Robert Gordon University focuses on applied research; all of our researchers help to advance knowledge and provide tangible benefits to society and the wider economy. Much of the research done at RGU is project-based, with multiple outputs often deriving from a single project. The collections below group these outputs together.

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  • 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; MacLure, Katie; Mair, Alpana; Alonso, Albert; Codina, Carles; Cittadini, Antonio; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Fleming, Glenda; Gennimata, Dimitra; Gillespie, Ulrika; 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), ...
  • Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. 

    Mair, Alpana; Fernandez-Llimos, Fernando; Alonso, Albert; Harrison, Cathy; Hurding, Simon; Kempen, Thomas; Kinnear, Moira; Michael, Nils; McIntosh, Jennifer; Wilson, Martin; SIMPATHY Consortium (SIMPATHY Consortium http://www.simpathy.eu/resources/publications/simpathy-project-reference-book, 2017-04-30)
    MAIR, A., FERNANDES-LLIMOS, F., ALONSO, A., HARRISON, C., HURDING, S., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., MICHAEL, N., MCINTOSH, J., WILSON, M. and the SIMPATHY consortium. 2017. Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY CONSORTIUM [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/resources/publications/simpathy-project-reference-book
    The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) consortium have explored how healthcare management programmes can be implemented to improve medication safety and prevent patient ...
  • A convolutional Siamese network for developing similarity knowledge in the SelfBACK dataset. 

    Martin, Kyle; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Clos, Jérémie (ICCBR (Organisers), 2017-06-26)
    MARTIN, K., WIRATUNGA, N., SANI, S., MASSIE, S. and CLOS, J. 2017. A convolutional Siamese network for developing similarity knowledge in the SelfBACK dataset. Presented at the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017): case-based reasoning and deep learning workshop (CBRDL 2017), 26 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway.
    The Siamese Neural Network (SNN) is a neural network architecture capable of learning similarity knowledge between cases in a case base by receiving pairs of cases and analysing the differences between their features to ...
  • Learning deep features for kNN-based human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart (ICCBR (Organisers), 2017-06-26)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and MASSIE, S. 2017. Learning deep features for kNN-based human activity recognition. Presented at the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017): case-based reasoning and deep learning workshop (CBRDL 2017), 26-28 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway.
    A CBR approach to Human Activity Recognition (HAR) uses the kNN algorithm to classify sensor data into different activity classes. Different feature representation approaches have been proposed for sensor data for the ...
  • kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23, 2017-06-21)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2017. kNN sampling for personalised human recognition. Lecture notes in computer science, 10339, case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 25th international case-based reasoning conference (ICCBR 2017), 26-28 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway. Cham: Springer [online], pages 330-344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61030-6_23
    The need to adhere to recommended physical activity guidelines for a variety of chronic disorders calls for high precision Human Activity Recognition (HAR) systems. In the SelfBACK system, HAR is used to monitor activity ...
  • Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Massie, Stewart; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40, 2017-07-19)
    SANI, S., MASSIE, S., WIRATUNGA, N. and COOPER, K. 2017. Learning deep and shallow features for human activity recognition. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 10412: proceedings of the 10th international knowledge science engineering and management conference (KESEM 2017), 19-20 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia. Cham: Springer [online], pages 469-482. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_40
    selfBACK is an mHealth decision support system used by patients for the self-management of Lower Back Pain. It uses Human Activity Recognition from wearable sensors to monitor user activity in order to measure their adherence ...
  • The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (Aberdeen University, 2017-08-27)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Presented at the Conversations from the north conference, 27-29 August 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper presented the key themes emerging from Work Package 7.1 of the project entitled Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020. Work Package 7.1 consisted of qualitative research that explored the social and ...
  • Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (SPARA 2020 http://spara2020.eu, 2017-02-28)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.
    This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral ...
  • The Scottish suffragettes and the press. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53834-5_1, 2017-07-02)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2017. The Scottish suffragettes and the press. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 1, pages 1-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53834-5_1
    The file associated with this record contains only the first chapter - the full book is available for purchase from the publisher's website. This work approaches the Scottish women's suffrage campaign from the point of ...
  • On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. 

    Douglas, Anne; Gray, Carole; Delday, Heather (Fruitmarket Gallery, 2002-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A., GRAY, C. and DELDAY, H. 2002. On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. In McLean, E. and Dougherty, S. (eds.) Heaven on earth. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, pages 14-27.
    This publication was published to accompany the forum Heaven on Earth which took place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on 7 December 2001.
  • Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.1292620, 2017-02-22)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2016. Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. Women's history review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.1292620.
    This article analyses the coverage of the suffrage movement in Scottish newspapers during the First World War. Suspension of militant action and a re-focus on women’s war work did not mean the complete disappearance of ...
  • Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. 

    Douglas, Anne (http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/en/education/docartes, 2016-02-26)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. Presented as part of the docARTES: crossing borders programme, 26 February 2016, Ghent, Belguim.
    docARTES is an international inter-university doctoral programme for practice-based research in musical arts, designed for musician-researchers. This was an invited lecture for the Crossing borders programme.
  • What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Prestel, 2016-10-25)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. In Harrison, H.M. and Harrison, N. (eds.) The time of the force majeure: after 45 years counterforce is on the horizon. Grantham: Prestel.
    "Simply paying attention guarantees the transformation from a nature supposedly asleep to the work that displays nature’s strange vitality. Art is what attention makes with nature." This observation by Michel De Certeau, ...
  • Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen National Academy of Arts, 2008-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 5 (SK5): questioning qualities, 2008, Bergen, Norway. Bergen: Bergen National Academy of Arts.
    Our research is concerned with the changing nature of public art. We work with the experience of making art, drawing on articulations of process developed by artists themselves as well as theorists and historians. We also ...
  • Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2005-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2005. Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 2 (SK2): aesthetic practice and aesthetic insight, November 2005, Bergen, Norway.
    This paper reviews the projects that fed into the On the Edge research programme between 2001-2004.

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