Recent Submissions

  • The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. 

    Chikere, Chrys O.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Fernandez, Carlos (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9, 2019-05-10)
    CHIKERE, C.O., FAISAL, N.H., KONG THOO LIN, P. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2019. The synergistic effect between graphene oxide nanocolloids and silicon dioxide nanoparticles for gallic acid sensing. Journal of solid state electrochemistry [online], Latest Articlest. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-019-04267-9
    For the first time, the synergistic effect of graphene oxide nanocolloids (nano-GO) and silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SiO2-nanoparicles) has been used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) for the determination ...
  • Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. 

    Njoku, Clinton O.; Stewart, Arthur D.; Hume, Patria A.; Kolose, Stephven (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5418-1_7, 2017-12-22)
    NJOKU, C.O., STEWART, A.D., HUME, P.A. and KOLOSE, S. 2018. Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. In Hume, P., Kerr, D.A. and Ackland, T.R. (eds.) Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport. Singapore: Springer [online], chapter 7, pages 71-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5148-1_7
    Three-dimensional body scanning is used to determine surface anthropometry characteristics such as body volume, segment lengths and girths. Three-dimensional scanning systems use laser, light or infrared technologies to ...
  • Anthropometry in physical performance and health. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ackland, Timothy R. (CRC Press https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351260008, 2017-06-06)
    STEWART, A. and ACKLAND, T. 2018. Anthropometry in physical performance and health. In Lukaski, H.C. (ed.) Body composition: health and performance in exercise and sport. Boca Raton: CRC Press, chapter 6, pages 89-108. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351260008
    Anthropometry is defined as 'the scientific procedures and processes of acquiring surface anatomical dimensional measurements such as lengths, breadths, girths and skinfolds of the human body by means of specialist equipment' ...
  • Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. 

    McEwan, Neil R.; Snelling, Tim J.; Collins, Tatiana; Girdwood, Susan E.; Wilkinson, Toby; Dougal, Kirsty; Jones, David L.; Godbold, Douglas L. (International Society of Endocytobiology https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00364367, 2015-12-31)
    MCEWAN, N.R., SNELLING, T.J., COLLINS, T., GIRDWOOD, S.E., WILKINSON, T., DOUGAL, K., JONES, D.L. and GODBOLD, D.L. 2015. Lobes on Alnus glutinosa nodules contain a single major ribo-type of Frankia. Journal of endocytobiosis and cell research [online], 26, pages 83-86. Available from: https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00364367
    This work investigated the microbial content of nodules from alders to determine how many ribotypes of Frankia were present and which, if any, other bacteria existed within nodes from the nodules. The bacterial content of ...
  • A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising withing general practices in NHS Highland. 

    Buist, E.; McLelland, R.; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; MacLure, Andrew; Cunningham, Scott (2019-05-10)
    BUIST, E., MCLELLAND, R., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G., GIBSON SMITH, K., MACLURE, A. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2018. A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising within general practices in NHS Highland. Presented at the 9th International College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) psychiatric pharmacy conference, 12-14 October 2018, Loughborough, UK.
    Mental health issues are a common feature of primary care consultations and around a third of GP consultations have a mental health element. The Scottish Government’s 10 year Mental Health Strategy has ambitions to transform ...
  • Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. 

    Baatiema, Linus; Ameyaw, Edward Kwabena; Moomin, Aliu; Zankawah, Mukaila Mumuni; Koramah, Doris (Hindawi Limited https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6716938, 2019-04-28)
    BAATIEMA, L, AMEYAW, E.K., MOOMIN, A., ZANKAWAH, M.M. and KORAMAH, D. 2019. Does antenatal care translate into skilled birth attendance? Analysis of 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey. Advances in public health [online], Article ID 6716938. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6716938
    Background. Despite the high antenatal care attendance rate in Ghana, skilled birth attendance is relatively low. There is limited evidence on whether antenatal care attendance translates into skilled birth attendance in ...
  • DNA repair as a human biomonitoring tool: comet assay approaches. 

