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Effect of two-phase gas-liquid flow patterns on cuttings transport efficiency. (2021)
Journal Article
SALUBI, V., MAHON, R., OLUYEMI, G. and OYENEYIN, B. 2021. Effect of two-phase gas-liquid flow patterns on cuttings transport efficiency. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press, article 109281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109281

Effective cuttings transport and accurate drilling hydraulics prediction remain issues of concern during drilling operations of horizontal, extended reach and multilateral wells. While several studies have adopted a two- or three-layered modelling ap... Read More about Effect of two-phase gas-liquid flow patterns on cuttings transport efficiency..

Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach. (2021)
Journal Article
IHEUKWUMERE, O., MOORE, D. and OMOTAYO, T. [2021]. Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach. International journal of productivity and performance management [online], Early Cite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2020-0585

Purpose: The challenges facing the productivity of Nigeria's refineries have generated much academic discourse. This study was carried out to develop a causal loop model showing the interrelationships of the multiple factors driving the poor performa... Read More about Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach..

Developing, piloting and evaluating a medicines safety school programme to be delivered by student pharmacists. (2021)
Journal Article
DEPASQUALE, C., BROWN, A., ARNOLD, A., DRUMMOND, N. and TONNA, A. [2021]. Developing, piloting and evaluating a medicines safety school programme to be delivered by student pharmacists. Currents in pharmacy teaching and learning [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2021.07.005

Introduction: This project aimed to develop content, pilot delivery, and evaluate effectiveness of an innovative Medicines Safety School Programme delivered by student pharmacists to primary school pupils. Methods: A collaborative approach between ac... Read More about Developing, piloting and evaluating a medicines safety school programme to be delivered by student pharmacists..

Selenium, as selenite, prevents adipogenesis by modulating selenoproteins gene expression and oxidative stress-related genes. (2021)
Journal Article
EL-MAGD, N.F.A., BARBOSA, P.O., NICK, J., COVALERO, V., GRIGNETTI, G. and BERMANO, G. [2021]. Selenium, as selenite, prevents adipogenesis by modulating selenoproteins gene expression and oxidative stress-related genes. Nutrition [online], In Press, article 111424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2021.111424

Objective: This study aimed to assess the effect of the micronutrient selenium, as inorganic selenite, on adipocytes differentiation and to identify underlying molecular mechanisms, while advancing understanding of basic cellular mechanisms associate... Read More about Selenium, as selenite, prevents adipogenesis by modulating selenoproteins gene expression and oxidative stress-related genes..

It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. (2021)
Report
BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Since March 2020 when the first lockdown was announced, the university student experience has changed. Students have experienced isolation, boredom, financial hardship, mental health concerns, and have missed the in-person aspects of their education.... Read More about It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown..

Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. (2021)
Report
BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report summarises key findings from a study into student experiences of university during the COVID-19 pandemic, their own responses and coping strategies, and their understanding of what universities need to do to support them. We also highligh... Read More about Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report..

Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour. (2021)
Journal Article
MACPHERSON, E. and PHILLIPS, R. 2021. Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour. International journal of nurture in education [online], 7(Summer), pages 15-26. Available from: https://www.nurtureuk.org/sites/default/files/the_international_journal_of_nurture_in_education_-_volume_7.pdf

Current research suggests that nurture groups are an effective psychosocial intervention to support children and young people with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. However, to date research has not examined teachers’ personal opinions of... Read More about Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour..

Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya. (2021)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya. Journal of Eastern African studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2021.1950749

This article examines transitional justice in Kenya, drawing on interviews and focus groups with survivors of the post-election violence of 2007–2008. Focusing particularly on the experiences of women and internally displaced persons (IDPs), it explo... Read More about Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya..

Information sources in patents: Stephen Adams. (2021)
Journal Article
OPPENHEIM, C. 2021. Information sources in patents: Stephen Adams. European intellectual property review [online], 43(8), pages 553. Available from: http://legalresearch.westlaw.co.uk/

This is a book review of Stephen Adams' book Information Sources in Patents. This heavyweight tome is a completely revised and updated edition of a well-established guide to patent information sources. It comprises 19 chapters plus numerous appendice... Read More about Information sources in patents: Stephen Adams..

International audit of simulation use in pre-registration medical radiation science training. (2021)
Journal Article
BRIDGE, P., SHINER, N., BOLDERSTON, A., GUNN, T., HAZELL, L.J., JOHNSON, R., LAWSON JONES, G., MIFSUD, L., STEWART, S.L. and MCNULTY, J.P. [2021]. International audit of simulation use in pre-registration medical radiation science training. Radiography [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2021.06.011

Introduction: Simulation-based education (SBE) can replicate the challenging aspects of real-world clinical environments, while providing a safe and less intimidating setting. Literature supports its use within medical radiation science (MRS) trainin... Read More about International audit of simulation use in pre-registration medical radiation science training..

A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs. (2021)
Journal Article
HAWEZ, H.K., SANAEE, R. and FAISAL, N.H. [2021]. A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2021.104150

Naturally fractured reservoirs have been a source of challenging issues with regard to field development, well stability, drilling, and enhanced oil recovery, as a connected fracture system can totally dominate the flow patterns. Because of the high... Read More about A critical review on coupled geomechanics and fluid flow in naturally fractured reservoirs..

