Bridging the physical and life sciences-cementing the alliance of Loughborough University and the UHL NHS Trust

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng

Abstract

This award would enable the already close relationship that has been built up between the University and the UHL NHS Trust to be further cemented by its focus on working together by the exchange of staff. It will generate cutting edge interdisciplinary research activity within specified thematic areas for the mutual benefit of both organisations.

Technical Summary

This application will further build upon and enhance the existing relationships between Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust. It will build a virtual faculty linking the scale and depth of the university culture of customer driven applied science, engineering and industrial partnership with the needs and research culture of the UHL NHS Trust, one of the largest outside London. It will create a lasting peer to peer basis for user driven interdisciplinary research between the two Institutions. The inititaive will deliver a step change in the understanding and experience of Loughborough University in the requirements of the clinical world, and an enhanced understanding by clinicians of the capabilities of current and emerging technologies.

Publications

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Clifford A (2009) Maintaining cognitive health in elderly women in Aging Health

 
Description Acting Chair of NHS i4i FPD1 Programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia in developing countries
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical reviews
 
Description Excessive exercise and eating disorders
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Hormone replacement therapy and dementia
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Independent Member of DOH Wellcome Health Innovation Challenge Fund Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Member of Macmillan's Work and Finance Workstream and the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description National Measurement Strategy Working Party for Chemistry and Biology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description A novel basophil-microarray device to detect allergic sensitization
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2009 
End 08/2010
 
Description ART Project Award - Hormones, Cognition and Dementia Expert Meeting
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2007 
End 04/2007
 
Description Academy Award via Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - LUCRED
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 11/2009
 
Description Alzheimer's Association USA Project Award - Hormones, Cognition and Dementia Expert Meeting
Amount £1,530 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Association 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States of America
Start 03/2007 
End 04/2007
 
Description BBSRC funding (Development of a novel basophil-microarray device to detect allergic sensitization (follow on fund))
Amount £165,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2010
 
Description Biomedical Research Unit - Lifestyle, Nutrition & Diet
Amount £4,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description EPSRC Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) Project Grant - Hygiene Surveillance
Amount £181,500 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/D039614/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 03/2011
 
Description EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Award with Hygienics Biosecurity
Amount £112,159 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2011
 
Description EPSRC UK National Service for Computational Chemistry Software
Amount £10,030 (GBP)
Funding ID EP-J003921-1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2011 
End 01/2016
 
Description European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP)
Amount £114,856 (GBP)
Organisation European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2012 
End 05/2014
 
Description FP7 - BIOMAP
Amount € 210,092 (EUR)
Funding ID 272957 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description FP7 - The One Study
Amount £132,559 (GBP)
Funding ID 260687 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2015
 
Description Faculty Research Award - Hormones, Cognition and Dementia Expert Meeting
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2007 
End 04/2007
 
Description HOPE Against Cancer Award - towards personalised chemotherapy
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Hope Against Cancer (Rutland and Leicestershire) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2010 
End 11/2012
 
Description Innovative Award
Amount £13,672 (GBP)
Organisation National Osteoporosis Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2012 
End 10/2013
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership - Bio-Imaging
Amount £96,619 (GBP)
Organisation Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description MRC NPRI Grant (Sedentary Time and Diabetes)
Amount £577,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2010 
End 02/2013
 
Description NIHR RCT of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2008 
End 03/2010
 
Description NIHR RCT of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector - follow on grant
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 01/2012
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing - AHRC
Amount £25,344 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing - BBSRC
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing - EPSRC
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing - ESRC
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing - MRC
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description PhD Studentship - Hormones, Cognition and Dementia/Loughborough University
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description PhD Studentship - Influence of exercise and vitamin D status on bone health
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description PhD Studentship - Personalised Chemotherapy/Loughborough University
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description PhD Studentship - VOC Homeostasis in humans
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 10/2012
 
Description Project Grant - Description and monitoring of Depok as an age friendly city/University of Indonesia
Amount £72,061 (GBP)
Organisation University of Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University
Country Indonesia, Republic of
Start 09/2010 
End 08/2011
 
