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Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination

Book Chapter
Kaczmarek, M., Avery, S. V., & Singleton, I. (2019)
Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination. In G. M. Gadd, & S. Sariaslani (Eds.), Advances in Applied Microbiology. Vol 107, (29-82). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aambs.2019.02.001
Global food security remains one of the most important challenges that needs to be addressed to ensure the increasing demand for food of the fast growing human population is s...

Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential.

Journal Article
Smith, A., Hearn, J., Taylor, C., Wheelhouse, N., Kaczmarek, M., Moorhouse, E., & Singleton, I. (2019)
Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 299, 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.03.013
Listeria monocytogenes is sporadically detected on a range of ready to eat fresh produce lines, such as spinach and rocket, and is a threat to public health. However, little i...

Automation enhancement and accuracy investigation of a portable single-camera gait analysis system

Journal Article
Yang, C., Ugbolue, U. C., McNicol, D., Stankovic, V., Stankovic, L., Kerr, A., …Rowe, P. J. (2019)
Automation enhancement and accuracy investigation of a portable single-camera gait analysis system. IET Science, Measurements and Technology, 13(4), 563-571. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2018.5246
While optical motion analysis systems can provide high-fidelity gait parameters, they are usually impractical for local clinics and home use, due to high cost, requirement for...

'I wouldn’t have let you in if you’d had a folder.' Access and resistance in a qualitative interview study.

Journal Article
Brown, S. (2019)
'I wouldn’t have let you in if you’d had a folder.' Access and resistance in a qualitative interview study. Qualitative Research Journal, 19(3), 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0006
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss methodological issues connected to being a member of a stigmatised group invited to take part in a research study. Design This...

Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland

Journal Article
Aston, E., Murray, K., & O'Neill, M. (2019)
Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819839751
In recent years, the scale, impact and legality of stop and search in Scotland has been subject to intense critical scrutiny, leading to major legal and policy reform in 2016....

Altered relationship between prefrontal glutamate and activation during cognitive control in people with high trait anxiety

Journal Article
Morgenroth, E., Orlov, N., Lythgoe, D. J., Stone, J. M., Barker, H., Munro, J., …Allen, P. (2019)
Altered relationship between prefrontal glutamate and activation during cognitive control in people with high trait anxiety. Cortex, 117, 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.02.021
Trait anxiety can affect cognitive control resulting in ineffective and/or inefficient task performance. Moreover, previous functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studie...

Blood flow restriction exercise attenuates the exercise-induced endothelial progenitor cells in healthy, young men.

Journal Article
Montgomery, R., Paterson, A., Williamson, C., Florida-James, G., & Ross, M. D. (2019)
Blood flow restriction exercise attenuates the exercise-induced endothelial progenitor cells in healthy, young men. Frontiers in Physiology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00447
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a vasculogenic subset of progenitors, which play a key role in maintenance of endothelial integrity. These cells are exercise-responsiv...

Determination of ankle and metatarsophalangeal stiffness during walking and jogging

Journal Article
Mager, F., Richards, J., Hennies, M., Dötzel, E., Chohan, A., Mbuli, A., & Capanni, F. (2018)
Determination of ankle and metatarsophalangeal stiffness during walking and jogging. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 34(6), 448-453. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.2017-0265
Forefoot stiffness has been shown to influence joint biomechanics. However, little or no data exist on metatarsophalangeal stiffness. Twenty-four healthy rearfoot strike runne...

Assessment and Management of Pain, Alignment, Strength and Stability (PASS) in Patellofemoral Pain and Low Back Pain

Journal Article
Mbuli, A., Chohan, A., Janssen, J., Greenhalgh, O., Haworth, L., Shore, H., …Richards, J. (2019)
Assessment and Management of Pain, Alignment, Strength and Stability (PASS) in Patellofemoral Pain and Low Back Pain. Profese Online, 11(2), 8-13. https://doi.org/10.5507/pol.2018.005
Clinical assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions of different joints may be broken down into considerations of Pain, Alignment, Strength and Stability (PASS). ...

Beyond the global motion deficit hypothesis of developmental dyslexia: a cross-sectional study of visual, cognitive, and socio-economic factors influencing reading ability in children

Journal Article
Piotrowska, B., & Willis, A. (2019)
Beyond the global motion deficit hypothesis of developmental dyslexia: a cross-sectional study of visual, cognitive, and socio-economic factors influencing reading ability in children. Vision Research, 159, 48-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2019.03.007
Although primarily conceptualized as a disorder of phonological awareness, developmental dyslexia is often associated with broader problems perceiving and attending to transie...

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Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986

Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit

2017 - 2017
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Biomaterial Risk Management

2017 - 2021
Development of a reliable methodology for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and/or Medical Devices. BIORIMA stands for Biomaterial Risk Manageme...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £156,560

Incidence and abundance of hybrid hogweed (H. sphondylium x mantegazzianum)

2017 - 2019
Incidence and abundance of hybrid hogweed (H. sphondylium x mantegazzianum)
Funder: The Wild Flower Society | Value: £300

Merry-go-round: Draff pretreatments using fermentation-derived solvents

2017 - 2018
The worldwide success of the Whisky Industry provides a considerable supply of biomass-derived waste streams for future use. Sustainable valorisation of these streams will drive additional economic gr...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £12,300

Efficacy of the descent master training machine

2018 - 2018
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The juvenile fish fauna of a Kenyan mangrove forest: exploring new tools to understand growth and condition.

2016 - 2019
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas: 1) Describing the me...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £8,300

Pollution Exposure and Cardiovascular Health

2018 - 2019
The project aims to ascertain pollution exposure on Edinburgh main roads and greener routes, and also determine the health effects of active commuting via these routes
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £4,550

TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.

2018 - 2019
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
Funder: British Council | Value: £75,000

Investigating new therapies for osteoarthritis: a collaboration between ENU and Guangzhou Medical University, China

2018 - 2020
Investigating new therapies for osteoarthritis: a collaboration between ENU and Guangzhou Medical University, China Osteoarthritis is the most important ageing-related disease, estimated to affect 13...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £30,000

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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

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
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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

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

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 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