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OpenAIR@RGU is the open access institutional repository of Robert Gordon University. It contains examples of research outputs produced by staff and research students, as well as related information about the university's funded projects and staff research interests. Further information is available in the repository policy. Any questions about submissions to the repository or problems with access to any of its content should be sent to the Publications Team at publications@rgu.ac.uk



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Photovoltaic expansion-limit through a net energy metering scheme for selected Malaysian public hospitals. (2019)
Journal Article
AMRAN, M.E., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., BANI, N.A., AHMAD ZAIDI, T.Z., KAMALUDDIN, K.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Photovoltaic expansion-limit through a net energy metering scheme for selected Malaysian public hospitals. Sustainability [online], 11(18), article 5131. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11185131

This paper presents an optimization approach in determining the expansion-limit of Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) capacity through a Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme specifically for selected Malaysian public hospitals. In this study, the tota... Read More

A ward-round non-technical skills for surgery (WANTSS) taxonomy. (2019)
Journal Article
SCHUUR, K., MURRAY, K., MARAN, N., FLIN, R. and PATERSON-BROWN, S. [2019]. A ward-round non-technical skills for surgery (WANTSS) taxonomy. Journal of surgical education [online], (accepted).

Background: Around half of surgical adverse events occur outside the operating room. However the majority of non-technical skills (NTS) training programs have been developed for the intra-operative environment. Ward rounds are a crucial part of extra... Read More

Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. (2018)
Journal Article
MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., SAUNDERS, F.R., HARDY, R.J., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. and COOPER, R. 2018. Associations between back pain across adulthood and spine shape in early old age in a British birth cohort. Scientific reports [online], 8, article ID 16309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34628-9

We aimed to examine whether back pain across adulthood was associated with spine shape at age 60–64 years. Data were from 1405 participants in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a nationally representative British birth cohort. Back p... Read More

Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. (2018)
Journal Article
PAVLOVA, A.V., MUTHURI, S.G., COOPER, R., SAUNDERS, F.R., GREGORY, J.S., BARR, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., HARDY, R.J. and ASPDEN, R.M. 2019. Body mass index and waist circumference in early adulthood are associated with thoracolumbar spine shape at age 60-64: The Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development. PLoS ONE [online], 13(6), article ID e0197570. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197570

This study investigated associations between measures of adiposity from age 36 and spine shape at 60-64 years. Thoracolumbar spine shape was characterised using statistical shape modelling on lateral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry images of the spi... Read More

Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age. (2018)
Journal Article
IRELAND, A., SAUNDERS, F.R., MUTHURI, S.G., PAVLOVA, A.V., HARDY, R.J., MARTIN, K.R., BARR, R.J., ADAMS, J.E., KUH, D., ASPDEN, R.M. GREGORY, J.S. and COOPER, R. 2019. Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age. Journal of bone and mineral research [online], 34(3), pages 455-463. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3627

Bones' shapes and structures adapt to the muscle and reaction forces they experience during everyday movements. Onset of independent walking, at approximately 12 months, represents the first postnatal exposure of the lower limbs to the large forces a... Read More