Description Project Grant - Return to work tool for colorectal cancer patients/Macmillan Cancer Support
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Macmillan Cancer Support 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2010 
End 05/2011
 
Description Project Grant - Tofu and tempeh can affect cognitive decline/University of Indonesia
Amount £14,412 (GBP)
Organisation University of Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University
Country Indonesia, Republic of
Start 09/2010 
End 06/2011
 
Description RCT of Psychological Treatment for compulsive exercise within ED patients
Amount £301,300 (GBP)
Organisation Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 
Sector Public
Country Australia, Commonwealth of
Start 11/2009 
End 04/2014
 
Description Young Investigator Award
Amount £300 (GBP)
Organisation National Osteoporosis Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2012 
End 08/2012
 
Description iNet Higher Education Collaboration Fund - towards personalised chemotherapy
Amount £28,500 (GBP)
Organisation Loughborough University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 02/2010
 
Title Basic method for diagnosis of Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction 
Description Basic method for diagnosis of Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction via eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The associated researchers are registered with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport as being able to screen athletes for EIB 
 
Title Collaborative interactive visualisation of medical imagery 
Description A sophisticated visualisation system that permits local and distributed viewing of medical data. It was possible to demonstrate the visualisation of medical imagery on a PDA or mobile phone device at a distance from the source of the data. Online access was demonstrated from the USA back to the UK and involved real-time interaction with the medical data set. Novel techniques have also been developed for dealing with the processing, management and distribution of medical imagery so that interactive real-time stereographic display techniques can be used remotely from the data source. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact One peer-reviewed publication; three presentations at International Conferences; second prize in Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. 
 
Title Development of predictive assays for the efficacy or toxicity of Pt-based drugs 
Description Determination of Pt-DNA adduct formation in patients undergoing Pt-based chemotherapy; determination of partitioning of Pt-based drugs in cancer cell lines and white blood cells from patients; methodology for speciation of Pt-DNA adducts. Methods developed on cancer cell lines and then applied to white blood cells of patients attending oncology clinic - predicting efficacy/toxicity as a step towards personalised chemotherapy. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Indicative evidence obtained that assays have potential for predicting patient outcomes. 
 
Title Identification in human populations of both forms of interleukin-6 
Description Venous samples and skeletal muscle samples extracted from healthy volunteers after a bout of exercise when glucose uptake is known to be stimulated. Study demonstrated for the first time that circulating levels of interleukin-6 and -6R complex are increased in response to acute exercise in young males. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Study demonstrated for the first time that circulating levels of interleukin-6 and -6R complex are increased in response to acute exercise in young males. In addition it was possible to identify primers, which in skeletal muscle differentiated the two isoforms of the IL-6 receptor. Two grants subsequently awarded 1: MRC NPRI grant "An intervention to decrease sedentary behaviour in young adults at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus" 2: MRC (IDBA) "Novel approaches to the early detection of cardiac disfunction and health behaviours in the young with T2DM" 
 
Title Return to work information tool 
Description Return to work information tool for patients of colorectal cancer and their employers - additional funding from Macmillan Cancer Support has enabled continuing development of this tool. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Presentation of the tool to Macmillan, Bowel Cancer UK, and oncologists at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Lead Researcher is now a member of Macmillan's "Work and Finance" Workstream and the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative. 
 
