Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New grants awarded to Dr Abigail Millings

Two new grants have been awarded to CATCH and RAT group member Dr Abigail Millings.   The first is £26,868 from the ESRC Seminar Series Competition for 'Applying relationships science to contemporary interventions'. This grant will fund 9 meetings over 3 years bringing together academics with expertise in relationships and interventions, and makers of contemporary interventions from the commercial and third sectors. This grant is a collaboration between Sheffield (Dr Abigail Milings, PI), UEA (Dr Judi Walsh, Co-I), Sussex (Dr Kate Cavanagh, Co-I), Southampton (Dr Kathy Carnelley, Co-I), and Bristol (Dr Angela Rowe, Co-I). As such, the series will comprise meetings at all 5 institutions. The series aims to focus on using relationships science to increase the effectiveness of contemporary interventions (e.g. by harnessing social networks and embedding relational factors). The series will kick off in Sheffield for its inaugural meeting in the new year (probably late Jan/early Feb). Anyone wishing to be added to the mailing list for these events should contact the PI Abigail Millings.

The other is £9,757 from the British Skin Foundation for 'Can attachment style predict coping and success of coping based intervention in people with skin conditions?'. This work is a collaboration between CATCH and the Clinical Psychology Unit, with Dr Anastasia Lavda (PI), Dr Abigail Millings (Co-I), and Dr Andrew Thompson (Co-I). This project will enable the investigation of attachment as a predictor of coping in people with visible skin conditions, and whether a compassion-based self-help intervention can promote coping.

[written by Abigail Millings]

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