parents and daughters. this year’s event attracted an even greater range of people who were The Engineering Design and Manufacturing Centre also attracted prepared to travel extraordinary distances. large crowds, alongside national infrastructure exhibits, plus a brand A particular highlight of 2016 was the new opportunity to visit new ‘Joule Bar’ modelling energy access. The wingsuit challenge Boldrewood Innovation Campus. The Transportation Research added to the popular RJ Mitchell wind tunnel tours; and the Mars Bar Group was instrumental in planning the event which helped visitors bridge building challenge was over-subscribed as ever. move seamlessly between campuses. Our campus partners, Lloyd’s The full programme is still downloadable from Register, shared its facilities with the University’s Faculty of Ocean www.soton.ac.uk/scienceweek on the Public Engagement with and Earth Science. That, plus the towing tank and accompanying Research website. Next year, save the date, Saturday 18 March 2017. fluid dynamics activities, UAV Ground Control vehicles, a Dalek and Minecraft workshop, drew the crowds in. On Highfield Campus there were over 80 activities including a suite of activities in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, a cilia

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Spectrum of engagement opportunities The Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) is working with colleagues from the University’s Public Engagement Network to develop innovative ways for researchers to meet each other and engage the public. Using a spectrum model, the team is able to categorise engagement activities by the type of participant, the resource required, and the potential for impact. The aim is to provide staff and students with easy routes to engagement, enabling them to contribute within a diverse set of established University activities. The model also helps PERu to assess needs and identify gaps where additional activities can be piloted and developed.

The current Spectrum of Engagement is available to view online, and details of the current spectrum activities are available here. As a work-in-progress, the PERu team is interested in your feedback so if you have any comments, please email peru@soton.ac.uk.

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Remote care for auditory implants “We are also interviewing clinical staff to gauge the impact remote care has on them and the service they provide.” Dr Helen Cullington, Principal Clinical Scientist

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The University’s Auditory Implant Service is an enterprise unit within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment that works with adults and children who are severely to profoundly deaf.

In one area of research, Principal Clinical Scientist Dr Helen Cullington, is funded by The Health Foundation to investigate the impact of telemedicine and remote care for cochlear implant patients.

Last year the Service celebrated 25 years helping hearing-impaired people in the South of England and the Channel Islands, and reached the milestone of successfully placing cochlear implants into more than 1000 patients.

For six months, a group of 30 people with cochlear implants are using a personalised online support package that will monitor their hearing and enable them to carry out their own rehabilitation and device care within the comfort of their own home.

There are around 13,000 people benefitting from cochlear implants in the UK. These are surgically implanted electronic devices which can improve a person’s ability to hear and understand speech if the benefits of using a conventional hearing aid are not enough.

Helen says: “For many patients it can be inconvenient to attend clinical appointments due to family commitments, work or travel time. This trial offers patients better flexibility, a greater sense of empowerment, and the ability to manage their own care.

The Auditory Implant Service focusses on research which ultimately benefits its patients and improves the quality of their care. Its vision over the next five years is to become one of the leading centres for cochlear implant research in the UK with particular attention to the areas of remote care and tele-medicine, hearing preservation after cochlear implantation, individualised tuning and music-based rehabilitation.

“We are also interviewing clinical staff to gauge the impact remote care has on them and the service they provide.” It is hoped that some aspects of the remote care support package will be rolled out more widely after the trial. The following YouTube video gives further information or if you have any questions about the project please contact H.Cullington@soton.ac.uk.


Supercomputer cluster helps improve sailing wing design For the last 15 years Dr Sandy Wright has been working in computational modelling and fluid dynamics at the Wolfson Unit, well known for ship model testing, ship design software and sailing yacht performance. Sandy’s current project involves modelling sailing wings for performance sports such as the America’s Cup. When the experimental facilities offered at the Wolfson Unit required greater levels of accuracy to predict ocean craft performance, he turned to the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) Iridis cluster – a supercomputing facility based at the University – to run the simulations.

accurate results for a complete performance model. This allowed North Sail designers to analyse their own results almost immediately, and meant the need for expert oversight was removed, resulting in a more cost effective solution. “We were impressed with the setup of the SES Iridis cluster and have come to trust the results. All in all we are happy users – only that we now want to use the resource even more!” Dr Sandy Wright

The Iridis cluster is part of the Science and Engineering South Consortium, which brings together the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Southampton, Imperial College Sandy’s team partnered with North Sail, London, and University College London, a world-leader in sail production, hoping creating the most powerful hub of researchto design longer lasting sails with higher intensive universities in the UK. By working performance. The high fidelity RANS together, the Consortium provides facilities simulations run on the Iridis cluster are for its members - from HPC infrastructure able to model all salient flow features. Each to research data support - which could not be simulation, which includes around 20 million delivered independently. data points, runs on up to 32 processors and Continue reading about Dr Wright’s uses between 100 and 200 CPU hours. project here. The high performance computational (HPC) See the Consortium website for further facility was able to run thousands of fully information and to search for the availability automated simulations, giving quick and of equipment. @SES_Consortium

Rising star: Making an impact on patient care Dr Peter Worsley, Faculty of Health Sciences As a physiotherapist I am passionate about improving healthcare for vulnerable individuals. Through education and research I have found a pathway to impact patient care with my activity at the Clinical Academic Facility. Here, I co-supervise healthcare professionals undertaking part-time masters and PhDs, funded by local NHS Trusts. My current research is focused on improving the design of medical devices which attach to the body, such as respiratory masks and prosthetic limbs. My colleagues and I lead an NIHR-EPSRC funded Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVSN). This involves a multidisciplinary team of academics, industrialists and clinicians. We utilise techniques including medical imaging, biosensing and computational modelling to provide an improved understanding of the relationship between interventional medical devices and skin/soft tissue health. My aim is to provide design templates and evidence based application advice to reduce the burden of device related injuries.