Description Collaborative interactive visualisation of medical imagery 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Department Department of Radiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Development of visualisation system that permits local and distributed viewing of medical imagery.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting of secondment of two research students from Loughborough. Access to data, facilities and expertise.
Impact Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences. Awards and recognition. Research materials.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Compulsive exercise and eating disorders 
Organisation Beating Eating Disorders (beat)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Supervision of research student seconded to Leicester. Development of new psychological treatment for compulsive exercise within eating disordered patients and development of treatment manual.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting of secondment of research student from Loughborough. Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Presentation at workshops. Dissemination of material.
Impact £327,300 further funding. Treatment trial commenced 2009. Treatment group established at Leicester. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Compulsive exercise and eating disorders 
Organisation Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Department Eating Disorders Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Supervision of research student seconded to Leicester. Development of new psychological treatment for compulsive exercise within eating disordered patients and development of treatment manual.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting of secondment of research student from Loughborough. Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Presentation at workshops. Dissemination of material.
Impact £327,300 further funding. Treatment trial commenced 2009. Treatment group established at Leicester. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Compulsive exercise and eating disorders 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department School of Psychology
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervision of research student seconded to Leicester. Development of new psychological treatment for compulsive exercise within eating disordered patients and development of treatment manual.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting of secondment of research student from Loughborough. Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Access to patients, patient data and expertise. Participation in treatment trial. Presentation at workshops.Presentation at workshops. Dissemination of material.
Impact £327,300 further funding. Treatment trial commenced 2009. Treatment group established at Leicester. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Computer vision system for assessment of total hip replacements 
Organisation Glenfield Hospital
Department Department of Surgery
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Investigated a range of potential algorithms for the automatic identification of failing artificial hip joints which are then being compared to expert surgeon's opinions. This is ongoing.
Collaborator Contribution Sourced exemplar patient hip replacement radiographs; prior to surgery, post surgery and on subsequent follow-ups which have been used to investigate suitable algorithms for automatic detection of joint wear in replacement hip joints. Facilitiated access to a range of artificial hips for digitisation purposes.
Impact PhD was successfully awarded in 2013 for thesis entitled 'Medical image processing: application in ophthalmology and total hip replacement'
Start Year 2009
 
Description Corneal strain mapper 
Organisation De Montfort University
Department School of Design
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of non-invasive method of assessing the level of strain in the human cornea.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Production of a rapid manufactured working chassis of the corneal strain mapper instrument into which all the optical components, camera and laser can be inserted.
Impact Clinical trial. Awards and recognition. Further funding. New product/invention.
 
Description Corneal strain mapper 
Organisation St Thomas' Hospital
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Development of non-invasive method of assessing the level of strain in the human cornea.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Production of a rapid manufactured working chassis of the corneal strain mapper instrument into which all the optical components, camera and laser can be inserted.
Impact Clinical trial. Awards and recognition. Further funding. New product/invention.
 
Description Exercise tolerance in COPD 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Department Department of Respiratory Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Joint supervision of joint MD/PhD
Collaborator Contribution MOD funded research project to investigate the phenotype of Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction in a fit and healthy population. Access to subject data.
Impact Presentations of prelim data at national annual conferences Dissemination to various non-academic audiences (sport NGBs)
Start Year 2008
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation Stanford University
Department Department of Health Research and Policy
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Indonesia
Department Center for Health Research
Country Indonesia, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Genetics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Pittsburgh
Department Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Southern California
Department School of Pharmacy USC
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department School of Medicine and Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting and lead scientific contribution to international expert meeting. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary scientific exchange in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses related to hormones, cognition and dementia. Analysis of data.
Collaborator Contribution participation in expert international meeting subsequent research collaboration and contribution to bookAccess to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications. Access to data, facilities and expertise. Collaboration on book and publications.
Impact Book published 2009. International expert meeting series established. Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences.
 
