© 2019 by Dr. Rowena Jenkins

Grants & Awards

  • KESS II MRES (£14,587) ‘Novel Anti-Microbial metallic surfaces for infection control’ September 2018

  • Hodge Foundation, Award for Postdoctoral Researcher (£302,000) ‘The role of Manuka honey in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis’. April 2018.

  • Society for Applied Microbiology, Students into Work Grant (£2496) ‘Development of a novel antibacterial agent for wound pathogens’ May 2017.

  • Microbiology Society, Harry Smith Vacation Studentship (£1880) ‘Redesigning Resilience’ April 2017.

  • NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund Award (£8910) ‘Redesigning Resilience; Ancient Remedies for Modern Problems Workshop. February 2017.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary 6 month proof-of-concept project (£25,000) ‘To characterise the volatile metabolites for bio-profiling infecting organisms in chronic wounds in order to evaluate their potential for use as biomarkers of AMR and biofilm infection’.  In partnership with collaborators from Loughborough January 2017.

  • Welsh Crucible small grant scheme (£9720) ‘Redesigning Resilience’  In partnership with collaborators from Swansea University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University November 2016.

  • KESS II PhD  (£52,020) ‘Application of novel bioactives against commonly isolated wound pathogens’ August 2016.

  • Welsh Crucible Alumni 2016: Welsh Crucible is an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales.

  • Research & Enterprise Investment Fund Cardiff Metropolitan University (£2000) ‘Extraction of natural compounds’ in partnership with Bioextractions Wales  January 2016.

  • Accelerator Fund, Cardiff Metropolitan University (£4910) ‘Testing the inhibitory efficacy of manuka honey using an ex vivo porcine lung model; an environment that mimics the cystic fibrosis lung’ December 2015.

  • Urgo Foundation Award (£15,000) ‘A feasibility/pilot study to investigate the relationship between antibiotic use and the incidence of two representative bacteria in antibiotic resistance in diabetic foot ulcers’  October 2015.

  • Microbiology Society Education and Outreach Grant 2015 (£1000) "Grab and Go Microbiology"  October 2015.

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University Employability Scholarship (£2200) ‘Optimisation of the Robbins biofilm device to assess the efficacy of antimicrobials against bacterial biofilms’  May 2015.

  • SGM Harry Smith Vacation Studentship (£1880) ‘The susceptibility of Staphylococcus pseudointermedius and Staphylococcus hyicus to medical grade manuka honey alone and in combination with antibiotics’ April 2015.

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Capital Equipment Fund (£7449)  'Robbins Device system' February 2015.

  • The Waterloo Foundation, Award for Postdoctoral Researcher (£161,000) ‘The role of DNase I in combination with antibiotics or Manuka honey in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis’.  October 2014.

  • Jane Hodge Foundation, Award for Postdoctoral Researcher (£153,000) ‘The role of Manuka honey in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis’. October 2014.

  • Health Technology Challenge Scheme, South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership  (£25,000) ‘Development of new delivery system for polyvinylpyrrolidone’ Collaborative work with Cardiff University, January 2014.

  • SfAM public engagement grant (£2500) October 2013. 

  • Strategic Insight Partnership Award (£3000) To visit Westway Health Galway  November 2013.

  • UWIC Research and Enterprise Fund (£50,000) Collaborative grant with University of Warwick (Dr. K. J. Purdy) for the characterisation of polymicrobial biofilms at the structural and molecular level September 2011.

  • BMG Labtech – research proposal prize; SPECTROstar Nano full spectrum absorbance instrument. May 2011.

  • Sir Halley Stewart Trust (£40,000) “Interactions between honey and antibiotics” September 2010

  • The Waterloo Foundation (£50,729) - “Interactions between honey and antibiotics” September 2010.
     

Media Coverage

  • BBC 2 Hive Alive July 2014

  • Press release, Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting, Harrogate. April 2011.

  • Coverage focused on using honey to treat infections with MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pyogenes, which appeared in over 100 national and international newspapers and news websites.

  • National Geographic. How honey curbs MRSA superbug. September 8th 2009.

  • Sign of Science (previously Microbe World) radio program (coverage of 2007 ASM presentation)