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Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. (2021)
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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], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2021.12.013

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..

How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. (2021)
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PHILLIPS, R. [2022]. How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. Armed forces and society [online], (accepted).

Evidence suggests that UK veterans are seen as victims with a consequent elevation of concern for their perceived mental health needs. The present study examined sociodemographic factors that contribute to victimising conceptualisations of British Ar... Read More about How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach..

Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021)
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VERTIGANS, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and OKINDA, F. 2021. Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta academica [online], 53(2): pandemic politics, pages 122-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa53i2/7

Informal settlements have been identified as locations both where the spread of COVID-19 has generally been slower than within the Global North and measures to restrain the pandemic have further intensified local peoples’ marginality as income decrea... Read More about Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic..

An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. (2021)
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KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2022. An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. International journal of sustainable energy [online], (accepted). To be made available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2021.2023150

The Togolese government has outlined a renewable energy technologies target of achieving 100% electrification to all by 2030, to meet the government's Millennium goals. This paper presents the viewpoints of key stakeholders in relation to the current... Read More about An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo..

Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. (2021)
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PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2021]. Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. Journal of political and military sociology [online] (accepted).

Previous research on British public perceptions of UK veterans has focused mainly on opinion polls and survey data. This is problematic, as the broader scope of public dialogue and discourse that informs and influences public perceptions of veterans... Read More about Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach..

Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. (2021)
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PHILLIPS, R. [2021]. Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. Journal of military and veterans' health [online], (accepted).

Previous research suggests that US public estimates of mental health problems in US veterans who returned from the deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan exceed actual concerns. The present project examines how sociodemographic factors may contribute to... Read More about Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public..

Examining oilmen's notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours. (2021)
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ADAMS, N.N. 2022. Examining oilmen’s notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours. Safety science [online], 145, article 105501. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105501

This study explores how notions of fatherhood masculine identity held by offshore oilfield workers positively influenced safety and risk predispositions in the workplace. Findings are based on a ‘rapid’, two week, embedded ethnography of a remote off... Read More about Examining oilmen's notions of ‘fatherhood masculinity’ as a pathway to understand increased offshore oilfield safety behaviours..

A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development. (2021)
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MCCANN, B., MCCARTHY, P.J., COOPER, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and KEEGAN, R.J. 2021. A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development. Journal of applied sport psychology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2021.1963013

This study retrospectively explored perceptions of coach, parent and peer motivational influences across athlete development. Four investment stage football players (M age = 18.5years, SD=0.6) with an average of 13 (SD=1.4) years footballing experien... Read More about A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development..

The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. (2021)
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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)
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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..

Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour. (2021)
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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)
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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)
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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..

Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
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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)
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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)
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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], 46(4), pages 958-972. 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..

Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. (2021)
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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)
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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)
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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..