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In numbers The ICURe Innovation-toCommercialisation programme offers university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.

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New research group Following the 2015 call for new University Strategic Research Groups (USRGs), with the aim of tackling today’s global dilemmas through innovative approaches, we are pleased to announce our newest USRG, Nexus Science. This group will focus initially on challenges linked to the interplay between resources needed for water, energy, and food, with soil science and ecosystems services as key research themes. The Group will be led by Professor Paul Kemp and Dr Joel Smethurst, both of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. For more information, or to be included in the mailing list for this USRG, please email Dr Josephine Corsi. A full list of our USRGs can be found on our web pages.

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Feature website: Cancer Immunology Campaign www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit The University of Southampton leads the UK in cancer immunology research. Our exciting discoveries are moving out of the laboratory into clinical trials, where they are already making a world of difference to people with cancer. But there is much more to do. This major campaign will fund the first dedicated cancer immunology centre in the UK. Connected to leading institutions worldwide, this cutting-edge research hub will enable our interdisciplinary teams to expand clinical trials, explore new areas and develop

lifesaving drugs. We have already received donations totalling more than £18m from our supporters.


Are You Ready for REF2021? As Lord Stern and his panel explore how a simpler, lighter-touch, system might be developed for the next Research Excellence Framework, REF2021, the Government has announced that selective funding for world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) research with impact will continue. With the introduction of a new REF Open Access Policy from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), researchers now have to deposit their peer-reviewed manuscripts at the point of acceptance by the publisher to ensure they are eligible for inclusion in the next REF. The policy applies to journal articles and conference papers with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) accepted for publication on or after 1 April 2016. For more information about the policy, please visit the Library website.

“Any output submitted to the next REF that falls within the scope of this policy but does not meet its requirements or exceptions will be treated as noncompliant. Non-compliant outputs will be given an unclassified score and will not be assessed in the REF� Higher Education Funding Council for England

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Media highlights 1. Our astronomers in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Warwick, together with international partners in Europe, USA, India and the UAE, observed stunning red flashes during a black hole outburst. The news was widely covered around the world including CNN, the Independent and Astronomy Magazine. 2. News of our engineers working with Imperial College London, US Air Force and the European aerospace industry to develop a ‘Batman’ like drone, was widely covered by the media including the Daily Mail, International Business Times and Wired.

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3. The world’s media took an interest when scientists from the ORC developed the ‘Superman memory crystal’ digital data storage, capable of surviving for billions of years. The news appeared in The Independent, CNN, Sky News, Newsweek, Huffington Post, and Discovery Channel. The team are now looking for industry partners to further develop and commercialise this groundbreaking new technology. 4. A new study by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, has shown that Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may lead to stronger bones in babies born during the winter months. The study was covered across the world including the Latin Times, India Today and Headlines & Global News. 5. Dr Angelo Grubišić, Lecturer of Astronautics, appeared on BBC’s The One Show where he used the RJ Mitchell Wind Tunnel to demonstrate how a skydiver could reach speeds of 200mph. The film starts at 14’ 05”. 6. News that planning permission for the new Centre for Cancer Immunology has been officially granted was covered in the Daily Echo. Work on building the £25m new centre at the University Hospital Southampton will begin as soon as possible, and it could open its doors next year.

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Events for the diary Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Zepler Institute Distinguished Lecture: The Alchemy of Vacuum – Hybridising Light and Matter Professor Thomas W. Ebbesen, USIAS, University of Strasbourg, France Strong coupling of light and matter can give rise to a multitude of exciting physical effects through the formation of delocalised hybrid light-matter states. While this has been extensively studied due to the potential it offers in physics, the implications for molecular and material science have remained mostly unexplored. After introducing the fundamental concepts, examples of modified properties under strong coupling will be given to illustrate the broad potential of light-matter states.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Clean Carbon Showcase and Networking Event Join an examination of some of the consequences and behaviour in the area of research addressing the threat posed by the increase in atmospheric carbon. Our two University speakers include Robert Nicolls, Professor of Coastal Engineering; and Patrick James, Professor of Energy and Buildings. More information on the Clean Carbon group can be found here.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 Nature Photonics… ten years on.

Next Generation Sequencing Symposium 2016

Oliver Graydon, Chief Editor Nature Photonics

This is a full day symposium on Broad Interest Next Generation Sequencing (BINGS) with internal and external speakers, rapid fire research and exhibitor stands.

