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CIRAL has a growing portfolio of funded projects and projects in development undertaken at international, national and local levels. In our second year we have been involved in successful research grants to the value of £2 million, with further grant applications submitted and awaiting outcome totalling £12.3 million. Our current portfolio of live grants is £4.2 million.
Our projects are funded through Research Councils (e.g. Medical Research Council); the NHS (e.g. NHS England, National Institute for Health Research); medical charities (e.g. Cancer Research UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Teenage Cancer Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support), local authorities and community funders (e.g. Warwickshire County Council, Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group).
The ultimate aim of this intervention is to empower mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish. An associated increase in breastfeeding duration would result in reduced incidence of maternal and infant disease.
In order to improve public health we aim to improve the available information and behavioural support for infant feeding, and improve access to it via the web and smart phones since their use is becoming prolific. The main objective of this project is to develop a low cost, high reach intervention that can aid healthcare professionals in proactively delivering consistent, evidence based support to all mothers, in a format which is acceptable to all mothers, their partners and their clinicians, but particularly to those mothers least served by current services, without adding considerably to staff workload.
The aim of this project is to use a mixed method approach incorporating patient and public engagement to comprehensively evaluate across the three intervention sites.
The WREN Project will assess the feasibility of delivering a web-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention (ACTIVATEYOUR HEART) for those who decline or drop out from conventional supervised cardiac rehab. The feasibility trial will collect qualitative and quantitative data to inform the design of a definitive largescale multi-centre trial.
Enabling and translating advances in diagnostic and communication technologies to reduce the burden of STIs (eSTI2).