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Funded Research Projects

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity is proud to have funded an extensive list of research projects which aim to improve children's health in Scotland.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Sharon Mackin (NHSGGC QEUH) - Diabetes, glucose lowering and pre-eclampsia prevention: the role of vascular function.  (Aug 17-Aug 19)

Gabriella Gazdagh (NHSGGC Genetics) - Novel Genetic Associations and Range of Phenotypes in Children with Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) and Neurodevelopment Disorders – Insights from the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study (Aug 16-Apr 19)

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity PhD Studentships

Ryan Stewart (University of Strathclyde) – Obesity and dental caries in childhood: a common risk factor approach to reducing sugar consumption through the Childsmile programme. (Oct 18-Sept 21)

Lewis Steell (University of Glasgow) - Jumping Based Exercise Intervention To Improve Muscle And Bone Mass In Childhood Onset Crohn’s Disease (Oct 17-Sept 20)

Natasha Walker (University of Aberdeen) - Maternal smoking, drinking and deprivation: when and how of placental damage (Oct-16-Sept 19)

Project Support Grants

Marieke Pingen (University of Glasgow) - Enhancing innate anti-viral immunity in the nervous system: a generalized strategy to treat viral encephalitis. (Apr 19- Dec 19)

David Tappin (University of Glasgow) - Does Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin and Self-Reported Alcohol Use in early pregnancy predict developmental problems in childhood? The Obstetric Alcohol Research Phase II Prevalence Study (Dec 18-May 19)

Sinéad Currie (University of Stirling) - Co-production of an intervention promoting preconception health and reducing childhood obesity in deprived areas of Scotland(Jan 19-Dec 21)

Holger Unger (Victoria Hospital, Kirkaldy) - Holistic counselling and decision-making regarding mode of delivery for singleton breech babies in spontaneous preterm labour – building evidence from a large-scale Scottish retrospective birth cohort study. (Feb 19-Sept 20)

Joanna Inchley (St Andrews University) - Investigating the relationship between greenspace and health in Scottish schoolchildren. The Greenspace Availability and Scottish Schoolchildren (GRASS) project. (Jun 18-May 19)

Richard Russell (NHSGGC RHC) - An in depth contemporary exploration of the bacterial and fungal microbiome of paediatric Crohn’s disease patients from the prospective international multifaceted IMAGE KIDS project (Jan 18-Jun 19)

Gaetano Di Caterina (University of Strathclyde) - Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis:  Towards improved clinical diagnosis through signal processing analysis of voice recordings (Jan 18-Sept 18) 

Christina Halsey (University of Glasgow) - Deciphering neurotoxicity during ALL therapy using a deep phenotyping-genotyping approach. (Feb 17-Jan 20)

Helen McDevitt (NHSGGC Neonatology) - Investigation Of The Incidence, Demographics And Nutritional Profile Of Childhood Vitamin D Deficiency In Greater Glasgow And Clyde (Jun 17-Dec 19)

John Williamson (University of Glasgow) - A Signal Processing Approach to Diagnosis of Paediatric Sleep Apnoea (Oct 16-Sept 19)

Helen Minnis (University of Glasgow) - Children's social behaviour in a clinic waiting room (Sept 16-Aug 19)

Jared Wong (University of Glasgow) - A pilot study of bone microarchitecture and marrow adiposity in adolescents with Crohn's disease (Jul 16-Jun 19)

Ruth Jarrett (UofG 3Is), Development of a simple test for the early diagnosis of classic Hodgkin lymphoma: analysis of specificity in young people (May 20-August 20)

Hamish McLeod (UofG IHW), I-NOMAD: Improving the understanding Of Mental health And Development in Palestinian Communities (March 20-March 22)

Helen Minnis/Evi Bali (UofG IHW), ADHD and maltreatment – which comes first? (Jan 20-Jan 22)

W Gordon Mackay (UWS), Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba in the Clinical Environment – the PACE study, (April 20- June 21)

Small Project Grants 

Innes Smith (University of Glasgow) - Whole blood transcriptomic analysis in children presenting with acute monoarthritis: identification of biomarkers unique to septic arthritis. Jan 18-Dec 20)

Monica Kerr (UofS BE), A feasibility study on 3D modelling of cardiac implants in children to ultimately reduce revision surgeries (Jan 20- June 20)

Salma Ali (UofG SoMDN), Validation of a Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) Tool for Young Boys with Hypospadias (Feb 20-Feb 20)

Megan Crawford (UofS SoPHS), Improving sleep of adolescents- The Strathclyde Sleep for Schools (SSSH) project, (December 19-December 20)

Catriona Douglas (NHSGGC ENT), Assessing the role of biofilm special structure and mechanics in pathogenic recurrent tonsillitis of paediatric patients, (Jan 20- Jan 21)

Andrea Woolner (UofA O&G), Reproductive outcomes after a fully dilated Caesarean section: is there a risk of preterm birth and late miscarriage? (Jan 20- Jan 22)