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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.
 

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BHIVA Research Awards

2019 winners

In 2019, the BHIVA Research Awards received eleven high quality applications from both large and small centres, requesting a total of £138,569.02. The BHIVA Research Awards Judging Panel is proud to announce the following four successful applicants being awarded a total of £40,492.

'The acceptability of offering rapid antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV in East London: A qualitative study', Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

'Enhanced cervical screening and Human Papilloma Virus testing in young women with perinatally acquired HIV (HiPPY Study)', Dr Tamara Elliott, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

'Examining how HIV-specialists contribute to the promotion of physical activity in people living with HIV', Dr Martin Lamb, Sheffield Hallam University

'Evolution of Natural Killer (NK) cell responses during acute HIV-1 infection with distinct viral subtypes', Dr Dimitra Peppa, University of Oxford

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Barts Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Dr Tamara Elliott

Dr Tamara Elliott, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Dr Martin Lamb

Dr Martin Lamb, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Dimitra Peppa

Dr Dimitra Peppa, University of Oxford

Don Jeffries Research Award 2019

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 2019 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr Dimitra Peppa at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 4 October 2019, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2019.

Dr Dimitra Peppa

Dr Dimitra Peppa, University of Oxford

The BHIVA Research Awards 2019 are part-funded by Gilead Sciences. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members.

2018 winners

In 2018, BHIVA Research Awards received ten high quality applications from both large and small centres, requesting a total of £110,348.44. The BHIVA Research Awards Judging Panel is proud to announce the following five successful applicants being awarded a total of £39,249.

'REACH UP (RE-evaluation of Annual Cytology using HPV testing to Upgrade Prevention): a feasibility study in Women Living With HIV', Dr P Cicconi, University of Oxford

'The Indeterminate Retrovirus Infection Service (IDRIS); Novel testing, counselling and management of people with indeterminate HIV results', Miss M Khan and Dr B Mora Peris, Imperial College London

'The interaction between oral PrEP, HIV susceptibility and the microbiome (M-PrEP)', Dr MJ Lee, Guy's and St Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

'Infant Nutrition in Babies Born to HIV positive mothers: An Explorative Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Held by Key Care Providers in the North East of England', Dr D Ogbonmwan, New Croft Centre, Newcastle

'Minimally invasive assessment of mitochondrial function in people ageing with HIV', Dr B Payne, Newcastle University

Don Jeffries Research Award 2018

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 2018 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr Paola Cicconi at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 5 October 2018, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2018.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2018 are part-funded by Gilead Sciences. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members.


2017 winners

BHIVA received sixteen good quality applications from large and small centres in 2017, requesting a total of £198,272. BHIVA is proud to announce the following seven successful applicants being awarded £56,735.92.

'Interrogating the transcriptome to identify strategies for HIV cure', Dr Mathew Jones, University of Oxford1

'Novel Assays of HIV reservoir in the RIVER study', Dr John Thornhill, Imperial College London1

'Impact of Directly Acting Antiviral (DAA) Mediated HCV Clearance on Iron Metabolism in Individuals with HIV/HCV Co-infection', Dr Kate Childs, King's College Hospital, London

'Socioeconomic, mental health and lifestyle factors and prediction of hospital admissions among people living with HIV', Dr Fiona Lampe and Dr Colette Smith, University College London

'The relationship between microbiome and markers of immune activation, inflammation and HIV reservoir: a study of treated seroconverters to predict post treatment control', Dr Julianne Lwanga, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

'Biomarkers of ovarian ageing in postmenopausal women living with HIV: a prevalence study', Dr Shema Tariq, University College London

'What is the acceptability of using phylogenetic data in clinical and public health practice? A qualitative study aimed at intervention development', Dr Larissa Mulka, University of Sussex (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)

Don Jeffries Research Award 2017

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 2017 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr Mathew Jones at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 17 November 2017, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2017.

The BHIVA Research Awards 2017 are part-funded by Gilead Sciences. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members.


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

Don Jeffries Research Award 2016

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 2016 Don Jeffries Research Award was presented to Dr Jasmini Alagaratnam at the BHIVA Autumn Conference on Friday 14 October 2016, for submitting the highest scoring application in the BHIVA Research Awards 2016.

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 2015

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 was 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.