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  • Lost in information? Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (SLIC/ Information Literacy Community of Practice (ORGANISERS), 2016-12-06)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Lost in information? Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices. Presented at the 10th biannual meeting of the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice: the right information: information skills for the 21st century, 6 December 2016, Edinburgh, UK.
    As of May 2016, Scotland has welcomed 1,602 Syrian refugees as part of the wider UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) Scheme, aiming to resettle 20,000 Syrians (over a period of five years drawn from established ...
  • Beyond 'grey in sepia': empowering the everyday life information literacy if Syrian new Scots. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (CILIP (ORANISERS) https://www.slideshare.net/CILIP/beyond-grey-in-sepia-empowering-the-everyday-life-information-literacy-of-syrian-new-scots, 2017-07-05)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Beyond 'grey in sepia': empowering the everyday life information literacy of Syrian new Scots: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) annual conference 2017, 5-6 July 2017, Manchester, UK. London: CILIP [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/CILIP/beyond-grey-in-sepia-empowering-the-everyday-life-information-literacy-of-syrian-new-scots
    This paper presents the research findings of 'Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, which was funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered ...
  • Scotland welcomes refugees: the roles of the library in resettlement and inclusion: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (CILIPS (ORANISERS) https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/cilips-june-2017-conference, 2017-06-05)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Scotland welcomes refugees: the roles of the library in resettlement and inclusion: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) annual conference 2017: strategies for success, 5-6 June 2017, Dundee, UK. Glasgow: CILPS [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/cilips-june-2017-conference
    Aims: A scoping study that aims to examine the information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots (the Syrian refugees in Scotland) during their resettlement and integration. Objectives: ...
  • The information experiences of Syrian new Scots: more than meets the eye: Syrian new Scots information literacy way-findings practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (Robert Gordon University https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/research/conferences/i-2017/overview, 2017-06-27)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. The information experiences of Syrian new Scots: more than meets the eye: Syrian new Scots information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Information, interactions and impact conference (i3 2017), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    The aim of this study was to examine the information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots during their resettlement and integration. The objectives were: 1) To explore Syrian new ...
  • Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (LILAC (Organisers) https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2017-1, 2017-04-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. Presented at the Librarians' information literacy annual conference 2017 (LILAC 2017), 10-12 April 2017, Swansea, UK. Swansea: LILAC [online]. Available from: https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2017-1
    The research in Phase 1 was conducted via interviews with two Scottish Refugee Council Coordinators and two focus groups with Syrian new Scots (with nine women and nine men). Syrian participants were also involved in a ...
  • Syrian information literacy. [Project website] 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (Robert Gordon University https://syrian-information-literacy.blogspot.com/, 2016-10-01)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Syrian information literacy. [Project website]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://syrian-information-literacy.blogspot.com/
    This is the authors official blog website for the Lost in information? project. The aim of the project was to examine information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots (the Syrian ...
  • SIMPATHY project. [Project website] 

    SIMPATHY (Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates http://www.simpathy.eu/, 2015-01-01)
    SIMPATHY 2015. SIMPATHY project. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directories [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu
    This is the offical website for the SIMPATHY project. The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) project aims to tackle some of the challenges brought on by an ageing ...
  • Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142, 2018-07-30)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(5), pages 1104-1132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142
    Purpose: This paper presents the research findings of the 'Syrian new Scots' Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered Institute of Library ...
  • A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. 

    McIntosh, Jennifer; Alonso, Albert; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Kempen, Thomas; Mair, Alpana; Castel-Branco, Margarida; Codina, Carles; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Fleming, Glenda; Gennimata, Dimitra; Gillespie, Ulrika; Harrison, Cathy; Illario, Maddalena; Junius-Walker, Ulrike; Kampolis, Christos F.; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Lewek, Pawel; Malva, Joao; Menditto, Enrica; Scullin, Claire; Wiese, Birgitt (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195232, 2018-04-18)
    MCINTOSH, J., ALONSO, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., KEMPEN, T., MAIR, A., CASTEL-BRANCO, M., CODINA, C., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., ILLARIO, M., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KAMPOLIS, C.F., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MENDITTO, E., SCULLIN, C., WIESE, B. 2018. A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. PLoS ONE [online], 13(4), e0195232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195232
    Background: - Multimorbidity and its associated polypharmacy contribute to an increase in adverse drug events, hospitalizations, and healthcare spending. This study aimed to address: what exists regarding polypharmacy ...
  • Social and cultural capital information sheet. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-12-31)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Social and cultural capital information sheet. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    A large majority of the information compiled in this sheet comes from the research conducted by Bloice, Baxter and Gray (2017) at remote airports for the SPARA project. Some additional elements have been included based on ...
  • CSDM: SelfBACK: self-management of low back pain. [Project website] 

