27th Jun, 2022

University of Warwick gets £110k from Great Ormond Street charity for research into children with complex needs

THE UNIVERSITY of Warwick has been awarded £110,067 funding from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to carry out research into supporting children with complex needs.

The pioneering project at Warwick Medical School led by Dr Hayley Crawford will develop a ‘clinical checklist’ for causes of poor behavioural outcomes in children with intellectual disability and complex needs.

At present there is no established tool which regularly considers or reviews common causes for behaviour.

Dr Hayley Crawford from the University of Warwick said: “I am delighted to have received funding from GOSH Charity which will enable us to further our research to help children with intellectual disability and their families.

“It’s fantastic to know the charity is committed to supporting child health researchers across the UK.”

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive at GOSH Charity, said: “The impact of research has never been more visible than over the past year, following the development of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“It shows that essential funding into research can have a life-changing effect on so many people.”

The cash is part of a £2.5million investment into 11 pioneering child health research programmes.

Ms Parkes added: “These projects have the potential to deliver kinder and more effective treatments for some of the rarest and most complex conditions and, more importantly, offer children and their families hope for a better future.”

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