Dean of Applied Sciences
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Blake, J. (2017). Brexit has started: so what should Remain Vote Scotland do to protect its interests?. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland
This Scotsman newspaper article is based on research by James Blake - examining the impact of Brexit on the creative industries - and other reports from members of the RSE You...
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2017). Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots. In TBC
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model is utilised to evaluate the interactions between the job demands and job resources of commercial airline pilots in the UK. The model hol...
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
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...
Irish Health Research Board
Smoking rates remain high in Ireland despite considerable progress being made to reduce them in recent years. Ireland ranks second highest for smoking-related causes of death in the EU. Lung cancer, w...
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
27 June 2017
Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 took place at Robert Gordon University from Tuesday June 27th until Friday June 30th 2017, with a packed programme for delegates...
18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
Leader of Research Information Management
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
Graham, S., & Martindale, R. (2017). Army boots are blamed for injuries. Uk
The study investigated loads and impact using British military drill boots.
Graham, S., & Martindale, R. (2017). Will Soldiers be quick marching in trainers?. UK
Graham, S., Connaboy, C., & Martindale, R. (2017). Will soldiers be quick marching in their trainers? Troops could switch shoes because drilling in the wrong footwear is causing injuries. Uk
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., & Hart, E. (2017). Emergence of hierarchy from the evolution of individual influence in an agent-based model. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Life 2017, 348-355
The sudden transition from egalitarian groups to hierarchical societies that occurred with the origin of agriculture is one of the most striking features of the evolution of h...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). An Optimized Speculative Execution Strategy Based on Local Data Prediction in a Heterogeneous Hadoop Environment. In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC)doi:10.1109/cse-euc.2017.208
Hadoop is a famous distributed computing framework that is applied to process large-scale data. "Straggling tasks" have a serious impact on Hadoop performance due to...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Thuemmler, C., Alois, P., Jell, T. & Keow Lim, A. (2017). Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services. In Latifi, S. (Ed.). Information Technology-Next Generation, 811-817. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54978-1_100. ISBN 978-3-319-54977-4
As more and more details of 5G technology specifications unveil and standards emerge it becomes clear that 5G will have an enabling effect on many different verticals includin...
Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (in press). Evaluating the social impact of youth digital culture co-creation: let’s participate and play. In -
This paper examines young people’s participation in digital culture and current approaches to measure its social impact. The analysis of the literature presented here reveals ...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (in press). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017ISBN n/a
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Derek Hoy was a Scottish nurse based predominantly in Glasgow who died in 2012. He worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) in a variety of clinical roles, where he began to experime...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
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...
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
Nippostrongylus brasiliensis is a rodent intestinal nematode with ...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
The academic research into the relationship between gender, ge...
Purpose: To investigate the physiological, immunological and psychological response to an intense ...
Over the past 30 years, Senior and Advanced Nurse Practitioners (SNPs/...
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank, and Dr Bruce Ryan of the Centre for Social Informatics discuss the extent to which those who participated in an AHRC funded-network fo...
28 November 2017
04 November 2016
This paper explores the potential impact of BREXIT on the Scottish financial services sector. For the purpose of this discussion the assumption is that Scotland remains part o...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
16 September 2016
Alicja’s winning poster outlined the proposals for her doctoral study on youth digital participation and measuring the social impact of such work.
For further in...
10 October 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Alicja Pawluczuk presented a paper entitled ‘Digital culture co-creation: capturing the social impact of small-scale community projec...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
11 April 2016
11 April 2016
The Cyber Academy and ENUSEC> are hosting a the second Cyber Security Master Class on the latest vulnerabilities and methods on Monday 11 April 2016 in the Glass Roo...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...