Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Human Geography
Associate Professor in Law
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M. & A. Alghamdi, A. (in press). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of WiMob'2017ISBN n/a
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
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...
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, ...
Royal Academy of Engineering
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground.
The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
Cloud computing is a fast emerging ICT technology to achieving an innovative and sustainable digital economy. It is expected to be a dominating model and technology of the ICT sector for the next 15 y...
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
The Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Napier University was commissioned by the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) to carry out research to examine the impact of educational migrat...
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Lecturer in Tourism Management
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Craig, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M., Forster, A. & Pilcher, N. (2016). The Role of Experienced Practitioners in Engineering Education: the End of an Era?. In 6th International Symposium for Engineering Education 2016, 271-278. ISBN ISBN 978-0-9930611-1-0
Delivering excellence in higher engineering education is dependent on many variables. This includes programme design, delivery and content, university support and the knowledg...
Velloso, E., Wirth, M., Weichel, C., Esteves, A. & Gellersen, H. (2016). AmbiGaze: Direct Control of Ambient Devices by Gaze. In DIS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 812-817. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901867. ISBN 9781450340311
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for direct device control in smart environments, but issues such as the need for calibration and the Midas touch problem make it impract...
Nadimi, S., Fonseca, J., Taylor, R. N. & Barreto, D. (2016). Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling. In Escoffier, S., Blanc, M., Bretschneider, A. & Thorel, L. (Eds.). EUROFUGE 2016, 3rd European conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 85-90. ISBN 978-2-85782-716-0, 978-2-85782-717-7
Geotechnical centrifuge modelling provides an opportunity to examine novel and complex events in a well-controlled and repeatable environment. While grain interaction and cont...
James, K. & Fortheringham, J. (2016). Higher Education Sector Engagement with Higher Education Academy Fellowship. In Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international Perspectives
Considering a historical perspective that looks briefly at higher education changes influenced by government ideological direction is useful for understanding higher education...
Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A. Y. & Guibene, W. (2015). Mobility And Energy Extensions For The IEEE 802.15.4 Standard. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, 318-321. doi:10.1145/2837126.2837167. ISBN 9781450334938
The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is designed for low-power and low-rate wireless Personal Area Networks. Although energy is a key parameter in shaping the communication and interact...
Whitlock, D., Rickson, J., Humphries, N., Thompson, R. & Tibbett, M. (2015). The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities. In Mine Closure 2015: Proceedings of the tenth internation conference on mine closure, 1047. ISBN 9780991790593
Coal mine spoil tips have been recognised as a UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitat owing to the presence of a host of unique flora and fauna assemblages and, in particular, " ...
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...
Stinson, J., Bros Williamson, J., Reid, A. & Currie, J. (2014). Conservation of a historic building through sympathetic thermal enhancement. In Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIV, 633-642. doi:10.2495/STR150531
This paper documents research undertaken by the Scottish Energy Centre at Edinburgh Napier University to refurbish a historic library building by means of thermal improvements...
Zhang, B., Kermani, A., Fillingham, T., Cullen, M. & Kilpatrick, T. (2014). Enhancement of deflection serviceability performance of metal web joist timber floors using strongbacks. In Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE2014,
This paper presents the study on the serviceability performance of the floors constructed with metal web
joists with focus on the deflection at floor centre under 1 kN point l...
Morrison, A. P., Dunn, G., Turkington, D., Pyle, M. & Hutton, P. (2014). Cognitive therapy for patients with schizophrenia–Authors' reply. Lancet. 384(9941), 401–402. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61275-7. ISSN 0140-6736
Our trial1 was not designed to change clinical practice. It was a preliminary trial, which needs to be followed up by a larger, pragmatic multicentre study. It is important no...
Bakiewicz, J. & Leask, A. (2014). Exploring film induced tourism implications on onsite heritage interpretation at heritage visitor attractions. In Kozak, M. & Kozak, N. (Eds.). 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Proceedings Book, 388-393. ISBN 978-605-4940-25-7
The previous research in the area of film induced tourism, although widely acknowledged, was not concerned with built heritage sites which have inherent restricti...
Brogan, J. P. & Thuemmler, C. (2014). Specification for Generic Enablers as Software. In 2014 11th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 129-136. doi:10.1109/itng.2014.51. ISBN 978-1-4799-3187-3
Generic Enablers are a specialism of software engineering. They are components used for providing reusable building blocks that enable the construction of applications for fut...
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...
Chief Scientists Office
Development of Interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery.
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is serious and delay to ...
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
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...
Public Health England
The toxicogenomic approach proposed aims to investigate the use of alternative systems (incl. Caenorhabditis elegans) and microRNAs as more relevant models and biomarkers/predictors of chemically-indu...
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options t...
This study will analyse the repositioning of empty containers in the UK port system, with an overall goal to examine how costs can be reduced for Scottish shippers. Data will be analysed on full/empty...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project aims to improve the current state of the art in developing optimisation tools which are relevant and acceptable to industry.
This will be achieved by addressing industrial current concer...
Efficient and sustainable building systems are required in order to achieve the UK government's target of building three million new homes by 2016. Given, the current lack of activity in the housing c...
ORIGAMI is concerned with improvements in long-distance door-to-door passenger transport chains through improved co-modality and intermodality. The project addresses the potential for greater efficien...
INTERCONNECT is examining the role of local and regional interconnections in the context of longer distance passenger journeys in Europe, in order to address the potential for greater economic efficie...
Nippostrongylus brasiliensis is a rodent intestinal nematode with ...
Ambient-Intelligent Inhabited Environment using Cognitive-Internet of Everything
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a 43kDa glycoprotein, so called due to the post-translation...
The principal objectives of the research reported in thi...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapie...
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
Migration is a spatial phenomenon and is the movement of the people one of state/country administrative unit to another, alo...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry, governments and scientific community acknowledge its po...
The academic research into the relationship between gender, ge...