Health-related research proposal granted funding

Professor Adam Whitworth of the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation (WEO), along with colleagues from across the university and further afield, has been awarded £120,000 for a health-related employment research project.  

The project is entitled ‘WHERC: Building a Vision of a Work-Health Expert Research Centre’ and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The project will enable a 10 month network to come together and develop ideas for a larger research proposal in 2024 into an upcoming NIHR ‘Research Collaborations’ funding call to deliver a step-change in cross-institutional applied research into issues around work and health.

Adam will be working with Strathclyde colleagues Professor Colin Lindsay, Professor Patricia Findlay and Dr Jen Remnant from WEO; Professor Stuart McIntyre and Dr Gioele Figus from the Department of Economics; Professor Robert van der Meer and Dr Itamar Megiddo from the Department of Management Science; and Professor Katherine Smith from HASS.

As an institution, Strathclyde will engage in the project with colleagues from the University of Sheffield, King’s College London, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester as well as Speakup Rotherham, Breakthrough UK and Astriid, three disabled people’s organisations helping people with long-term health issues and their carers to realise their employment goals.

The project will begin next month and run until July 2024.

Published: 27 September 2023

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