Dean of Applied Sciences
Ding, Y. theranostic applications in chemotherapy. (Thesis)
Proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) by overexpressed endoproteases, notably the matrix metalloproteinase MMP-9 and legumain (human asparaginyl endopeptid...
Johnson, R. A. On Depression and Subjectivity: A Lacanian Approach. (Thesis)
The signifier of ‘depression’, substantiated by dominant therapeutic practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and constructed by mainstream psychological discourse, is ...
Reid, I. G. Geographical variation in life history response to stress in the Freshwater Snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. (Thesis)
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both biotic and abiotic. Environmental calcium availability has been shown to aff...
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The worldwide success of the Whisky Industry provides a considerable supply of biomass-derived waste streams for future use. Sustainable valorisation of these streams will drive additional economic gr...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Lang'at, J. K. S. Impacts of tree harvesting on the carbon balance and functioning in mangrove forests. (Thesis)
Mangrove forests are considered one of the most efficient natural carbon sinks and their preservation is thus important in climate change mitigation. However, they are declini...
Methven, K. J. The knowledge development of an expert gymnastics coach and the significance of the coach education structure in this development process. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6655
The purpose of this study was to identify the process underlying the knowledge
development of expert gymnastic coaches. This research looked specifically at; how
Egan, C. D. Children’s gaze behaviour at real-world and simulated road crossings. (Thesis)
Children and older adults are overrepresented in pedestrian accidents (Department for Transport, 2010a, 2010b). Gaze behaviour is cited as a contributing factor in the majorit...
Almohaish, A. A. Characterisation of class II and III fructose bisphosphatases in Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824. (Thesis)
In low GC Gram-positive bacteria, the phenomenon of carbon catabolite repression is dependent on a metabolite-activated bifunctional protein kinase/phosphorylase. In Clostridi...
Spielmann, G. The impact of exercise, adiposity and persistent viral infection on blood T-Cell phenotype and function. (Thesis)
Human ageing is associated with a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, commonly referred as immunosenescence. This is characterized by the shrinkage of th...
Whyte, C. T. in Loch Creran, a Scottish sea loch. (Thesis)
Short term and irregular sampling in Loch Creran over recent decades suggested
that changes may be occurring in the phytoplankton community in the loch. This
study sought to c...
Bird, E. J. Characterisation of carbohydrate transport in the solventogenic organism Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824. (Thesis)
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, which are subject to erratic price fluctuations and are contributing to disruption of the global carbon cycle. There is a requirement to es...
Macdonald, C. The digestion of chitin by callitrichids. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6654
Studies of wild callitrichids reveal limited data about their complex diets. As
insectivorous primates it is likely that they can digest chitin. Using the
common marmoset, Cal...
Ferguson, A. J. D. Tony Blair's television political interviews in the aftermath of the Iraq war. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6692
This thesis studies the political television interview with a particular focus on three
interviews undertaken by Tony Blair. The answers the Prime Minister gave about the
Gomes, E. C. Impact of ozone-pollution and heat on athletic performance and pulmonary responses. (Thesis)
Epidemiological studies have reported that ozone-pollution has a negative impact on human health. This pollutant is associated with high temperatures and is expected to contin...
Laurent, C. Studying the assimilative capacity of Loch Creran. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6700
Semi-enclosed coastal systems are of great importance both
environmentally and economically. In recent years, increased
anthropogenic activities in these areas brought the nee...
Cosgrove, C. Investigating the frequency of senescent T lymphocytes with ageing, exercise and obesity. (Thesis)
Cellular senescence is a state of permanent cell cycle arrest in which a cell is unable to further divide in response to normal growth stimuli. Telomere shortening, believed ...
Medical Research Scotland
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...
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
Chief Scientists Office
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project is to evaluate and assess the efficacy of a revolutionary (patent pending) foot exercising device. The company want to demonstrate that this device works better than anything ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As professionalism within surfing has attracted increasing sponsorship money, conditioning and decreased injury risk is of a high priority to the individual surfer. The project will endeavour to look...
(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nat...