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The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. School psychology review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2021.1942196

Solution-focused (SF) approaches are widely used in schools. The present study examined the effects of a central SF technique—'scaling'—on female secondary students’ improvement expectancy (IE) and commitment to improvement (CTI). Popular follow-up q... Read More about The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment..

Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan. (2021)
Journal Article
HUANG, Y.-C. and MABON, L. [2021]. Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan. Journal of environmental planning and management [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1944846

Despite extensive enquiry into the socio-political aspects of environmental impact assessments (EIA), empirical material from east- and south-east Asia remains underrepresented in English-language scholarship. This is notable given increasing infrast... Read More about Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan..

Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. (2021)
Journal Article
HOUETTE, B. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. Journal of safety research [online], (accepted).

This study contributes to the scholarship on safety incentivisation in high-risk industries. Through semi-structured interviews with a wide range of employees and observation research on a companies’ various sites across three countries, the authors... Read More about Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries..

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)
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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], 15(3), pages 464-484. 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..

Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development. (2021)
Journal Article
ADEFILA, A., ARROBBIO, O., BROWN, G., ROBINSON, Z., SPOLANDER, G., SOLIEV, I., WILLERS, B., MORINI, L., PADOVAN, D. and WIMPENNY, K. 2021. Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development. Journal of teacher education for sustainability [online], 23(1), pages 41-57. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2478/jtes-2021-0004

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is increasingly embedded in higher education (HE) due to the current emphasis on tackling the environmental crisis. Similarly, Civic Society Organisations are expanding their mobilization and practical acti... Read More about Ecologized collaborative online international learning: tackling wicked sustainability problems through education for sustainable development..

Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar] (2021)
Presentation / Conference
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2021. Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar]. Presented at the Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19 webinar, 7 June 2021, [virtual event]. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1357852

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in gender-based violence and increased risks of harm for domestic-abuse survivors, due to restrictions on movement and an increase in social isolation. Gender-based violence is a major public health,... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar].

Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. (2021)
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PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2021. Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1346357

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in gender-based violence and increased risks of harm for domestic-abuse survivors, due to restrictions on movement and an increase in social isolation. Gender-based violence is a major public health,... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney..

Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
Journal Article
GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728211010215

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which had previously resulted in... Read More about Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens..

When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations. (2021)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S. 2021. When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations. Forensic science international: mind and law [online], 2, article ID 100055. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsiml.2021.100055

Complex negotiations are done by people and are often carried out in pursuit of culturally ingrained ideas such as international unity or national sovereignty. As such, they may be subject to the sorts of adaptive biases and reasoning heuristics that... Read More about When two tribes go to law: the moral foundations theory and the Brexit negotiations..

Foundation stone of empire: the role of Portland stone in ‘heritage’, commemoration, and identity. (2021)
Journal Article
BUTLER-WARKE, A. and WARKE, M.R. [2021]. Foundation stone of empire: the role of Portland stone in 'heritage', commemoration, and identity. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12462

In 2013, Portland Stone, a creamy white limestone from the Isle of Portland in Dorset, was named the world’s first ‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’ (GSHR) by the Heritage Stone Task Group, a sub-commission of the International Union of Geological Sci... Read More about Foundation stone of empire: the role of Portland stone in ‘heritage’, commemoration, and identity..

The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F. and YUILL, C. 2021. The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

This paper focuses on the invisibilised, hidden and deleted forms of work undertaken by unemployed people with long-term chronic illnesses who are in receipt of state support. We lay out what Pritlovie et al (2019) term the ‘hard work’ of being ill.... Read More about The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity..

Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and DOUGLAS, F. 2021. Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

During the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown, UK health and social care students were offered the opportunity to become ‘early entrants’: nursing and midwifery students were asked to enter extended paid placements, while some student pharmacis... Read More about Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic..

Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. (2021)
Journal Article
CONNOLLY, J., DOLAN, P. and VERTIGANS, S. [2021]. Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. Sociological research online [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/13607804211003592

This paper is concerned with the relationship between the organization of political hunger strikes, rational calculations and actions and emotions. Drawing from the theoretical formulations of Norbert Elias, we examine how rational–emotional balances... Read More about Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes..

Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations? (2021)
Journal Article
ADEFILA, A., TEIXEIRA, R.V., MORINI, L., TEIXEIRA GARCIA, M.L., DELBONI, T.M.Z.G.F., SPOLANDER, G. and KHALIL-BABATUNDE, M. [2021]. Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations? Globalisation, societies and education [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2021.1887724

Calls continue for the decolonisation of higher education (HE). Based on internationalisation debates, a research team from Africa, Europe and Latin America reviewed published decolonisation voices. Using bibliometric analysis and a conceptual review... Read More about Higher education decolonisation: #Whose voices and their geographical locations?.

Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change. (2021)
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RASOOL, S. and HARMS-SMITH, L. 2021. Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change. Critical African studies [online], 13(1): decolonizing African studies, part 2, pages 56-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681392.2021.1886136

Both students and scholars have identified the critical imperative to prioritize decolonization and pedagogical and curriculum transformation in South African higher education institutions. The ongoing context of coloniality, persistent race-based in... Read More about Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change..

Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. School psychology international [online], 42(4), pages 398-421. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343211000399

Research suggests that mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) enhances commitment and goal attainment. However, most studies have used limited comparison conditions. The present study compared MCII against two other potentially effe... Read More about Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning..

Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. (2021)
Journal Article
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and LAU, A. 2021. Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. Complementary therapies in clinical practice [online], 43, article ID 101341. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101341

Aim: This study explores the perspectives of expectant parents on the influence of a single antenatal class incorporating education on childbirth physiology and relaxation techniques. Method: The data for this qualitative descriptive study were colle... Read More about Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study..