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Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E. & Palmer-Green, D. (2016). Great Britain's Olympians with generalised joint hypermobility have a higher prevalence of knee osteoarthritis. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.421
Purpose: Individuals with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) are reported, in the clinical setting, to be at greater risk of developing musculoskeletal related joint pain, ...
Cooper, D., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E. & Palmer-Green, D. (2016). The prevalence and factors associated with knee pain in Great Britain's Olympians aged 40 years and older. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.413
Purpose: affecting approximately one in four adults over the age of 40 years in the UK, knee pain is the most common presenting feature of osteoarthritis (OA). Despite the ple...
Smith, D., Dougherty, K. & Yates, K. (2015). Ensuring standards of clinical care provided by veterinary nurses through regulation, registration and accredited training.
The gestation of veterinary nursing as a recognised and self-regulated profession in the United Kingdom can be best described as long and difficult. Caught between the twin e...
Scottish Funding Council
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountai...
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sect...
Chief Scientists Office
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), tog...
Reader in Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Laboratory Technical Assistant
Cooper, B. & Smith, D. (2015). Veterinary Nurse training in the UK
Veterinary Nursing in the UK is still a relatively young profession. Whilst it is known that there were
animal nurses in existence in the late 1800’s the role and title ‘Veter...
Smith, D. & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom. Manuscript submitted for publication
Veterinary nursing is now a well recognise professional route in the UK. There is considerable capacity within the industry to increase the number of veterinary nurses employ...
Smith, D. & Webster, B. Addressing professional competency barriers that restrict bilateral international mobility of undergraduate veterinary nursing students. Manuscript submitted for publication
This paper is primarily aimed at addressing some of the issues that relate to student mobility in the area of veterinary nurse education across the world. Mobility of veterin...
Smith, D. & Hussian, M. Putting employer engagement at the heart of Higher Education degree programmes. Sharing Edinburgh Napier University’s experiences. Manuscript submitted for publication
Edinburgh Napier University has 50 year history of working with regional employers to develop programmes of study which produce appropriately skilled and qualified graduates. ...
Fraser, M. (2015). Reflections on a practical training session with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J. & MacNab, A. (2015). 'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves.
Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland ...
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R. J. & Florida-James, G. (2015). The influence of age and cardiorespiratory fitness on circulating angiogenic T cells and CXCR4 expression.
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Additionally, regular exercise is known to offset the...
Girling, S. J., Harley, J., Fraser, M., Pizzi, R., Naylor, A., Brown, D. & Richardson, D. (2015). Successful long-term management of an outbreak of Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis) in a wild ungulate collection using vaccination after a test and cull policy.
Girling, S. J., Naylor, A., Brown, D., Richardson, D., Harley, J., Fraser, M. & Milne, E. (2014). Grass sickness (equine dysautonomia) in 8 Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus przewalskii).
Girling, S. J., Fraser, M., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Gow, D., Northey, R. & Campbell-Palmer, R. (2014). Health screening of captive bred water voles released in England.
It has been estimated that over the course of the last century the water vole (Arvicola amphibius) has undergone a range decline in mainland Britain in excess of 90%. This spe...
Smith, D. (2014). Value and training of veterinary nurses: Curriculum and qualification.
Girling, S. J., Fraser, M., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Gow, D. & Campbell-Palmer, R. (2014). Health screening and results for water voles (Arvicola amphibius) released in England since 2012.
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produc...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Does the gut microbiome play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome?
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Development of a UK-Brazil partnership to tackle fungal food spoilage and improve food security
PUMA International Sports Marketing B.V
The Scottish Association for Mental Health
Recovering value from waste agricultural plastics from the Scottish vegetable and soft fruit indus...
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile f...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscl...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Live Atlantic salmon will be experimentally infested with live anisakis simplex. The experiment will run for 35 days, and at certain sampling points, salmon will be euthanise...
G's Fresh Ltd
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation ...
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial so...
Mangrove for fish: understanding and enhancing the nursery function
The project objectives and scope are (i) to establish a knowledge base of current practice in starter culture use and possible bacteriophage-related issues in the artisanal cheese...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. Thi...
With an interest in psychopathology and individual differences, my current work focuses on a set of aversive personality traits known collectively as the Dark Triad: psychopathy; narcissism; and Machiavellianism. These traits are associated with exploitation and manipulation. My PhD project aims to shed further light on the Dark Triad within a non-clinical context, and expand on the understanding of the interpersonal relationships between those high on Dark Triad traits and their targets of manipulation.
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing ...
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa. The response...