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Walking groups for women with breast cancer: mobilising therapeutic assemblages of walk, talk and place

Journal Article
Ireland, A. V., Finnegan-John, J., Hubbard, G., Scanlon, K., & Kyle, R. G. (2019)
Walking groups for women with breast cancer: mobilising therapeutic assemblages of walk, talk and place. Social Science and Medicine, 231, 38-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.016
Walking is widely accepted as a safe and effective method of promoting rehabilitation and a return to physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. Little research has consider...

Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Audrey, S., Fisher, H., Cooper, A., Gaunt, D., Garfield, K., Metcalfe, C., …Procter, S. (2019)
Evaluation of an intervention to promote walking during the commute to work: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6791-4
Background: Opportunities for working adults to accumulate recommended physical activity levels (at least 150min of moderate intensity physical activity in bouts of at least 1...

How do we share the benefits of walking and cycling? lessons learned from the Active Access project.

Book Chapter
O'Dolan, C. (2013)
How do we share the benefits of walking and cycling? lessons learned from the Active Access project. In W. Gronau, W. Fischer, & R. Pressl (Eds.), Aspects of Active Travel. How to encourage people to walk or cycle in urban areas, 11-30. Verlag MetaGISInfosysteme, Mannheim
The benefits of using walking and cycling as a means of daily transport are numerous and well documented (Rabl & de Nazelle 2012, de Nazelle et al 2011, Larkin 2009, Cavill et...

Factors affecting pedestrian walking speeds

Thesis
Al-Azzawi, M. Factors affecting pedestrian walking speeds. (Thesis)
Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2749
The movement of pedestrians in the urban environment is vital for sustaining the social and economic relationships essential to the quality of life. To enable and encourage wa...

Buggy walking groups: An asset-based approach to health care

Journal Article
McInnes, R. J., Dickson, C., & Barclay, C. (2017)
Buggy walking groups: An asset-based approach to health care. Journal of Health Visiting, 5(5), 236-243. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2017.5.5.236
Postnatal buggy walking is an accessible activity for new mothers, but there has been limited assessment of its impact on wellbeing in healthy postnatal populations or on comm...

Reliability and responsiveness of the shuttle walking test in patients with chronic low back pain

Journal Article
Taylor, S., Frost, H., Taylor, A., & Barker, K. (2001)
Reliability and responsiveness of the shuttle walking test in patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Research International, 6(3), 170-178. https://doi.org/10.1002/pri.225
ABSTRACT Background and Purpose. Walking is an important functional activity and the shuttle walking test has been shown to be a useful test for patients with chronic airways ...

Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes programme for adults with intellectual disabilities in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings

Journal Article
Maine, A., Brown, M. J., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (2019)
Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes programme for adults with intellectual disabilities in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(5), 1034-1046. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12593
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) remain at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to lifestyle associated risk factors. Educational programs ...

Determination of ankle and metatarsophalangeal stiffness during walking and jogging

Journal Article
Mager, F., Richards, J., Hennies, M., Dötzel, E., Chohan, A., Mbuli, A., & Capanni, F. (2018)
Determination of ankle and metatarsophalangeal stiffness during walking and jogging. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 34(6), 448-453. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.2017-0265
Forefoot stiffness has been shown to influence joint biomechanics. However, little or no data exist on metatarsophalangeal stiffness. Twenty-four healthy rearfoot strike runne...

A Randomized Controlled Evaluation of the Efficacy of an Ankle-Foot Cast on Walking Recovery Early After Stroke: SWIFT Cast Trial

Journal Article
Pomeroy, V. M., Rowe, P., Clark, A., Walker, A., Kerr, A., Chandler, E., …Ugboule, U. C. (2016)
A Randomized Controlled Evaluation of the Efficacy of an Ankle-Foot Cast on Walking Recovery Early After Stroke: SWIFT Cast Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30(1), 40-48. doi:10.1177/1545968315583724
Background. Timely provision of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) orthotist customized for individuals early after stroke can be problematic. Objective. To evaluate the efficacy of...

Texting and walking: a controlled field study of crossing behaviours and inattentional blindness in Taiwan.

Journal Article
Chen, P., Saleh, W., & Pai, C. (2017)
Texting and walking: a controlled field study of crossing behaviours and inattentional blindness in Taiwan. Behaviour and Information Technology, 36(4), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929x.2016.1240234
The paper investigates the effects of phone use (talking, texting, and listening to music) on the street-crossing behaviours of pedestrians and their inattentional blindness i...
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Actions demonstrate how Park4SUMP will lead to achieve sustainable transport in urban areas by strategically integrating innovative parking management solutions into SUMP policies

2018 - 2022
Parking management should be an important part of sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) but unfortunately, it is one the most underdeveloped segments. Most EU member states lack national level po...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £187,417

PUSH & PULL

2014 - 2017
The project aims to improve urban mobility in European cities by means of parking space management combined with mobility management measures. By introducing paid parking, increasing parking fees, red...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £84,325

Medical Research Scotland - PhD studentship

2015 - 2019
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
Funder: Medical Research Scotland | Value: £118,664

PEDFLOW

1999 - 2002
The PEDFLOW (PEDestrian FLOW) project is concerned with the development of a microscopic model of pedestrian movement in a congested urban environment. Autonomous agent technology is utilised to rep...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £240,332

Development of mobile walking device

2014 - 2015
The customer had a prototype made by a FE College that proved inadequate and did not use the appropriate materials. The project will be to re-engineer a prototype using the desired specifications. We...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,845

Active Access

2009 - 2012
Active Access aims to increase the use of cycling but especially walking for short everyday trips in local areas, in order to benefit people’s health, and the health of the local economy. It aims to t...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £308,400
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A software framework for the microscopic modelling of pedestrian movement

1999 - 2007
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
Dr Robert Kukla | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

Factors Affecting Pedestrian Walking Speeds

1998 - 2004
Marwan Al-azzawi | Director of Studies: Derek Barker | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Modelling and analysing cyclist road safety performance in Scotland: a safety in numbers perspective

2015 - 2019
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motor...
Suzanne Meade | Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn Stewart | Second Supervisor: Ian Smith

Exploring the views and experiences of parents caring for their infants with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH): An interpretative phenomenological analysis

2014 - 2019
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DD...
Claire Poole | Director of Studies: Dr Brian Williams | Second Supervisor: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin

UrbanIxd: exploring human interactions in the hybrid city

2015 - date
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
Shenando Stals | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth | Second Supervisor: Dr Oli Mival

Investigating the impact of a spinal mobilisation intervention in people with multiple sclerosis

2015 - date
The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of spinal mobilisation therapy in MS patients, objec...
Rebecca Hamilton | Director of Studies: Dr Susan Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Claire Garden

Digital gardens with real toads: in what ways have heritage and digital practices fused to form hybrid methods in moving image design?

2011 - 2013
This thesis is a critical examination of my own creative practice ...
Dr Iain Macdonald | Director of Studies: Prof Chris Atton

Pedestrian right-of-way violations at signalised pedestrian crossings in Edinburgh

2007 - 2013
The review of available literature related to pedestrian accidents indicates that the occurrence of pedestrian acciden...
Khalfan Alnaqbi | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Kevin Cullinane

The experience of caring of carers of cardiac surgery patients after hospital discharge

2003 - 2012
Advances in medical technology have led to increasing numbers of people undergoing heart surgery with decreasing ...
Wen-Hsi Chiu | Director of Studies: Dr Norrie Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Maureen Macmillan

The implementation of walking and cycling policies in British local authorities - ideas into action?

1998 - 2002
Philine Gaffron | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye

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