Description Hospital ward deep clean evaluation 
Organisation 3M
Department 3M Healthcare
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Evaluation of the effectiveness of the deep clean process at UHL in reducing microbiological contamination and quantifying rates of recolonisation.
Collaborator Contribution Access to wards before and after deep cleaning. Access to staff. Presentations by Directors of Nursing and Infection Control.In-kind contribution circa £7k. Provision of bioluminesence technology to evaluate deep clean. Access to facilities and staff.Access to facilities and expertise.
Impact Dissemination to non-academic audiences including DOH. Research materials. Further funding of £293,659.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Hospital ward deep clean evaluation 
Organisation Hygienics Biosecurity Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Evaluation of the effectiveness of the deep clean process at UHL in reducing microbiological contamination and quantifying rates of recolonisation.
Collaborator Contribution Access to wards before and after deep cleaning. Access to staff. Presentations by Directors of Nursing and Infection Control.In-kind contribution circa £7k. Provision of bioluminesence technology to evaluate deep clean. Access to facilities and staff.Access to facilities and expertise.
Impact Dissemination to non-academic audiences including DOH. Research materials. Further funding of £293,659.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Hospital ward deep clean evaluation 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Evaluation of the effectiveness of the deep clean process at UHL in reducing microbiological contamination and quantifying rates of recolonisation.
Collaborator Contribution Access to wards before and after deep cleaning. Access to staff. Presentations by Directors of Nursing and Infection Control.In-kind contribution circa £7k. Provision of bioluminesence technology to evaluate deep clean. Access to facilities and staff.Access to facilities and expertise.
Impact Dissemination to non-academic audiences including DOH. Research materials. Further funding of £293,659.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Lab-based In-vitro Chemotherapy Assay 
Organisation East Midlands Medilink
Department Healthcare & Bioscience iNet
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Lead partner in clinical trial.Development of new methodologies for monitoring drug performance. Access to expertise and facilities.
Impact Further funding. Dissemination to non-academic audiences. Extensive media coverage. Awards and recognition. Research materials.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Lab-based In-vitro Chemotherapy Assay 
Organisation Hope Against Cancer (Rutland and Leicestershire)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development of lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Lead partner in clinical trial.Development of new methodologies for monitoring drug performance. Access to expertise and facilities.
Impact Further funding. Dissemination to non-academic audiences. Extensive media coverage. Awards and recognition. Research materials.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Lab-based In-vitro Chemotherapy Assay 
Organisation Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Lead partner in clinical trial.Development of new methodologies for monitoring drug performance. Access to expertise and facilities.
Impact Further funding. Dissemination to non-academic audiences. Extensive media coverage. Awards and recognition. Research materials.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Lab-based In-vitro Chemotherapy Assay 
Organisation Leicester Royal Infirmary
Department Department of Oncology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Development of lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients and patient data. Access to expertise and facilities. Lead partner in clinical trial.Development of new methodologies for monitoring drug performance. Access to expertise and facilities.
Impact Further funding. Dissemination to non-academic audiences. Extensive media coverage. Awards and recognition. Research materials.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Lower back injury detection and diagnosis using MRI 
Organisation Leicester Royal Infirmary
Department Department of Radiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution A Loughborough lecturer in Biomechanics supervised the secondment of a research student who was seconded to work with a Consultant Radiologist at LRI to develop an understanding of the methodology used to identify and diagnose lower back injuries (highly prevalent in elite fast bowlers) using MRI.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting of secondment of a research student from Loughborough. Access to facilities and expertise.
Impact Dissemination to non-academic audiences
Start Year 2009
 
