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Avian allergic skin disease.

Presentation / Conference
Fraser, M. (2002, April)
Avian allergic skin disease. Paper presented at British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group Spring Meeting
A great deal of controversy surrounds whether or not allergic skin disease actually exists in birds. Many reports of allergic skin disease are anecdotal and little research ha...

Atopic dermatitis and the veterinary nurse.

Journal Article
Fraser, M. (2015)
Atopic dermatitis and the veterinary nurse. Veterinary Nurse, 6, 210-216
Dermatological conditions are very common in general practice and veterinary nurses have an active role to play in the diagnosis, monitoring, management and support of these c...

Antiviral potential of cathelicidins

Journal Article
Barlow, P. G., Findlay, E. G., Currie, S. M., & Davidson, D. J. (2014)
Antiviral potential of cathelicidins. Future Microbiology, 9(1), 55-73. https://doi.org/10.2217/fmb.13.135
The global burden of morbidity and mortality arising from viral infections is high; however, the development of effective therapeutics has been slow. As our understanding of i...

Anti-inflammatory steroid signalling in the human peritoneum

Journal Article
Fegan, K. S., Rae, M. T., Critchley, H. O. D., & Hillier, S. G. (2008)
Anti-inflammatory steroid signalling in the human peritoneum. Journal of Endocrinology, 196, 369-376. https://doi.org/10.1677/JOE-07-0419
Peritoneal surface epithelial (PSE) cells participate in adhesion formation following inflammatory injury yet adjacent ovarian SE (OSE) cells regenerate without scarification ...

Antibacterial resistance and bacterial carriage of computer keyboards

Conference Proceeding
Fraser, M. . A. (2009)
Antibacterial resistance and bacterial carriage of computer keyboards. In BSAVA Congress 2009 : scientific proceedings : veterinary programme
No abstract available.

Antiviral host defence peptides.

Book Chapter
Sousa, F. H., Casanova, V., Stevens, C., & Barlow, P. G. (2016)
Antiviral host defence peptides. In R. M. Epand (Ed.), Host Defense Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents, 57-94. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32949-9_3
The on going global mortality and morbidity associated with viral pathogens highlights the need for the continued development of effective, novel antiviral molecules. The anti...

A holidic medium for Drosophila melanogaster

Journal Article
Piper, M. D. W., Blanc, E., Leitão-Gonçalves, R., Yang, M., He, X., Linford, N. J., …Partridge, L. (2014)
A holidic medium for Drosophila melanogaster. Nature methods, 11(1), 100-105. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.2731
A critical requirement for research using model organisms is a well-defined and consistent diet. There is currently no complete chemically defined (holidic) diet available for...

A new approach to visualize ecosystem health by using parasites

Journal Article
Palm, H. W., & Rückert, S. (2009)
A new approach to visualize ecosystem health by using parasites. Parasitology Research, 105(2), 539-553. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-009-1423-z
A new approach is chosen to visualize ecosystem health by using parasite bioindicators in Segara Anakan Lagoon, a brackish water ecosystem at the southern Java coast, Indonesi...

A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Frowd, C. D., Lampinen, J. M., Erickson, W. B., Skelton, F. C., McIntyre, A. H., & Hancock, P. J. B. (2015)
A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17, 319-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0025
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of seven variables that emerge from forensic research on facial-composite construction and naming using contempora...

A role for vimentin in Crohn disease

Journal Article
Henderson, P., Wilson, D. C., Satsangi, J., & Stevens, C. (2012)
A role for vimentin in Crohn disease. Autophagy, 8(11), 1695-1696. https://doi.org/10.4161/auto.21690
Crohn disease (CD), one of the major chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, occurs anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract with discontinuous transmural inflammation. A number of...

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BES Travel Grant for PhD student Alex Kent

2017 - 2017
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Funder: British Ecological Society | Value: £500

Assessing the efficacy of a Physical Activity and Health Behaviour Change interventions alongside the use of an activity tracking device and platform to change physical activity behaviour in cancer pa...

