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Hand antisepsis without decreasing efficacy by shortening the rub-in time of alcohol-based handrubs to 15 seconds

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Harnoss, J., Dancer, S., Kaden, C., Baguhl, R., Kohlmann, T., Papke, R., …Kramer, A. (2020)
Hand antisepsis without decreasing efficacy by shortening the rub-in time of alcohol-based handrubs to 15 seconds. Journal of Hospital Infection, 104(4), 419-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.09.004
Background A previous study among neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses showed that the antibacterial efficacy of alcohol-based handrubs (ABHR) can be achieved in 15 s in...

Autophagic targeting of Src promotes cancer cell survival following reduced FAK signalling

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Sandilands, E., Serrels, B., McEwan, D. G., Morton, J. P., Macagno, J. P., McLeod, K., …Frame, M. C. (2012)
Autophagic targeting of Src promotes cancer cell survival following reduced FAK signalling. Nature Cell Biology, 14(1), 51-60. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncb2386
Here we describe a mechanism that cancer cells use to survive when flux through the Src/FAK pathway is severely perturbed. Depletion of FAK, detachment of FAK-proficient cells...

Revising Nightingale's legacy

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Dancer, S. (2020)
Revising Nightingale's legacy. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(2), 344-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.016
The recent editorial from this Journal does well to highlight the benefits of hand hygiene once again [ 1 ]. It is entirely appropriate to support the need for clean hands, es...

Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit

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Adams, C. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2020)
Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062109
Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial pathogen. This study utilized known staphylococcal epidemiology to track S. aureus between patients, surfaces, staff hands and ...

Attitudes towards caring for older people in Scotland, Sweden and the United States: Angela Kydd and colleagues compare data from three countries to assess what staff think about working in the specialty

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Kydd, A., Touhy, T., Newman, D., Fagerberg, I., & Engstrom, G. (2014)
Attitudes towards caring for older people in Scotland, Sweden and the United States: Angela Kydd and colleagues compare data from three countries to assess what staff think about working in the specialty. Nursing Older People, 26(2), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.7748/nop2014.02.26.2.33.e547
Aim To explore the attitudes of nurses and nursing students in Scotland, Sweden and the US towards working with older people. Method This quantitative study used the 20-item M...

Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19

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Gon, G., Dancer, S., Dreibelbis, R., Graham, W. J., & Kilpatrick, C. (2020)
Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41(7), 870-871. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.111
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Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study

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Oon, A., Reading, E., Ferguson, J., Dancer, S., & Mitchell, B. (2020)
Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study. Infection, Disease & Health, 25(2), 107-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.12.005
Background The environment has an important role in the transmission of healthcare associated infections. This has encouraged interest in novel methods to improve hygiene in h...

Audio feedback: richer language but no measurable impact on student performance

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Chalmers, C., MacCallum, J., Mowat, E., & Fulton, N. (2014)
Audio feedback: richer language but no measurable impact on student performance. Practitioner research in higher education, 8, 64-73
Audio feedback has been shown to be popular and well received by students. However, there is little published work to indicate how effective audio feedback is in improving stu...

Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves

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King, M., López‐García, M., Atedoghu, K. P., Zhang, N., Wilson, A. M., Weterings, M., …Fletcher, L. A. (2020)
Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves. Indoor Air, 30(5), 993-1004. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12682
Bacterial transmission from contaminated surfaces via hand contact plays a critical role in disease spread. However, the fomite‐to‐finger transfer efficiency of microorganisms...

Avoiding plagiarism, developing identities: Responsibility, academic literacies and the curriculum

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Gourlay, L., & Greig, J. (2007)
Avoiding plagiarism, developing identities: Responsibility, academic literacies and the curriculum. JISC
The incidence of plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct has become a cause for concern across the higher education sector in recent years. A range of factors have b...

