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Monogamy? In this economy? Stigma and resilience in consensual non-monogamous relationships. (2023)
Journal Article
F√úLLGRABE, D. and SMITH, D.S. [2023]. Monogamy? In this economy? Stigma and resilience in consensual non-monogamous relationships. Sexuality and culture [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-023-10099-7

Monogamous marriage, sometimes called "the bedrock of society," still carries an apparent "halo" of moral superiority as a relationship structure. In contrast, consensual non-monogamous (CNM) configurations are stigmatized. Research indicates a conne... Read More about Monogamy? In this economy? Stigma and resilience in consensual non-monogamous relationships..

Fashion studies at a turning point. (2023)
Book Chapter
RUGGERONE, L. 2023. Fashion studies at a turning point. In Filippello, R. and Parkins, I. (eds.) Fashion and feeling: the affective politics of dress. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 13, pages 229-248. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19100-8_13

The recent literature on fashion studies features frequent attempts by a variety of scholars to extend fashion studies beyond the representational paradigm that has dominated the field for many years. The claim is that seeing garments as mere tools t... Read More about Fashion studies at a turning point..

EU citizens living through the pandemic in post-Brexit UK: a visual tour of felt emotions. (2023)
Book
RUGGERONE, L. and HACKETT, C. (eds.) 2023. EU citizens living through the pandemic in post-Brexit UK: a visual tour of felt emotions. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1818024

This digital book presents the results of a research study conducted by the editors in 2021-22 and funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. The study, entitled Living through the pandemic in post-Brexit Britain: emotional damage... Read More about EU citizens living through the pandemic in post-Brexit UK: a visual tour of felt emotions..

A systematic scoping review on the evidence behind debriefing practices for the wellbeing/emotional outcomes of healthcare workers. (2023)
Journal Article
EVANS, T.R., BURNS, C., ESSEX, R. et al. 2023. A systematic scoping review on the evidence behind debriefing practices for the wellbeing/emotional outcomes of healthcare workers. Frontiers in psychiatry [online], 14, article number 1078797. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1078797

Debriefings give healthcare workers voice through the opportunity to discuss unanticipated or difficult events, and to recommend changes. The typical goal of routine debriefings has been to improve clinical outcomes by learning through discussion and... Read More about A systematic scoping review on the evidence behind debriefing practices for the wellbeing/emotional outcomes of healthcare workers..

A neighbourhood of fragmentation. (2023)
Book Chapter
ALTENBERGER, I. 2023. A neighbourhood of fragmentation. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 28, pages 461-476. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_28

Once isolated as a bordered neighbourhood, the Raploch Council housing estate in Stirling, Scotland, has been regenerated through a gentrification policy that encouraged increased owner-occupied housing in an area previously dominated by social housi... Read More about A neighbourhood of fragmentation..

Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. (2023)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S., GIBSON, N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 151-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_8

During periods of heavily contested elections, accompanying political tensions are often most prevalent within informal settlements. Consequently, the prolonged political tensions experienced in Kenya during 2017 were expected to have the most advers... Read More about Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict..

A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo. (2023)
Journal Article
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2023. A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo. Frontiers in sustainability [online], 3, article 990173. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2022.990173

Like most developing countries, Togo continues to rely on the use of traditional forms of biomass energy which causes tremendous socio-economic, environmental and health hazards. In addition, the imbalanced distribution and use of electricity, petrol... Read More about A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo..

Supporting victims of domestic violence at a distance during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in remote, rural and island communities in North-East Scotland and Orkney. (2023)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. [2023]. Supporting victims of domestic violence at a distance during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in remote, rural and island communities in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Island studies journal [online], (accepted).

We investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic-violence service providers in rural and island communities in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Domestic abuse and violence in rural areas is typically underestimated and might be more hidd... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence at a distance during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in remote, rural and island communities in North-East Scotland and Orkney..

Living through the pandemic in post-Brexit Britain: emotional damage and forms of resilience among middle-aged European citizens. [Dataset] (2023)
Dataset
RUGGERONE, L. and HACKETT, C. 2023. Living through the pandemic in post-Brexit Britain: emotional damage and forms of resilience among middle-aged European citizens. [Dataset]. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1893116

This study ran between October 2021 and June 2022. Using a combination of participant-created artwork and semi-structured interviews, the project aimed to examine the effects of the Coronavirus epidemic and Brexit on the emotional wellbeing of middle... Read More about Living through the pandemic in post-Brexit Britain: emotional damage and forms of resilience among middle-aged European citizens. [Dataset].

Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. (2022)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2022. Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. In Children, peace and security. Nairobi: Save the Children International; International Peace Support Training Centre [online], chapter 10, pages 170-187. Available from: https://www.ipstc.org/index.php/downloads-publications/publications?download=226:book-project

Despite increasing attention to a wide range of actors in conflict in the scholarly literature, the roles and experiences of children have been largely considered only in terms of their victimhood. Similarly, in global policy discourses, children and... Read More about Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement..

Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. (2022)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N., VERTIGANS, S. and GIBSON, N. 2023. Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. Women's studies international forum [online], 96, article 102668. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102668

This study examines how residents of Kibera, an multi-ethnic informal settlement and opposition stronghold in Nairobi, Kenya, understood and negotiated political instability in the run up to, and during, the contested elections of 2017. Much of the s... Read More about Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections..

Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, S. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2022. Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Concerns have grown over wellbeing and mental health issues experienced by university students (Auerbach et al., 2018; HESA, 2022), especially after the COVID-19 lockdown (Sahu 2020; Kafka 2020). The literature suggests that the majority of students... Read More about Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing..

Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K. and HENDERSON, S. 2022. Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

The mental wellbeing of university students is of growing concern. Indeed, HESA (2022) reported 122,530 students with a recorded mental health condition in the UK in 2016/17. Many students, however, do not access support for mental health (Rosenthal... Read More about Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students..

Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K. BREMNER, P. and JOHNSON, P. 2022. Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

There is increasing interest in the role of independent learning (IL) in higher education (Thomas, 2015). Indeed, several studies demonstrate the significant impact of IL on students' academic achievement (Difrancesca et al. 2016) and retention in hi... Read More about Enhancing our understanding of independent learning amongst RGU students..

Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P.A.M, PIRIE, T., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and GOODHAND, K. 2022. Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

There is increasing interest in the role of independent learning (IL) in higher education (Thomas, 2015). Indeed, numerous studies have found important differences between high and low achieving students in relation to goal setting, monitoring, use o... Read More about Enhancing our knowledge of students' independent learning techniques via qualitative techniques..

Weathering the storm. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
WORK, F. and the RGU INSTITUTIONAL RESILIENCE PROJECT GROUP. 2022. Weathering the storm. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Resilient Learning Communities is the 2020-2023 sector-wide QAA Enhancement theme (QAA 2020), with a specific aim to improve the student learning experience. QAA Enhancement themes involve institutions, staff and students working together to share pr... Read More about Weathering the storm..

The ultimate test of self-discipline: lockdown and the NoFap community. (2022)
Journal Article
SMITH, D.S., BUTLER-WARKE, A., DAVIDSON, E.-L. and STEVENS, G. 2022. The ultimate test of self-discipline: lockdown and the NoFap community. Sexualities [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/13634607221091493

NoFap is a community of mostly heterosexual men abstaining from what they see as an addictive cycle of pornography, masturbation, and orgasm, induced by the exploitation of innate male urges by the pornography industry. In the general population, inc... Read More about The ultimate test of self-discipline: lockdown and the NoFap community..

Social work in Brazil in the vortex of three crises: pandemic, social and political. (2022)
Journal Article
GARCIA, M.L.T., SPOLANDER, G. and DA SILVA BARBOSA, R. 2023. Social work in Brazil in the vortex of three crises: pandemic, social and political. British journal of social work [online], 53(1), pages 656-672. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcac129

Social work in Brazil advocates a radical and critical model of social work theorisation and practice. This article explores the Brazilian theoretical and practice model, identifying the profession as being in a vortex of COVID-19, increasing state e... Read More about Social work in Brazil in the vortex of three crises: pandemic, social and political..

The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community. (2022)
Journal Article
MCVEAN, S. and YUILL, C. 2022. The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community. Scottish affairs [online], 31(3), pages 345-365. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/scot.2022.0421

Healthcare is becoming increasingly digitised. Access and usage of digital health technologies however is unequal in deprived communities. Despite this disparity, research remains silent on digital health and health inequalities. The present study in... Read More about The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community..

From government-led behaviour change to bottom-up understanding: the transition to low-carbon transport on motorcycles in Taipei, Taiwan. (2022)
Thesis
HUANG, Y.-C. 2022. From government-led behaviour change to bottom-up understanding: the transition to low-carbon transport on motorcycles in Taipei, Taiwan. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880248

Taiwan's prevailing motorcycle usage has been widely discussed in relation to urban air quality. As Taiwan's policy-makers seek to reduce mobile pollution sources in cities, the large number of petrol-powered motorcycles within cities have become a m... Read More about From government-led behaviour change to bottom-up understanding: the transition to low-carbon transport on motorcycles in Taipei, Taiwan..