2016 - 2018
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
Funder: Paths for All Partnership | Value: £19,885

Governance for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation

2016 - 2017
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through two main areas of work. The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £8,552

Player Load Monitoring & Performance in Elite Scottish Rugby Union (PhD)

2017 - 2020
Sports team coaching and support staff face a regular challenge to provide optimal player workloads in order to elicit positive development and performance adaptations, while at the same time minimisi...
Funder: Scottish Rugby Union | Value: £58,894

Impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland

2016 - 2020
Collaboration with the National Trust for Scotland, St Abb's Head to determine the impacts of cliff-top walkers and boats on the nesting success of seabirds at St Abbs's Head, Scotland
Funder: The AEB Charitable Trust | Value: £9,000

Sex-specific disease aetiology from developmental steroid insults: mechanistic understanding and biomarker development towards disease prevention

2017 - 2021
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...
Funder: Medical Research Council | Value: £636,509

Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Scholarship

2017 - 2017
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
Funder: Biochemical Society | Value: £1,600

The Significant Ankle Ligament Injury (SALI) Cohort Study

2016 - 2021
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
Funder: Arthritis Research UK

Measuring activity of lytic proteins from bacteriophage infecting R. equi as a possible antimicrobial tool

2017 - 2017
SFAM students and graduates into work grant
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,500

Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study

2017 - 2019
Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study
Funder: Enduro World Series | Value: £23,563

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The role of the human cathelicidin LL-37 in rhinovirus infection

2014 - 2019
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infections. Cathel...
Dr Filipa Henderson Sousa | Director of Studies: Prof Peter Barlow | Second Supervisor: Dr Craig Stevens

Sources and survival of listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce

2016 - 2020
Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium which has the potential to cause serious illness and even death aft...
Alva Smith | Director of Studies: Prof Ian Singleton | Second Supervisor: Dr Clare Taylor

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of ALBA: An intervention designed to increase physical activity levels of people with mental and/or physical health conditions, leading to improved mental and physical health

2016 - date
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for improving both physical and mental health. However, people with mental health conditions are more likely to be inactive. In order to encourage adherence to PA, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) developed the Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA) intervention, which aimed to help people with poor physical and/or mental health to increase and maintain their PA levels. The main aim of this thesis was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ALBA intervention at increasing PA levels, improving mental wellbeing, self-efficacy for exercise, self-esteem and patient activation. Method: A mixed method approach was adopted for evaluating the ALBA intervention, which formed the basis of four studies: Study 1: a formative investigation, in the form of a systematic review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to PA in mental health populations. Study 2: a qualitative process evaluation, using focus groups with participants. Barriers and facilitators to adhering to the intervention were identified using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study 3: a qualitative process evaluation using focus groups with the Behaviour Change Practitioners (BCP) who delivered the ALBA intervention. Thematic analysis was used to identify themes, which were then mapped onto the TDF, to identify the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of the intervention. Study 4: A quantitative outcome evaluation, with a before and after design was carried out to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Participants completed 5 outcome measures and wore an activity tracker for 16 weeks. Participants who opted into the long-term study were monitored for up to 12-months. Results: The outcome evaluation revealed that 53% of the participants adhered to the intervention, however, the intervention did not appear to increase adherence to PA guidelines. The ALBA intervention had a significant positive impact on mental wellbeing, patient activation and self-efficacy, but not self-esteem. The qualitative evaluation suggested the intervention helped participants overcome the barriers they faced which prevented them from becoming active. There was a particular focus on role the BCP’s played in encouraging engagement in PA. The barriers to the delivery faced by the BCP’s mainly related to organisational and contextual factors. Conclusions: The ALBA intervention was effective at improving mental wellbeing but did not have a significant effect on PA levels. This suggests that the additional support offered through the ALBA intervention was key to improving wellbeing and encouraging PA in mental health population should be considered in a wider context of recovery.
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden

Investigating the impact of a spinal mobilisation intervention in people with multiple sclerosis

2015 - date
The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of spinal mobilisation therapy in MS patients, objec...
Rebecca Hamilton | Director of Studies: Dr Susan Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Claire Garden

Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel and clinically used anti-cancer agents targeted intracellularly

2014 - date
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour cells ...
Omar Mohammed | Director of Studies: Dr David Mincher | Second Supervisor: Agnes Turnbull

The dynamics of police legitimacy and social media in Scotland

2015 - 2020
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is impor...
Liam Ralph | Director of Studies: Dr Elizabeth Aston | Second Supervisor: Prof Richard Whitecross