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Stress Physiology of South African Ungulates

2013 - 2014
This study will evaluate the stress physiology of South African ungulates (antelope) under two methods of control/management; capture for translocation, and culling. The research will provide guidance...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £2,500

Strategic analysis for organisational growth

2009 - 2013
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
Value: £2,038

Service Sector Training in Euro Employment Practices

2006 - 2010
STEP - Service Sector Training in European Employment Practices is a European Commission project, funded under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, that examines HR practices in the European hospitality s...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

TDWG Taxon Concept Transfer Schema

2004 - 2005
The Taxon Concept Modelling project is associated developing standard data models for representing taxonomic names and concepts for use in the biodiversity community. The work is associated with the T...
Funder: Taxonomic Databases Working Group ( Biodiversity Information Standards ) | Value: £60,000

Teallach: Systematic Generic Support for User Interfaces to Databases

1996 - 1999
A research project aiming to provide a software workbench which facilitates the rapid in a manner which is independent of any specific underlying database system. This will provide a means for moving ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £136,000

Tabuk University Research

2012 - 2014
The project is to investigate & model travel behaviour &  investigate attitudes for HH in Saudi Arabia (SA) taking. Although there have been a large number of research investigations in the area of tr...
Funder: Tabuk University | Value: £93,000

Sustainable Urban Regeneration (SURegen)

2007 - 2012
The overall aim of the SURegen consortium is to undertake research to develop a prototype Regeneration Simulator Workbench (RSW) that meets the decision-making challenges that Sustainable Urban Regene...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £250,547

Swahili Seas

2010 - 2013
People living on the coast of East Africa are amongst the World's poorest. They rely heavily on local ecosystems for their livelihoods and security; for example mangrove forests provide them with fire...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council | Value: £208,911

Weather Prediction - Motogoloco

2015 - 2015
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

vSOC - Virtualised Security Operations Centre

2015 - 2017
The proposal aims to build a Virtualised Security Operation Center [vSoC] and integrates into a currently operating virtualized cyber security Cloud infrastructure (DFET), and use state-of-theart syst...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £39,268

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City narratives in music: creating musical works that reflect urban realities relating to Valletta

2013 - 2019
"The research explores elements of community, identity, and cultural realities. It explores the way of...
Alexander Vella Gregory | Director of Studies: Mr. Ken Dempster | Second Supervisor: Dr Katrina Burton

A cognitive IoE (Internet of Everything) approach for ambient-intelligent smart spaces

2014 - 2019
Ambient-Intelligent Inhabited Environment using Cognitive-Internet of Everything
Gopal Singh Jamnal | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Dr Augusto Abreu Esteves

Real-time 3D graphic augmentation of music therapy sessions for people on the autism spectrum

2015 - 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Dr John McGowan | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Iain McGregor

Correlation of affiliate performance against web evaluation metrics

2008 - 2014
Affiliate advertising is changing the way that people do business online. Retailers are now offering incentives to third-party publis...
Mathew Miehling | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Design, modelling and control of a rotorcraft landing gear for uneven ground conditions

2016 - 2020
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporat...
Daniel Melia Boix | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Gareth Smith

Credit risk management in rural commercial banks in China

2006 - 2013
Credit risk is one of the most general risks that exist in the financial market and a major risk faced by financial institutions. Credit risk m...
Yang Wang | Director of Studies: Dr Jane Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Simon Gao

Adult learning: Towards a framework for participation

2008 - 2014
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...
Dr Lesley McLean | Director of Studies: Dr Monika Foster | Second Supervisor: Prof Anne Munro

An investigation into visual graph comparison

2007 - 2014
Information Visualisation is extensively used in single graph analysis. However, relatively little work has been done in the field of graph comparison. Thi...
Alan Melville | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Dr Martin Graham

Cross-sectional analysis of health inequalities in the UK nursing population: Do Scottish nurses have worse health and can this be explained by deprivation alone?

2015 - date
The PhD project will explore the relat...
Mr William Ball | Director of Studies: Dr Iain Atherton | Second Supervisor: Dr Richard Kyle

Implementing urban freight policy measures: using local transport policies to support urban consolidation centres

2015 - 2021
Urban freight transportation (UFT) is concerned with the movement of goods in urban are...
Dr Emine Akgun | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

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