Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X. & Barreto, D. (2016). The Influence of Particles’ Aspect Ratio on the Shear Behaviour of Granular Materials. In Springer Proceedings in Physics; Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, 253-264. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_29. ISBN 978-981-10-1925-8; 978-981-10-1926-5
The mechanical response of granular material depends both on the material properties (e.g. stiffness, anisotropy, permeability, etc.) and particle geometry (shape, roughness, ...
Grigoriadis, N., Bakirtzis, C., Politis, C., Danas, K. & Thuemmler, C. (2016). Health 4.0: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 100-104. doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749437. ISBN 978-1-5090-3370-6
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and variable disease in matters of symptoms, clinical course and outcome. The ultimate goal of currently used drugs and therapeutic strategies ...
Liuti, A., D'Amico, B. & Pugnale, A. (2016). Building timber gridshells with air: Numerical simulations and technique challenges. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures and Architecture: Beyond their LimitsISBN 9781138026513
Construction has always been a fascinating and challenging aspect of timber gridshells. So far, only three techniques have successfully been used for the erection of such stru...
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 ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This study will evaluate the stress physiology of South African ungulates (antelope) under two methods of control/management; capture for translocation, and culling. The research will provide guidance...
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Lecturer in Psychology
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Nadimi, S., Fonseca, J., Taylor, R. N. & Barreto, D. (2016). Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling. In Escoffier, S., Blanc, M., Bretschneider, A. & Thorel, L. (Eds.). EUROFUGE 2016, 3rd European conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 85-90. ISBN 978-2-85782-716-0, 978-2-85782-717-7
Geotechnical centrifuge modelling provides an opportunity to examine novel and complex events in a well-controlled and repeatable environment. While grain interaction and cont...
Barreto, D., Prada-Sarmiento, L. F., & Ramos-Cañón, A. M. (2015). Micromechanical insight into the undrained instability of granular materials: deformation characteristics of geomaterials. In V. A. Rinaldi, M. E. Zeballos, & J. J. Clariá (Eds.), Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 655-662. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-601-9-655
There is no agreement between experimental researchers whether the point where a granular material responds with a large change of stresses, strains or excess pore water press...
Gil-Moreno, D. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2015). Comparing usefulness of acoustic measurements on standing trees for segregation by timber stiffness. In Ross, R. J., Gonçalves, R. & Wang, X. (Eds.). Proceedings: 19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, 378-385
The paper presents a comparison of standard procedures to measure acoustic stiffness of standing trees and logs. The aim is to see how useful they are for predicting the prope...
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...
Brodie, J., Penny, K. I., Windram, B. & McCallum, L. (2015). The development of an e-Toolkit for direct entry students to aid transition into Higher Education: the dissertation maze
Our research project has been focused on understanding the barriers and enablers of direct entry (DE) students to Edinburgh Napier University as they embark on the Undergradua...
Macdonald, I. & MacLeod, M. (2015). How can design students develop intercultural competencies using critical approaches to global consumerism?
Within the field of graphic design many contemporary designers and educators seek to challenge global corporate homogenization and the exploitation of developing countries (Ra...
Sheykhkanloo, N. M. (2014). SQL-IDS: evaluation of SQLi attack detection and classification based on machine learning techniques. In SIN '15 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks. doi:10.1145/2799979.2800011. ISBN 9781450334532
Structured Query Language injection (SQLi) attack is a code injection technique where malicious SQL statements are inserted into a given SQL database by simply using a web bro...
Miranda Manzanares, M., Castro, J., Sagaseta, C., Cañizal, J. & Da Costa, A. (2013). Foundations of embankments with encased Stone columns. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris 2013
Stone columns are a common improvement technique for foundations of embankments in soft soils. When the soft soil
does not provide enough lateral support, the columns are enca...
Macdonald, I. (2013). Digital gardens with real toads in them: the place of heritage media in a digital art and design education. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 577-589. ISBN 978-82-93298-01-4
At a time when digital media is regarded as orthodoxy in education, in advanced global economies there is a pressing argument to review the lessons of the past and reflect on ...
Kermani, A. & Freedman, G. (2010). Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges. In Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Bridges,
Developments In stress-laminated arch construction for footbridges.
Savage, N., Kermani, A. & Zhang, H. (2010). A study of cross-lamination of a multi-component liquid-retaining timber structure. In Cruz, P. J. S. (Ed.). Structures & Architecture, 115-116. doi:10.1201/b10428-53. ISBN 978-0-415-49249-2; 978-1-4398-6297-1
The orthotropic nature of timber creates issues with regards to dimensional stability and strength in most shell/surface structures and i particular in liquid-retaining wooden...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
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...
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...
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 ...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
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 ...
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Royal Academy of Engineering
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground.
The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
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...
An estimated 3.7 million people live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the UK, predicted to increase by one-third by 2030, costing the NHS £1.2 billion/yr. Over 50% of costs are du...
A multi-agency approach involving two major voluntary organisations and a highly respected Higher Education institution, to develop a flexible and timely intervention to ensure the visual needs of peo...
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Ovine prenatal steriod exposure: a new model for neuropsychiatric disorders
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
This PhD project aims to explore the role of discourse in ...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes ...
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a common walking disability in childhoo...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
Although the starvation or non-growth state is probably the most common physiological state of...
The applied aspects of my research relate to the preparation and performance of armed forces/service personnel based on fundamental scientific theory...