The Dark Triad: examining judgement accuracy, the role of vulnerability, and linguistic style in interpersonal perception

2013 - 2017
With an interest in psychopathology and individual differences, my current work...
Kai Li Chung | Director of Studies: Dr Kathy Charles | Second Supervisor: Dr Calum Neill

Investigating the performance and underlying mechanisms of a novel screening measure for developmental dyslexia: implications for early identification

2013 - 2018
This PhD focuses on the sensorimotor theory of dev...
Dr Barbara Piotrowska | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Rory MacLean

Fatigue and the mind-body relation: A Lacanian exploration

2016 - date
This PhD project aims to explore the role of discourse in the formation and manifestation of symptoms related to the condition Chronic Fatigue...
Amanda Diserholt | Director of Studies: Dr Calum Neill | Second Supervisor: Adele Dickson

The role of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA-A) receptor and cation chloride co-transporters (CCCs) as possible neuroprotective targets in stroke

2013 - 2018
This doctoral research project is concerned with th...
Miguel Ángel Stanislas Martín-Aragón Baudel | Director of Studies: Dr Amy Poole | Second Supervisor: Dr Jenny Fraser
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University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

Edinburgh Napier research into sustainable intensification makes font page of national newspaper

18 March 2019
A research project lead by Dr Patrick White in the School of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues at Scotland's Rural College and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew made the front page of ...

Mark Beaumont to deliver chancellors talk

23 October 2018
Mark has cycled around the world twice, smashing the circumnavigation World Record on both occasions. His most recent attempt captured the imagination of a global audience by targeting Jules Verne’s A...

Breakthrough Series comes to Edinburgh Napier

28 September 2018
On October 6th, 2018 The Podyum hosted an American Football camp at Edinburgh Napier University. Athletes got the opportunity to learn and compete in front of coaches who came from different parts of ...

Dr Lesley Ingram to take on her own bike challenge

10 September 2018
On the 22nd of September Lesley will join 79 others riders to raise money for the STV children's charity appeal.

Dr Lesley Ingram ready to get back in the saddle

10 September 2018
Dr Lesley Ingram will cycle 240 miles for STV children's appeal

ENU Associate Professor co-hosts conference to launch new, ground-breaking book

4 September 2018
Dr Calum Neill will co-host an international conference at Ghent University on the 21st and 22nd of September to launch his new co-edited book, Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phall...

Dr Clare Taylor takes part in expert panel for Evidence Week at UK Parliament

26 June 2018
Dr Clare Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences, was an invited panel member for the event 'Too much evidence or not enough?' organised by Society for Applied Microbiology and Sense...

Dr Peter Barlow gives media comments on Common Cold study

14 May 2018
A new study from Imperial College London has been published in the journal Nature Chemistry investigating the anti-rhinovirus activity of a novel compound. The paper, entitled ’Fragment-derived inhib...

World Olympians Association launches new health study

18 April 2018
The largest global study into the long-term health issues of Olympians has been launched by the World Olympians Association. More than 10,000 athletes, who no longer compete at Olympic level, are bei...
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Suspect Confessions

The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Studio George Street Edinburgh
16 August 2018

When Innocent becomes Guilty: Psychology of False Confessions

The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG
18 July 2018

Proof or Lies

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh
4 April 2018

Working in Healthcare

Edinburgh Napier University's Sighthill Campus
7 May 2018

Training course: "An evidence-based approach to camera-trapping"

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS
15 September 2017

Training course: "An Evidence-Based Approach to Camera Trapping"

The Environment Agency Office King’s Meadow House King's Meadow Road Reading RG1 8DQ
22 March 2019

Visiting researcher - Dr William Sanderson (Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University/ Co-Director of Research at St Abbs Marine Station) to present research on oysters and whiskey

Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
23 January 2019

Visiting researcher - Dr Jamal K. Mansour (Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen Margaret University) to present on moving beyond dichotomous approaches to eyewitness identification decision making

Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
6 February 2019

Visiting researcher - Katrin Glatz Brubakk (Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) to present on traumatherapy of refugees

Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
6 March 2019

Visiting researcher - Dr Adrienn Ujhelyi (Social Psychologist at Eötvös Loránd University) to present on social aspects of human-computer interaction

Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
20 March 2019