In January 2017, Nature Photonics will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This talk will discuss how the journal and publishing landscape has evolved over the past decade since launch and various new initiatives being introduced at the Nature Publishing Group.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

11-17 July 2016 Farnborough International AirShow 2016

SETsquared Open Innovation Showcase 2016 SETsquared invites you to explore the potential to deliver game changing innovation into your business. The event offers the opportunity to meet with up to 30 research groups and companies, to understand how their technology could feed into your own products and services, increase your speed to market with new innovations or streamline internal processes and systems.

This is where we showcase our aerospace and engineering expertise alongside big industry names and universities at Farnborough’s seven day bi-annual international aerospace exhibition. The show also features conferences and events throughout the week, bringing together key business players along with government officials to discuss some of the major issues affecting the industry. As one of the largest shows of its kind in the UK, and a key event in the aerospace calendar, it boasts the biggest and best opportunity for the global aerospace community to come together.

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In brief

Impact Champions Network Increasingly, the University is required to deliver and demonstrate impact, the realworld benefit that comes from our research. Impact is important for funding, prestige and professional satisfaction. As part of the University’s efforts to enhance our impact, Impact Champions have been appointed in each research area across the University. The Impact Champions Network brings together Impact Champions to pool their experience, share approaches to enhancing impact and discuss common challenges. The Network met for the first time in March to discuss, among other things, insights gained from REF 2014 and how staff will capture impact activities going forward. The Network will continue to work together and meet every few months. If you would like to find out more about the Network, the Champions or impact in general, please contact Stephen Kemp, Impact Framework Manager.

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THE Leadership and Management Award SETsquared Partership’s ICURe Programme has been shortlisted in the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016 (THELMA’s). The ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme offers university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace. The complete shortlist for this category was formally announced in the THE this week, and the winner will be announced at an awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday 23 June.


FortisNet network launches Leading academic and industry experts in the fields of orthopaedics, prosthetics and assistive technologies gathered in Hampshire for the launch of the University of Southampton’s Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS) innovative FortisNet network. FortisNet is a unique, collaborative, interdisciplinary network in hard (bone and teeth) and soft (skin, muscle, cartilage) tissue research that aims to develop a regional specialisation in musculoskeletal challenges whilst also creating jobs, attracting new business and retaining skilled graduates within the region. The network was formed last year after the IfLS commissioned an audit of life sciences in the central southern region. The audit revealed a tremendous concentration of interdisciplinary expertise in regenerative medicine, orthopaedics, prosthetics and assistive technologies. Continue reading.

Innovative STEMReader tool released to the public

Training future science leaders

STEMReader was developed by academics in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and aims to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects more accessible for students with print impairments such as learning difficulties, visual impairments or dyslexia.

The University is among 40 UK universities who will share in £167 million to deliver postgraduate training in Engineering, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.

The software tool assists with reading aloud and comprehending mathematical symbols and notation, and was produced by ECS following funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Project leader Professor Mike Wald said: “Thanks to the BIS funding we have been able to develop our idea from concept to prototype, and now we are looking forward to releasing a trial version to the public.” Continue reading.

We have been granted a £8.7m Doctoral Training Partnership award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support doctoral training for 200 students over a five year period from October 2016. The students will come from a variety of research fields across the University. The funding will also help them connect and collaborate with leading experts and researchers from other disciplines, and industry, to exploit the potential impact of their research. Continue reading.

Image above shows Computed tomography of a simulated residual limb. Images courtesy of Professor Liudi Jiany and µ-VIS X-ray imaging centre.

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Funding news Faculty of Business, Law and Art Professor Julia Bennell; Southampton Business School Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship Royal Society, £16,640 over 36 months Dr Rohit Dasgupta; Winchester School of Art Mobile-ising for Sexual Health: Digital technologies and Sexual Health Advocacy in India Wellcome Trust, £3,740 over six months Dr Roy Edwards; Southampton Business School AHRC Business, government and the workplace Arts and Humanities Research Council, £12,000 over 12 months Dr Oliver Marnet; Southampton Business School The quality of board decision making processes in Higher Education Institutions: UK and European experiences Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, £10,000 over 12 months Professor Peter Sparkes; Southampton Law School Cross border purchases of residential property: problems encountered by EU citizens European Parliament, £42,054 over seven months

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment Dr Steven Bell; Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Personalized fitting and evaluation of hearing aids with EEG responses EPSRC, £908,086 over three years Dr Simon Blainey; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Integrating data sources to enhance the experience for passengers with special needs through privacy aware mobile applications RSSB (Railway Safety and Standards Board Limited), £8,992 over 10 months Dr Simon Blainey; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science A New Stations Demand Model for Wales Mott MacDonald, £11,905 over three months Dr Thomas Cherrett; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Freight Traffic Control 2050: transforming the energy demands of last-mile urban freight through collaborative logistics EPSRC, £423,154 over 36 months Dr Camilla Colombo; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering ReDSHIFT - Revolutionary Design of Spacecraft through Holistic Integration of Future Technologies European Commission, £438,249 over 48 months

