Lecturer in Tourism Management
Urquhart, E. (2017). Tourist Attractions: From Object to Narrative (Johan R. Edelheim). Tourism Analysis, 22(4), (595-597). ISSN 1083-5423
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Craven, T. H., Wojcik, G., McCoubrey, J., Brooks, O., Grant, E., Reilly, J., …Walsh, T. S. (2017). Lack of concordance between ECDC and CDC systems for surveillance of ventilator associated pneumonia. Intensive Care Medicine, doi:10.1007/s00134-017-4993-8. ISSN 0342-4642
no abstract available.
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Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
Scottish Funding Council
To understand and explore the feasibility of how Visit Arran can collect visitor feedback more efficiently and to reach a younger target audience.
Searching for a holiday property currently requires prospective clients to search multiple websites. There is an identified need for a tool that will provide a quick, easy way for potential visitors t...
Skills Development Scotland
Investigation into the Numbers of Women working in ICT in Scotland and the nature and conditions of that work
28 June 2016
Augusto Esteves was awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (http://www.carnegie-trust.org/schemes/research-schemes/research-incentive-grants.html).
04 November 2016
This paper explores the potential impact of BREXIT on the Scottish financial services sector. For the purpose of this discussion the assumption is that Scotland remains part o...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
Senior Associate Research Fellow
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference Proceedings
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (V...
Casas, L., Kosek, M., & Mitchell, K. (in press). Props Alive: A Framework for Augmented Reality Stop Motion Animation. In 2017 IEEE 10th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS)
Stop motion animation evolved in the early days of cinema with the aim to create an illusion of movement with static puppets posed manually each frame. Current stop motion mov...
Urquhart, E. (2017). The Role of Interactive Technology in the Co-creation of Experience in Scottish Visitor Attractions. In PhD Workshop Research Proposals, 113-118. ISBN 978-88-6101-016-1
As a sector reliant on the creation of memorable experiences, visitor attractions (VAs) have increasingly turned to interactive technology as a platform for engaging and commu...
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...
Urquhart, E. (2016). Assessment workshops: ‘feeding forward, backward and side-to-side’
As practitioners, we are constantly aware of the importance of proactively feeding-forward into assessment whilst also using feedback assessments to help shape tailored suppor...
Tokede, O., Gupta, N. & Wamuziri, S. (2016). Evaluating the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Proceedings of 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting, 1086-1098. ISBN n/a
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects.
This work adopts a positivist approach and evaluates the cost of disrup...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment: A Theoretical Contribution
Circular economy is quickly gaining momentum across numerous research fields. The founding principles of circular economies lie in a different perspective on, and management o...
Steyven, A., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (2016). Understanding environmental influence in an open-ended evolutionary algorithm. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV, 921-931. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_86. ISBN 978-3-319-45822-9
It is well known that in open-ended evolution, the nature
of the environment plays in key role in directing evolution. However, in Evolutionary Robotics, it is often unclear e...
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...
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...
Higher Education Funding Council for England
The study is led by Blackburn College. We are an identified partner. The purpose of the project is to study staff and student experiences of the design and use of interactive essays and digital disser...
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...
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 ...
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...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer
It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exc...
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...
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity set up with the purpose of protecting and enhancing the historic sites of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns in keeping with its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Sporting Chance Initiative
The nature of sport drives people to improve, develop and better their own performances. To do this effectively means hiring a coach but often there are costs and/or geographical issues in fin...
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...
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Infrared pedestrian detection systems struggle with real-time processing performance. Known solutions are limited to either...
A complex and contested concept, dignity is recognised as a significant factor in a person’s experience of care. Variations in the provision of dignity in care are reported in the literature and in the media. Many theoretical, organisational, professional and personal perspectives on dignity in care have been described, but the perspectives of nursing students have received relatively little attention. The purpose of this PhD study is to explore perceptions of preserving dignity in care among nursing students enrolled in a three-year preregistration undergraduate adult nursing programme.
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporate fixed landing gear systems which require a reasonably ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Increasingly the provision of care for older p...
The purpose of the current research is to explore what a programme-focused approach ...
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
30 June 2016
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
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, ...
06 January 2016
06 January 2016
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The worksho...
19 October 2017
19 October 2017
As a composer Katrina’s work is informed by a variety of visual stimuli: painting, sculpture, photography, dance and architecture. During her PhD studies she was awarded a num...
22 July 2016
22 July 2016
Due to the success of last year's event, Edinburgh Napier University are holding their 2nd Electric Vehicle Event on Wednesday 12th October. This will be held at our Cra...
28 June 2016
28 June 2016
A group of twenty senior officials from Tianjin, China visited Scotland at the end of June for an extended 5 day visit of government, commercial, academic and cultur...
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
Join this group of true wood enthusiasts for an entertaining and informative programme of short talks for the British forestry and timber community. The event will showcase so...
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...
16 January 2016
16 January 2016