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Ambulatory physiological assessment: an ergonomic approach to the dynamic work environment and temporal variability in heart rate variability, blood pressure and the cortisol awakening response

Thesis
Campbell, T. G. (2014)
Ambulatory physiological assessment: an ergonomic approach to the dynamic work environment and temporal variability in heart rate variability, blood pressure and the cortisol awakening response. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/452967
Aim: The aim of this thesis was to investigate the psychophysiological response to the dynamic working environment within a cohort of higher education employees via ambulatory...

Understanding the Nature of Talent Identification and Development in the Nigerian Context

Thesis
Elumaro, A. I. (2015)
Understanding the Nature of Talent Identification and Development in the Nigerian Context. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/453361
In recent times, the sports sector across the globe has attracted economic interests both from the public and the private sector. For example, the cost of hosting the 2014 FIF...

The combined effect of high intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese males and females

Thesis
Lithgow, H. M. (2016)
The combined effect of high intensity intermittent training and vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese males and females. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/455631
High intensity intermittent training (HIIT) is a time efficient mode of exercise, which has been shown to induce metabolic benefits, such as an improvement in insulin sensitiv...

The Influence of Age, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Exercise and Sedentary Behaviours on Circulating Angiogenic Cells and Cell Surface Receptor Expression

Thesis
Ross, M. D. (2016)
The Influence of Age, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Exercise and Sedentary Behaviours on Circulating Angiogenic Cells and Cell Surface Receptor Expression. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/462603
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest killer of people in western civilisation. Age is a significant risk factor for the development for CVD, and treatments and therapie...

Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation

Thesis
Carruthers, L. Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052411
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. Past research has rela...

The Effects of Air Pollution Particles on Clearance Mechanisms Within the Lung

Thesis
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...

Design and synthesis of novel prodrugs to modulate GABA receptors in cancer

Thesis
Zhang, H. Design and synthesis of novel prodrugs to modulate GABA receptors in cancer. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978678
GABA (gamma-amino butanoic acid) is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. GABA has been found to play an inhibitory role in some cancer...

Mediators of coping in caregivers of children with complex needs

Thesis
Delaney, C. Mediators of coping in caregivers of children with complex needs. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978828
Mediators of coping in caregivers of children with complex needs and factors associated with coping has rarely been investigated in the past. A systematic review of the quanti...

An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes

Thesis
Fountain, H. E. An Investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/979005
Psychological resilience has been described as a multidimensional, context specific concept, and has been defined in numerous ways that attempt to encapsulate the process by w...

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

Thesis
English, C. V. A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978840
It may be argued that there are fewer sporting environments where politics and sport are so intertwined, however having undergone significant socio-political changes and devel...