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Director of Sustainable Construction
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M., & Fuertes, V. (2005). The economic impacts of adult entertainment. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive
No abstract available.
Keates, S. (2004). Report on 2nd Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT 2004). IBM TJ Watson Research Center
MacPherson, R. & Thomson, B. (2004). Patrick Geddes: the French connection.
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...
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...
Lecturer in Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
Enhanced Associate & Research Assistant
MacPherson, R. & Bell, D. (2004). Rebel frontier.
Rebel Frontier (65/52 mins) is an anti-war film set in the US which sees America’s immigrant communities up against the national security state. The war in question is the Fir...
Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., & Jones, B. (2002, July). An Application of Higher Order Sliding Modes to the Control of a Diesel Generator Set (GENSET). Presented at 7th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems
Diesel engines have become a common source of power, both for vehicles and for static equipment because they are fuel efficient, robust and reliable. It is important that dies...
Ferguson, P. (2002). Castle: By Fire and Sword.
(2002). It Never Snows
Keates, S. (2000). Preface (in Keates, A. Dyslexia and information and communications technology). David Fulton
Saleh, W. (2017, January). Evaluating the effects of various incentives on motorcyclists' adoption of an idle-stop system in Taiwan. Presented at 8th TDM Symposium in Taiwan, Taiwan
Du, K. Transportation Engineering-Green port strategies in China. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2383378
In responding to the increasing challenges from both global climate change and local air pollution, environmental strategies are increasingly applied by ports in many develope...
Dhonju, R. L. Racking performance of platform timber frame walls. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2058930
Platform timber frame construction is considered an efficient building method for multistorey dwellings where timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the...
Alshawawreh, L. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2005914
The number of displaced individuals has been significantly increasing globally during the past decade, reaching over 68 million by end of 2017. The Syrian conflict in the Midd...
Jeffrey, M. Energy delivery of solar farms with reference to shading. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2086186
This study has been undertaken to research the impact of shading on a large scale solar PV site at 56° latitude north, this is the first site in the UK at this latitude, consi...
Li, M. Topology optimisation of elastoplastic structures. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2086333
Topology optimization technique has been used as an efficient tool that optimizes material layout within a given space to obtain the desired functional performance. So far, to...
Onyianta, A. Surface Functionality in Nanocellulose Processing and Composite Formulations. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2025207
Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) are cellulose nanomaterials with desirable properties and offer great potentials to be applied in diverse fields. While various pre-treatments have...
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 ...
"In the field of solar thermal technology there are numerous models on the market, from the thermosiphon collector to the evacuated-t...
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban areas such as cities, towns and suburbs...
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