    Azqueta, Amaya; Langie, Sabine A. S.; Boutet-Robinet, Elisa; Duthie, Susan J.; Ladeira, Carina; Møller, Peter; Collins, Andrew R.; Godschalk, Roger W. L. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.002, 2019-03-06)
    AZQUETA, A., LANGIE, S.A.S., BOUTET-ROBINET, E., DUTHIE, S., LADEIRA, C, MØLLER, P., COLLINS, A.R. and GODSCHALK, R.W.L. 2019. DNA repair as a human biomonitoring tool: comet assay approaches. Mutation research/reviews in mutation research [online], 781, pages 71-87. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.002
    The comet assay offers the opportunity to measure both DNA damage and repair. Various comet assay based methods are available to measure DNA repair activity, but some requirements should be met for their effective use in ...
  • Fukuoka: adapting to climate change through urban green space and the built environment. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kondo, Kayoko; Kanekiyo, Hiroyuki; Hayabuchi, Yuriko; Yamaguchi, Asako
    MABON, L., KONDO, K., KANEKIYO, H., HAYABUCHI, Y. and YAMAGUCHI, A. [2019]. Fukuoka: adapting to climate change through urban green space and the built environment? Cities [online], (accepted).
    This paper profiles Fukuoka City in Kyushu, Japan. We focus on the city’s local climate change adaptation policies, and in particular the role of urban and greenspace planning in facilitating adaptation actions within ...
  • Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69838-0_4, 2017-12-30)
    MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. 2018. Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. In Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A.M., Azeiteiro, U.M. and McGhie, H. (eds.) Handbook of climate change communication, volume 1: theory of climate change communication. Climate change management. Cham: Springer, pages 61-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69838-0_4
    This chapter evaluates the role of communication in building support for climate change adaptation through urban spatial planning. We take Durban in South Africa as our case study, a city with significant vulnerability to ...
  • A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. 

    McNellis, Amy; MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C.; McAnaw, J. (2019-04-09)
    MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.
    National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.
  • Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low density polyethylene nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Smith, Grant David; Yates, Kyari; Mishra, Ajay Kumar; Matthews, Kerr H.; Csetenyi, Laszlo J.; Njuguna, James
    SIDDIQUE, S., SMITH, G.D., YATES, K., MISHRA, A.K., MATTHEWS, K., CSETENYI, L.J. and NJUGUNA, J. [2019]. Structural and thermal degradation behaviour of reclaimed clay nano-reinforced low-density polyethylene nanocomposites. Journal of polymer research [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1802-9
    In this study, a novel reclaimed clay nanofiller used to manufacture low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMFs) nanocomposites by a melt compounding process. The mechanical testing samples were manufactured ...
  • From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. 

    Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.04.023, 2019-04-27)
    MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. From stable isotope ecology to forensic isotope ecology: isotopes' tales. Forensic science international [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.04.023
    Stable isotope ecology and forensic isotope ecology are not only linked by name. More often than not, knowledge and insights gained through the former serve as a springboard for application focused work of the latter. This ...
  • Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. 

    Hoogewerff, Jurian; Kemp, Helen F.; Leng, Melanie J.; Meier-Augenstein, Wolfram (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958, 2019-04-30)
    HOOGEWERFF, J., KEMP, H.F., LENG, M.J. and MEIER-AUGENSTEIN, W. 2019. Spatial variability of 2H and 18O composition of meteoric freshwater lakes in Scotland. Isotopes in environmental and health studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2019.1609958
    Coastal regions, and in particular islands where precipitation from clouds formed out at sea occurs for the first time, are prime candidates for regions where 2H and 18O composition of precipitation will deviate significantly ...
  • Development of a highly sensitive electrochemical sensing platform for the trace level detection of lead ions. 