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Dr Andrea Da Ronch; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Outflow buffer zone on the far-field self-similarity of high-Reynoldsnumber subsonic turbulent jet flows Royal Academy of Engineering, £20,000 over 16 months Dr Andrea Da Ronch; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Modelling and control for next generation flexible aircraft FAPESP, £5,000 over one month Professor Stephen Elliott, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Interaction between sensory and supporting cells in the organ of Corti: basis for sensitivity and frequency selectivity of mammalian cochlea MRC, £90,506 over 60 months Professor Hans Fangohr; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering OPENDREAMKIT - Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics and Jupyter Notebook European Commission, £314,246 over 48 months Dr Filippo Maria Fazi; Institute of Sound and Vibration Research with University of Oxford Sleep in the ICU: Limiting Elements of Noise in the Critical Care Environment (SILENCE) National Institute of Health Research, £88,706 over 12 months Dr Hugh Lewis; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Impact Risk in LEO as a result of the Increase of Nano and Micro-Satellites European Space Agency General Studies Programme, £46,210 over 12 months Professor Roberto Lot; Engineering Sciences Green adaptive control for future interconnected vehicles EPSRC, £1,072,272 over 36 months Professor Robert Nicholls; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Coastal landfill and shoreline management: implications for coastal adaptation infrastructure Natural Environment Research Council, £76,390 over 12 months Dr Tomas Polcar; Engineering Sciences Tribological characterisation of new PAEK polymer developments Technology Strategy Board, £29,468 over 12 months Professor Jonathan Preston; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science The Use of Passenger Loading Data to Influence Behaviour, and Provide an Improved Experience for Passengers and Operators alike


This selection of awards demonstrates the breadth of funding secured by our academics across the University.

RSSB (Railway Safety and Standards Board Limited), £43,010 over six months Dr Stephen Prior; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Balancing the impact of city infrastructure engineering on natural systems using robots EPSRC, £373,523 over 60 months Professor Robert Nicholls; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science MISTRAL EPSRC, £757,454 over 54 months Professor James Scanlan; Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Strategic cost modelling Rolls Royce PLC, £50,000 over eight months Dr Kathrin Schreckenberg; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Developing a framework and tools for enhancing equity and justice in protected area management EPSRC, £39,569 over 12 months Professor Suleiman Sharkh; Engineering Sciences Hybrid Electric Vessel Propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist Innovate UK, £355,528 over 36 months Professor Ian Sinclair; Engineering Sciences Development of micro-computed tomography (µCT) for enhanced diagnosis and prognosis in interstitial lung diseases (ILD) Wellcome Trust, £103,406 over 15 months Professor Ian Sinclair and Professor Mark Spearing; Engineering Sciences Micromechanistic simulation and optimisation of toughness in aerospace composites EPSRC and Cytec Engineered Materials, £51,000 over 12 months Professor Mark Spearing; Engineering Sciences Development of Understanding and Models for Damage Accumulation and Tensile Strength in Continuous Fibre Polymer Composite using High Resolution In Situ Computed Tomography Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., £99,999 over 24 months Dr Paul Stoodley; FEE Enterprise Measuring predictors of drag penalty of ship-fouling biofilms BBSRC, £47,566 over 12 months Dr Richard Wills; Engineering Sciences ALION: High Specific Energy Aluminium-Ion Rechargeable Decentralized Electricity Generation Sources European Commission, £391,572 over 48 months

Professor Paul White; Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Marine and shallow subsurface monitoring system for UK CO2 stores Energy Technologies Institute, £46,188 over 12 months Professor Philip Wilson; Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Dynamic Environment Prediction: Safe launch and recovery in high sea states EPSRC, £278,343 over 36 months Professor Robert Wood; Engineering Sciences Investigation into Green Diesel Engine Design Technology Strategy Board, £5,000 over three months

Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Jo Adams; Faculty of Health Sciences The efficacy of splinting for thumb base osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled cross over trial Arthritis Research UK, £247,063 over 33 months Professor Jane Burridge; Faculty of Health Sciences i4i - Mechanical Muscle activity with Real-time Kinematics (M-MARK): A novel combination and application of existing technology designed to improve arm recovery following stroke National Institute of Health Research, £677,015 over 24 months Dr Susan Duke; Faculty of Health Sciences Supporting carers providing end of life care during the transition from hospital to their family member’s preferred place of care. National Institute of Health Research SSCR, £191,154 over 29 months Professor Claire Foster; Macmillan Survivorship Research Group Macmillan Horizons Programme Macmillan Cancer Relief, £2,407,004 over 60 months Professor Peter Griffiths; Faculty of Health Sciences Modelling costs and consequences of the safer nursing care tool National Institute of Health Research, £375,145 over 30 months Dr Cheryl Metcalf; Faculty of Health Sciences SMART: Proof of Concept Technology Strategy Board, £21,246 over 18 months Dr Carol Rivas; Faculty of Health Sciences PRESENT: Patient Reported Experience Survey Engineering of Natural Text: development practical automated analysis and representations of cancer survey freetext answers National Institute of Health Research, £375,980 over 19 months Dr Ivaylo Vassilev; Faculty of Health Sciences Navigating Networks, negotiating relationships, and building collective efficacy: implementing a self-management support intervention for people with long-term conditions Health Foundation, £64,125 over 15 months

