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How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review

Journal Article
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2017)
How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1536-3
Background: Offenders with personality disorder are supported by health, criminal justice, social care and third sector services. These services are tasked with reducing risk,...

What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review

Journal Article
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2018)
What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.2082
Background: Personality disorder is highly prevalent in offender populations and is associated with poor health, criminal justice and social outcomes. Research has been condu...

A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland.

Report
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R. & Sanna, F. (2012)
A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction secto...

Texts at work: some thoughts on "Just for You" service in the context of domain expertise.

Journal Article
Davenport, E. & Cronin, B. (1997)
Texts at work: some thoughts on "Just for You" service in the context of domain expertise. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 39, 1-12. ISSN 0748-5786
The authors review a number of approaches to "just for you" service. They suggest that this concept offers opportunities for library and information science (LIS) programs to ...

Vicarious traumatisation in practitioners who work with adult survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse: Literature review and directions for future research

Journal Article
Chouliara, Z., Hutchison, C., & Karatzias, T. (2009)
Vicarious traumatisation in practitioners who work with adult survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse: Literature review and directions for future research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 9(1), 47-56. doi:10.1080/14733140802656479
Primary objective: The authors sought to summarise and evaluate evidence regarding vicarious traumatisation (VT) in practitioners working with adult survivors of sexual violen...

What are the criteria that mentors use to make judgements on the clinical performance of student mental health nurses? An exploratory study of the formal written communication at the end of clinical nursing practice modules.

Journal Article
Brown, N. (2000)
What are the criteria that mentors use to make judgements on the clinical performance of student mental health nurses? An exploratory study of the formal written communication at the end of clinical nursing practice modules. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 7, 407-416. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2850.2000.00322.x. ISSN 1351-0126
Issues concerning the assessment of student nurse performance in clinical practice have preoccupied nurse educationalists for some time and continue to pose problems. The deba...

What support can community mental health nurses deliver to carers of people diagnosed with schizophrenia? Findings from a review of the literature

Journal Article
MacLeod, S. H., Elliott, L., & Brown, R. (2011)
What support can community mental health nurses deliver to carers of people diagnosed with schizophrenia? Findings from a review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 100-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.09.005
Objectives The purpose of this review was to determine the nature of support that mental health nurses could deliver to carers of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The aim ...

When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping

Journal Article
Powers, S. T., & Lehmann, L. (2017)
When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping. Biological Reviews, 92(2), 902-920. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12260
Understanding the evolution of sociality in humans and other species requires understanding how selection on social behaviour varies with group size. However, the effects of g...

When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto.

Other
Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto
Security relies upon good programming and correct adherence to well-designed standards. If the standards are sloppy, then security has been compromised from the outset. Smart ...

“You can never really be emotionally spontaneous”: Understanding emotion display at work through cross-paradigm dialogue

Thesis
Amati, C. A. “You can never really be emotionally spontaneous”: Understanding emotion display at work through cross-paradigm dialogue. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7246
Intro & Rationale The thesis develops an understanding of emotion display at work that is stimulated by a cross-paradigm dialogue. Emotion and emotion display at work are subj...
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Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody

2019 - 2020
Increasingly in Scottish criminal justice, ‘desistance’ is regarded as central to supporting a reduction and cessation in offending. This approach, which places the offender at the centre of their pro...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £9,358

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent effect on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)

2018 - 2020
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £80,064

ACS discharge and medication education using Avatar technologies to prevent 30-day readmission.

2020 - 2022
Australian data report that up to 1 in 5 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients are readmitted within 30-days.[1] It is estimated that between 2017-18, ACS events cost Australia $1,930 million.[2] Int...

Creatives in Crisis: How freelance creatives mobilise online communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 - 2021
Creative industries in the UK have been recognised as a driver of economic growth and cultural expression. However, much academic work has been devoted to the low paid, insecure, and sometimes exploit...
Funder: The University of Edinburgh | Value: £4,947

Strategic Assessment of Offsite Innovations for the Scottish Construction Sector

2012 - 2014
To provide a detailed review and assessment of current Scottish companies working in offsite sector and review of SG housing infrastructure needs.
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £40,506

Sustainable Urban Regeneration (SURegen)

2007 - 2012
The overall aim of the SURegen consortium is to undertake research to develop a prototype Regeneration Simulator Workbench (RSW) that meets the decision-making challenges that Sustainable Urban Regene...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £250,547

Bio id Security

2015 - 2015
The university will undertake a comprehensive review of the core biometric security software for the desktop enterprise environment including Bio Logon, Bio ID Secure Communications and Bio ID Secure ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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A meta-analysis and controlled evaluation of short term pyschological intervention for acute mental health inpatients

2014 - 2018
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...
Charlotte Paterson | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Dr Paul Hutton

Reframing Scottish football: towards a better understanding of the business of professional football in Scotland

2008 - 2016
Despite football being deeply entrenched in Scottish culture it is under-researched from...
Dr Stephen Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anne Munro | Second Supervisor: Prof Trevor Buck

The Influence of Islamic Religion on Corporate Social and Environment Disclosure

2004 - 2009
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure (CSRD) have received much attention...
Zakaria Aribi | Director of Studies: Prof Simon Gao | Second Supervisor: Dr Jane Zhang

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

A critique of the implementation of crime and intelligence computing in three British police forces 1976-1986

1998 - 2009
The study will examine the introduction of the computerisation of crime and intelligence re...
Alan Naylor | Director of Studies: Duncan Spiers | Second Supervisor: Lois Farquharson

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

Hardware architectures for infrared pedestrian detection and tracking systems

2007 - 2013
Infrared pedestrian detection systems struggle with real-time processing performance. Known solutions are limited to either...
Robert Walczyk | Director of Studies: Dr David Binnie | Second Supervisor: Alistair Armitage