Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Flint, T. (in press). Appropriating Affordances. Three Practice Based Explorations. In Proceedings of BHCI 2017ISBN tbc
Affordance and Appropriation are related. An effective way of examining these phenomena is through practice. This paper discusses practice based exploration of affordance in t...
Benyon, D. & Resmini, A. (in press). User Experience in Cross-channel Ecosystems. In Proceedings of the British HCI Conference 2017ISBN tbc
Recent developments in information and communication technologies have left interaction design and human-computer interaction (HCI) with something of a conceptual gap. The dis...
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...
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
16 February 2017
27 August 2017
Reader in Human Resource Development
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Baudel, M., Rae, M., Fraser, J. & Poole, A. (2017). The expression of the chloride co-transporters NKCC1 and KCC2 is reversed in the penumbra following. In Brain and Neuroscience: BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience: Abstract BookISBN n/a
Stroke is one of the major causes of death and disability worldwide. The harm caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain
unfolds in the subsequent hours and days, s...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. & Wells, S. (in press). Information Diffusion in Multi-Agent Communities. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
Understanding the course of events when newly launched products penetrate a market, and how those products supersede existing dominant products, is crucial. Besides potential ...
Buchanan, W. J. & Van Deursen, N. (2016). HI-risk: A Method to Analyse Health Information Risk Intelligence. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749536. ISBN 978-1-5090-3370-6
— Information security threat intelligence is a prevalent topic amongst researchers, long-established IT-vendors and start-ups. The possibilities of Big Data analytics to secu...
Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V. (2016). Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 264. ISBN 978-1-945626-01-2
Decision-making is often dependent on
uncertain data, e.g. data associated with
confidence scores or probabilities. We
present a comparison of different informa-
McKeown, S., Buivys, M. & Azzopardi, L. (2016). InfoScout: An interactive, entity centric, person search tool. In SIGIR '16 Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1113-1116. doi:10.1145/2911451.2911468. ISBN 978-1-4503-4069-4
Individuals living in highly networked societies publish a large amount of personal, and potentially sensitive, information online. Web investigators can exploit such informat...
Bach, B., Kerracher, N., Hall, K. W., Carpendale, S., Kennedy, J. & Riche, N. H. (2016). Telling stories about dynamic networks with graph comics. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'16), 1-13. doi:10.1145/2858036.2858387. ISBN 978-1-4503-3362-7
In this paper, we explore graph comics as a medium to communicate
changes in dynamic networks. While previous research
has focused on visualizing dynamic networks for data
McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M., Grieve, E., O'Donnell, C., O'Connor, S., Agbakoba, R., …Mair, F. (2016). A Flexible Toolkit for Evaluating Person-Centred Digital Health and Wellness at Scale. In Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 105-118. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41652-6_11. ISBN 978-3-319-41651-9, 978-3-319-41652-6
The Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) program was a large-scale, nationwide deployment of digital health and wellbeing products and services in the UK. T...
Powers, S. (2016). The institutional approach for modeling the evolution of human societies. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016doi:10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch011. ISBN 9780262339360
Artificial Life is concerned with understanding the dynamics of human societies. A defining feature of any human society is its institutions. However, defining exactly what an...
Turnbull, R., Davidson, A., Shearer, N. & Wilson, C. (2015). Cellulose as a Pore Former in Electroless Co-Deposited Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In Proceedings of the 12th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUMISBN 978-3-905592-21-4
A study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of cellulose as a pore former in the manufacture of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) anodes using Electroless Co-Deposition (E...
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D. & Rieser, V. (2015). The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)ISBN 978-2-9517408-9-1
We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchore...
O'Connor, S. (2015). Big Data – how to predict our future health and wellbeing. University of Glasgow, UK
Blog: As a fledgling researcher, I heard the term ‘Big Data’ several years ago when it appeared on the cover of New Scientist. It was billed as an exciting new field that was ...
Hetherington, R. (2015). The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies. doi:10.1145/2814464.2814478
In a pilot study, participants were asked to watch sets of short movie excerpts featuring performances of a human actor, and 5 animated characters of varying human likeness an...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
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....
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...
Do-It-Yourself networking refers to a conceptual approach to the use of low-cost hardware and wireless technology in deploying local communication networks that can operate independently from the Inte...
The project will develop, implement and evaluate respectful care using a human rights approach to maternity care in Malawi.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
In the United Kingdom (UK), cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 35 years. Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 are sexually transmitted viruses which may contribute t...
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
Recent genetic discoveries, principally identification of NOD2 and ATG16L1 as susceptibility loci, strongly implicate a dysregulated host response to enteric bacteria and the autophagy pathway in the ...
Society of Applied Microbiology
Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of foodborne infection with a recent increase in the number of antibiotic resistant isolates. We propose a biotechnological approach to the development of novel ...
The proposed research aims to provide greater understanding about how international vaccine policies are experienced by men in the US, UK and Spain. The research fits with recently completed published...
Scottish Funding Council
A report for a start-up company on the categories of potential customers, their requirements and expectations, and a rationale for development priorities to ensure maximum commercialisation and moneti...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infection...
Proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM...
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Steroids play a major role in the development of the CNS with those brain areas invo...
05 July 2017
The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference was held between the 3rd and 6th July 2017 at the University of Sunderland.
The conference was organised by...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
18 August 2017
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
27 January 2016
27 January 2016
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan today publish their report on workshops on digital engagement for Community Council and Registered Tenant Organisation members. Key find...
28 June 2016
28 June 2016
A group of twenty senior officials from Tianjin, China visited Scotland at the end of June for an extended 5 day visit of government, commercial, academic and cultur...
15 August 2017
15 August 2017
Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interp...
06 April 2016
06 April 2016
Academics and the imposter phenomenon: What is it and how do you address it?
Dr. Holly M. Hutchins, University of Houston
Imposter syndrome was first coi...
05 April 2017
05 April 2017
Prof Daniel Muzio, Associate Editor at the Journal of Management Studies, has kindly offered to visit Edinburgh Napier on 5th April to hold a JMS workshop. This will be a grea...
04 May 2016
04 May 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals
Alife 2016 (Cancun,...
21 June 2017
21 June 2017
The prevalence of dementia in the UK is increasing with over 800,000 people currently affected. Of this number in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years suggesting that a si...
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
The 2010 Equality Act and associated Public Sector Equality Duties have introduced important legal obligations for public authorities, continuing for those under the previous ...