Dr Daisy Fancourt, who is a a Senior Research Fellow at UCL, has received a £1.25 million pound investment in a new national research project from UK Research and Innovation (the UK research councils). The new project (of which she is the Principal Investigator) will explore how social, cultural and community programmes help to prevent and treat mental illness in the UK.
If this wasn't enough, Daisy has ALSO received two national awards for her research in the last month. Daisy was awarded the Health Humanities Medal for Best Early Career Research for her work on the impact of music on the immune function and she has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize of £100,000 for her epidemiology research linking cultural funding in the UK with population health outcomes. This prize recognises the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose research career is exceptionally promising.
A HUGE congratulations to Daisy in these successes! Send her some love @daisy_fancourt