New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. (2021)
Journal Article
JAYAKUMAR, A., WURZER, C., SOLDATOU, S., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and MAŠEK, O. 2021. New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. Science of the total environment [online], 796, article number 148977. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148977

Cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable water treatment solutions utilising existing materials and technology will make it easier for low and middle-income countries to adopt them, improving public health. The ability of biochar to mediate and sup... Read More about New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment..

Improved gray wolf particle filtering and high-fidelity second-order autoregressive equivalent modeling for intelligent state of charge prediction of lithium-ion batteries. (2021)
Journal Article
XIE, Y., WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., YU, C., FAN, Y., CAO, W. and CHEN, X. [2021]. Improved gray wolf particle filtering and high-fidelity second-order autoregressive equivalent modeling for intelligent state of charge prediction of lithium-ion batteries. International journal of energy research [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.7014

Abstract: The rapid development of new energy vehicles puts forward higher requirements for the lithium-ion batteries model construction, high-efficiency condition monitoring and collaborative estimation. An improved high-fidelity second-order autore... Read More about Improved gray wolf particle filtering and high-fidelity second-order autoregressive equivalent modeling for intelligent state of charge prediction of lithium-ion batteries..

A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. (2021)
Journal Article
SMITH, S., TAYLOR-SMITH, E., FABIAN, K., ZARB, M., PATERSON, J., BARR, M. and BERG, T. [2021]. A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships. Journal of education and work [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2021.1946494

This mixed-method study at six universities asked degree apprentices about their trajectories into the apprenticeship, to better understand the social mobility potential of apprenticeships. The degree apprenticeship offers a route to a degree for app... Read More about A multi-institutional exploration of the social mobility potential of degree apprenticeships..

Behavioural symptoms of mental health disorder such as depression among young people using Instagram: a systematic review. (2021)
Journal Article
ADEYANJU, G.C., SOLFA, R.P., TRAN, T.L., WOHLFARTH, S., BÜTTNER, J., OSOBAJO, O.A. and OTITOJU, A. 2021. Behavioural symptoms of mental health disorder such as depression among young people using Instagram: a systematic review. Translational medicine communications [online], 6, article number 15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41231-021-00092-3

There is a growing debate on the linkage between social networking platforms and mental health disorder, such as depressive behaviour or depression. However, the relationship between Instagram use and depression or depressive behaviour has not been e... Read More about Behavioural symptoms of mental health disorder such as depression among young people using Instagram: a systematic review..

Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. (2021)
Journal Article
DAVIDSON, A. and REID, P.H. [2021]. Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. Journal of documentation [online], Early Cite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2020-0157

"Fraserburgh on Film" is an online platform created for the purpose of collating digital heritage film from the communities situated in the corner of North-East Scotland. The research adopted an ethnographic approach working within the community, wit... Read More about Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film..

The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications. (2021)
Journal Article
HASSANI, F., FAISAL, N.H., NISH, R., ROTHNIE, S. and NJUGUNA, J. [2021]. The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press, article 109200. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109200

Hydrogenated nitrile butyl rubber (HNBR) elastomers are highly resistant to chemicals and degradation, and they are good candidates to be adopted in aggressive environmental conditions of high temperature and pressure. As these service parameters are... Read More about The impact of thermal ageing on sealing performance of HNBR packing elements in downhole installations in oilfield wellhead applications..

Object recognition using enhanced particle swarm optimization. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
WILLIS, M., ZHANG, L., LIU, H., XIE, H. and MISTRY, L. 2020. Object recognition using enhanced particle swarm optimization. In Proceedings of 2020 International conference machine learning and cybernetics (ICMLC 2020), 4 December 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 241-246. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMLC51923.2020.9469584

The identification of the most discriminative features in an explainable AI decision-making process is a challenging problem. This research tackles such challenges by proposing Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) variants embedded with novel mutation a... Read More about Object recognition using enhanced particle swarm optimization..

In-house deep environmental sentience for smart homecare solutions toward ageing society. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
EASOM, P., BOURIDANE, A., QIANG, F., DOWNS, C. and JIANG, R. 2020. In-house deep environmental sentience for smart homecare solutions toward ageing society. In Proceedings of 2020 International conference machine learning and cybernetics (ICMLC 2020), 4 December 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 261-266. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMLC51923.2020.9469531

With an increasing amount of elderly people needing home care around the clock, care workers are not able to keep up with the demand of providing maximum support to those who require it. As medical costs of home care increase the quality is care suff... Read More about In-house deep environmental sentience for smart homecare solutions toward ageing society..

Android mobile malware detection using machine learning: a systematic review. (2021)
Journal Article
SENANAYAKE, J., KALUTARAGE, H. and AL-KADRI, M.O. 2021. Android mobile malware detection using machine learning: a systematic review. Electronics [online], 10(13), article 1606. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10131606

With the increasing use of mobile devices, malware attacks are rising, especially on Android phones, which account for 72.2% of the total market share. Hackers try to attack smartphones with various methods such as credential theft, surveillance, and... Read More about Android mobile malware detection using machine learning: a systematic review..