    Shah, Afzal; Zahid, Anum; Khan, Amjad; Iftikhar, Faiza Jan; Nisar, Jan; Fernandez, Carlos; Akhter, Mohammad Salim; Almutawah, Abdulla Ali; Kraatz, Heinz-Bernhard (The Electrochemical Society https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0271909jes, 2019-04-22)
    SHAH, A., ZAHID, A., KHAN, A., IFTIKHAR, F.J., NISAR, J., FERNANDEZ, C., AKHTER, M.S., ALMUTAWAH, A.A. and KRAATZ, H.-B. 2019. Development of a highly sensitive electrochemical sensing platform for the trace level detection of lead ions. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 166(9), pages B3136-B3142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0271909jes
    Herein we report for the first time a highly sensitive electrochemical platform for the trace level detection of Pb (ӏӏ) using glassy carbon electrode modifiedwith 1-dodecanoyl-3-phenylthiourea (DPT). The performance of ...
  • Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? 

    Gibson, Neil Fraser (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2018-09-30)
    GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic ...
  • An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

    Alshahrani, Abdullah; Stewart, Derek C.; MacLure, Katie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12533, 2019-04-03)
    ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 27(Supplement S2): abstracts of papers presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK, pages 51-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12533
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has ...
  • A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral β-alanine supplementation. 

    Dolan, Eimear; Swinton, Paul Alan; Painelli, Vitor de Salles; Hemingway, Benedict Stephens; Mazzolani, Bruna; Smaira, Fabiana Infante; Saunders, Bryan; Artioli, Guilherme G.; Gualano, Bruno (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy115, 2019-04-13)
    DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., PAINELLI, V.D.S., HEMINGWAY, B.S., MAZZOLANI, B., SMAIRA, F.I., SAUNDERS, B., ARTIOLI, G.G. and GUALANO, B. 2019. A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral ß-alanine supplementation. Advances in nutrition [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy115
    β-Alanine supplementation is one of the world's most commonly used sports supplements, and its use as a nutritional strategy in other populations is ever-increasing, due to evidence of pleiotropic ergogenic and therapeutic ...
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the WFD as a tool to address different levels of water scarcity based on two case studies of the Mediterranean region. 

    Apostolaki, Stella; Akinsete, Ebun; Tsani, Stella; Koundouri, Pheobe; Pittis, Nikittas; Levantis, Eleftherios (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040840, 2019-04-21)
    APOSTOLAKI, S., AKINSETE, E., TSANI, S., KOUNDOURI, P., PITTIS, N. and LEVANTIS, E. 2019. Assessing the effectiveness of the WFD as a tool to address different levels of water scarcity based on two case studies of the Mediterranean region. Water [online], 11(4), article ID 840. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040840
    Despite being a natural phenomenon, water scarcity is, to a great extent, human-induced, particularly affected by climate change and by the increased water resources vulnerability. The Water Framework Directive (WFD), an ...
  • Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. 

    Crowther, Susan; MacIver, Emma; Lau, Annie (Springer https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y, 2019-04-25)
    CROWTHER, S., MACIVER, E. and LAU, A. 2019. Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 19, article ID 137. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y
    Background: Postnatal care continually attracts less attention than other parts of the childbirth year. Many regions consistently report poor maternal satisfaction with care in the post-birth period. Despite policy ...
  • What is the role of epistemic communities in shaping local environmental policy? Managing environmental change through planning and greenspace in Fukuoka City, Japan. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu; Kondo, Kayoko; Kanekiyo, Hiroyuki; Hayabuchi, Yuriko
    MABON, L., SHIH, W.-Y., KONDO, K., KANEKIYO, H. and HAYABUCHI, Y. 2019. What is the role of epistemic communities in shaping local environmental policy? Managing environmental change through planning and greenspace in Fukuoka City, Japan. Geoforum [online], In Press. Available from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.024
    This paper evaluates the role of epistemic communities in shaping local environmental policy, through the case of management of environmental change through planning and greenspace in Fukuoka City, Japan. Amidst increasing ...

View more