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Funding news Associate Professor Dawn-Marie Walker; Faculty of Health Sciences Development of Prototype Device for Minimally Invasive Delivery of Osteospheres for Treatment of Osteoporosis National Institute of Health Research, £3,600 over 27 months Associate Professor Dawn-Marie Walker; Faculty of Health Sciences Early electrical stimulation to the wrist extensors and wrist flexors to prevent post-stroke complications of pain and contractures in the paretic arm – a feasibility study National Institute of Health Research, £6,486 over 36 months

Faculty of Humanities Professor Nicky Marsh; English The History of Financial Advice AHRC, £361,583 over three years Professor Ulrike Meinhof; Modern Languages Madagascar in the World: the impact of music on global concerns AHRC, £80,172 over 12 months Professor Alistair Pike; Archaeology Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium Leprae Strains from Medieval Ireland British Academy, £1,200 over 12 months Dr Francis Wenban-Smith, Archaeology Baker’s Hole - Next Stage Analysis (phase 1) Historic England, £8,887 over seven months

Dr Roxana-Octavia Carare; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Cholinergic innervation and perivasuclar clearance Alzheimer’s Research Trust, £88,439 over 36 months Dr Ying Cheong; Human Development and Health Retrospective National Institute of Health Research, £9,830 over 42 months Dr Myron Christodoulides; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Reverse vaccinology of Brachyspira genomes for the development of universal vaccines Houghton Trust, £5,000 over 12 months Professor Howard Clark; Clinical and Experimental Sciences The design of respiratory medical devices to minimise paediatric lung and skin injury National Institute of Health Research, £93,096 over 24 months Professor Cyrus Cooper; Human Development and Health Lisa Newington NIHR fellowship application National Institute of Health Research, £284,343 over 36 months Professor Mark Cragg; Cancer Sciences Cytokine release assessment of antibody combinations Cancer Research UK, £20,118 over five months Ms Gillian Susanne Crawford; Cancer Sciences Communication about genomic testing: additional findings and evolving clinical practice Health Education England Wessex, £24,686 over 12 months

Faculty of Medicine

Dr Andy Davies and Professor Gareth Griffiths; Southampton CTU, Cancer Sciences Development grant for a Phase I/II of MPDL3280A + GEMOX in patients with non-hodgkins lymphoma. Roche Pharmaceuticals, £100,000 over 12 months

Dr Raymond Allan; Clinical and Experimental Sciences NAMRIP BBSRC, £18,128 over three months

Professor Timothy Elliott; Cancer Sciences Wolfson / Royal Society Research Merit Award Royal Society, £25,000 over 60 months

Professor Aymen Al-Shamkhani; Cancer Sciences Dr Adam Geraghty; Primary Care and Population Sciences Mechanism of action of immunostimulatory anti-CD27 mAb in cancer SPCR Round 11 Celldex Research Corporation, £105,000 over 12 months National Institute of Health Research, £47,917 over 12 months Dr Mary Barker; Human Development and Health Improving nutritional status in pregnant teenagers MRC, £132,996 over 15 months Dr Mary Barker; Human Development and Health BOOST: trial of cereal bars and supplements in young pregnant women – qualitative study Kings College London, £30,998 over 12 months Dr Mary Barker; Human Development and Health Southampton Pregnancy Intervention for the Next Generation (SPrING): PhD studentship Danone Research B.V., £29,000 over 24 months

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Professor Mark Hanson; Human Development and Health Epigenetic Biomarkers and Determinants of Cardiovascular Risk in Children British Heart Foundation, £1,179,307 over 60 months Dr Parwez Hossain; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Ophthalmology Major Research Grant, ‘Resolving the mechanisms of host inflammasome activation in microbial keratitis’ Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, £49,934 over 12 months


This selection of awards demonstrates the breadth of funding secured by our academics across the University.

Professor Peter Howarth; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Stratified Medicine Outline Belfast MRC, £157,519 over 48 months

Professor Deborah Mackay; Human Development and Health Making connections for precision medicine MRC, £500,000 over 24 months

Dr Edward James; Cancer Sciences The role of ERAP1 in Cervical Carcinoma Wessex Medical Trust, £30,000 over 36 months

Professor Michael Moore; Primary Care and Population Sciences Antivirals for influenza like illness European Commission, £20,671 over 36 months

Professor Anthony Kendrick; Primary Care and Population Sciences HTA Antidepressants to prevent relapse in depression (ANTLER trial) through UCL National Institute of Health Research, £163,166 over 48 months

Professor James Nicoll; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Brain UK (2015-2019) MRC, £276,598 over 48 months

Professor George Lewith; Primary Care and Population Sciences Pukka Herbs Pukka Herbs, £99,000 over 36 months Professor Paul Little; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR Administrative Funds National Institute of Health Research, £35,000 over 12 months Professor Paul Little; Primary Care and Population Sciences PGfAR Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition (STREAM) Programme National Institute of Health Research, £2,190,399 over 67 months Professor Paul Little; Primary Care and Population Sciences PGfAR Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary Care (CLASP) Programme National Institute of Health Research, £2,032,013 over 60 months

