The Centre has been involved in several successful grant applications. Project outlines for some of the grants are detailed here:
- Statistical and epidemiological capacity building to enhance India-UK collaborations
British Council and UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI)
Statistical and epidemiological capacity building to enhance India-UK collaborations
May 2014 - October 2016
This collaborative project between the Institute of Home Economics (IHE), University of Delhi and the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology (CSM) aims to develop the statistical expertise of Indian researchers to effectively manage, analyse and interpret research data and train junior researchers to produce high quality publications and to expose UK statisticians to the complexities of epidemiological research in India and the challenges faced in working in developing countries. Training courses are being delivered in Delhi (An Introduction to Stata for Medical Statistics and An Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Clinical trials and Epidemiology) while Indian researchers are participating in face-to-face and Distance Learning Courses run by LSHTM. Data from two longitudinal studies of nutrition and childhood growth of Indian children will also be analysed as part of this collaboration.
- Developing tools to study inequalities in women’s access to breast and cervical cancer control activities in Brazil using health-related databases
Newton Fund – CONFAP – Research Councils UK
Developing tools to study inequalities in women’s access to breast and cervical cancer control activities in Brazil using health-related databases
January 2015 - August 2016
This Partnership aims to strengthen collaborations, identify knowledge gaps, and establish a research road map for generating evidence-based policies to address inequalities in Brazil.
It is focussing on examination of inequalities in women’s access to health care for the two most common female cancers in Brazil – breast and cervical cancers. It aims to:
- Bring together a multi-disciplinary team comprising Brazilian and UK researchers and public health experts in cancer control, socioeconomic inequalities, and statistical methodology
- Investigate methodologies to link national breast and cervical screening data to Censuses, hospital, mortality, socio-demographic survey and cash transfer programme data
- Develop a conceptual framework to identify inequalities in access to breast and cervical cancer control activities, both at individual and area-based levels
- Design studies aimed at identifying demand (e.g. socio-economic status, belief system) and supply (e.g. services availability) barriers to health care, and the most context-specific strategies to target them