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British Academy Research Development Awards: 2008-09 Round

Please note: Awards are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grant recipient. The institution is that given at the time of application. The grants listed were awarded during the academic session 2008-09.


Abrams, Professor Dominic          BR52827

University of Kent


The role of group status and social norms in children's peer exclusion behaviour

Value of award: £115,874


Aron, Dr Janine          BR52836

University of Oxford


The  policy  challenge  of  volatile  exchange  rates  under  inflation  targeting:  macro-  and  micro- measures of exchange rate pass-through in South Africa

Value of award: £58,384


Baker, Dr Geoffrey          BR52844

Royal Holloway, University of London


"El Sistema": music as social action in Venezuela

Value of award: £119,415


Barnett, Dr David          BR52845

University of Sussex

Modern Languages and Literature from c.1800/German

A history of Berliner Ensemble

Value of award: £119,958


Beinart, Professor William          BR52848

University of Oxford

History of Science

Literature, film and photography on African wildlife in the 1950s and 1960s

Value of award: £119,972


Bowden, Dr William          BR52858

University of Nottingham


The Caistor Roman town project: the origins, development and end of a _civitas_ capital

Value of award: £67,734


Braund, Professor David          BR52861

University of Exeter

Archaeology/Classical Antiquity

The straits of Kerch (Crimean Bosporus): from the eighth century BC to sixth century AD

Value of award: £89,072


Cartwright, Professor Nancy          BR52872

London School of Economics


A theory of evidence for use

Value of award: £109,048


Dawson, Dr Hannah          BR53008

University of Edinburgh

History of Ideas

'Disputations on the law of nature' for the Clarendon edition of the works of John Locke


Value of award: £112,434


Dhami, Dr Mandeep          BR53015

University of Cambridge


The antecedents and consequences of apology in a restorative justice context

Value of award: £82,398


Dolan, Professor Paul          BR53019

London School of Economics


Valuing the well-being impact of wind farms

Value of award: £58,828


Ellis, Professor Katherine          BR53035

Royal Holloway, University of London


Beyond Paris: music in regional France from the July Monarchy to the First World War

Value of award: £111,866


Gagnier, Professor Regenia          BR53050

University of Exeter


The global circulation of Charles Dickens’ novels

Value of award: £89,963


Harkness, Dr Nigel J          BR53096

Queen’s University Belfast

Modern Languages and Literature from c.1800/French

'Reves de Pierre': literature, sculpture, geology in ninteenth-century France

Value of award: £49,563


Laing, Professor Angus          BR52945

Loughborough University

Business and Management Studies

Informational  empowerment:  cross-national  comparison  of  internet  health  information  use  and patient behaviour

Value of award: £87,755


Lewis, Dr George          BR52985

University of Leicester

Modern History from c.1800/American Studies

Un-Americans: ideological dissent, patriotic subversion and isolating the 'Other' in the USA

Value of award: £111,404


Lewisohn, Dr Leonard          BR53227

University of Exeter

Oriental Languages

Flowers of Persian song and verse: a database website for the Golha programmes

Value of award: £48,248


McLaren, Dr Lauren          BR52926

University of Nottingham

Political Studies

Immigration & political community

Value of award: £111,330


Owens, Dr David John          BR52950

University of Sheffield



Telling and trusting

Value of award: £64,680


Pallikadavath, Dr Saseendran          BR52798

University of Portsmouth


Women's social benefits of early sterilisation and low fertility in South India

Value of award: £72,041


Palmer, Professor Nigel          BR52957

University of Oxford

Medieval History

The Venetian book-trade in the 15th century: material evidence for the economic and social history of the Renaissance

Value of award: £118,062


Prescott, Dr Sarah          BR52983

Aberystwyth University


Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women writers from Wales

Value of award: £78,412


Reed, Dr Mark S          BR53003

University of Aberdeen

Human Geography

Involved: what makes stakeholder participation work?

Value of award: £119,159


Robinson, Professor Wendy          BR53026

University of Exeter


Revisiting teacher professional development: past and present models 1920-2008

Value of award: £92,639


Ryrie, Dr Alexander Gray          BR53042

University of Durham

Early Modern History

Being Protestant: living a Protestant life in Reformation Britain

Value of award: £83,652


Sherwood, Dr Yvonne          BR53082

University of Glasgow

Theology and Religious Studies

Between Abraham and 'the Modern': religion, secularity, authority and critique

Value of award: £112,528


Skeates, Dr Robin Gerald          BR53097

University of Durham


Journeys to the underworld: ritual transformations of persons, objects and caves in Neolithic central


Value of award: £52,384


Viding, Dr Essi          BR53229

University College London


Neural correlates of empathy dysfunction in children with callous-unemotional conduct problems

Value of award: £116,089


Wachsmann, Dr Nikolaus          BR53235


Birkbeck, University of London

Modern History from c.1800

Into the abyss: the Nazi concentration camps (1942-45)

Value of award: £85,283


Whyte, Dr David          BR53262

University of Liverpool


Developing corporate liability for human rights violations

Value of award: £109,261


Williams, Dr J Robert G          BR53286

University of Leeds


The cognitive role of indeterminacy

Value of award: £84,847


Williamson, Professor Jon          BR53292

University of Kent


Causality across the levels: biomedical mechanisms and public health policies

Value of award: £119,541


Wydell, Professor Taeko          BR53304

Brunel University


A cross-cultural and cross-linguistic study of reading processes including dyslexia in France, UK

and Japan

Value of award: £103,128


Wyer, Dr Natalie          BR53305

University of Plymouth


Social exclusion: cues and consequences

Value of award: £103,919