Professor Christian Ottensmeier; Cancer Sciences Main contract AMG 319 – WISH Cancer Research UK, £434,411 over 12 months Professor Christian Ottensmeier; Cancer Sciences Wishlab - BI-1206 Trial with CDD (CRUK) Cancer Research UK, £25,000 over 12 months Dr Sylvia Pender; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Development of an engineered honey (Surgihoney) as a novel topical anti-MRSA treatment British Medical Association, £15,436 over 36 months Dr Marta Polak; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Development of molecular diagnostics for type IV hypersensitivity to antibiotics British Skin Foundation, £89,842 over 20 months

Professor Paul Little; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR - CANDID Extension National Institute of Health Research, £436,288 over 24 months

Dr Marta Polak; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Fellowship - Targeting human Langerhans cells to induce long-lasting tolerance in allergy Wellcome Trust, £808,818 over 60 months

Dr Mark Lown; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR SAFETY (Screening for Atrial fibrillation using economical and accurate technology) National Institute of Health Research, £54,311 over 12 months

Professor Robert Read; Clinical and Experimental Sciences A genetically modified nasopharyngeal commensal as a platform for human bacteriotherapy MRC, £184,466 over 18 months

Dr Jane Lucas; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Development and validation of age specific health related quality of life measures for patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia AAIR Charity, £9,000 over six months

Professor Paul Roderick; Primary Care and Population Sciences Kidney Research UK Trends in chronic kidney disease: analysis of Health Survey for England Kidney Research UK, £61,749 over two years

Professor Anneke Lucassen; Cancer Sciences How do NHS patients undergoing whole genome testing understand the concept of additional findings? Wellcome Trust, £29,850 over 12 months

Mr Rami Salib; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Development of an engineered honey (Surgihoney) as a novel topical anti-MRSA treatment Royal College of Surgeons, £46,082 over 12 months

Dr Christopher McCormick; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Investigating whether a species-dependent rhinovirus response in infected cells might be linked to respiratory disease outcome AAIR Charity, £6,968 over ten months

Mr Rami Salib; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Development of an engineered honey as a novel antibiotic-sparing topical therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis Rosetrees Trust, £20,000 over 24 months

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Funding news Dr Miriam Santer; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR FR11 National Institute of Health Research, £45,332 over nine months

Dr Felix Eigenbrod; Centre for Biological Sciences SCALEFORES - Scaling Rules for Ecosystem Service Mapping European Commission, £1,025,309 over 60 months

Dr David Smart; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Fibrous mineral dust and its pro-fibrotic role in lung disease AAIR Charity, £7,528 over three months

Dr Phillip Fenberg; Ocean and Earth Science Downsizing nature? An analysis of temporal body size trends of rocky shore gastropods British Ecological Society, £4,870 over 12 months

Dr Beth Stuart; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR Clustering in Individually Randomised trials in Primary Care National Institute of Health Research, £23,753 over eight months Professor Gareth Thomas; Cancer Sciences The role of the DNA Damage Response pathway in the differentiation of myofibroblasts within tumour microenvironment Rosetrees Trust, £20,000 over 36 months Sam Watts; Primary Care and Population Sciences SPCR MOVA: Mindfulness in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer National Institute of Health Research, £26,681 over 12 months Dr Tom Wilkinson; Clinical and Experimental Sciences CRADA 2015 Glaxosmithkline (R&D), £428,000 over 12 months Dr Tom Wilkinson; Clinical and Experimental Sciences Understanding innate immunity in the COPD Airway AstraZeneca, £1,450,363 over 48 months

Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences Dr Stephen Bohaty; Ocean and Earth Science Paleogene Climate and Deep-water Evolution in the Southwest Atlantic: Seismic Reflection and Coring Investigations in Support of IODP Proposal 862-Pre Natural Environment Research Council, £124,142 over 24 months

Professor Jeremy Frey; Chemistry EDISON - Education for Data Intensive Science to Open New science frontiers European Commission, £242,630 over 24 months Professor Jeremy Frey; Chemistry ILFS RCUK, £116,579 over 12 months Professor Jeremy Frey; Chemistry Internet of things Food Standards Agency, £50,000 over six months Dr Stephen Goldup and Dr James Lewis; Chemistry RotaxHEC – Click to Lock: Mechanically Interlocked Architectures as Hydrogen Evolving Catalysts European Commission, £126,521 over 24 months Dr Chris Hauton; Ocean and Earth Science Prevention and future control of the two major socioeconomicallyimportant pathogens in Asian aquaculture BBSRC, £299,533 over 36 months Professor Tim Henstock; Ocean and Earth Science MoHole - IODP SSI Natural Environment Research Council, £172,002 over 24 months

Professor Jonathan Bull; Ocean and Earth Science H2020 Energy 2 stage European Commission – STEMM-CCS, £1,792,387 over 48 months

Professor C. William Keevil; Centre for Biological Sciences Development of a simple, one-step cleaning method for intermittent catheters to enable frail, disabled and older people to easily reuse their catheters NHS England, £60,741 over six months

Dr Simon Coles; Chemistry JISC CREAM 2015 JISC Executive, £28,293 over nine months

Professor Bruno Linclau; Chemistry Royal Society of Chemistry Mobility Award Royal Society of Chemistry, £2,185 over one month

