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Lecturer in Engineering Design
Professor of Transport & Health
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2018). Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh
Cyclist exposure to hand/arm vibration
Napier University's Dr Mark Taylor used an instrumented bike to assess the effect of setts and other road surfaces on hand-arm vibra...
Ryan, D. (2018). Future tense - Trams, bots and solar roads, ABC (Australian Public radio broadcast)
Interviewed on Australian Radio regarding solar roadways, 10 minutes of a 30 minute show.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018). Grading of British Timber. The Full Circle: The Journal of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers, 34-36
A summary of grading of home grown timber for the magazine of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS).
Forestry Commission Scotland
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Project CAV Forth, led by Fusion Processing, will bring together organisations from across the UK to develop a high capacity Autonomous Bus Pilot Service across the Forth Bridge – a UNESCO World Herit...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
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Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Professor, Head of Built Environment
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Senior Research Fellow
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June). Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018. Presented at Timber 2018
This paper summarises the state-of-the-art of strength grading of UK-grown timber. It lists the following information along with the primary references: visual grading grades ...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May). Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at WTS British Timber Seminar
Presentation to the wood technology society "British Timber Seminar" at IOM3, November 2017
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society)
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar
The latest news on timber grading standards and how they effect structural timber production in UK and IE
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2017). BEETLE². [http://www.food4rhino.com/app/beetle2]
BEETLE², (Built Environment Efficiency Tool for Low Environmental Externalities) is a tool aimed at promoting an efficient and effective use of resources in the built environm...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference
Presentation about technology for assessing timber quality, at the Royal Forestry Society Future Foresters Technology Day (1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Confe...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at Royal Forestry Society Future Technology Conference
The use of technology for assessing and monitoring timber quality in the forest and at harvesting
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber properties of minor conifer species in Britain and future marketing opportunities. Presented at The National Forestry Conference for Ireland "an appraisal of the silvicultural and marketing potential of coniferous alternatives to Sitka spruce", Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Bringing new species to the market place. Presented at EFIATLANTIC AND IEFC ANNUAL MEETING The Role of Alternative Tree Species in the Forests of Atlantic Europe, Edinburgh
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber grading. Presented at Tree Breeding and Forest Products - An update on current research, Garwnant
Payne, C., Bell, C., Steen, P., Currie, J., Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., & Muschamp, H. (2017). Fife Local Energy Masterplan. Fife Council
The way we generate and use energy has constantly changed. In recent decades it has become the role of the National Grid, gas network, and multinational energy companies to de...
Scottish Funding Council
This project will cast films from a nanocellulose (CNF) composite with arabica gum. Arabica gum will be added at different loading concentrations and composites will be assessed for general appearanc...
To undertake outreach activities to promote the finding of WPIF on behalf of Scottish Forestry.
Royal Academy of Engineering
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2)
to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Paths for All Partnership
A major element of the project is to help increase total physical activity time through active travel across the population. Research interests include:
- translational research to ensure the evidenc...
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
North Lands Creative is the only open access dedicated glass studio in Scotland and one of a very small number in Europe.
Sustainability, perceived environmental impact and cost prevent the facility ...
This project would facilitate a feasibility study and energy survey for 4 organisations on Orkney, to explore the possibilities of transferring to a low carbon hydrogen fuelled energy system. The over...
Student Placement Innovation Voucher as continuation of earlier Standard Innovation Voucher in partnership with Geo-Info Ltd.
This project aims to extend the earlier project by assessing the performan...
Forestry Commission Scotland funds for Innovation Internships, learning journey and Holz Forum Mutual Placemaking Exercise
Timber and construction research
This project is to assist in the research of cleaning coffee cups to a standard acceptable for public use. The research will be used in the development of a product that can be installed in office sp...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the ai...
The aim of this research is to identify and quantify the changes to driver behaviour, with a specific emphasis on safety, that result f...
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Keynote speech to Scotland's premier annual active travel conference. Summarised Evidence Review findings from recent studies of most effective interventions to increase active travel and increase phy...
11 June 2019
Invited presentation to the Active Scotland Development Group quarterly meeting which had a focus on transport for this meeting.
10 June 2019
Dan Ridley-Ellis, the Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will be giving the Royal Forestry Society's Lawrence Pilling Memorial Lecture at the Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmer...
13 March 2019
On the 19th and 20th of March, Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will chair his first meeting as convenor of a key timber standards committee. This CEN task group ...
8 March 2019
The Scotsman article by the Chief Medical Officer for her annual summary of the year included identification of my post of Professor of Transport & Health.
13 December 2018
Dan Ridley-Elis, head of the Centre for Wood Science an Technology at Edinburgh Napier University has been made convenor of the European Standards expert group that supports the production of graded t...
7 December 2018
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as a non-Councillor board member on the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) Bo...
8 August 2018
On Saturday 9th June, Dr Jonathan Cowie of Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute was quoted by the i paper in a feature about the recent problems on the railways, particularly wit...
8 June 2018
Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, Dan Ridley-Ellis, is on the judging panel for the 2018 Structural Timber Awards.
These awards - covering several categories including s...
18 January 2018
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...
14 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.
12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...
8 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...
The meeting was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Scotland.
7 April 2019
Blairhall Primary School, Blairhall, by Dunfermline, Fife.
28 March 2019
Whitecraig Primary School
20 March 2019
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkland, Boat of Garten and Alness
18 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
Boston and New York, U.S.A.
12 November 2018 - 14 November 2018
Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ
30 October 2018
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place
Hamilton International Technology Park
14 May 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
13 April 2018
- CCG(OSM), Glasgow
- New Waverly, Edinburgh
- Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
- Falkland Estate, Fife
- Carbon Dynamic, Invergordon
- ISC Timber Technology Lab, Edinburgh
26 February 2018 - 2 March 2018
30 November 2017
297 Euston Road
London, NW1 3AQ United Kingdom
29 November 2017
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Watt Pl Blantyre
Glasgow, G72 0AG United Kingdom
17 November 2017
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
13 September 2017
28 February 2017