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Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy

Presentation / Conference
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020, September)
Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Poster presented at ISIC 2020 The Information Behaviour conference, Pretoria, South Africa
The increasing dependence on social media and other online systems as part of everyday life has grown considerably over the years. At the same time, the complexity and securit...

BeepTrace: Blockchain-enabled Privacy-preserving Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Journal Article
Xu, H., Zhang, L., Onireti, O., Fang, Y., Buchanan, W. J., & Imran, M. A. (in press)
BeepTrace: Blockchain-enabled Privacy-preserving Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. IEEE Internet of Things,
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an urgent need for effective contact tracing solutions through mobile phone applications to prevent the infection from spreading ...

Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Imran, M. A., Ur-Rehman, M., Zhang, L., Abbasi, Q. H., Chrysoulas, C., …Papadopoulos, P. (in press)
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing. Frontiers,
The outbreak of viruses have necessitated contact tracing and infection tracking methods. Despite various efforts, there is currently no standard scheme for the tracing and tr...

Use Of Participatory Apps In Contact Tracing: Options And Implications for Public Health, Privacy and Trust

Buchanan, B., Imran, M., Pagliari, C., Pell, J., & Rimpiläinen, S. (2020)
Use Of Participatory Apps In Contact Tracing: Options And Implications for Public Health, Privacy and Trust. Glasgow: Digital Health and Care Institute, University of Strathclyde
On December 31st, 2019, the World Health Organisation received a report from the Chinese government detailing a cluster of cases of ‘pneumonia of unknown origin’, later identi...

Policy During a Pandemic: How to Make Research Accessible for Policymakers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kerr, G., & Heath, E. (2020)
Policy During a Pandemic: How to Make Research Accessible for Policymakers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of effective science communication – in particular, the vital importance of making research accessible for policymakers. H...

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (in press)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair.
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020)
Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]
This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with dia...

Human rights issues and directors’ pay

Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2020)
Human rights issues and directors’ pay
The risk of human rights violations has drastically increased during the coronavirus outbreak because some irresponsible, incompetent governments fall short of what it takes t...

Risky asset management for shared prosperity vision

Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2020)
Risky asset management for shared prosperity vision
During a recent talk at the biggest Islamic cooperative bank in Malaysia, Bank Rakyat, DR MARIZAH MINHAT and DR NAZAM DZOLKARNAINI elaborated on the role of Islamic finance in...

Design and Emergent Ethical Crises

Book Chapter
Buwert, P. (2020)
Design and Emergent Ethical Crises. In A. DeRosa, & L. Scherling (Eds.), Ethics in Design and Communication. London: Bloomsbury Publishing
No abstract available.


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Justice Analytical Services Call For Proposals - Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare Hearings Research

2018 - 2021
This research proposes to specifically examine the points of articulation (and dislocation) between civil and criminal law in domestic abuse cases through a specific focus on child contact proceedings...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £12,200

FutureJewels - Playfully Interactive Wearables for Health and Wellbeing

2018 - 2018
The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that ...
Funder: Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw | Value: £2,256

Next Generation Trust Architecture

2018 - 2020
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £149,959

Trisent: Innovation Voucher for Personal Context Data Project

2018 - 2018
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project. Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The life and work of Derek Hoy – a Scottish nurse informatician

2017 - 2017
Derek Hoy was a Scottish nurse based predominantly in Glasgow who died in 2012. He worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) in a variety of clinical roles, where he began to experime...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,350

Information for Action on Climate Change

2017 - 2019
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...
Funder: V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation | Value: £3,120

dot.rural Portrait KE

2015 - 2016
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
Funder: University of Aberdeen | Value: £3,287


2014 - 2015
The project has successfully defined the long-term requirements of the solution and also produced a prototype implementing on of these requirements
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

CM2000 Follow On

2014 - 2014
Investigation of Big Data applied into Health and Social Care
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £40,000


2014 - 2014
Weight management is a key health issue within Scotland. The focus of this project is to develop an intelligent online platform for weight management.  The project will use artificial intelligence met...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Sustainable festivals and events - an enquiry of leadership and futures

2015 - 2017
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Dr Martin Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Jane Ali-Knight

The influence of illuminated road studs on safe driving behaviour

2015 - date
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Richard Llewellyn | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Mike Maher

Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Investigating the performance and underlying mechanisms of a novel screening measure for developmental dyslexia: implications for early identification

2013 - 2018
This PhD focuses on the sensorimotor theory of dev...
Dr Barbara Piotrowska | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Rory MacLean

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

2000 - 2007
Dr Kathryn Stewart | Director of Studies: Mike Maher | Second Supervisor: Austyn Smyth
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University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

Academics moot making GLC execs’ pay public by law

31 October 2018
The assistant director of the International Centre for Management & Governance Research (ICMGR), Dr Marizah Minhat, and Associate Professor Nazam Dzolkarnaini are undertaking a research collaboration ...

Lord Sheikh Represents APPGIF at Edinburgh Forum

25 September 2018
Lord Sheikh, a co-chair of the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamic Finance (APPGIF), visited Edinburgh on Saturday 8 September 2018 to participate in the ‘Ethical Finance & Community Develop...

ENU Associate Professor co-hosts conference to launch new, ground-breaking book

4 September 2018
Dr Calum Neill will co-host an international conference at Ghent University on the 21st and 22nd of September to launch his new co-edited book, Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phall...

Financing the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

23 August 2017
A research project was launched to explore financing issues in relation to BRI. In collaboration with international researchers, this research is led by Dr Marizah Minhat, the Assistant Director of th...

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...

Islamic Finance/Investment: Rent-Seeking, Risk-Sharing and One Belt One Road

19 July 2017
Dr Marizah Minhat and Dr Nazam Dzolkarnaini were invited by the Treasury Markets Association (TMA) to deliver a talk to TMA members and market participants on “Islamic Finance/Investment: Rent-Seeking...

Professor Gives Evidence on Cyber Security and Health Care at Scottish Parliament

19 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland.

Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care

30 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 on Tuesday 20 June 2017. ...