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BHIVA Research Awards

Originally launched in 2006, the BHIVA Research Awards are open, through competitive application, to all BHIVA members for research projects that impact on the improvement of clinical care and management of people living with HIV in the UK. A minimum of £30,000 per annum is available, to be distributed amongst the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals, with a maximum of £10,000 award per application.  The awards panel is chaired by an independent chair.

Applications for grants or funding for research or other projects made directly to the Association are reviewed by the BHIVA Executive Committee at its meetings and considered based on merit and their relevance to the objectives of BHIVA.
 

For information on the Gilead / BHIVA Research Award please click here.

 

2016 winners

BHIVA received eleven good quality applications from large and small centres in 2016, requesting a total of £153,866.04. BHIVA is proud to announce the following six successful applicants being awarded £61,996.04.

'Investigation of neuronal damage in HIV to Inform Future HIV - Cure Strategies', Dr Jasmini Alagaratnam, St Mary's Hospital, London

'Diabetes and HIV: a research study investigating the views, experiences and needs of people living with both conditions (the DRIVEN study)', Mr Alastair Duncan, St Thomas' Hospital, London

'A pilot study to determine the frequency of respiratory ill-health in people living with HIV', Dr Paul Collini, University of Sheffield

'Barriers to and facilitators of participating in HIV research among women living with HIV', Dr Lisa Hamzah, King's College Hospital, London

'Preventing HIV in women: understanding epithelial responses to HIV in the female genital tract', Dr Sengeziwe Sibeko, University of Oxford

'Evaluation of Nanopore MinION in HIV molecular testing', Dr Paul Scott, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

The BHIVA Research Awards 2016 are part-funded by Gilead Sciences. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members.

 

2015 winners

BHIVA received 17 good quality applications from large and small centres in 2015, requesting a total of £196,173.00. BHIVA is proud to announce the following 5 successful applicants being awarded £55,444.00

'Acute respiratory illness in an HIV infected population with a high uptake of antiretroviral therapy', Dr James Brown, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

'PARTNER STUDY: Defining the risk of HIV transmission by sensitive methodologies', Professor Anna Maria Geretti, University of Liverpool

'Exploration of novel determinants of treatment failure and low level viraemia on boosted protease inhibitor containing regimens', Dr Katherine Sutherland, University College London

'HIV-1 Reservoir in Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) in Primary HIV Infection', Dr John Thornhill, Imperial College London

'Evaluation of the performance of a hepatitis C virus antigen test in screening for hepatitis C in HIV positive populations', Dr Nina Vora, Mortimer Market Centre

Don Jeffries Research Award

In 2013, as a memorial to the late Professor Donald Jeffries CBE, the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee instituted an award for the top-scoring project in the BHIVA Research Awards applications. This award has been set up in perpetuity, to honour Professor Jeffries' unerring support and dedication to the British HIV Association.

The 2015 Don Jeffries Research Award will be presented to Dr John Thornhill at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 13 November 2015, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2015.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2015 were part-funded by BMS, Gilead Sciences, Janssen and ViiV Healthcare. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members and contributions from the general public.

 

2014 winners

BHIVA received 28 good quality applications from large and small centres in 2014, requesting a total of £503,632.62. BHIVA is proud to announce the following 10 successful applicants being awarded £131,397.

'Combination phylogenetic and social network analysis to identify intervention targets for acute HCV in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men who have sex with men', Dr Daniel Bradshaw, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London

'A Feasibility Study for a Clinical Decision Support System Prompting HIV Testing', Dr David Chadwick, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

'A comparison of whole genome sequencing with routine pol sequencing to describe HIV transmission clusters, better understand HIV transmission, and inform public health interventions', Dr Kate El Bouzidi, University College London

'Shame and Stigma as Barriers to Good HIV Treatment, Control and Data Collection: The Clinician’s Perspective', Dr Phil Hutchinson, Manchester Metropolitan University
Supported by ViiV Healthcare Ltd

'Identifying the virological origins of boosted protease inhibitor therapy failure using next generation sequencing', Dr Gurmit Kaur Jagjit Singh, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London
Supported the MRC Resistance Database

'A sub-study to investigate the association between drivers and biomarkers of inflammation and frailty status in a group of older adults living with HIV', Dr Tom Levett, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

