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How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies.

Journal Article
Powers, S. T., van Schaik, C. P., & Lehmann, L. (2016)
How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 371(1678), 20150098. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0098
What drove the transition from small-scale human societies centred on kinship and personal exchange, to large-scale societies comprising cooperation and division of labour amo...

Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data.

Conference Proceeding
Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H., & Robertson, P. (2016)
Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence. , (75-85
An analysis is made of secondary data derived from Understanding Society: The UK household longitudinal study (2012) as related to the use of social networking sites (SNSs) am...

When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping

Journal Article
Powers, S. T., & Lehmann, L. (2017)
When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping. Biological Reviews, 92(2), 902-920. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12260
Understanding the evolution of sociality in humans and other species requires understanding how selection on social behaviour varies with group size. However, the effects of g...

The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C., & Lawson, A. (2012, January)
The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks. Paper presented at Arab Health 2012 (Electronic Healthcare Records), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This presentation focuses on: - Using the Cloud to provide geographical flexibility and facilitate information exchange to enable the effective treatment of patients across bo...

Patient centric health care: an integrated and secure, cloud-based, e-Health platform.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., & Thuemmler, C. (2012, February)
Patient centric health care: an integrated and secure, cloud-based, e-Health platform. Paper presented at BCS Branch Meeting, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
There are many issues related to health care infrastructure within the UK, including the lack of integration of data between the different parts of the health and social care ...

The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society

Journal Article
Duff, A. (2011)
The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62, 604-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.21470
The digital divide continues to challenge political and academic circles worldwide. A range of policy solutions is briefly evaluated, from laissez-faire on the right to “arith...

Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon

Journal Article
Duff, A. S., & Bentham, C. (2017)
Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), 93-111
The article addresses the problem of surveillance within the framework of ethical information policy. Jeremy Bentham’s plan for a panoptic penitentiary is subjected to forensi...

Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making

Journal Article
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2017)
Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1),
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...

Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016)
Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...

Next generation secure e-health platform.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J. (2011, June)
Next generation secure e-health platform. Paper presented at BCS ISSG seminar "The Insider Threat", Edinburgh
A patient-centric approach to integrating assisted living and formal health care and how the opportunity for insider threats is reduced through the enhanced identity checking ...