Global Research Funding Symposium

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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


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Opportunities for international and global health work and funding have grown substantially. Manchester's Global health work is very broadly distributed and there has been a limited focus within the FMBH for this. Most grants require multi-disciplinarity and this includes colleagues from other faculties and divisions.

On February 27th, we will hold a internal partnering day focussed on translational research, public health, preventative strategies and vulnerable/disadvantaged populations, especially low middle income countries, and infection, respiratory, allergy, gut and skin diseases.

The idea is to forge new collaborative links across the faculty and with academics in other university departments. To that end we are looking for volunteers to present themselves and their current of desired international work in the briefest of formats. We also plan an afternoon of workshop open round tales to meet and discuss ideas with others on broad areas of possible interest (ie water, antimicrobial resistance, education and preventative strategies etc. The final program is still in development, and will come out about 2 weeks before the meeting.

9:30 to 5:30, followed by drinks for informal discussions.

Please find the updated agenda below:

Aim of the day is to increase collaborative grant applications from Manchester.

Outline program:

9:30 Introductions and objectives - Stephen Flint (video)/David Denning

9:40 Grant opportunities - James Evans

a) Geography

b) Subject area and key constraints

c) Scale and size

10:05 GAFFI, Kenya and Indonesia (David Denning)

10:30 Elevator pitches

  • Lucie Byrne Davis + Jo Hart – Learning and psychology, in Africa
  • Caroline Sanders, NIHR Stroke care, primary care
  • Martie van Tongeren, Occupational health, air quality
  • Jennifer Shaw, + Jane Senior, Forensic psychiatry
  • Aaron Poppleton, GP and mental health and migrant health.

11:15 Coffee

11:45 Elevator pitches continued

  • Dawn Edge, Psychology and mental health
  • Damian Hodgson, Director, Health Services Research Centre
  • John McLaughlin, Gut disease and nutrition
  • Gindo Tampubolon, Global Development Institute, poverty & cognitive decline
  • David Polya, Environmental geochemistry, water quality
  • Bernard Keavney, Cardiology in children, Africa.
  • Ralitza Dimova, Global Development Institute, development economics
  • Laura Anselmi, Health economics and performance health financing in Africa
  • Darren Walter – Emergency services

13:00 lunch

14:00 Making international connections and making it work

a) NHS Global Health – Ged Byrne

b) Maternity services in East Africa - Tina Lavender

d) GCRF and water resource management - Julien Harou

15:00 Round tables and meeting up.

15:00 – 15:45 Session 1


Inhaled particles/allergens


Healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations

15:45-16:00 Tea

16:00 – 16:45 Session 2

Public health interventions

Healthcare economics

Education re healthcare/prevention


Special populations (refugees, prisoners etc)

16: 45 Round table summaries from table leaders – what can go forward?

David Denning and James Evans

17:15 Final comments - Graham Lord

17: 30 Drinks

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M1 7DN

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