'Inferring the latent HIV viral load using ultra-deep sequencing', Dr Hoi Ping Mok, University of Cambridge

'Attitudes towards fertility, parenthood and family life among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: An exploratory study', Mr Robert Pralat, University of Cambridge
Supported by ViiV Healthcare Ltd

'Genetic characterisation of HIV-1 founder viruses and their evolution during acute infant infection', Dr Sarah Rowland-Jones, University of Oxford

'Engineered Immune-Mobilising Monoclonal T Cell Receptors for HIV Cure', Miss Zoë Wallace, University of Oxford

Don Jeffries Research Award

In 2013, as a memorial to the late Professor Donald Jeffries CBE, the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee instituted an award for the top-scoring project in the BHIVA Research Awards applications. This award has been set up in perpetuity, to honour Professor Jeffries' unerring support and dedication to the British HIV Association.

The 2014 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr Kate El Bouzidi at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 10 October 2014, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2014.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2014 were part-funded by Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, the MRC Resistance Database and ViiV Healthcare. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members and contributions from the general public.

 

2013 winners

BHIVA received 18 good quality applications from large and small centres in 2013, requesting a total of £251,055.20. BHIVA is proud to announce the following 6 successful applicants being awarded £71,862.00.

'NRTI exposure, age and toxicity (a POPPY sub-study)', Dr Marta Boffito, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London (Award: £10,000)

'Analysis of the immune response to Fendrix as compared to double-dose Engerix B in HIV-infected non-responders to standard Hepatitis B vaccination courses', Dr Thushan de Silva, The University of Sheffield Medical School (Award: £10,000)

'Measuring cerebrovascular disease with retinal vascular imaging in older HIV positive adults', Dr Lewis Haddow, University College London (Award: £9,962)

'The impact of mucosal immunity on genital HIV shedding', Dr Clifford Bryn Jones, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London (Award: £2,000)

'Do antiretrovirals in nanoformulations improve control of HIV persistence during ART?', Miss Alessandra Ruggiero, University of Liverpool (Award: £10,000)

'Application of q2PCR to 'HEATHER' - a new reservoir assay for a new cohort', Mr James Williams, University of Oxford (Award: £29,900)

Don Jeffries Research Award

In 2012, as a memorial to Professor Donald Jeffries CBE, the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee instituted an award for the top-scoring project in the BHIVA Research Awards applications. This award has been set up in perpetuity, to honour Professor Jeffries' unerring support and dedication to the British HIV Association.

The 2013 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Mr James Williams at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 15 November 2013, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2013.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2013 were part-funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Science, ViiV Healthcare and the MRC Resistance Database. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from attendees at the fundraising dinner on 21 November 2012.

 

2012 winners

BHIVA received 21 good quality applications from large and small centres in 2012, requesting a total of £172,983.44. BHIVA is proud to announce the following 6 successful applicants being awarded £50,200.00.

'Drivers and barriers to active recall for HIV testing of MSM at high risk of HIV infection in Genitourinary Medicine clinics', Dr Monica Desai, Health Protection Agency

'Use of Immunocapture and Next Generation Sequencing to Identify the Cellular Origin of Rebound Viraemia following Therapy Cessation in Primary HIV Infection', Dr John Frater, Oxford University

'Evolution of HIV-1 drug resistance in early virological failure of first line non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) -containing regimens', Dr Nicola Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

'Prospective Routine HIV Testing of Patients Presenting with Infectious Mononucleosis-Like Illness to Primary Care Providers in North West London', Dr Michael Rayment, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

'Towards a cure for HIV: Development of a suite of laboratory assays to assess the HIV reservoir', Miss Sarah Watters, University College London

'Using next generation sequencing to detect low level hepatitis C drug resistance mutations in HIV+ and HIV- HCV patients to predict treatment outcome', Dr Gareth Weedall, University of Liverpool

Don Jeffries Research Award

In 2012, as a memorial to Professor Donald Jeffries CBE, the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee instituted an award for the top-scoring project in the BHIVA Research Awards applications. This award has been set up in perpetuity, to honour Professor Jeffries' unerring support and dedication to the British HIV Association.

The inaugural Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr John Frater at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 5 October 2012, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2012.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2012 were part-sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences and the MRC Resistance Database.