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Dean of the School of Engineering & the Built Environment
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
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
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...
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...
Lecturer in Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
Enhanced Associate & Research Assistant
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...
MacDougall, D. & Currie, J. (2016). At the End of a Perfect Day - Dougie MacDougall of Alturlie and Special Friends
Dougie MacDougall has been a well-know and well-respected figure on the Scottish traditional music scene around Inverness. He has waited until his 88th year to make this recor...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February). Current UK timber grading and engineered wood products
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February). Timber grading seminar - Some things you should know about how strength grading works and what is changing in the standards. Presented at Timber grading seminar, Glasgow, Scotland
Presentations from the seminar on timber grading.
"This grading seminar will give you a crash course in timber strength grading, what it is, how it works, and how it is chang...
Kermani, A. (2015, October). Wooden construction - Innovation and creativity. Presented at 8th International Conference DECO, Tehran, Iran. (Unpublished)
Wooden construction - innovation and creativity.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2015). The Forum (Wood).
Contributor to pre-recorded BBC World Service programme.
Is our attitude to wood changing? In Africa it’s a still the dominant fuel for daily survival and in Canada an archit...
Smith, A. (2014). The applicability of neuroscience to facilities management. Journal of Facilities Management, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1108/jfm-08-2013-0041
Currie, J., & Kelly, D. (2013, September). Retrofit Scotland, Cross-Party Group on Construction
Wilmsmeier, G., Bergqvist, R., & Cullinane, K. (2012). Ports and hinterland: evaluating and managing location splitting. Research in transportation economics, 33(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2011.08.001
Authors are guest editors of the special issue of Research in Transportation Economics - Intermodal Strategies for Integrating Ports and Hinterlands.
Grieco, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2012). Gender and transport: transaction costs, competing resources and transport policy gaps. Research in transportation economics, 34(1), 1-86
Authors are editors of this special issue of Research in Transportation Economics, vol.34 no.1 2012
(2012). BBC Radio Scotland - The Golf Show - Theme Tune
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2012). MacAulay and Co
Live performance within show. BBC Radio Scotland. 25 May 2012.
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...
Experiment and development of High performing materials that are sustainable, 100% bio-based product, to be used in construction systems. As the materials are natural, it will take a significant step ...
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...
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...
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...
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
A recent study undertaken under the Energy Technology Partnership (PJ0208-EUB) identified hydrogen energy solutions for a craft distillery based on the Islands of Orkney. The proposed solution of uti...
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...
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 ...
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
The thesis describes a programme of work to develop a novel cellulose based fibre. The most important innovative step in th...
The role of technical efficiency and product...
The total fertility rate in Bangladesh declined from 6.3 children per women in 1975 to 3.3 in 1997-1999. This decline of...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
User-friendly systems of human factors (HF) ...
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...
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...
25 August 2019
A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was car...
6 August 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...
28 July 2019
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
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...
11 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 awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
17 October 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
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
23 April 2019
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
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
13 April 2018
Traffic Scotland National Control Centre, South Queensferry
27 March 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