Description Managing colorectal cancer and employment 
Organisation Leicester Royal Infirmary
Department Department of Oncology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Loughborough senior lecturer supervised research student who was seconded to work with Oncologists at LRI.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients.Access to staff, invitation to present findings to charity and key supporters.
Impact New product (return to work information tool). Awards and recognition. Dissemination to non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Managing colorectal cancer and employment 
Organisation Macmillan Cancer Support
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Loughborough senior lecturer supervised research student who was seconded to work with Oncologists at LRI.
Collaborator Contribution Access to patients.Access to staff, invitation to present findings to charity and key supporters.
Impact New product (return to work information tool). Awards and recognition. Dissemination to non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) 
Organisation Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD).
Collaborator Contribution Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Leading a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.
Impact £400,000 further funding (DOH HTD grant). Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences. UK and European patent. Awards and recognition. Multi-centre clinical trial commenced 2008.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) 
Organisation Royal Free Hospital
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Development of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD).
Collaborator Contribution Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Leading a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.
Impact £400,000 further funding (DOH HTD grant). Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences. UK and European patent. Awards and recognition. Multi-centre clinical trial commenced 2008.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Department Department of Diabetic Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Development of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD).
Collaborator Contribution Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Leading a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.Access to expertise. Access to patients, patient data and facilities. Access to primary care workers. Participation in a multi-site clinical study.
Impact £400,000 further funding (DOH HTD grant). Publications and dissemination to non-academic audiences. UK and European patent. Awards and recognition. Multi-centre clinical trial commenced 2008.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Role of interleukin-6 and cognate receptors in insulin resistance in T2D 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Department Department of Diabetic Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Recruitment of subject group, subsequent testing, joint analysis of data with Leicester researchers.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data and facilities
Impact Further MRC grants including NPRI grant. New research materials.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Vitamin D and Bone Health 
Organisation Leicester Royal Infirmary
Department Department of Radiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Examination of the impact of exercise (and also vitamin D status) on bone structural parameters and neuro-muscular function in older men. Lead of multi-disciplinary collaborative group.
Collaborator Contribution Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.
Impact Further funding for PhD studentship and further funding for collaborative work with new partners (Cambridge). Dissemination to clinical and non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Vitamin D and Bone Health 
Organisation Royal Derby Hospital
Department Department of Rheumatology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Examination of the impact of exercise (and also vitamin D status) on bone structural parameters and neuro-muscular function in older men. Lead of multi-disciplinary collaborative group.
Collaborator Contribution Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.
Impact Further funding for PhD studentship and further funding for collaborative work with new partners (Cambridge). Dissemination to clinical and non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Vitamin D and Bone Health 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Worked together on collaborative grant proposal
Collaborator Contribution Worked together on collaborative grant proposal
Impact Collaborative grant proposal for funding by National Osteoporosis Society was successful and research is ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Vitamin D and Bone Health 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Worked together on collaborative grant proposal
Collaborator Contribution Worked together on collaborative grant proposal
Impact Collaborative grant proposal for funding by National Osteoporosis Society was successful and research is ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Vitamin D and Bone Health 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Examination of the impact of exercise (and also vitamin D status) on bone structural parameters and neuro-muscular function in older men. Lead of multi-disciplinary collaborative group.
Collaborator Contribution Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.Access to facilities and expertise. Access to patients and patient data.
Impact Further funding for PhD studentship and further funding for collaborative work with new partners (Cambridge). Dissemination to clinical and non-academic audiences.
Start Year 2008
 
Title Multiple sensor, multiple posture sensing for assessing a subject's circulatory system 
Description The clinical work enabled by a DoH HTD grant led to the discovery which has enabled a broadening of the company's IP portfolio and provided further protection to the core invention. The novelty arises from the use of multiple sensors to provide further data to derive a more specific assessment of the condition of a patient's circulatory system. 
IP Reference US8491486 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2013
Licensed No
Impact Dialog is in the process of developing a new device based upon this discovery. The technology has not yet been licensed.
 
Title Basophil-linked protein array for allergy diagnosis 
Description Our basophil array technology has been developed from a prototype (published in 2007) to a technique that is now amenable to full automation. 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Non-clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2009
Development Status On hold
Impact We are now able to test clinical samples to validate the technology by comparing it against the gold standards in allergy diagnosis. 
 
Title Corneal Strain Mapper 
Description The corneal Strain Mapper is a laser interferometer which enables a whole field image of the strain induced on the human cornes as a consequence of pressure fluctuation. The novel radial interferometer provides an immediate quantitative strain image of the cornea and is able to provide anomolous data pertinent to surgical insult. 
Type Support Tool - For Fundamental Research
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2009
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact We have been able to determine changes in elastic stiffness in a range of adult cornea, 20-100 years, to define age related stiffening of the cornea, hitherto unknown yet assumed to be age related softening! 
 
