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Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health

Journal Article
Tett, P., Gowen, R., Painting, S., Elliott, M., Forster, R., Mills, D., …Wilkinson, M. (2013)
Framework for understanding marine ecosystem health. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10539
Although the terms ‘health’ and ‘healthy’ are often applied to marine ecosystems and communicate information about holistic condition (e.g. as required by the Ecosystem Approa...

No longer exempt from good practice: using exemplars to close the feedback gap for exams

Journal Article
Scoles, J., Huxham, M., & McArthur, J. (2013)
No longer exempt from good practice: using exemplars to close the feedback gap for exams. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(6), 631-645. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2012.674485
In this paper, we discuss the anomaly between the increasing interest in feedback in current education research, the continued role of time-limited, unseen examinations as a f...

Estimating pollinator performance of visitors to the self-incompatible crop-plant Brassica rapa by single visit deposition and pollen germination: a comparison of methods

Journal Article
Patchett, R., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2017)
Estimating pollinator performance of visitors to the self-incompatible crop-plant Brassica rapa by single visit deposition and pollen germination: a comparison of methods. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 21(3), 78-85
Estimating the pollen-deposition effectiveness of flower visitors is fundamental to understanding their performance as pollinators. While estimates of visitation rates, pollen...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, October)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research - 57th Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation

Journal Article
King, C., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. G. (2013)
Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(9), 811-818. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.12074
Summary The relative importance of specialized and generalized plant-pollinator relationships is contentious, yet analyses usually avoid direct measures of pollinator quality ...

Floral visitors and ant scent marks: noticed but not used?

Journal Article
Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2012)
Floral visitors and ant scent marks: noticed but not used?. Ecological Entomology, 37(5), 402-409. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01378.x
1. Bee behaviour when visiting flowers is mediated by diverse chemical cues and signals, from the flower itself and from previous visitors to the flower. Flowers recently visi...

Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits?

Journal Article
Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2012)
Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits?. PLOS ONE, 7(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043869
As flower visitors, ants rarely benefit a plant. They are poor pollinators, and can also disrupt pollination by deterring other flower visitors, or by stealing nectar. Some pl...

The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill

Journal Article
Rawcliffe, A. J., Graham, S. M., Simpson, R. J., Moir, G. L., Martindale, R. J., Psycharakis, S. G., & Connaboy, C. (2020)
The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 34(3), 754-762. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002139
High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a rep...

The effects of salinity on growth and survival of mangrove seedlings changes with age

Journal Article
Kodikara, K. A. S., Jayatissa, L. P., Huxham, M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., & Koedam, N. (2018)
The effects of salinity on growth and survival of mangrove seedlings changes with age. Acta botânica brasilica Sociedade Botânica do Brasil, 32(1), 37-46. https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-33062017abb0100
Six-wide ranging mangrove species, Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, Avicennia marina, A. officinalis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, and B. sexangula, were selected to study the gr...

Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt

Journal Article
Findlay, M., Briers, R., Diamond, N., & White, P. (2017)
Developing an empirical approach to optimal camera-trap deployment at mammal resting sites: evidence from a longitudinal study of an otter Lutra lutra holt. European journal of wildlife research, 63(6),
The study of nocturnal mammals relies on indirect evidence or invasive methods involving capture and tagging of individuals. Indirect methods are prone to error, while capture...

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Rates of desimentation in seagrass meadows

2013 - 2014
Radiometric dating of seagrass sediments using short-lived isotopes
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £875

Soft fruit waste valorisation project

2016 - 2016
Soft fruit waste valorisation project
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £45,275

SFGM - Vacation Studentship, Influence of progesterone

2010 - 2011
SFGM - Vacation Studentship, Influence of progesterone
Value: £1,787

SFAM Student into Work Grant

2012 - 2014
Characterisation of bacteriophage E3 endolysin as antimicrobial against R. equi infections
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,300

SFAM - Listeria & progesterone studentship

2010 - 2011
SFAM - Listeria & progesterone studentship
Funder: Society of Applied Microbiology | Value: £2,381

Nanoparticles & Sertolio cell tight junctions

2010 - 2011
This project aims to develop an in vitro model that can be used to reduce and replace animal use in the safety assessment of nanoparticles.
Funder: Wellcome Trust | Value: £1,440

Nanoparticle exposure on male reproduction

2008 - 2008
Nanoparticle exposure on male reproduction
Funder: Nuffield Foundation | Value: £1,400

(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella

2008 - 2008
(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella
Funder: Nuffield Foundation | Value: £1,400

Medical Research Scotland - PhD studentship

2015 - 2019
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £118,664

MASTS

2009 - 2016
To establish, undertake, manage, enable, encourage and promote research, communication and education across Scotland and elsewhere in relation to marine science and technology, and the marine environm...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £244,130

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

2015 - 2020
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

The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism

2015 - 2019
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nation...
Dr Hannah Margaret Lithgow | Director of Studies: Dr Melanie Leggate | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

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 ALBA: A pragmatic evaluation of a behaviour change intervention designed to increase physical activity to improve mental wellbeing

2016 - 2020
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for impr...
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden
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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