Reader in Human Resource Development
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...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Following on from the work carried out by the centre into potential value added uses of Phytophthora ramorum infected larch, three technologies have been identified for further investigation. The tech...
The project will develop, implement and evaluate respectful care using a human rights approach to maternity care in Malawi.
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
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
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Lecturer in Law
Director of HR and Development
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 ...
Romdhani, I., Djedjig, N., Medjek, F. & Tandjaoui, D. (in press). New Trust Metric for the RPL Routing Protocol. In Proceedings of ICICS 2017
Establishing trust relationships between routing nodes represents a vital security requirement to establish reliable routing processes that exclude infected or selfish nodes. ...
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
Quye, A., Han, J. & Innes, M. (2016). Research on the Chemical and Colour Changes of Historically Important Light-Sensitive Dyestuffs during Accelerated Light Ageing with Filtered Visible Light
Lighting is a key factor for the display and preservation of cultural heritage materials. This research pioneers the chemical investigation of colourants aged by visible light...
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-
Liuti, A., D'Amico, B. & Pugnale, A. (2016). Building timber gridshells with air: Numerical simulations and technique challenges. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Beyond their LimitsISBN 9781138026513
Construction has always been a fascinating and challenging aspect of timber gridshells. So far, only three techniques have successfully been used for the erection of such stru...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Many people need to instil eye drops to treat conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Glaucoma (30% of the population have DES and 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma). DES is relieved wit...
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...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
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...
Proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM...
Purpose: To investigate the physiological, immunological and psychological response to an intense ...
The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how my research promo...
User-friendly systems of human factors (HF) ...
With the emergence of the lean enterprise and increased global competition, companies should learn to be more proactive in the way they m...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infection...
27 August 2017
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
18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
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, ...
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,...