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Professor of Immunology & Infection / Head of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2019). Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health. Scottish Institute for Policing Research
As police contact has and continues to increase with people who are considered vulnerable, it is essential to establish a better understanding of what it means for a person to...
Robertson, P. (2019). The impact of career guidance on the mental well-being of young people. Career Development Institute
Mental health conditions have relatively early onset compared to other major disease categories, and therefore have the potential to cause distress and negative economic impac...
Ross, M. D. (2018). Aging - How Lifestyle Changes Could Prove to be an Effective Medicine for the Aging Cardiovascular System. Current Cardiology Reviews, 14(4), 225-226. doi:10.2174/1573403x1404181008124415
No abstract available. Item is editorial.
Medical Research Scotland
Osteoarthritis affects more than 9 million people in the UK and is the leading cause of disability. In osteoarthritis, joint tissues (cartilage and bone) undergo structural damage which ultimately pro...
The alarming rise in resistance to antibiotics is now widely accepted as being one of the most serious public health crises we face today. The use and overuse of antibiotics in human and animal medici...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Quantifying metal bioaccumulation in Nephrops norvegicus larvae exposed to cadmium and pile-driving noise - Understanding the impacts and mechanisms of multiple stressors on marine life is fraught wit...
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Laboratory Technical Assistant
Associate Professor of Criminology
Dancer, S. J., Macpherson, S. G., & de Beaux, A. C. (2018). Protracted diagnosis of ACNES: a costly exercise. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2018(9), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjy230
This case report summarizes the course of events leading to diagnosis and eventual repair of anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) in a 58-year-old female. The ...
Skelton, F. (2018). Now conferencing but hardy and rewarding public engagement: Unplugged at the Fringe with the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin,
No abstract available.
Item is conference review.
Rawcliffe, A., Morrison, A., Graham, S., Simpson, R., Psycharakis, S., & Connaboy, C. (2017). A 3-dimensional biomechanical analysis of British Army foot-drill in untrained personnel: Implications for lower-extremity injury risk. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, S152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.528
Abstract presented at 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, 28 November - 1 December 2017
Purpose: To investigate and compare kinem...
Robertson, P. (2017). Introduction to a special issue dedicated to Bill Law. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 39(1), 2-3. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.3901
Item is the editorial to a special issue of Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling dedicated to the memory of Bill Law.
Mathur, S., Mincher, D., Turnbull, A., Stevens, C., & Poole, A. (2016). Design and evaluation of novel theranostic fluorogenic dual probe-prodrug in cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 61, S142. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0959-8049%2816%2961501-0
Background: In spite of major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, there remains a paucity of biomarkers for early detection. Legumain is a potential cancer biom...
Briers, R. (2016). biotic: Calculation of Freshwater Biotic Indices. R package version 0.1.2. https://github.com/robbriers/biotic
The biotic package calculates a range of commonly used UK freshwater invertebrate biotic indices, based on family level identification. Indices that can be calculated are BMW...
Sharapov, K. (2014). Fact Sheet: Trafficking in human beings and public opinion in Ukraine. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.
Huxham, M., Hartley, S., Pretty, J., & Tett, P. (2013). No dominion over nature: why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply. London: Friends of the Earth England and Wales
Healthy ecosystems are essential for the long-term wellbeing of humans as they provide vital services such as food production, pollination, climate regulation and flood protec...
Song, J., Kim, Y., Barlow, P. G., Hossain, M. J., Park, K., Donis, R. O., …Kang, S. (2010). Improved protection against avian influenza H5N1 virus by a single vaccination with virus-like particles in skin using microneedles. Antiviral Research, 88(2), 244-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2010.09.001
To develop a more effective vaccination method against H5N1 virus, we investigated the immunogenicity and protective efficacy after skin vaccination using microneedles coated ...
Fraser, M. (2010). Perth FM - Tick prevention week.
Radio interview to discuss the diseases risks of ticks in humans and companion animals
Smith, D. (2006). Episode 30 - Dog intelligence.
Are you a fan of pedigrees or do you prefer crossbreeds? Opinions on this area can be very heartfelt, and the issue is clouded in myth. Which is more intelligent though, a pur...
