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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...

Infants admitted to neonatal units - interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes: a systematic review 1990-2007

Journal Article
McInnes, R. J., & Chambers, J. (2008)
Infants admitted to neonatal units - interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes: a systematic review 1990-2007. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 4(4), 235-263. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2008.00150.x
This review aimed to identify interventions to promote breastfeeding or breast milk feeding for infants admitted to the neonatal unit. The medical electronic databases were s...

Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol.

Journal Article
Beattie, M., Lauder, W., Atherton, I., & Murphy, D. J. (2014)
Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-4
Improving and sustaining the quality of care in hospitals is an intractable and persistent challenge. The patients’ experience of the quality of hospital care can provide insi...

Individualised care for women with assisted conception pregnancies and midwifery practice implications: An analysis of the existing research and current practice

Journal Article
Younger, M., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Choucri, L. (2015)
Individualised care for women with assisted conception pregnancies and midwifery practice implications: An analysis of the existing research and current practice. Midwifery, 31(2), 265-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2014.06.008
Objective: the aim is to explore the psychosocial needs of women who are pregnant after assisted conception, specifically in vitro fertilisation and whether their needs are be...

iPhone ECG screening by practice nurses and receptionists for atrial fibrillation in general practice: the GP-SEARCH qualitative pilot study.

Journal Article
Orchard, J., Freedman, S. B., Lowres, N., Peiris, D., & Neubeck, L. (2014)
iPhone ECG screening by practice nurses and receptionists for atrial fibrillation in general practice: the GP-SEARCH qualitative pilot study. Australian Family Physician, 43(5), 315-319
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic and substantially increases stroke risk. A single-lead iPhone electrocardiograph (iECG) with a validated AF algorith...

Invasive clinical intervention education for social care support workers of adults: a review of the current literature.

Journal Article
Hoyle, L., Brown, M., Donaldson, J., & Karatzias, T. (2017)
Invasive clinical intervention education for social care support workers of adults: a review of the current literature. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 14(3), 240-250. https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12211
Background: As with the general population, people with intellectual disabilities are ageing, are living longer often with co-existing complex needs and with more requiring ca...

Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Journal Article
Brown, D. F. J., Edwards, D. I., Hawkey, P. M., Morrison, D., Ridgway, G. L., Towner, K. J. & Wren, M. W. D. (2004)
Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 56, 1000-1018. doi:10.1093/jac/dki372. ISSN 0305-7453
These evidence-based guidelines have been produced after a literature review of the laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aur...

Harnessing the climate mitigation, conservation and poverty alleviation potential of seagrasses: prospects for developing blue carbon initiatives and payment for ecosystem service programmes

Journal Article
Hejnowicz, A. P., Kennedy, H., Rudd, M. A., & Huxham, M. R. (2015)
Harnessing the climate mitigation, conservation and poverty alleviation potential of seagrasses: prospects for developing blue carbon initiatives and payment for ecosystem service programmes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00032
Seagrass ecosystems provide numerous ecosystem services that support coastal communities around the world. They sustain abundant marine life as well as commercial and artisana...
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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

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
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Evaluating ALBA: A pragmatic evaluation of a behaviour change intervention designed to increase physical activity to improve mental wellbeing

2016 - date
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for impr...
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

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