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The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry. (2020)
Journal Article
STEWART, A.D., GARDINER, M., MACDONALD, J. and WILLIAMS, H. 2021. The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry. Applied ergonomics [online], 90, article ID 103247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103247

Building, bridge or wind turbine maintenance requires manual dexterity tasks by a specialist rope-access trained workforce via two principal means: harness suspension of individual workers from above, or deployment of a suspended platform or cradle f... Read More about The effect of harness suspension on a simulated maintenance task efficacy in the renewable energy industry..

Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. (2019)
Journal Article
BHATTA, P., BERMANO, G., WILLIAMS, H.C. and KNOTT, R.M. 2020. Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations. Genomics [online], 112(2), pages 1795-1803. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2019.10.011

To determine the association of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma coactivator 1 Gly482Ser variant with components of metabolic syndrome. Materials and methods:- A systematic search was carried out using Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE a... Read More about Meta-analysis demonstrates Gly482Ser variant of PPARGC1A is associated with components of metabolic syndrome within Asian populations..

Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. (2019)
Thesis
PAPADATOU, Z. 2019. Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Occupational irritant hand dermatitis (OIHD) is emerging as an important risk caused by or made worse by work. OIHD can cause significant and long-term health issues, and can impact on an individual's employment. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are amongst... Read More about Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. (2018)
Journal Article
PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2018. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 16(6), pages 1398-1417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003405

Background: - The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis. When the skin comes into contact with hazardous substances at work, this can cause occupational dermatitis to occ... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review..

Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. (2018)
Report
GIBBONS-WOOD, D., STEVENSON, A., SMITH, S. and WILLIAMS, H. 2018. Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This survey was commissioned by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), working in conjunction with the recognised Trade Unions and ACAS. These together form the Joint Working Party (JWP) which provided guidance during the research process. The r... Read More about Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation..

Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study. (2017)
Journal Article
STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.L., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2017. Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study. American journal of human biology [online], 29(4), article ID e22992. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22992

In 1984, male UK offshore workers had higher fat content and greater overweight- and obesity prevalence than the general population. Since then, body weight has increased by 19%, but - without accompanying anthropometric measures - their size increas... Read More about Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: new insight from a 3D scanning study..

Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology [online], 29(3), e22935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935

Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample of the male UK offshore workfo... Read More about Defying geometric similarity: shape centralization in male UK offshore workers..

Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2017. Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001

Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative sample of the UK offshor... Read More about Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: a cluster analysis approach..

Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2017. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], 60(6), pages 844-850. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219

Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6 {plusmn} 12.6 year (mean {plusmn} SD) with BMI 22.0-40.0 kg m-2 wearing a standard survival ('dry') suit undertook... Read More about Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size..

The emotional well-being of young people: a review of the literature. (2005)
Working Paper
SUTTON, P.W., LOVE, J.G., BELL, J., CHRISTIE, E., MAYRHOFER, A., MILLMAN, Y., WILLIAMS, H. and YUILL, C. 2005. The emotional well-being of young people: a review of the literature. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Suicide is increasingly described by governments and policy-makers as a global public health problem. Between 1950 and 1995 global suicide rates have increased by 60%. In recent years concerns have been expressed in Scotland and the UK about rising s... Read More about The emotional well-being of young people: a review of the literature..