Children’s Health Research Funding Successes

Staff from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are working together to address the needs of Alder Hey patients and their carers and families.

The Hugh Greenwood Legacy for Children’s Health Research funds have been awarded to healthcare and research professionals to carry out collaborative research projects, which are improving children’s and young people’s health outcomes at their core.

The fund, named after its patron and Honorary Graduate, Sir Hugh Greenwood OBE (Hon LLD 2012) is a philanthropic donation which supports three funding streams; pump-priming projects, non-clinical PhD Studentships, Clinical and Non-clinical Fellowships.

The scheme was launched in 2018 and funded 9 projects, with a second round of funding awarded in 2019.  Round 2 supported 10 projects which includes:

  • An image database for MRI scans generated at Alder Hey to support clinical decision making for paediatric brain tumours (Andy Jones and Shivaram Avula)
  • Determining the impact of underage alcohol/ substance use (UASU) on child health and well-being (Abi Rose and Shrouk Messahel)

Starting well; feasibility study of identifying and providing support to parents of children born at high risk of cerebral palsy and complex needs in Liverpool (Melissa Gladstone and Maw Tan) Read more about all successful projects here.

This activity forms part of the University’s partnership with Alder Hey and links to the Starting well, living well, ageing well research theme and Liverpool Health Partner’s Starting Well Programme.

Calls for applications to Round 3 of the fund will be invited over the next fortnight, with an opportunity to build collaborations and develop research ideas at the Alder Hey strategic partnership event on Monday 20 April at the Institute in the Park, Alder Hey.

Further information and registration details will be available shortly.