Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
O'Connor, S. (2017). Big Data and Data Science in Healthcare: What Nurses and Midwives Need to Know. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.14164. ISSN 0962-1067
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becom...
Akram, R. N., Markantonakis, K., Mayes, K., Habachi, O., Sauveron, D., Steyven, A., & Chaumette, S. (2017). Security, Privacy and Safety Evaluation of Dynamic and Static Fleets of Drones. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC),doi:10.1109/DASC.2017.8101984
Interconnected everyday objects, either via public or private networks, are gradually becoming reality in modern life -- often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or C...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). An Energy-Efficiency Routing Scheme Based on Clusters with a Mobile Sink for WSNs. In X. Sun, H. C. Chao, X. You, & E. Bertino (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2017), 450-459. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68505-2_39
With the development of microelectronic devices and the radio, the application of WSN is more popular and can be applied in the various areas, which has attracted scholars. Ho...
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Chief Scientists Office
: Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses teach people with long-term conditions (LTCs) skills such as meditation to help them self-manage anxiety an...
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
04 September 2017
01 February 2017
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
Lecturer in Human Geography
Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Lecturer/BSc Programme leader
Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., & Eshaftri, M. (2017). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In 2017 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)doi:10.1109/ISNCC.2017.8072000
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
Nagar, U., Nanda, P., He, X., & Tan, Z. (2017). A framework for data security in the cloud using Collaborative Intrusion Detection scheme. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference On Security Of Information And Networks, 7
Cloud computing offers an on demand, elastic, global network access to a shared pool of resources that can be configured on user demand. It offers a unique pay-as-you go featu...
Innes, M. (2017). The edges of lighting design Research and practice on the fringes. In New Perspectives on the Future of Healthy Light and Lighting in Daily Life, 16-21. ISBN 978-3-940677-61-7
Research and practice on the fringes
If architectural lighting design is contained within a defined circle, then the edges are, at the very least, quite blurred. All kinds of ...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (in press). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E. & Wadhaj, I. (2017). A New Enhanced RPL Based Routing for Internet of Things”, 2ndConvergent Internet of Things. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962723. ISBN 978-1-5090-1525-2
The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks (RPL) has been recently standardized for routing in the constrained Internet of Things networks. Unfortunately, the ...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Sobolewska, E. (in press). Tailoring methodological bricolage to investigate non-discretionary use of digital technology. In n/a
Digital technology appears to be an integral part of everyday life: at homes, workplaces, during leisure time; mediating interactions, demanding attention and engagement. In t...
Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference Proceedings
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (V...
Vones, K. (2017). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934. ISBN N/A
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of term...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Ghaleb, B. (2017). Load Balancing Objective Function in RPL draft-qasem-roll-rpl-load-balancing-00
This document proposes an extended Objective Function(OF) that balances the number of children nodes of the parent nodes to avoid the overloading problem and ensure node lifet...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The first BSL National Plan (due 22 October 2017) and its mandate for the inclusion of Deaf Culture in Scottish public life provide the context and rationale for the proposed collaborative networking ...
The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative, with an
overarching goal to improve the quality of life of older people. By pursuing 15 di...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
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...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Exposure of early life stage marine invertebrates to playbacks of marine renewable energy device vibration
Scottish Funding Council
This project takes a new approach to teaching Mindful-breathing techniques to children aged 4-9.
Diagnosis of anxiety, stress, depression and ADHD in children has seen a significant increase over the...
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
This thesis deals with- various aspects of broadband horizontal solar
irradiance. Quality control of measu...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for law enforcement agencies, impeding...
Information Visualisation is extensively used in single graph analysis. However, relatively little work has been done in the field of graph comparison. Thi...
The specification of Internet protocol stack was developed to be as universal as possible, providing various optio...
The level of ownership and use of motorcycling has increased rapidly in Edinburgh and the UK in the last ten years. In this study, motorcy...
As we move into storing data within a public cloud infrastructure we reduce the defences and must embed security into the data. Along with this we need to find w...
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...
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a common walking disability in childhoo...
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
In 2014, the Veterans' Transition Review anticipated that 22,5301 mil...
Steroids play a major role in the development of the CNS with those brain areas invo...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
30 June 2016
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
05 December 2016
01 November 2017
19 April 2017
18 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) by RSE President Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at a ceremony at the RSE headquarters at Georg...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
27 August 2017
19 May 2016
19 May 2016
Kate Sang and James Richards, Heriot-Watt University
With changes to the organisation of work, governments are giving increasing attention to the extent to which paid ...
15 October 2016
15 October 2016
Scott Lyall chaired a day conference on the Scottish novelist Neil Gunn - 'Neil M. Gunn: Spirituality and Community in his Life and Work'.
21 June 2017
21 June 2017
The prevalence of dementia in the UK is increasing with over 800,000 people currently affected. Of this number in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years suggesting that a si...
15 August 2017
15 August 2017
Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interp...