Lecturer in Psychology
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
O'Connor, S. (2016). Design think your life: how rethinking problems can help address integrated care for people with diabetes
Blog: Design thinking was the hot topic of the integrated care pathways workshop at the European Health Forum Gastein conference today. The interactive 90-minute workshop was...
Hutton, P., Taylor, P. J. & Morrison, A. P. (2015). In reply to Adams and colleagues. Psychosis. 7(4). doi:10.1080/17522439.2015.1093017. ISSN 1752-2439
We disagree with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group’s (CSzG) self-assessment that the problems we identified (Hutton, Wood, Taylor, Irving & Morrison, 2014) in thei...
Smith, S., Berg, T. & Smith, C. (2015). Making co-op work: an exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015. 32614 2015. IEEE, 1-6. doi:10.1109/fie.2015.7344173. ISBN 978-1-4799-8454-1
Engineering and computing at university both have a long tradition of co-operative education which plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confide...
Scottish Funding Council
Kulio Ltd and Edinburgh Napier University are planning to collaborate to create a new innovative application consisting of Kulio education characters. Children throughout local authorities are already...
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Ovine prenatal steriod exposure: a new model for neuropsychiatric disorders
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
17 January 2017
CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI) and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament ...
11 January 2017
11 January 2017
Our view of addiction shapes the help we offer.
While Finnish addiction therapists tend to see drinking to excess as intentional, French specialists tend to emphasise t...
Research Fellow / Lecturer
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Mival, O., Hamilton, A. & Fischer, H. (2015). Designing clinical blended spaces: a biophilic inspired digitally augmented evironment for use within a Child Protection Unit. In Design4Health: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, 1-13. ISBN 978-1-84387-385-3
This paper details the research, design and implementation process of a commissioned artist’s
integration of a biophilic design philosophy into the spatial and interaction des...
Morrison, A. P., Dunn, G., Turkington, D., Pyle, M. & Hutton, P. (2014). Cognitive therapy for patients with schizophrenia–Authors' reply. Lancet. 384(9941), 401–402. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61275-7. ISSN 0140-6736
Our trial1 was not designed to change clinical practice. It was a preliminary trial, which needs to be followed up by a larger, pragmatic multicentre study. It is important no...
Lim Jumelle, A. K. & Thuemmler, C. (2014). Opportunities and Challenges of Internet-Based Health Interventions in the Future Internet. In 2015 12th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, 567-573. doi:10.1109/ITNG.2015.95
Internet-based health interventions are behavioral treatments aim at changing behaviors to promote healthy living and prevent diseases and illness. This paper first discusses ...
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2007). Landscaping personification technologies: from interactions to relationships. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, presented at CHI 2008, Florence, April 2008, 3657-3662. doi:10.1145/1358628.1358908. ISBN 978-1-60558-012-8
Personification technologies are technologies that encourage people to anthropomorphize. These technologies try to get people to form relationships with them rather than simpl...
Smith, F. C. & Donaldson, J. H. (2005). Recognising acute illness and deterioration: a blended learning module. In Hart, M. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on E-learning: ECEL 2006ISBN 978-1-905305-30-8
Smith, F. C. & Donaldson, J. H. (2005). Recognising acute illness and deterioration: a blended learning module. In Proceedings of the First Blended Learning ConferenceISBN 1-905313-43-8
Kettley, S. & Smyth, M. (2003). The case for building familiarity into wearables design
This paper examines the issues connected with the development of wearable devices in terms of affective design, that is, as pleasurable products. Wearables, particularly in th...
Cowan, J. (2010). Virtual relationships – behind a veil?. In Proceedings of conference on “Academic Identities for the 21st Century”
As a personal development tutor, mentor, or critical friend in virtual learning environments, the writer has preferred to remain a virtual personality, somewhat behind a veil....
Milligan, R., Muneer, T. & Smith, I. (2014). A comparative range approach using the Real World Drive Cycles and the Battery Electric Vehicle. doi:10.1109/ITEC-India.2015.7386934
In the UK, a quarter of all CO2 emissions come from transport and 90% of this comes from road vehicles. According to the UK Government (a) at the end of 2013 there were 35 mil...
Haddow, C. (2018). Power and research: a qualitative approach to understanding the relationship between major mental illness, masculinity and violence
This case study reflects on research which explored the relationship between major mental illness and masculinity in the context of violent offending behavior. Studies which e...
Blake, J. (2017). Second Screen interaction in the cinema: Experimenting with transmedia narratives and commercialising user participation. Participations: International Journal of Audience Reception Studies, 14(2), (526-544)
In its relatively short life, second screen interaction has evolved into a variety of forms of viewer engagement. The practice of using two screens concurrently has become com...
Reid, L., Kydd, A., & Slater, B. (in press). An inquiry into what organised difficult advance care planning conversations in a Scottish Residential Care Home using Institutional Ethnography. Journal of Research in Nursing, ISSN 1744-9871
This paper provides an institutional ethnographic analysis of how discussions and advance decisions about serious illness, hospital admission and Do Not Attempt Cardio Pulmona...
Chief Scientists Office
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
This project takes a new approach to teaching Mindful-breathing techniques to children aged 4-9.
Diagnosis of anxiety, stress, depression and ADHD in children has seen a significant increase over the...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
Enduro World Series
Enduro World Series (EWS) Injury/Illness Performance Project - surveillance study
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
National Institute for Health Research
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Digital Health Institute
Scottish Frailty Framework with Mobile Device Capture and Big Data Integration. The proposed innovation will develop and extend the current work into Frailty, with the long term focus on encompassing ...
The University of Edinburgh
Neuromodulation can improve ovarian dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is achieved by four mechanisms: i) if neural signals are involved in LH action directly their modulation may ...
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
A unique approach delivered digitally via mobile phone, tablet or web to help IBS sufferers manage the psychological element of a severe IBS episode. The application will elicit changes to reduce a...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodeve...
The signifier of ‘depression’, substantiated by dominant therapeutic practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and constructed by mainstream ps...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. ...
This doctoral research project is concerned with th...
Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium which has the potential to cause serious illness and even death after infection. A potential source...