Research Fellow / Lecturer
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1121-1128. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
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...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
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 ...
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
Library & information Science Research Coalition
Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects.
RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It identified factors that increase or ...
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 July 2016
13 July 2016
Ella Taylor-Smith presented the paper "Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces" at Social Media and Society 2016.
10 May 2016
10 May 2016
Tackling gender inequality and enhancing opportunities in the labour market continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. However, gender stereotyping in school and ...
Dean of Arts and Creative Industries
Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Lecturer Child Health and Cancer Nursing
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 ...
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Smith, C. F. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
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...
McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M., Grieve, E., O'Donnell, C., O'Connor, S., Agbakoba, R., …Mair, F. (2016). A Flexible Toolkit for Evaluating Person-Centred Digital Health and Wellness at Scale. In Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 105-118. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41652-6_11. ISBN 978-3-319-41651-9, 978-3-319-41652-6
The Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) program was a large-scale, nationwide deployment of digital health and wellbeing products and services in the UK. T...
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...
Sañudo Ortega, R., Miranda manzanares, M., Markine, V. & Dell'Olio, L. (2016). The Influence of train running direction and track supports position on the behaviour of transition zones. In Proceedings of XII CONGRESO DE INGENIERÍA DEL TRANSPORTEdoi:10.4995/cit2016.2016.4073. ISBN 978-84-608-9960-0
Different types of track infrastructure can be found along railway lines. Separation zones between these different types of structures are the source of a lot of problems. Tra...
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...
James, K. & Fortheringham, J. (2016). Higher Education Sector Engagement with Higher Education Academy Fellowship. In Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international Perspectives
Considering a historical perspective that looks briefly at higher education changes influenced by government ideological direction is useful for understanding higher education...
(CAICT), C. A. O. I. A. C. T. & DG Connect, E. C. (2016). EU-China joint white paper on the Internet of Things
This paper reflects the outcome of several years of the IoT international cooperation between the EU and China and documents the state-of-the-art on IoT development in both re...
Wadhaj, I., Kristof, I., Romdhani, I. & Al-Dubai, A. (2015). Performance evaluation of the RPL Protocol in fixed and mobile sinks low-power and lossy networks. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2015), 1600-1605. doi:10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.241. ISBN 978-1-5090-0153-8
Low-Power and Lossy-Network (LLN) are usually composed of static nodes, but the increase demand for mobility in mobile robotic and dynamic environment raises the question how ...
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...
Chief Scientists Office
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
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...
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Project transfer in from Stirling University. To develop an acceptable and feasible breast pump incentive intervention for future testing in a trial. To describe NHS and voluntary sector breast pump p...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified the workplace as an important setting to support the promotion of health and wellbeing in 1981 with the introduction of the Health for All strategy, and ...
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...
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson, relates to Flummix's use of magic as the vehicle to pioneer new learning experiences that are in line with the curriculum for excellence, relevant, have real...
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...
The main outcome is a novel bird observation and tracking system with integrated maps, and which runs on mobile devices.
The key outcome will be a proposal for an innovative learning resource to meet local need. This will enable Ark practitioners to contribute safely and effectively to supporting people with complex car...
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and t...
The applied aspects of my research relate to the preparation and performance of armed forces/service personnel based on fundamental scientific theory...
This study was concerned with an investigation into the service quality of an indepe...
Despite a growing research base in support of higher order thinking process...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
The very idea that a modern day organisation might operate effectively without computerise...
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes...
Hip fracture is a common, serious and well-defined in...
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
"There is a paucity of knowledge relating to the effects of ENM on the male reproductive system. Thu...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
19 May 2017
19 May 2017
The Employment Research Institute invites you to the Ageing and the Workplace workshop.
The ageing of the population will have a significant impact on ...