    School of Computing and Digital Media (Robert Gordon University http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/selfback/, 2016-01-01)
    SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE AND DIGITAL MEDIA 2016. CSDM: SelfBACK: self-management of low back pain. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/selfback/
  • SelfBACK: a decision support system to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain. [Project website] 

    SelfBACK Project (SelfBACK http://www.selfback.eu/, 2016-01-01)
    SELFBACK PROJECT. 2016. SelfBACK: a decision support system to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain. Norway: SelfBACK [online]. Available from: http://www.selfback.eu/
    This is the official project website for the SelfBack project. The project will run from Jan 2016 – Dec 2020. The aim of the project is to improve self-management of non-specific low back pain through the development of a ...
  • Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. 

    Cooper, Kay; Sani, Sadiq; Corrigan, Liam; MacDonald, Haley; Prentice, Chris; Vareta, Rob; Massie, Stewart; Wiratunga, Nirmalie (Physiotherapy UK http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/, 2017-11-10)
    COOPER, K., SANI, S., CORRIGAN, L., MACDONALD, H., PRENTICE, C., VARETA, R., MASSIE, S. and WIRATUNGA, N. 2017. Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. Presented at the Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition 2017: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.
    The EU-funded project 'selfBACK' (http://www.selfback.eu) will utilise continuous objective monitoring of physical activity (PA) by a wrist-mounted wearable, combined with self-monitoring of symptoms and case-based reasoning. ...
  • Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; MacLure, Katie; Wiese, Birgitt; Junius-Walker, Ulrike (SIMPATHY Consortium http://www.simpathy.eu/, 2015-09-28)
    STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., WIESE, B. and JUNIUS-WALKER, U. 2015. Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY [online], Deliverable 3.1. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/
    Objectives: - The objectives relating to this deliverable are: 1) To develop communications channels between WP3 and WP leads. 2) To develop an internal reporting system for WP tasks, activities, progress with milestones ...
  • A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Katie; Mair, Alpana; Alonso, Albert; Codina, Carles; Cittadini, Antonio; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Fleming, Glenda; Gennimata, Dimitra; Gillespie, Ulrike; Harrison, Cathy; Junius-Walker, Ulrika; Kardas, Przemyslaw; Kempen, Thomas; Kinnear, Moira; Lewek, Pawel; Malva, Joao; McIntosh, Jennifer; Scullin, Claire; Wiese, Birgitt (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348, 2017-11-20)
    STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLoS ONE [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348
    Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and ...
  • Exploitation of off-peak airport spaces. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-11-01)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Exploitation of off-peak airport spaces. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    This worksheet examines the possible use of airport space which could be offered for various cultural, business, sporting and displays purposes.
  • Best practice worksheet for engagement using social media. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-11-01)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Best practice worksheet for engagement using social media. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    Workflow guidance of best practice methods for airports when communicating information through social media.
  • Airport stakeholder engagement strategy template. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-11-01)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Airport stakeholder engagement strategy template. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    This model shows goals and methods of engagement at five engagement levels: Identify, Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and Empower. For each method benefits and potential limitations are noted. These are to be used ...
  • Airport public engagement strategy template. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-11-01)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Airport public engagement strategy template. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    This model shows goals and methods of engagement at five engagement levels: Identify, Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and Empower. For each method benefits and potential limitations are noted. These are to be used ...
  • Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Robert Gordon University, 2017-11-01)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2017. Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Aberdeen Art Gallery holds a unique collection of correspondence that belonged to a woman journalist called Caroline Phillips. As honorary secretary of the Aberdeen branch of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), ...

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