Title Lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to chemotherapy 
Description A lab-based in-vitro test, based on inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry, has been developed that enables direct measurement of the binding of Pt-based chemotherapeutic drugs to their prime pharmacaological target, DNA. The test enables these Pt-DNA adducts to be measured at 1 adduct in 2 x 106 base pairs on as little as 10 ?g DNA. The pilot clinical trial has demonstrated that the test can be applied to patients undergoing chemotherapy and that the data may eventually be used as a basis for dose modification to improve efficacy and/or reduce toxicity. Futher development has enabled the distribution of the drug in the major cellular compartments to be quantified and the effect of combination therapies, such as FOLFOX, to be studied. The ultimate aim is personalisation of Pt-based chemotherapy. 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2009
Development Status On hold
Impact This programme is developing rapidly and subsequent to the Da Vinci Award (via IDBA MRC grand) has received further funding from iNET £28750 and Hope Against Cancer £15000. A lecture by Dr Sharp at the 2009 British Science Festival in Surrey received wide national and local press coverage. The original team at Loughborough and Leicester has now been expanded to include colleagues from LGC Ltd, Teddington, the UK's lead National Measurement Institute for chemical and biological measurements. The new collaboration is to employ emerging techniques in genetics to screen patients for chemosensitivity and to use genomic assays to study drug binding and gene targeting. The data from mass spectrometry and genomic testing are being combined in a programme named 'Per-Chemo' which has been short-listed for £1.05M support from the Health Innovation Challenge Fund sponsored by the Department of Health and Wellcome Trust. 
 
Title New psychological treatment for compulsive exercise with eating disordered patients 
Description The development and implementation of a manualised treatment manual involving novel psychological intervention for compulsive exercise within eating disordered patients. Currently subject to international, multi-centre RCT. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2009
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact £301,300 funding for a treatment trial from the Australian Institute of Health. Based on the development of this new treatment, a treatment group is now being run at Leicester Eating Disorder Service and a series of workshops are being delivered (5 delivered to date). One peer-reviewed publication. Presentations at two International Conferences. 
 
Title Peripheral arterial disease detector (PADD) 
Description Padd™ is a non-invasive medical device for rapid and simple assessment of Peripheral Arterial Disease using low power near infra-red light to assess blood volume changes in the foot, before and after raising the leg. Optical sensors are applied to the foot and 30 second readings are taken before and after raising the leg on a 30cm (12") calf support. A second device for post-operative monitoring of peripheral intervention is also under development. 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Small-scale adoption
Year Development Stage Completed 2009
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact Department of Health HTD £400k grant awarded to implement multi-centre clinical trial. PADD patented in the UK and Europe and notification of 'intent to grant' in China. Four peer-reviewed publications and presentation at International Conference. PADD is now reimbursed under US health insurance schemes. 
 
Title The Loughborough Occupational Impact of Sleep Scale 
Description Outcome metric for assessing the occupational impact of insomnia, sleep apnoea and excessive daytime sleepiness. The Scale has been presented at conferences in the USA and Europe and will be published shortly in a peer reviewed journal (currently in press) - recent funding from NIHR (programme development) and ESRC (Subjective Wellbeing and Public Policy - the role of work). 
Type Support Tool - For Fundamental Research
Current Stage Of Development Wide-scale adoption
Year Development Stage Completed 2010
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact The Scale has already been adopted into a NIHR protocol being prepared by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and by the cross-council funded NDA "working late" project. Further adoption is anticipated following publication in a peer reviewed journal in early 2011. 
 
Description Analytical Chemistry from Laboratory to Clinic - RSC Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to Royal Society of Chemistry Scottish Region.

Publicising work to the UK Scientific Community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Da Vinci Health Technology Innovation Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Flagship dissemination event: The primary objective of the Da Vinci Awards is to reward early stage research projects that are cross-disciplinary and ground breaking. The prize funding has been a vital catalyst in enabling the projects to secure further grant funding to commercialise the technology. The audience for this event is comprised of researchers, clinicians and senior representatives from the region's health and bioscience organisations, hospitals and research institutions.

