Smith, D. & Copper, B. (2015). Regulations relating to Registered Veterinary Nurses in the United Kingdom
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., 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...
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...
The strategic development of technology and organisation to support the company’s growth in design, manufacture and
delivery of water treatment and energy conservation systems
Innovate KTP no. 010118
Chief Scientists Office
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
Medical Research Scotland
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
03 April 2017
03 April 2017
One day event sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology, held at Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus.
Join us for a day of presentations and discussion of student-...
Reader in Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
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.
Fraser, M., Girling, S. J. & Innes, E. A. (2014). An examination of current attitudes towards wildlife and disease transmission within the Scottish farming community
Agriculture and wildlife live together in our countryside and disease transmission occurs between them. For farmers this can represent an economical loss as well as animal wel...
Webster, B. & Smyth, K. (2013). Traversing digital learning landscapes: an Institutional and faculty case study. ISBN 978-1-78350-254-7
Within the UK, there is a growing awareness to better understand what online educational technologies can offer in relation to learning and teaching, and how social technologi...
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produce types of importance to Indian commerce.
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Does the gut microbiome play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome?
British Ecological Society
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Paths for All Partnership
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
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
Scottish Funding Council
Recovering value from waste agricultural plastics from the Scottish vegetable and soft fruit industry
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the me...
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
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 euthanised and blood will be taken....
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 sector development using the knowledge...
G's Fresh Ltd
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of spinal mobilisation therapy in MS pa...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...
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 on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nat...
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa. Th...