Dr Katrin Deinhardt and Professor Vincent O’Connor; Centre for Biological Sciences Investigating axonal injury responses in tau-mediated neuronal degeneration Alzheimers Society, £84,953 over 36 months

Dr Maeve Lohan; Ocean and Earth Science Seasonal controls on shelf-edge nutrient fluxes at the Malin Shelf Natural Environment Research Council, £77,470 over 18 months

Dr Justin Dix; Ocean and Earth Science 3d Chirp sub-bottom survey of buried wooden wreck, River Hamble, Hampshire English Heritage, £29,483 over three months

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Professor Alberto Naveira Garabato; Ocean and Earth Science H2020 MC IF European Commission, £141,634 over 24 months Dr Robert Raja; Chemistry RSC Researcher Mobility Award Royal Society of Chemistry, £1,600 over 12 months


This selection of awards demonstrates the breadth of funding secured by our academics across the University.

Dr Marije Schaafsma; Centre for Biological Sciences Ecosystem Services as a Missing Dimension of Poverty Natural Environment Research Council, £16,771 over 12 months

Professor Nicholas Jennings and Dr Long Tran-Thanh; Electronics and Computer Science STRICT: Smart and Secure Traffic Control EPSRC, £199,167 over 25 months

Dr Jessica Teeling; Centre for Biological Sciences Anti cytokine immunotherapy using a novel technology to enhance entrance across the blood brain barrier MedImmune Ltd, £58,000 over 12 months

Professor Stephen King; Physics and Astronomy H2020 ITN ELUSIVES European Commission, £198,035 over 48 months

Dr Mariana Vargas-Caballero; Centre for Biological Sciences ARUK Pilot grant Alzheimers Research Trust, £47,921 over 18 months

Professor Stephen King; Physics and Astronomy H2020 RISE InvisiblesPlus European Commission, £130,435 over 48 months

Dr Philip Williamson; Centre for Biological Sciences 850 MHZ Facility EPSRC, £24,239 over 36 months

Dr Sebastian Hoenig; Physics and Astronomy AGN dust emission as a standard candle in the LSST era Science and Technology Facilities Council, £35,826 over 24 months

Mr Werenfrid Wimmer; Ocean and Earth Science Fiducial Reference Measurements for Thermal Infrared Satellite Validation National Physical Laboratory, £7,705 over 24 months

Dr Sebastian Hoenig; Physics and Astronomy Dust-in-the-wind - H2020 ERC Stg European Commission, £1,068,965 over 60 months

Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering Michael Boniface; Electronics and Computer Science FIRE Study : forecasting and policy recommendations for Future Internet Research and Experimentation European Commission, £60,709 over 20 months Dr Harold Chong; Electronics and Computer Science Nanoelectromechanical Relay-Based ICs for Avionics Technology Strategy Board, £247,516 over 36 months Dr Enrico Constanza; Electronics and Computer Science Small feasibility study Dr E Costanza EPSRC, £14,972 over six months Dr Frederic Gardes; Optoelectronics Research Centre COSMICC – CmOs Solutions for Mid-board Integrated transceivers with breakthrough Connectivity at ultra-low Cost European Commission, £326,948 over 36 months Professor Dame Wendy Hall; Electronics and Computer Science Cyber Security of the Internet of Things EPSRC, £210,658 over 36 months Dr Simon Hettrick; Electronics and Computer Science Research Software Engineer Network EPSRC, £80,263 over 36 months Professor Daniel Hewak; Optoelectronics Research Centre N-type Amorphous Chalcogenides EPSRC, £261,633 over 36 months

Professor Hywel Morgan; Electronics and Computer Science CrackIT: Neuratect National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction, £4,066 over six months Professor Hywel Morgan; Electronics and Computer Science Development of Novel Rapid Assay for Phenotypic Detection of Carbapenemases Wessex Academic Health Science Network Limited, £22,820 over 36 months Dr Otto Muskens; Electronics and Computer Science META-REFLECTOR-H2020-RIA-LEIT-SPACE European Commission, £169,342 over 24 months Professor Lars Nilsson; Optoelectronics Research Centre Fundamental Fiber Laser Science for High Powers US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, £832,690 over 60 months Professor Francesco Poletti; Optoelectronics Research Centre LightPipe - H2020- ERC CoG European Commission, £1,992,434 over 60 months Dr Sarvapali Ramchurn; Electronics and Computer Science SEA-CORES: Ship Energy And Condition Optimisation & Routing Enhancement System Innovate UK/EPSRC, £84,558 over 12 months Dr Paolo Rapisarda; Electronics and Computer Science IEEE conference and visit to Kyoto University to set-up joint project on renewable energy micro-grids SASAKAWA Foundation, £2,000

