Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Dean of Applied Sciences
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E. & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In n/aISBN n/a
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Ben Ali, B., Dugas, É., Naceur, A. & Romdhani, I. (in press). A New Zigbee-based Device for Measuring Visual Reaction Time in Sport Activities. In IEEE ICEMIS 2017
There is a growing demand for smart tools and devices that measure visual reaction time during sports and physical activities in outdoor environments. However, one of the majo...
Lambert, I., Innes, M., O'Dowd, A., Winton, E. & Blake, J. (2013). Leaving Planet Earth (Follow-on Voucher Project)
SFC FOLLOW-ON VOUCHER
The project was undertaken as a SFC Follow-on Voucher (£40K) alongside a student project with BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts (D&DA).James Blake (Centr...
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
Sporting Chance Initiative
The nature of sport drives people to improve, develop and better their own performances. To do this effectively means hiring a coach but often there are costs and/or geographical issues in fin...
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
Soligard, T., Steffen, K., Palmer, D., Alonso, J. M., Bahr, R., Lopes, A. D., …Engebretsen, L. (2017). Sports injuries and illnesses in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic summer games: A prospective study of 11 274 athletes from 207 countries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097956. ISSN 0306-3674
Objective: To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August2016.
Methods: We re...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Olivares, P., Andronikos, G. & Martindale, R. (2017). Spanish Version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire for Sport: Cultural Adaptation and Initial Validation. PLoS ONE. 12(6)doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177721. ISSN 1932-6203
This study aimed to translate the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire into Spanish and provide an initial validation. A recommended methodology for translation and cu...
Morrison, A., McGrath, D. & Wallace, E. S. (in press). The relationship between the golf swing plane and ball impact characteristics using trajectory ellipse fitting. Journal of Sports Sciences. ISSN 0264-0414
The trajectory of the clubhead close to ball impact during the golf swing has previously been shown to be planar. However, the relationship between the plane orientation and t...
Curley, L., MacLean, R. & Murray, J. (2017). The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. 13(2), 57-72
The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the c...
Boukelia, B., Fogarty, M. C., Davison, R. C. R. & Florida-James, G. D. (2016). Diurnal physiological and immunological responses to a 10-km run in highly trained athletes in an environmentally controlled condition of 6 °C. European Journal of Applied Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00421-016-3489-5. ISSN 1439-6319
The Clara cell protein CC16, secreted from Clara cells in the lung, is discussed as a potential biomarker for toxic effects on the airways. An increased concentration...
Kavaliauskas, M., Steer, T. P. & Babraj, J. A. (2016). Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance adaptations to a 4-week sprint interval training in young healthy untrained females. Sport Sciences for Health. , 1-7. doi:10.1007/s11332-016-0313-x. ISSN 1824-7490
The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females.
Marsh, J., Patel, K., Labonte, K., Threadgold, E., Skelton, F., Fodarella, C., …Vachon, F. (in press). Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: The impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. ISSN 1196-1961
Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: The impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator.
Forrest, E. & Duff, A. S. (in press). Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics. 26(1)ISSN 1061-9321
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...
Oliver, E. J., Hanson, C. L., Lindsey, I. A. & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2016). Exercise on referral: evidence and complexity at the nexus of public health and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 8(4), 731-736. doi:10.1080/19406940.2016.1182048. ISSN 1940-6940
Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are recommended by the National
Institute of Clinical Excellence for increasing physical activity in inactive patients with long-term health...
Lafferty, M. E., Wakefield, C. & Brown, H. (2016). “We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology., 1-10. doi:10.1080/1612197X.2015.1121507. ISSN 1612-197X
Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activit...
Palmer-Green, D. (2015). Epidemiology of Sports Injuries and Illnesses. In ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1-4. (4th). Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-77752-7, 978-1-118-77751-0
• Sports injury and illness epidemiology research is continuing to
• Study design and methods can influence the conclusions made
• The definition of injury/illne...
McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J. B., Frowd, C. D. & Langton, S. R. H. (2015). Holistic face processing can inhibit recognition of forensic facial composites. Law and Human Behavior. 40, 128-135. doi:10.1037/lhb0000160. ISSN 0147-7307
Facial composite systems help eyewitnesses to show the appearance of criminals. However, likenesses created by unfamiliar witnesses will not be completely accurate, and peopl...
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a 43kDa glycoprotein, so called due to the post-translation...
Motorcyclists that have no protective structures while motorcycling as other