Academic Skills Adviser
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
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...
Lalla-Ruiz, E., Segredo, E., Voss, S., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (2015). Analysing the performance of migrating birds optimisation approaches for large scale continuous problems. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV, 134-144. ISBN 978-3-319-45823-6; 978-3-319-45822-9
We present novel algorithmic schemes for dealing with large
scale continuous problems. They are based on the recently proposed
population-based meta-heuristics Migrating Birds...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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 ...
Society of Applied Microbiology
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18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh.
Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s Euro...
Whitlock, D., Rickson, J., Humphries, N., Thompson, R. & Tibbett, M. (2015). The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities. In Mine Closure 2015: Proceedings of the tenth internation conference on mine closure, 1047. ISBN 9780991790593
Coal mine spoil tips have been recognised as a UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitat owing to the presence of a host of unique flora and fauna assemblages and, in particular, " ...
Fyall, A. & Leask, A. (2002). Managing Visitor Attractions: An International Comparison of Management Practice. In CAUTHE 1993 to 2002: A Decade of Australian Tourism ResearchISBN 1876685344
No abstract available.
Fraser, M. (2001). Avian allergic skin disease
A great deal of controversy surrounds whether or not allergic skin disease actually exists in birds. Many reports of allergic skin disease are anecdotal and little research ha...
Yang, H., Liu, X. & Zedan, H. (1998). Tackling the abstraction problem for reverse engineering in a system re-engineering approach. In the proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'98), 284. doi:10.1109/ICSM.1998.738520. ISBN 0-8186-8779-7
It is widely accepted that reverse engineering has three components: restructuring, comprehension and production of formal specification. In this paper, we advocate that the t...
Turner, P., Davenport, E. & Van de Walle, G. (2003). Familiarity as changing perception. In Reed, D. J., Baxter, G. & Blythe, M. (Eds.). Twelfth European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, 171-179
Wigan, M. (2007). Contestable evidence based policy-the role of information sharing
There are three elements required for public policy to be both credible and effective. These
are not necessarily the factors that all parties would agree to, but provide a com...
Fraser, B. (2013). The Homing Bird
Benyon, D. & Mival, O. (2007). Scenarios for Companions. In Austrian Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Vienna, September 2008, 1-38
This paper is concerned with understanding the needs ofCompanion owners (the people formerly known as ‘users’) and in how thoserequirements can be represented, with the whole ...
Blake, J. (2017). Second Screen interaction in the cinema: Experimenting with transmedia narratives and commercialising user participation. Participations: International Journal of Audience Reception Studies, 14(2), (526-544)
In its relatively short life, second screen interaction has evolved into a variety of forms of viewer engagement. The practice of using two screens concurrently has become com...
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2017). Holistic study of a timber double skin façade: Whole life carbon emissions and structural optimisation. Building and Environment, 124, (42-56). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.07.046. ISSN 0360-1323
The upkeep of existing buildings has a great role to play in reducing the carbon emissions of the built environ-ment. Façade upgrade represents one of the most effective inter...
Sharp, S., Mcallister, M. & Broadbent, M. (2017). The tension between person centred and task focused care in an acute surgical setting: A critical ethnography. Collegian. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2017.02.002. ISSN 1322-7696
Problem: Person centred care is a key indicator of quality care and a policy direction in many hospitals
yet some patients experience care that falls short of this standard.
Buchcik, J., Westenhöfer, J., Fleming, M. & Martin, C. R. (2017). Is health-related quality of life the same for elderly Polish migrants, Turkish migrants and German natives? Testing the reliability and construct validity of the Sf-36 health survey in a cross-cultural comparison. Cogent Psychology. doi:10.1080/23311908.2017.1280984
Objective:The Sf-36 is the most widely used instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with the most convincing evidence of both internal consistency and tes...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Many people need to instil eye drops to treat conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Glaucoma (30% of the population have DES and 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma). DES is relieved wit...
Scottish Funding Council
The main outcome is a novel bird observation and tracking system with integrated maps, and which runs on mobile devices.
Since October 2008 the EI has delivered a Graduate Certificate of Management Practice programme designed in conjunction with SELECT (the Electrical Contractors' Association for Scotland).The programme...
Funding: European Commission
Duration: June 2011 - July 2014
Participating Countries: UK, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Sweden
Research Team (Edinburgh Napier University): Prof. Ron McQuaid, Vanesa ...
Economic and Social Research Council
The research project examines whether and how governance structures make a difference to policy effectiveness (design and delivery) and accountability within the field of carbon emissions management a...
The Air Iomlaid (On Exchange) project was conceived by artist Julie Brook and Johnny Gailey, Programme Manager for Children and Young People for The Fruitmarket Gallery.
Alistair Lawson from Centr...
SEStran is the regional transport partnership in the South East of Scotland. TRI is working with SEStran to study the role of dryports - inland container facilities that support the Scottish ports - ...
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface. Thro...
Taxonomic Databases Working Group ( Biodiversity Information Standards )
This project aims to progress the development of Taxonomic Concept schema (TCS) in line with Taxonomic Database Working gorup (TDWG) architecture and documentation.
This work is to ensure that:
A Scottish pilot to test the potential of iDTV as a medium for providing public sector information and delivering public services was launched on 7th September 2004. The pilot ran for 6 months and inv...
This thesis presents a socio-technical account of the adoption and development
of Managed Learning Environme...
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