Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
Lowres, N., Mulcahy, G., Jin, K., Gallagher, R., Neubeck, L. & Freedman, S. B. (in press). Incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients discharged in sinus rhythm after cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. ISSN 1569-9293
Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with increased stroke risk and mortality post-discharge. POAF is often considered transient, however recurrence is like...
O'Leary, L., Taggart, L. & Cousins, W. (2017). Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jar.12396. ISSN 1360-2322
The health-related behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities may be determined by organisational influences. This innovative study aimed to explore manage...
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...
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...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
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...
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
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 ...
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Dean of Applied Sciences
Kyle, R. G., Medford, W., Blundell, J., Webster, E., Munoz, S. & Macaden, L. (2017). Learning and unlearning dignity in care: Experiential and experimental educational approaches. Nurse Education in Practice. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.05.001. ISSN 1471-5953
Guarding against loss of human dignity is fundamental to nursing practice. It is assumed in the existing literature that ‘dignity’ as a concept and ‘dignity in care’ as a prac...
Gribben, M., McLellan, S., McGirr, D. & Chenery-Morris, S. (2017). How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course: A Toolkit for Success. (1). SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781473969230
Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions - but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking 'what did I le...
Meisner, B. A., Linton, V., Séguin, A. & Spassiani, N. A. (in press). Physical activity and healthy aging in Canada 1 Examining Chronic Disease, Pain-Related Impairment, and Physical Activity Among Middle- Aged and Older Adults in Canada: Implications for Current and Future Aging Populations. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. ISSN 0882-7524
Purpose: With high levels of chronic disease (CD) and pain-related functional impairment (PFI), and low levels of physical activity (PA) among middle-aged and older adults, it...
Pegington, M., Adams, J. E., Bundred, N. J., Campbell, A., Howell, A., Howell, S. J., …Harvey, M. (2017). Recruitment to the “breast - activity and healthy eating after diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) randomized controlled trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 1-7doi:10.1177/1534735416687850. ISSN 1534-7354
Excess weight at breast cancer diagnosis and weight gain during treatment are linked to increased breast cancer specific and all-cause mortality. The Breast—Activity and Healt...
Farquharson, B., Johnston, M., Smith, K., Williams, B., Treweek, S., Dombrowski, S., …Grindle, M. (2017). Reducing patient delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome (RAPiD): research protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a behaviour change intervention. Journal of advanced nursing. 73(5), 1220-1234. doi:10.1111/jan.13191
Aims. To evaluate the efficacy of a behaviour change technique–based
intervention and compare two possible modes of delivery (text + visual and textonly) with usual care.
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...
Farquharson, B., Johnston, M., Smith, K., Williams, B., Treweek, S., Dombrowski, S. U., …Abhyankar, P. (2016). Reducing patient delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome (RAPiD): Research protocol for a web-based Randomised Controlled Trial examining the effect of a behaviour change intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi:10.1111/jan.13191. ISSN 0309-2402
To evaluate the efficacy of a behaviour change technique-based intervention and compare two possible modes of delivery (text+visual and text-only) with usual care.
Alharbi, M., Gallagher, R., Neubeck, L., Bauman, A., Prebill, G., Kirkness, A. & Randall, S. (2016). Exercise barriers and the relationship to self-efficacy for exercise over 12 months of a lifestyle-change program for people with heart disease and/or diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. doi:10.1177/1474515116666475. ISSN 1474-5151
Barriers to exercise are common in people with coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or diabetes mellitus (DM), and may influence self-efficacy for exercise.
Willis, D. S., McGlade, I., Gallagher, M. & Menabney, C. (2016). Voting and the Scottish referendum: perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and their family and paid carers. Disability and Society. 31(7), 914-928. doi:10.1080/09687599.2016.1211002. ISSN 0968-7599
Voting is a human right for every citizen yet many people with intellectual disabilities do not vote or have little support to exercise their right to vote. This article explo...
Wells, M., King, E., Toft, K., MacAulay, F., Patterson, J., Dougall, N., …Roe, J. (2016). Development and feasibility of a Swallowing intervention Package (SiP) for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer—the SiP study protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2(1)doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0079-6. ISSN 2055-5784
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can...
Niccoli, T., Cabecinha, M., Tillmann, A., Kerr, F., Wong, C., Cardenes, D., …Partridge, L. (2016). Increased Glucose Transport into Neurons Rescues Aβ Toxicity in Drosophila. Current Biology. 26(17), 2291-2300. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.017. ISSN 0960-9822
Glucose hypometabolism is a prominent feature of the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Disease progression is associated with a reduction in glucose transporte...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
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...
The mission of CIVITAS CAPITAL is to contribute significantly to the goals of the EU's Transport White Paper by capitalising systematically on the results of CIVITAS and creating an effective "value c...