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Funding news Dr Paolo Rapisarda; Electronics and Computer Science Modelling and control of integrated renewable energy systems, with experimental validation Royal Academy of Engineering, £16,258 over 12 months Professor Graham Reed; Optoelectronics Research Centre Electronic and photonic convergence: A Platform Grant EPSRC, £1,491,311 over 60 months Professor Vladimiro Sassone; Electronics and Computer Science BC/Kazakh-British Technical University Visit British Council, £2,400 over three months Dr Elena Simperl and Professor Mike Wald; Electronics and Computer Science Slide-Wiki - H2020-ICT-16-2015 European Commission, £443,409 over 36 months Dr Elena Simperl; Electronics and Computer Science STARS4All - H2020 ICT-10a-2015 European Commission, £171,196 over 36 months Michael Surridge; Electronics and Computer Science ASSURED - Automated Security for Supplier-User Reference-models in E-health Data BIS Technology Strategy Board, £159,622 over 18 months Michael Surridge; Electronics and Computer Science 5G-ENSURE: 5G Enablers for Network and System Security and Resilience European Commission H2020, GBP 400,997 Paul Walland; Electronics and Computer Science, IT Innovation Centre H2020 - ICT - 2015 – SavingFood 2.0 European Commission, £158,476 over 24 months

Professor Stephen Darby; Geography and Environment Cardno-Phase II- Mississippi River Basin Cardno Inc., £12,971 over ten months Dr Jadunandan Dash; Geography and Environment Demonstrating the potential of real-time Earth Observation data for hydrological situation monitoring and early warning in the Sentinel era Natural Environment Research Council, £2,801 over three months Mr Christopher Downey; Southampton Education School Survey of teacher practice and attitudes to data use in English Secondary Schools Fischer Family Trust, £10,508 over 12 months Mr Christopher Hill; Geography and Environment Integrating Adaption into Planning, 2nd Phase International Institute for Environment & Development, £16,974 over six months Mr Christopher Hill; Geography and Environment PRISE: mapping of ASALs Overseas Development Institute, £45,000 over six months Professor Bruce Macfarlane; Southampton Education School Knowledge creation in higher education studies: an intergenerational analysis Society for Research into Higher Education, £9,999 over 12 months Professor Bruce Macfarlane; Southampton Education School Women Professors as Intellectual Leaders Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, £10,000 over 12 months Ms Becky Alexis-Martin; Geography and Environment BNVTA Aged Veterans Fund: Nuclear Families British Nuclear Test Veterans Association, £150,000 over 25 months

Dr Rong Zhang; Electronics and Computer Science First Grant Dr Rong Zhang EPSRC, £94,404

Professor Graham Moon; Geography and Environment Using the Mental Health Minimum Data set to model CTOs as a mental health intervention National Institute of Health Research, £23,620 over 12 months

Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences

Professor Graham Niblo; Mathematical Sciences Royal Society Sino-British Trust Incoming Fellowship in Noncommutative Geometry British Council, £66,000 over 24 months

Dr Julia Branson; Geography and Environment East Hampshire Railway Survey East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership, £3,130 over six months Professor Jacek Brodzki; Mathematical Sciences Joining the dots: from data to insight EPSRC, £1,218,041 over 42 months Professor Antony Brown; Geography and Environment Jomon wetland archaeology: a new palaeonutritional approach Leverhulme Trust, £88,440

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Mr Jason Sadler; Geography and Environment Research Infrastructure support for collaborative research projects Flowminder Foundation, £36,658 over 15 months Mr Jason Sadler; Geography and Environment GeoSRM Pilot Extension RSSB (Railway Safety and Standards Board Limited), £2,000 over three months


This selection of awards demonstrates the breadth of funding secured by our academics across the University.

Professor Peter Sunley; Geography and Environment Structural Transformation, Adaptability and City Economic Evolutions ESRC, £58,494 over 30 months Dr Andrew Tatem; Geography and Environment Geostatistical tools to map the interaction between development aid and indices of need US Agency for International Development, £125,000 over 36 months Dr Andrew Tatem; Geography and Environment High resolution multitemporal global demographic mapping Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, £1,336,185 over 24 months

This list encompasses awards logged with University of Southampton Finance from November 2015 – February 2016 that are considered noncommercially sensitive. Amendments from Re:action Winter 2015 Dr Juerg Michael Matter is affiliated to Ocean and Earth Science Scientific drilling in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) £227,700 over 3 years Dr Claudie Beaulieu is affiliated to Ocean and Earth Science Detection of abrupt changes in land and ocean ecosystems EPSRC, £13,000 over 6 months

Dr Andrew Tatem; Geography and Environment Mapping indicators of women’s welfare at high spatial resolution United Nations Foundation, £48,077 over 12 months Dr Andrew Tatem; Geography and Environment Seasonal drivers of human movement and aggregation in a changing climate: consequences for infectious disease dynamics and control Wellcome Trust, £94,626 over 12 months Dr Emma Tompkins; Geography and Environment CASCO: Climate Adaptation & Services Community £64,487 over 12 months Dr Nikolaos Tzavidis; Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute Innovations in Small Area Estimation Methodologies ESRC, £284,722 (of £810,229) over 36 months Dr Agnese Vitali; Department of Social Statistics and Demography and ESRC Centre for Population Change Female-breadwinner families in Europe ESRC Future Research Leaders, £153,957 over three years Dr Michael Vlassopoulos; Social Sciences The Long Term Effects of Property Rights and Institutional Ownership on Regional Development Leverhulme Trust, £119,820 over 36 months Dr James Wright; Geography and Environment Enhancing understanding of domestic groundwater quality and contamination hazards in Greater Accra’ Royal Society, £20,616 over 36 months

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