Associate Professor in Law
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Boix, D. M., Goh, K. & Mcwhinnie, J. (in press). Modelling and Control of Helicopter Robotic Landing Gear for Uneven Ground Conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017ISBN n/a
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A. & Gravrand, D. (2016). Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
To explore legal professionals’ attitudes towards and perspectives on the provisions of s.11 (7A – E) by examining; - how the provisions are understood and implemented in practice by lawyers in the co...
There is an urgent need to address the imminent energy shortage and the 27% of UK energy usage, attributable to domestic consumers, in order to meet our national carbon reduction objectives. With the ...
06 April 2016
06 April 2016
Academics and the imposter phenomenon: What is it and how do you address it?
Dr. Holly M. Hutchins, University of Houston
Imposter syndrome was first coi...
Lecturer in Finance
Lecturer in Human Geography
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings. In Proceedings of the CESB16ISBN 978-80-271-0148-8
Nearly half of the non-domestic building stock in central Europe was constructed between 1961-1 990. Partly due to the technical lifespan of façades and building components, m...
Scott, A. J. (2016). Franki Raffles Archive
Franki Raffles (1955-94) was a feminist social documentary photographer.
She was based in Edinburgh but travelled widely, photographing women at work and in their everyday l...
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...
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...
Chetboul, J., Garnier, C. & Bros Williamson, J. (2014). Energy demand benchmarking of non-domestic buildings in Scotland
Over the years building energy performance has become a predominant concern for owners and real estate managers. The focus is usually on residential buildings but in the last ...
Pearson, M. (2014). The Shape of Uncertainty in Revenue Management
The revenue management problem we address is traditionally posed by the budget airlines. These airlines do not tend to have protected classes but instead use dynamic pricing t...
Pomponi, F., Ip, K. & Oxizidis, S. (2014). A method to evaluate the life cycle environmental impacts of double skin facades in refurbishments
Refurbishment of existing buildings represents a major challenge for the UK Government to meet the greenhouse gases (GHG) target. Double Skin Façades are one possible solution...
Bani Khalaf, M., Al-Dubai, A. & Abed, M. (2012). New Velocity-Aware Probabilistic route discovery schemes for Mobile Ad hoc Networks. In IEEE 20th Int. Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks-(SoftCOM 2012), 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4673-2710-7
In this paper, we investigate efficient strategies for supporting velocity aware probabilistic route discovery in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs). MANETs usually use broadcast...
Munir, S., Kermani, A. & Harrison, I. (2012). A HYBRID SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING RACKING PERFORMANCE OF TIMBER PANELS. In Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Timber frame can offer many aesthetic and structural benefits over other construction materials, for example effective insulation for energy efficiency, sustainable design and...
Zhang, H., Mohamed, A. & Xiao, Z. (2011). Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Tsompanakis, Y. & Topping, B. H. V. (Eds.). Proceedings of the thirteenth international conference on civil, structural and environmental engineeringdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.164. ISBN 978-1-905088-47-8
The shear modulus is a fundamental mechanical property of wood that is used in general timber design [1,2,3]. Compared with other engineering materials, timber has relatively ...
Wigan, M. (2010). Identity, contestability and ethics of unified virtualisation of society. In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), 399-405. doi:10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514616
Virtualisation (the replacement of physical representation by bits) in society is placing great pressures on individuals and society. The progressive loss of legal multiple id...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing
and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
Scottish Funding Council
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct in-situ post-occupancy energy analyses on refurbished four-in-a block dwellings that have been upgraded to high sustainability standards using: inno...
Finex Joinery Ltd - Feasibility Study on The unstainability & energy efficiency of 3 new build dwellings in Aberdour, Fife.
Pressures for economic growth coupled with sociological changes in the workforce have led many industrialized countries to adopt measures to facilitate balance between work and domestic responsibiliti...
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...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
The ICSSWH (Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater), apart from being the
oldest is also the most economical...
This thesis investigates the potential of using wind turbine to offset electricity
demand for dwellings or public building....
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
The applied aspects of my research relate to the preparation and performance of armed forces/service personnel based on fundamental scientific theory...
The development of an international financial centre has long been an inte...
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generated...