Recent Submissions

  • The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. 

    Love, John G.; McKenzie, John S.; Nikokavoura, Efsevia Anastasia; Broom, Iain; Rolland, Catherine; Johnston, Kelly L. (Dove medical press https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385, 2016-07-21)
    LOVE, J.G., MCKENZIE, J.S., NIKOKAVOURA, E.A., BROOM, J., ROLLAND, C. and JOHNSTON, K.L. 2016. The experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome on a very low-calorie diet. International journal of women's health [online], pages 299-310. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S100385
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5% and 26% of reproductive age women in the UK and accounts for up to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The first-line ...
  • Stakeholder and public perceptions of CO2-EOR in the context of CCS: results from UK focus groups and implications for policy. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Littlecott, Chris (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.031, 2016-03-12)
    MABON, L. and LITTLECOTT, C. 2016. Stakeholder and public perceptions of CO2-EOR in the context of CCS: results from UK focus groups and implications for policy. International journal of greenhouse gas control [online], 49, pages 128-137. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.031
    Interest is growing in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) as an additional economic incentive for CO2 injection and demonstration of storage feasibility. However, given increasing societal concern over fossil ...
  • Charting disaster recovery via Google Street View: a social science perspective on challenges raised by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. 

    Mabon, Leslie (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13753-016-0087-4, 2016-06-22)
    MABON, L. 2016. Charting disaster recovery via Google Street View: a social science perspective on challenges raised by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. International journal of disaster risk science [online], 7(2), pages 175-185. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13753-016-0087-4
    There is increasing interest in using Google Street View (GSV) for research purposes, particularly with regard to “virtually auditing” the built environment to assess environmental quality. Research in this field to date ...
  • Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2016.1200658, 2016-06-29)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M. 2016. Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster? Journal of risk research [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2016.1200658
    This paper uses the case study of the south-east coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan to draw lessons for risk communication under situations of high uncertainty and conditions of varying trust. Based on an existing field ...
  • Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. 

    Ruggerone, Lucia; Jenkings, Neil (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/symb.166, 2015-08)
    RUGGERONE, L. and JENKINGS, N., 2015. Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. Symbolic Interaction, Vol 38 (3), pp 393-412.
    This paper reports on research undertaken into the aesthetics of the everyday. As well as the subject matter of aesthetic philosophy, art criticism and of the sociology of art, beauty, and beautiful are of course very ...
  • Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1051425, 2015)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M., 2015. Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? Costal Management, Vol 43(5) p.p. 498-518.
    This article evaluates factors driving perception of risk and uncertainty in fisheries in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, following the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident. Particular attention is paid to lessons ...
  • Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shackley, Simon; Blackford, Jerry C.; Stahl, Henrik; Miller, Anuschka (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.10.022, 2015-07)
    MABON, L., SHACKLEY, S., BLACKFORD, J. S., STAHL, H. and MILLER, A., 2015. Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38 (July 2015), pp. 18-25.
    This paper explores the social dimensions of an experimental release of carbon dioxide (CO2) carried out in Ardmucknish Bay, Argyll, United Kingdom. The experiment, which aimed to understand detectability and potential ...
  • Testing the integration of ICF and behavioral models of disability in orthopedic patients: replication and extension. 

    Quinn, Francis; Johnston, Marie; Dixon, Diane; Johnston, Derek W.; Pollard, Beth; Rowley, David I. (American Psychological Association http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0028083, 2012-05)
    QUINN, F., JOHNSTON, M., DIXON, D., JOHNSTON, D. W., POLLARD, B. and ROWLEY, D. I., 2012. Testing the integration of ICF and behavioral models of disability in orthopedic patients: replication and extension. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57 (2), pp. 167-177.
    Objective. Disability from chronic illness is a major problem for society, yet the study of its determinants lacks an overall theoretical paradigm. Johnston (1996) has proposed conceptualizing disability as behavior and ...
  • Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. 

    Quinn, Francis; Johnston, Marie; Johnston, Derek W. (Taylor & Francis for European Health Psychology Society http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08870446.2013.814773, 2013)
    QUINN, F., JOHNSTON, M. and JOHNSTON, D. W., 2013. Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. Psychology and Health, 28 (12), pp. 1391-1406.
    Background. Previous research has supported an integrated biomedical and behavioural model explaining activity limitations. However, further tests of this model are required at the within-person level, because while it ...
  • Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. 

    Duncan, Eilidh Mairi (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2010-10)
    This PhD project investigated the nature, occurrence , and consequences of alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy. The main objective bieng to identify those at risk of continued alcohol and nicotine use, to determine ...
  • The experience of young carers in the context of a range of parental conditions: physical disability, mental health problems and substance misuse. 

    Christie, Emma (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2006-12)
    The current study set out to explore the affect and significance of differing parental conditions on the experiences commonly reported by young carers. Previous studies on young caring have reflected on the impacts of ...
  • The emotional wellbeing of young people: final report of phase one of a 'Choose Life' research project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004 - March 2007). 

    Love, John G.; Sutton, Philip W.; Williams, Hector; Mayrhofer, Andrea M.; Yuill, Chris; Love, Ann P.; Millman, Yvonne (Robert Gordon University, 2007-05)
    LOVE, J. G. et al., 2007. The emotional wellbeing of young people: final report of phase one of a ‘Choose Life’ research project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004-March 2007). Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
    Aims & Objectives: The research was commissioned by the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership in 2004 as part of its Choose Life Local Implementation Plan. The research has sought to address objectives 1 and 7 ...
  • Video feedback and its impact on the development of communication skills within social work education. 

    Bolger, Janine (The Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2008-02)
    Video feedback has been utilised in training situations across a range of professional disciplines such as medicine and psychotherapy, and its use in developing communication and selfassessment skills has also been ...
  • Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. 

    Love, John G.; Love, Ann P.; Vertigans, Steve; Sutton, Philip W. (The Robert Gordon University http://www.scottishhealthcouncil.org/shcp/files/Health%20Council%20Homeless%20Final%20Report%20June%202007%20rev%20oct.pdf, 2007-06)
    LOVE, J.G., LOVE, A.P., VERTIGANS, S. and SUTTON, P.W., 2007. Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
    1. Background According to the latest official figures, 1900 households presented themselves as homeless in Aberdeen City in the year 2005/2006 (Scottish Executive 2006). The problems faced by homeless people in Aberdeen ...
  • Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire : a study of Polish in-migrants ; a report for the Scottish Health Council. 

    Love, John G.; Vertigans, Steve; Domaszk, Emilia; Zdeb, Konrad; Love, Ann P.; Sutton, Philip W. (The Robert Gordon University http://www.scottishhealthcouncil.org/shcp/files/Health%20Council%20Polish%20Final%20Report%20June%202007%20oct%20rev.pdf, 2007-06)
    LOVE, J.G., VERTIGANS, S., DOMASZK, E., ZDEB, K., LOVE, A.P. and SUTTON, P.W., 2007. Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
    In Scotland as a whole, around 2% of the population are from minority ethnic backgrounds, although the distribution of people from such backgrounds is uneven across the country. In Aberdeenshire, out of a total population ...

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