Funding successes: May 2022

Congratulations to all members of the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our round-up of the latest funding successes.

Please note, this list comprises awards that have recently been set up on College’s grants management system, with some manual additions. It may not, therefore, include all new grants awarded to Principal Investigators in the Department.


Principal Investigator Group Funder Scheme Proposal title  Award amount (£) 
Professor Michael Johnson Clinical Neurology MRC Project Grant: Better Methods Better Research Board Bayesian causal learning – a novel framework for drug-target discovery using Mendelian randomization on single-cell transcriptomics 624,000
Professor Payam Barnaghi Clinical Neurology EPSRC/NIHR Standard research PROTECT: Predictive approaches in managing long-term conditions: from remote monitoring data to digital biomarkers 1,219,503
Professor Adam Hampshire Clinical Neurology Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding Imperial BRC – Translating research into patient benefits Development of a standardised pipeline for cleaning and modelling big online cognitive assessment data         52,422
Dr Dasha Nicholls Psychiatry Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NiHR PGfAR ARC Mental Health       748,972
Dr Leon Fonville Psychiatry Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding NIHR Imperial BRC: Call for proposals Apr-Nov 2022 Investigating the Impact of Iron Accumulation in Subcortical Structures on Brain Structure and Function.         16,245
Professor Mike Crawford Psychiatry National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme 20/90 – Researcher-led workstream The clinical & cost effectiveness of Structured Psychological Support (SPS) for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder: RCT    1,551,739