Research Funding

I am/have been involved in a number of funded projects, including increasing my capacity to apply for further funding.

  • 2018-19: Bid Writer, Macmillan Research Fund
    Onto the second stage of bidding (12% went through) with ‘Living with and beyond cancer in a digital age: the role and impact of peer to peer information provision, via social media, for people living with and beyond cancer, and the implications for healthcare professionals’. (£175,000)
  • 2018: Bid Writer, RKE Internal Funding Award,
    To attend Engage Researchers’ Academy (£970)
  • 2017: Bid Co-Writer, ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science
    Keep Calm and Stay Nostalgic: why wartime propaganda posters continue to be relevant today?, with Sarah Penney (£400)
  • 2016: Project Lead, Manchester City Football Club
    Focus groups with Chinese nationals re digital marketing efforts. (£4,159)
  • 2012-2015, Research Fellow, The Jerusalem Trust
    Funding to continue, and develop, work upon The BIGBible Project (£Unknown)
  • 2011 – 2013, Research Fellow, FASTECH (JISC)
    Project led by Bath Spa University & University of Winchester
    Feedback and Assessment for Students with Technology (FASTECH) is designed to use readily available technologies to support the systemic enhancement of assessment and feedback strategies and practices at programme, school and institutional levels. A key aim of the project is to provide evidence of, and guidelines for, technological improvements and change processes that can be used to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of assessment and feedback at these levels throughout the sector. (£190,450)
  • 2011 – 2013, Bid Writer/Research Fellow, Digital Literacies (JISC)
    Project led by ODHE & University of Winchester
    The project seeks to promote and embed digital literacies with the group ‘Organisational Development in HE’. The project will help practitioners gain confidence and understanding of best practice. The ODHE brings together HE practitioners with responsibilities for supporting organisational-level development within their institutions. (£10,000)
  • 2010-2012, Project Manager, The Big Bible Project
    Project led by CODEC, University of Durham
    The Big Bible Project seeks to encourage greater Biblical literacy, particularly through the use of online tools. Raising the profile of the project led to funding from the following bodies: The Methodist ChurchSt John’s College (Durham), The Bible SocietyMethodist Evangelicals Together, with gifts in kind from Premier Christian Media12Baskets and SPCK. (£30,000)
  • 2009-2011, Project Officer, Skillsnet (L&T Fellowship, University of Winchester)
    Project led by Professor Kris Spellman-Miller
    SkillsNet was designed to provide easily accessible, relevant on-line resources to help students excel in their academic work, whether they are preparing ahead, or up against a deadline. The site was launched in Summer 2010, and I was involved in writing the second bid. (£3,600 & £1,500)
  • 2009 – 2010, Research Fellow, BODGIT (JISC)
    Project led by University of LoughboroughUniversity of Winchester & University of Middlesex
    Bringing Organisational Development into IT”  considered the implementation of IT packages across an institution (in this case with a particular focus on Wimba), as part of a project known as ‘EMBED IT’. The project was part of Work with IT. (£9,000)
  • 2002-2003, Research Assistant, Mothers as Students, (Elizabeth Nuffield Educational Fund)
    Project led by Faculty of Education, University of Winchester
     A team-based well-evaluated project, providing SPSS statistical data, and contributing the discussion-based analysis. (£Unknown)
  • 1997 – 2000, PhD Studentship, History, University of Winchester
    Working to formal outlines and deadlines, writing project proposals, producing regular reports, managing £3,000 research budget. Post the formal studentship, through to 2004, gaining small pots of extra funding for research and conference attendance. (£17,000)

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