- February 2007 (£15K prize fund), 90 attendees - November 2008 (£47k private and public sector sponsorship leveraged enabling prize fund to be raised to £45k for three distinct awards), 120 attendees - 2010 event confirmed for 22 March. Over £30k public and private sector sponsorship leveraged to date and £45k prize fund guaranteed. - Four projects shortlisted for the awards (including the three winning projects) have leveraged to date over £900K further funding (20 x the value of the total prize fund). Details follow: Newcomer winner: Lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to chemotherapy £15k Hope Against Cancer Research Grant £29k iNet Collaborative Grant £245k LGC validation of metallo-drug DNA assays using isotope dilution mass spectrometry £1M Wellcome / DOH bid submitted September 2009 (direct follow on from Da Vinci & iNet) British Science Festival presentation (September 2009), national media coverage Breakthrough winner: A lab-based in vitro test to mimic human allergic response £20k University of Nottingham pathfinder funding £165k BBSRC funding towards commercialisation (Follow-on-fund) Clinical Impact winner: Corneal Strain Mapper £20k EU / emda grant to enable the production of a prototype instrument scheduled for completion October 2009, field trials to follow shortly after. Clinical Impact highly commended: Nottingham Cataract Device £300k Wellcome Trust Translational Award to accelerate commercialisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description Electronic media coverage of Personalised Chemotherapy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Articles appeared as follows: 09/09/09 Financial Times on-line Science Blog 09/09/09 Yahoo News 10/09/09 Daily Mail on-line

See above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Elemental Mass Spectrometry - Providing new insights in bio-science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the MRC Human Nutrition Research Centre, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge

Publicising work to PhD students and staff at another University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Elemental Mass Spectrometry from Laboratory to Clinic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the joint Symposia of the Royal Society of Chemists and American Chemical Society at the FACSS Conference SCIX 2012, Kansas City, 1-2 October 2012. The Symposia were aimed at academic and industrial scientists with an interest in the use of analytical science to tackle the global challenges in human health.


Publicising work to the international scientific community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Expert International Meeting - Hormones, Cognition and Dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Expert meeting brought together world-renowned experts in basic and clinical research to develop new hypotheses

Meeting initiated a two-yearly event with the next meeting held in Bali in 2008 and a future meeting to be held in Stanford, USA in 2010. Cambridge University Press book "Hormones, Cognition and Dementia" published October 2009. Eleven peer-reviewed publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Film about Corneal Strain Mapper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short film for lay audience produced to describe the project, commissioned as part of the DaVinci Awards Clinical Impact first prize.

Film used to engage research partners and stakeholders. Researchers have been awarded £20k EU Research funding to develop a stage two proto-type.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Film about Personalised Chemotherapy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2008 - short film for lay audience produced to describe the project, commissioned as part of the DaVinci Awards Newcomer first prize.

Film used to engage research partners and stakeholders. Researchers have been awarded follow-on funding to further develop their technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Films on Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two-day filming by Canadian Discovery Channel and two-day filming by Australian TV Channel (for Beyond Tomorrow) of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector inventor, collaborating clinicians and prospective patients

Five minute feature film broadcast in Canada in 2008. Five minute feature film broadcast in Australia and New Zealand in 2008.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description From Laboratory to Clinic, Analytical Chemistry in Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited seminar for the Royal Society of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, November 2012

Publicising work to PhD Students and Staff at other Universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Hand function simulation project website submission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website description of project to develop an arthritis simulation glove to be used as an educational aid for health professionals, designers and within education

Raised profile of Ergonomics and Safety Research Institute's expertise in the emerging field of wearable simulations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Lecture at British Science Festival - Personalised Chemotherapy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture on research to develop a lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy

Widespread coverage in national and regional press
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Media coverage of Personalised Chemotherapy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Articles appeared as follows: 10/09/09 Daily Express 10/09/09 Pharmacy Europe 10/09/09 Platinum Europe 14/09/09 Herald Scotland 18/09/09 Loughborough Echo

See above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description National Osteoporosis Society Allied Health Professionals Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation on Alzheimer's Research to Loughborough Rotarians 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement presentation on the determinants of risk factors for the metabolic syndrome

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Presentation on modelling of cement position in vertebrae 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Oral discussion with Drugs Company representatives regarding modelling of cement position in vertebrae

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Presentation to European Congress of Radiologists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation on effective understanding, analysis and delivery of complex medical imaging data via a ubiquitous visualisation system in a clinical environment

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Presentation to GB Swimmers re EIB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation to elite swimmers regarding participation in investigative study to assess exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB)

Researchers are now registered with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport as being able to screen athletes for EIB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Presentation to Industry on Personalised Chemotherapy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to LGC, Teddington to discuss research on lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy

