Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L. & Urquhart, N. (in press). A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedingsISBN tbc
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...
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...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
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...
16 June 2016
TRi PhD student Moira Weir successfully completed her PhD research entitled ‘The role of taxis in the supply of transport to the night time economy and identification of the b...
08 February 2017
13 February 2017
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Ben Ali, B., Dugas, É., Naceur, A. & Romdhani, I. (in press). A New Zigbee-based Device for Measuring Visual Reaction Time in Sport Activities. In IEEE ICEMIS 2017
There is a growing demand for smart tools and devices that measure visual reaction time during sports and physical activities in outdoor environments. However, one of the majo...
De Gruyter, C., Rose, G., Currie, G., & Rye, T. (2017). Travel Plans for New Developments: A Global Review. In Proceedings Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Travel plans, also known as Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans, can be required for new infill and greenfield developments through the land use planning and approval...
McTigue, C., Rye, T. & Monios, J. (2016). The role of reporting mechanisms in transport policy implementation by local authorities in England. In Proceedings of World Conference on Transport Research
Bergqvist, R. & Monios, J. (2016). Inbound logistics, the last mile and intermodal high capacity transport. In Proceedings of World Conference on Transport Research
Some of the biggest challenges for intermodal transport competitiveness are the extra handling costs and pre- and post-haulage costs. This paper investigates the use of Interm...
Mladenovic, L., Plevnik, A., & Rye, T. (2016). A Comparison of Policy Transfer Processes: Different Sustainable Transport Concepts Transferred to and from Different Countries. In Proceedings of Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Policy transfer is the process of applying a policy, or knowledge that informs a policy, from one setting to another. The European Union (EU) provides the ideal platform for k...
James, K. & Fortheringham, J. (2016). Higher Education Sector Engagement with Higher Education Academy Fellowship. In Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international Perspectives
Considering a historical perspective that looks briefly at higher education changes influenced by government ideological direction is useful for understanding higher education...
Nyberg, R. G., Yella, S., Gupta, N. K., & Dougherty, M. (2015). Inter-rater reliability in determining the types of vegetation on railway trackbeds. In J. Wang, W. Cellary, D. Wang, H. Wang, S. Chen, T. Li, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2015, 379-390. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26187-4_36
Vegetation growing on railway trackbeds and embankments can present several potential problems. Consequently, such vegetation is controlled through various maintenance procedu...
O'Connor, S. (2015). Big Data – how to predict our future health and wellbeing. University of Glasgow, UK
Blog: As a fledgling researcher, I heard the term ‘Big Data’ several years ago when it appeared on the cover of New Scientist. It was billed as an exciting new field that was ...
Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J. & MacNab, A. (2015). 'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves
Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland ...
Urquhart, N. B. & Hart, E. (2014). Creating optimised employee travel plans
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R. J. & Florida-James, G. (2015). The influence of age and cardiorespiratory fitness on circulating angiogenic T cells and CXCR4 expression
Aging is associated with endothelial dysfunction, reduced angiogenic capabilities, and an increase in arterial stiffness. Additionally, regular exercise is known to offset the...
Forbes, P. J., Gabrielli, S., Maimone, R., Masthoff, J., Wells, S. & Jylha, A. (2014). Towards using Segmentation-based Techniques to Personalize Mobility Behavior Interventions
This paper describes our initial work towards a segmentation-based approach to personalized digital behavior change interventions in the domain of sustainable, multi-modal urb...
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.
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
The objectives of this project are as follows. The project will:
1. Produce a culture shift in terms of environment for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in member states and in the organisatio...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
Chief Scientists Office
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
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
The CIVITAS-DYN@MO mission is to strengthen sustainable mobility through promoting non-polluting lifestyles, through social interaction and collaboration on the basis of the new media, and
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 ...
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...
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a 43kDa glycoprotein, so called due to the post-translation...
Purpose: To investigate the physiological, immunological and psychological response to an intense ...
Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) technology has been a major avenue for many wireless and mobile networke...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...
Advocates of game-based learning argue that computer games have the
potential to transform university education, moti...
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, which are subject to erratic price fluctuations and are c...
Mergers are a fact of life in the private sector and are increasingly becoming a factor in the public se...
Recent research findings have reinforced...
07 June 2017
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
28 July 2017
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the foremost professional body in transportation planning and engineering, representing over 11,500 members ...
08 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
The research sug...
Details of research output in press. Results show that cyclists are being exposed to hand-arm vibration (HAV) and infrastructure must be improved to prevent long term health ...
25 April 2016
TRI working in collaboration with Dutch consultancy Inno-V have been appointed by the UK’s Urban Transport Group – which represents public bodies responsible for coordinating ...
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
29 April 2016
29 April 2016
Dr Achille Fonzone deputised for Prof Tom Rye at a meeting of the Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council (SAC) on 29 April 2016. The Council, chaired by Professor...
12 May 2016
12 May 2016
Dr Achille Fonzone participated in the meeting of the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (http://emta.com/) in Budapest on 12.5.16. Prof Jan-Dirk Schmoecker fro...
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...
15 June 2016
15 June 2016
TRI recently organised a joint meeting with Department for Transport at their offices in London, between the DfT, research sponsors (EPSRC, ESRC, InnovateUK, Transport Systems...