Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
Boix, D. M., Goh, K. & Mcwhinnie, J. (in press). Modelling and Control of Helicopter Robotic Landing Gear for Uneven Ground Conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017ISBN n/a
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
Bishop, C., Esteves, A. & Mcgregor, I. (in press). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In Proceedings of 19th ICMI ConferenceISBN n/a
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (in press). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017ISBN n/a
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
In a series of four workshops, academics from a range of disciplines, policy-makers, and representatives from health and education authorities, local authorities and Third Sector organizations will be...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
13 October 2016
13 October 2016
Dr Anne Schwan co-organised International Prison Education Day at HMP Barlinnie on 13th October 2016 and acted as judge of a writing and arts competition with entries from pri...
30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University
The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasin...
Dean of Computing
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2017). Factors Influencing the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In n/a, 289 - 297. ISBN n/a
Abstract: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studie...
Vettese, S., Thompson, P. & Allan, D. (2017). A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Cumulus Working Papers, Open Design for E-very-thing, 23 - 30. ISBN 9789526000800
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...
Malleson, C., Kosek, M., Klaudiny, M., Huerta, I., Bazin, J., Sorkine-Hornung, A., …Mitchell, K. (2017). Rapid one-shot acquisition of dynamic VR avatars. In IEEE 2017 Virtual Reality (VR)doi:10.1109/vr.2017.7892240. ISBN 978-1-5090-6647-6
We present a system for rapid acquisition of bespoke, animatable, full-body avatars including face texture and shape. A blendshape rig with a skeleton is used as a template fo...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B. & Kamimura, K. (in press). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In Proceedings of GEcco 2017doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217. ISBN unknown
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Leigl, C. & Weaver, M. (in press). Guidelines for sustainable-value creation within the context of German automotive industry’s strategic carbon crisis management. In N/AISBN tbc
The continuing debate on the global environmental progress through achievement of smarter clean/green-policies, reasoned with the need for carbon-emissions’ reduction/preventi...
Rutter, M. J., Smith, S. & Binyamin, S. (2017). The students acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: a case study of King Abdulaziz University. In INTED2017 Proceedings, 9324-9333. doi:10.21125/inted.2017.2205. ISBN 978-84-617-8491-2
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has become one of the most widely-used models in understanding user acceptance of technologies and has been employed in many empirical st...
Urquhart, E. (2017). The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions. In PhD Workshop Research Proposals, 113-118. ISBN 978-88-6101-016-1
As a sector reliant on the creation of memorable experiences, visitor attractions (VAs) have increasingly turned to interactive technology as a platform for engaging and commu...
Brodie, J. & Weaver, M. (in press). 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. In N/AISBN tbc
In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of l...
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X. & Barreto, D. (2016). The Influence of Particles’ Aspect Ratio on the Shear Behaviour of Granular Materials. In Springer Proceedings in Physics; Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, 253-264. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_29. ISBN 978-981-10-1925-8; 978-981-10-1926-5
The mechanical response of granular material depends both on the material properties (e.g. stiffness, anisotropy, permeability, etc.) and particle geometry (shape, roughness, ...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Librarian Questionnaire data for IL-DEM project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682093
Results of questionnaire emailed to senior public librarians in Scotland. Questions were around their support of Community Councils including support and training of Community...
Vettese, S. & Anastasiadou, C. (2016). In Situ 3D Printed Souvenirs and their Affect on Visitors Engagement with Built Heritage. In In this place : cumulus association biannual international conference, 98-103. ISBN 978-0-9928878-1-0
In this study, visitors’ perception and engagement with built heritage surroundings was investigated in relation to their interaction with 3d printed souvenirs which reflected...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
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...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
NHS Health Scotland
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
RSE Visiting Fellowship application for Alexandra Peat, Franklin University Switzerland.
The main objective of the Fellowship is to pursue research on the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow an...
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs which enjoy the unique feature of context-active resilienc...
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Scottish Funding Council
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
Digital Health Institute
As a precursor to the work described under the DHI application for development of “Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events –an interactive, digital diabetes education site for Young People”, there are se...
This thesis presents a socio-technical account of the adoption and development
of Managed Learning Environme...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
Advocates of game-based learning argue that computer games have the
potential to transform university education, moti...
The aims of this research study were threefold. Firstly, to explore the impact of the strategic arrang...
24 November 2017
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
04 November 2016
This paper explores the potential impact of BREXIT on the Scottish financial services sector. For the purpose of this discussion the assumption is that Scotland remains part o...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
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...
02 February 2017
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced...
03 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming the best city in the World to be into tech.
This week five Edinburgh based companies head to a two-day TechCrunch Disrupt event. Other comp...
22 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have...
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
30 June 2016
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
21 April 2016
Announcement of resultsEmerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research.