Three funding awards for EP researchers
- 17 May 2016
Kate Watkins won a prestigious MRC award aimed at "Enhancing speech fluency in people who stutter". Adults who stutter will be enrolled in a randomised controlled trial involving speech therapy and transcranial direct current stimulation over the motor cortex. Outcome measures involve MRI, MEG and TMS. The MRI will include a novel application of vocal tract imaging to look at stability of articulatory movement in people who stutter.
Miles Hewstone and Sandy Schumann won a grant from the Social Sciences ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) of the Social Sciences Division. The title is: "Using virtual intergroup contact to build bridges between ethnically segregated schools".
Finally, Molly Crockett won a Springboard Award from the Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences. The title is: "Identifying risk factors for personality disorder using computational neuroimaging and ecological momentary assessment".
Congratulations to all of them!