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Widening access and learner diversity in health & social care: lessons from practice teaching.

Journal Article
Greig, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2007)
Widening access and learner diversity in health & social care: lessons from practice teaching. The Journal of practice teaching in health and social work, 7(3), 43-48. https://doi.org/10.1921/19642
The attempt to recruit non-traditional students to health and social work is not just to compensate for the decreased availability of traditional students but because it is so...

Witness Interviews: Does recall of relational information improve identifiability of a facial composite?

Journal Article
Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., & Andrews, S. (2011)
Witness Interviews: Does recall of relational information improve identifiability of a facial composite?. International Journal of Security and Its Applications, 5, 37-48
Facial composites are used by Police to generate lines of enquiry; unfortunately composites made by traditional ‘feature’ systems are not often accurately named. One reason co...

Yeast Dun1 Kinase Regulates Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitor Sml1 in Response to Iron Deficiency

Journal Article
Sanvisens, N., Romero, A. M., An, X., Zhang, C., de Llanos, R., Martinez-Pastor, M. T., …Puig, S. (2014)
Yeast Dun1 Kinase Regulates Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitor Sml1 in Response to Iron Deficiency. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 34(17), 3259-3271. https://doi.org/10.1128/mcb.00472-14
Iron is an essential micronutrient for all eukaryotic organisms because it participates as a redox-active cofactor in many biological processes, including DNA replication and ...

Young People's Offending Careers and Criminal Justice Contact: A Case for Social Justice

Journal Article
Corr, M. (2014)
Young People's Offending Careers and Criminal Justice Contact: A Case for Social Justice. Youth Justice, 14(3), 255-268. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225414549695
This article draws on an analysis of young people’s offending careers. The research was initiated against a backdrop of changing discourse around youth justice in Ireland with...

Young men, sexual health and responsibility for contraception: a qualitative pilot study

Journal Article
Brown, S. (2011)
Young men, sexual health and responsibility for contraception: a qualitative pilot study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 38, 44-47. https://doi.org/10.1136/jfprhc-2011-100119
Background and methodology: despite increasing interest over the last decade or more in men’s views of sexual health services and use of contraception, most published literatu...

The Structure of Escherichia coli ATP-phosphoribosyltransferase: Identification of Substrate Binding Sites and Mode of AMP Inhibition

Journal Article
Lohkamp, B., McDermott, G., Campbell, S. A., Coggins, J. R., & Lapthorn, A. J. (2004)
The Structure of Escherichia coli ATP-phosphoribosyltransferase: Identification of Substrate Binding Sites and Mode of AMP Inhibition. Journal of Molecular Biology, 336(1), 131-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2003.12.020
ATP-phosphoribosyltransferase (ATP-PRT), the first enzyme of the histidine pathway, is a complex allosterically regulated enzyme, which controls the flow of intermediates thro...

The toxicity and potential pathogenicity of high-performance engineered multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Thesis
Boyles, M. The toxicity and potential pathogenicity of high-performance engineered multi-walled carbon nanotubes. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5691
The potential health consequences of carbon nanotube (CNT) exposure is often compared to asbestos and other fibre like materials due to their similar high aspect ratio and pot...

The tumor suppressor gene DLEC1 is frequently silenced by DNA methylation in hepatocellular carcinoma and induces G1 arrest in cell cycle

Journal Article
Qiu, G., Salto-Tellez, M., Ross, J. A., Yeo, W., Cui, Y., Wheelhouse, N., …Hooi, S. C. (2008)
The tumor suppressor gene DLEC1 is frequently silenced by DNA methylation in hepatocellular carcinoma and induces G1 arrest in cell cycle. Journal of Hepatology, 48(3), 433-441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2007.11.015
Background/Aims: The chromosome locus 3p21.3 is a ‘‘hot-spot” for chromosomal aberrations and loss of heterozygosity in cancers. The 35 genes mapped to the AP20 subregion of t...

The structure of stress: Confirmatory factor analysis of a Chinese version of the stressors in Nursing Students Scale (SINS).

Journal Article
Watson, R., Yanhua, C., Ip, M. Y. K., Smith, G. D., Wong, T. K. S., & Deary, I. J. (2013)
The structure of stress: Confirmatory factor analysis of a Chinese version of the stressors in Nursing Students Scale (SINS). Nurse Education Today, 33, 160-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.02.013
Background Stress is a feature of the life of nursing students and this had been well studied. However, there are very few instruments to measure stress in nursing students s...

The X-Factor: An evaluation of common methods used to analyse major inter-segment kinematics during the golf swing

Journal Article
Brown, S. J., Selbie, W. S., & Wallace, E. S. (2013)
The X-Factor: An evaluation of common methods used to analyse major inter-segment kinematics during the golf swing. Journal of sports sciences, 31(11), 1156-1163. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2013.775474
A common biomechanical feature of a golf swing, described in various ways in the literature, is the interaction between the thorax and pelvis, often termed the X-Factor. There...

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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 - date
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 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

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of ALBA: An intervention designed to increase physical activity levels of people with mental and/or physical health conditions, leading to improved mental and physical health

2016 - date
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for improving both physical and mental health. However, people with mental health conditions are more likely to be inactive. In order to encourage adherence to PA, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) developed the Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA) intervention, which aimed to help people with poor physical and/or mental health to increase and maintain their PA levels. The main aim of this thesis was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ALBA intervention at increasing PA levels, improving mental wellbeing, self-efficacy for exercise, self-esteem and patient activation. Method: A mixed method approach was adopted for evaluating the ALBA intervention, which formed the basis of four studies: Study 1: a formative investigation, in the form of a systematic review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to PA in mental health populations. Study 2: a qualitative process evaluation, using focus groups with participants. Barriers and facilitators to adhering to the intervention were identified using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Study 3: a qualitative process evaluation using focus groups with the Behaviour Change Practitioners (BCP) who delivered the ALBA intervention. Thematic analysis was used to identify themes, which were then mapped onto the TDF, to identify the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of the intervention. Study 4: A quantitative outcome evaluation, with a before and after design was carried out to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Participants completed 5 outcome measures and wore an activity tracker for 16 weeks. Participants who opted into the long-term study were monitored for up to 12-months. Results: The outcome evaluation revealed that 53% of the participants adhered to the intervention, however, the intervention did not appear to increase adherence to PA guidelines. The ALBA intervention had a significant positive impact on mental wellbeing, patient activation and self-efficacy, but not self-esteem. The qualitative evaluation suggested the intervention helped participants overcome the barriers they faced which prevented them from becoming active. There was a particular focus on role the BCP’s played in encouraging engagement in PA. The barriers to the delivery faced by the BCP’s mainly related to organisational and contextual factors. Conclusions: The ALBA intervention was effective at improving mental wellbeing but did not have a significant effect on PA levels. This suggests that the additional support offered through the ALBA intervention was key to improving wellbeing and encouraging PA in mental health population should be considered in a wider context of recovery.
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden

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
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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