Smith, D. (2006). Uni takes lead in dog IQ testing
Scottish scientists are trying to prove intelligence is not just down to good breeding - at least for dogs.
Aberdeen University is running IQ tests on pedigree and crossbreed...
The Daphne Jackson Trust
Increasing numbers of patients are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) each year, both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Most drugs in current use for the treatment of IBD target the im...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
EEID travel award: Understanding transmission dynamics for bacterial zoonoses in humans, goats and camels among pastoral communities in Northern Kenya
The proposed research will explore victims’ experiences of miscarriages of justice. It will investigate the narratives that individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned have to share about their li...
Scottish Funding Council
Although the overall benefits of cycling to health and wellbeing are well understood, the prevalence of several painful and debilitating injuries of the wrist, including ulnar neuropathy and carpal tu...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition. Hyperandrogenaemia characterises PCOS, and is considered an ‘in utero environmental programmer’ of PCOS in female offspring. Male o...
Society of Applied Microbiology
Student Placement Scholarship 2019. Provides up to 8 weeks of paid laboratory experience for an undergraduate student.
University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
The project will be working in collaboration with the industrial partner (Celtic Renewables LTD) to isolate strains of solvent producing clostridia from sustainable environmental samples which have po...
Natural Environment Research Council
joint UK-India AMR in the environment from antimicrobial manufacturing waste - partnership workshop.
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Formal evaluation of Evolutionary facial comoposite systems for SPA and police Scotland. Project will evaluate the efficacy of two systems for specialist operator use. Evaluation will determine pot...
Medical Research Council
A significant challenge faced by modern society is the lack of therapeutics for a large number of infections, particularly those that are endemic or widely spread in developing countries. Dengue is on...
United Nations Environment Programme
The project aims to explore and develop ways in which the C storage function of seagrass meadows can be used to help their conservation, in particular through community-based PES schemes.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
The 'Microlanding' project aims to unravel the nature, topological interactions, dynamics and functions of the bacterial symbionts associated with mangrove crabs' gills in relation to the evolution fr...
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Europe). In Scotland, water ...
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infections. Cathel...
Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium which has the potential to cause serious illness and even death aft...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
A research project lead by Dr Patrick White in the School of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues at Scotland's Rural College and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew made the front page of ...
18 March 2019
Mark has cycled around the world twice, smashing the circumnavigation World Record on both occasions. His most recent attempt captured the imagination of a global audience by targeting Jules Verne’s A...
23 October 2018
On October 6th, 2018 The Podyum hosted an American Football camp at Edinburgh Napier University. Athletes got the opportunity to learn and compete in front of coaches who came from different parts of ...
28 September 2018
On the 22nd of September Lesley will join 79 others riders to raise money for the STV children's charity appeal.
10 September 2018
Dr Lesley Ingram will cycle 240 miles for STV children's appeal
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...
4 September 2018
Dr Clare Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences, was an invited panel member for the event 'Too much evidence or not enough?' organised by Society for Applied Microbiology and Sense...
26 June 2018
A new study from Imperial College London has been published in the journal Nature Chemistry investigating the anti-rhinovirus activity of a novel compound. The paper, entitled ’Fragment-derived inhib...
14 May 2018
The largest global study into the long-term health issues of Olympians has been launched by the World Olympians Association.
More than 10,000 athletes, who no longer compete at Olympic le...
18 April 2018
The Palgrave Lacan Series, the monograph series edited by Dr Calum Neill of the School of Applied Sciences, has been listed as one of the social science series of the year.
18 December 2017
The BBSRC Follow-on funding programme (worth £5 million annually) supports the translation of fundamental BBSRC funded research into practical application, including commercialisation. This is a prest...
28 November 2017
In July 2017, Dr Peter Barlow was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The journal, published by the Microbiology Society, covers the full breadth of Clinical Micr...
6 July 2017
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
15 October 2019
9 October 2019
24 September 2019
22 September 2019
27 August 2019
17 June 2019
9 June 2019
3 June 2019
30 April 2019
2 April 2019
The Environment Agency Office
King’s Meadow House
King's Meadow Road
22 March 2019
20 March 2019
6 March 2019
6 February 2019