Case studies

 At all stages RDS were proactive and always seemed to say the right thing at the right time. They were in short – awesome.”

We have supported many researchers with their funding proposals. The value of RDS expertise is reflected in the following examples of supported projects and feedback we received…


Dr David Stephensen
Physiotherapist, Kent Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation (EKHUFT) Trust
Funding awarded: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
Project title: ‘DOLPHIN (Development of a haemophilia Physiotherapy intervention for optimum musculoskeletal health in children – feasibility of a randomised controlled trial)
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Dr Will Farr
Assistant Headteacher and Special Needs Coordinator
Funding awarded: NIHR RfPB
Sussex Community NHS Trust
Project title: A Feasibility Study of Virtual Reality as a Therapeutic Intervention in Children with Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy
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Clare Austin
Children’s Nurse, Frimley Park NHS Trust, Surrey
Project title: Do nurses meet the needs of disabled children during acute emergency and inpatient admissions? An exploration of children and their parents’ views
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Professor Chris Fife-Schaw
School of Psychology, University of Surrey
Funding awarded: Sport England – £178,250, Surrey County Council – £121,320
Project title: Guildford Hypertension 2000 (GHT2000): randomised trial of exercise interventions to increase levels of physical and sporting activity.
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Dr Edmund Lamb
Consultant Clinical Scientist, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust
Funding awarded:  NIHR HTA – £2,022,340.11
Project title: ‘Accuracy of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation using creatinine and cystatin C and albuminuria for monitoring disease progression in patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease: an observational study in a multi-ethnic population.’
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Dr Catherine Evans
CNO Clinical Lecturer Palliative Care, Specialist Sussex Community NHS Trust
Funding awarded: Research for Patient Benefit – £256,098
Project title: Optimising palliative care for older people in the community: development and evaluation of a new short term collaborative service
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