New methodologies for monitoring drug performance identifed to develop genomic assays for Pt drug efficacy. LGC awards £245k for validation of metallo-drug DNA assays using isotype dilution mass-spectrometry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Presentations at Awards Events of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Film showing/Presentation of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) as part of Awards Ceremony

Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) won first prize for Innovation in Development category at Lord Stafford Awards. Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) shortlisted in spin-out category at Medilink Awards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description Presentations of Peripheral Arterial Disease Detector (PADD) for use in primary care at various clinical and healthcare industry events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation of PADD given at events in the UK, Germany and the USA to healthcare professionals and policymakers at all levels of responsibility from local to global.

Raising awareness and profile of PADD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009
 
Description Presentations on Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation regarding a novel assessment for Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) in elite athletes.

Researchers are now registered with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport as being able to screen athletes for EIB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Presentations on a work ability intervention for colorectal cancer patients 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four presentations given to Macmillan Cancer Charity, Bowel Cancer UK and Oncologists at both Leicester Royal Infirmary and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

Researcher is now a member of Macmillan's Work & Finance Workstream. Discussions underway with Macmillan as to the impact this study may have on existing policies on work and cancer. Development of a 'return to work' information tool for patients and employers. Access to patients and future work together at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Presentations on the evaluation of hospital ward deep-clean process 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Presentations given to EPSRC, the Health Protection Agency, the Dept of Health and various NHS Trusts.

EPSRC funding HaCIRIC Research Award. Discussions ongoing with the Dept of Health on use of Statistical Process Control techniques for cleaning assurance in NHS Trusts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Public Lecture on Alzheimer's / Dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lectures in Leicester and Loughborough.

Alzheimer's Research Trust Midlands Group initiated and a meeting is now held annually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Public Lecture on hospital acquired infections - Loughborough University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement event as part of Loughborough University Centenary Open Day

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Technology Demonstration to Radiologists at Leicester Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Demonstration of collaborative interactive visualisation of medical imagery to Radiologists at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

New research collaboration initiated which is ongoing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Towards Personalised Pt-based Chemotherapy - Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture at MRC Food Research Laboratory, Cambridge.

Publicising work to scientists in the nutritional field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Towards Personalised Pt-based Chemotherapy - Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to German ICP-MS Group, Berlin, of lab-based in-vitro test to determine individual patient response to Chemotherapy.

Publicising work to European groups working in a similar field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Towards Personalised Pt-based Chemotherapy - RSC Western 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to Royal Society of Chemistry Western Region.

Publicising work to the UK Scientific Community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Towards Personalised Pt-based Chemotherapy - Zaragoza 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the 2011 winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Zarazoga.

Publicising work to the international scientific community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Two films about lab-based in-vitro test to mimic human allergic response 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2008 - short film for lay audience produced to describe the project, commissioned as part of the DaVinci Awards Breakthrough Technology first prize. 2009 - a CGI animated short movie was produced specifically to explain the principle of the technology.

Both films used to engage research partners and stakeholders. Researchers have been awarded follow-on funding to further commercialise their technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009
 
Description U3A Regional Conference (East Midlands July 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University of the Third Age Regional Conference held at Holywell Park, Loughborough, 22 July 2011 - invited talk entitled "Boning up - exercise for preventing osteoporosis"
Approx 200 older people attended talk which prompted questions and discussion.

Request made for speaker to present at other local U3A events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Workshops on exercise and eating disorders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact One-day workshops for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, and for sports coaches and fitness professionals.

Extensive research collaboration formed with Leicester clinicians. Completion of treatment manual and online clinical guidelines. Treatment group now running at Leicester ED Service. £327k research funding secured. Research group is now delivering workshops for coaches based on Loughborough University Campus where a significant number of the UK's elite and developing athletes train.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009
 
Description World Congress (Glasgow 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact World Congress of Active Ageing held in Glasgow, 13-17 August 2012 - invited talk entitled "What do we know about exercise and bone health?"
Around 100 people (many practitioners working with older people) attended talk which prompted questions and discussion.

Request made to provide further information and copies of slides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012