Dean of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
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...
Barlow, P. G. The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the LUng. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052591
The effects of inhaled aIr pollution particles on lung clearance mechanisms is an important factor in understanding how the mammalian lung deals with such pollutants and, as s...
Carnegie, E., Reid, A., Deakin, M., & Inglis, G. (2018, September). Socio-environmental Health. Exploring risk and resource spaces within urban environments. An interdisciplinary enquiry. Paper presented at Space and Poverty (Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research)
Regenerative spaces (good for health, environment and the planet) are essential for human flourishing. Findings from previous research suggest an association between spatial p...
ENU Development Trust
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The project aims to ascertain pollution exposure on Edinburgh main roads and greener routes, and also determine the health effects of active commuting via these routes
Development of a reliable methodology for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and/or Medical Devices.
BIORIMA stands for Biomaterial Risk Manageme...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Paterson, W., Russell, D., Wu, G., McConnell, B., Currie, J., McCafferty, D., & Thompson, D. (in press). Post-disturbance haulout behaviour of harbour seals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems,
1. The impact of anthropogenic activity associated with the construction of a proposed tidal turbine on harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) was investigated using controlled distur...
Smith, K., Muggeridge, D. J., Easton, C., & Ross, M. D. (2019). An acute dose of inorganic dietary nitrate does not improve high-intensity, intermittent exercise performance in temperate or hot and humid conditions. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(3), 723-733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-04063-9
Purpose: Dietary nitrate (NO3-) has repeatedly been shown to improve endurance and intermittent, high-intensity events in temperate conditions. However, the ergogenic effects...
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, (1-9). doi:10.1155/2018/3402143. ISSN 1942-0900
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...
Smith, A. J., Fsadni, A., & Holt, G. (2017). Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment. Facilities, 35(9/10), (525-542). doi:10.1108/F-09-2016-0088. ISSN 0263-2772
The use of indoor living plants for enhancement of indoor relative humidity and the general environment of a large, modern, open plan office build...
Culhane, F. E., Briers, R. A., Tett, P., & Fernandes, T. F. (2014). Structural and functional indices show similar performance in marine ecosystem quality assessment. Ecological Indicators, 43, (271-280). doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.03.009. ISSN 1470-160X
Reliable ecosystem quality assessment of marine environments is increasingly important due to mounting pressures attributable to human activities. Biotic indices are widely us...
Wilson, M. R., Foucaud, L., Barlow, P. G., Hutchison, G. R., Sales, J., Simpson, R. J., & Stone, V. (2007). Nanoparticle interactions with zinc and iron: Implications for toxicology and inflammation. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 225(1), (80-89). doi:10.1016/j.taap.2007.07.012. ISSN 0041-008X
Particulate air pollution (PM10) consists of a mixture of components, including nanoparticles and metals. Studies from our laboratory have demonstrated that transition metals ...
Barlow, P., Donaldson, K., MacCallum, J., Clouter, A., & Stone, V. (2005). Serum exposed to nanoparticle carbon black displays increased potential to induce macrophage migration. Toxicology Letters, 155(3), (397-401). doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2004.11.006. ISSN 0378-4274
To assess whether fine and ultrafine particles (nanoparticles) have the capacity to activate factors in serum that would induce macrophage migration. This is a mode...
Wale, M., Diele, K., & Briers, R. (2018). From DNA to Ecological Performance: Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on a Reef-Building Mussel. [Dataset]
Currie, J., & Capper, G. (1998). Evaluation of ventilation performance in public spaces. In G. Guarracino (Ed.), Proceedings, 2nd European conference on energy performance and indoor climate in buildings and 3rd international conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings, 724-729
Smoking restrictions in the workplace and increased health consciousness at home have seen a sizable reduction in the number of spaces where smoking is permissible. The aim of...
Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
In an attempt to better understand the impact of nanomaterials on waste water treatment, the University will undertake a purposeful environmental hazard assessment, whereby the focus will be to assess...