Mival, O., Hamilton, A. & Fischer, H. (2015). Designing clinical blended spaces: a biophilic inspired digitally augmented evironment for use within a Child Protection Unit. In Design4Health: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, 1-13. ISBN 978-1-84387-385-3
This paper details the research, design and implementation process of a commissioned artist’s
integration of a biophilic design philosophy into the spatial and interaction des...
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M. & Fuertes, V. The economic impacts of adult entertainment.
Haddow, C. (2018). Power and research: a qualitative approach to understanding the relationship between major mental illness, masculinity and violence
This case study reflects on research which explored the relationship between major mental illness and masculinity in the context of violent offending behavior. Studies which e...
A Self-Help Booklet & Pathways to Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) will be developed. Survivor-informed, the booklet will be used by adult survivors in the community, mental health services,...
Research Fellow / Lecturer
Lecturer/BSc Programme leader
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
Li, J., Lowres, N., Jin, K., Zhang, L., Neubeck, L. & Gallagher, R. (in press). Quality and cultural sensitivity of linguistically appropriate CVD information for Chinese immigrants: a review of online resources from heart foundations. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. ISSN 0889-4655
Background: Chinese immigrants are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) compared to Chinese nationals, partly due to lifestyle changes and knowledge deficits. T...
Mullen, R., Kydd, A., Fleming, A. & McMillan, L. (in press). Dignity in nursing care: What does it mean to student nurses?. Nursing Ethics. ISSN 0969-7330
Background: Despite growing interest in the potential of nursing education to enhance dignity in nursing
care, relatively little is known about what dignity means to nursing s...
Mahoney, C. & Veitch, L. (in press). Interventions for maintaining nasogastric feeding after stroke: an integrative review of effectiveness and acceptability. Journal of Clinical Nursing. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of interventions for maintaining nasogastric tubes (NGT) in adult stroke patients.
Naughton, P., McCarthy, M. & McCarthy, S. (2017). Reducing consumption of confectionery foods: a post-hoc segmentation analysis using a social cognition approach. Appetite. 117(1), 168-178. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.06.027. ISSN 0195-6663
Considering confectionary consumption behaviour this cross-sectional study used social cognition variables to identify distinct segments in terms of their motivation and effor...
Buchanan, W. J., Woodward, A. & Helme, S. (2017). Cryptography across industry sectors. Journal of Cyber Security Technology. , 1-18. doi:10.1080/23742917.2017.1327221. ISSN 2374-2917
Security adoption varies across industry sectors, where some companies
such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are strong advocates
of the adoption of HTTPS, while other companies...
Vitikainen, E. I. K., Marshall, H. H., Thompson, F. J., Sanderson, J. L., Bell, M. B. V., Gilchrist, J. S., …Cant, M. A. (2017). Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284(1854), 20162384. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.2384. ISSN 0962-8452
Kin selection theory predicts that animals should direct costly care where inclusive fitness gains are highest. Individuals may achieve this by directing care at closer relati...
Karatzias, T., Power, K., Woolston, C., Apurva, P., Begley, A., Quinn, C., …Purdie, A. (in press). Multiple traumatic experiences, post-traumatic stress disorder and offending behaviour in female prisoners. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. ISSN 0957-9664
Background Although Q4 it is well established that prisoners commonly have histories of childhood trauma, little is known about mediators between exposure to trauma and crimin...
Chouliara, Z., Karatzias, T., Gullone, A., Ferguson, S. & Cosgrove, K. (2017). Therapeutic change from interpersonal trauma in group therapy: a relational framework for research and clinical practice. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. , 1-20. doi:10.1177/0886260517696860. ISSN 0886-2605
Our understanding of therapeutic change processes in group therapy for complex interpersonal trauma has been limited. The present study aimed at addressing this gap by develop...
Simith, D. D. J. D. B., Abrunhosa, F. A. & Diele, K. (2017). Metamorphosis of the edible mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Ucididae) in response to benthic microbial biofilms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.022. ISSN 0022-0981
Benthic microbial communities can play an important role in the induction of larval metamorphosis in marine invertebrates. The role of biofilms in recognizing the parental hab...
Poulet, B., Liu, K., Plumb, D., Vo, P., Shah, M., Staines, K., …Bou-Gharios, G. (2016). Overexpression of TIMP-3 in Chondrocytes Produces Transient Reduction in Growth Plate Length but Permanently Reduces Adult Bone Quality and Quantity. PLoS ONE. 11(12), e0167971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167971. ISSN 1932-6203
Bone development and length relies on the growth plate formation, which is dependent on degradative enzymes such as MMPs. Indeed, deletion of specific members of this enzyme f...
Yan, E. & Karatzias, T. (2016). Childhood Abuse and Current Intimate Partner Violence: A Population Study in Hong Kong. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. , 1-19. doi:10.1177/0886260516682521. ISSN 0886-2605
Previous studies have established that childhood violence victimization is associated with current experience of intimate partner violence (IPV). Existing literature, however,...
Howard, R., Karatzias, T., Power, K. & Mahoney, A. (2016). From Childhood Trauma to Self-Harm: An Investigation of Theoretical Pathways among Female Prisoners: Childhood Trauma and Self-Harm in Female Prisoners. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. doi:10.1002/cpp.2058. ISSN 1063-3995
Despite empirical evidence suggesting complex associations between childhood trauma and self-harm, there is a dearth of research investigating this association in the female p...
Scottish Funding Council
This project takes a new approach to teaching Mindful-breathing techniques to children aged 4-9.
Diagnosis of anxiety, stress, depression and ADHD in children has seen a significant increase over the...
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
Chief Scientists Office
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
To deliver ABI training to the following Nursing cohorts: Mental Health; Midwifery: Adult: Learning Disabilities: Child (Students will be 2nd/3rd year students prior to practice placements).
Burdett Trust for Nursing
The project focuses on person centred care for people with learning disabilities at the point of transition from child to adult health services. The project will include multiple nursing perspectives ...
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 ...
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
The identification of the 226 unique unanswered research questions, which was done using a rigorous process with equal participation from stroke survivors and health professionals (Pollock et al, 2014...
The project falls within three of the priority areas of this funding including complex mental health for survivors, complex trauma, and the provision of support for survivors in prison. It is envisage...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Clouds are a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for ICT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves over-the-Internet provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized...
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned the ERI and WM Enterprise to undertake a review of research evidence and policy around individuals’ demand for (and participation in) skills de...
A complex and cont...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...
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...