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Inverse design of functional surfaces through low fidelity modelling. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
SAHARE, S., ASIM, T., KUBIAK, K., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Inverse design of functional surfaces through low fidelity modelling. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Functional surfaces are extensively being designed for specific purposes within various industries. The inspiration for many of such surfaces has been derived from biological entities such as shark skin etc. In industry, various surfaces are created... Read More

Effect of surface roughness on the aerodynamic performance of an articulated truck-trailer assembly. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., UBBI, K., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Effect of surface roughness on the aerodynamic performance of an articulated truck-trailer assembly. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Aerodynamic drag is the most dominant resistive force to the motion of a vehicle, several methods of drag reduction have been applied over the years; these mainly include shape modification and add-on devices. A novel method to improve drag response... Read More

Visualisation of turbulent structures in a centrifugal pump’s volute using large eddy simulation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., MISHRA, R. and NSOM, B. [2019]. Visualisation of turbulent structures in a centrifugal pump’s volute using large eddy simulation. To be presented at the 24th Congrès Français de Mécanique (CFM 2019), 26-30 August 2019, Brest, France.

Centrifugal pumps are an integral part of process and chemical industries around the globe. The flow within vaneless volutes of centrifugal pumps is highly turbulent and three-dimensional. Conventional flow modelling techniques are usually incapable... Read More

Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2019. Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. Presented at the 2019 Learning, teaching and student experience conference of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (LTSE 2019), 14-15 May 2019, Manchester, UK.

The world is global whether we like it or not. The Fortune 500 leading global companies employ 67 million people in 34 countries. Tertiary-level teaching within this global context presents instructors with several challenges. Through easy accessibil... Read More

Effects of a freely moving maintenance device on the hydrodynamic characteristics of pipe bends. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ASIM, T., MISHRA, R. and UBBI, K. 2019. Effects of a freely moving maintenance device on the hydrodynamic characteristics of pipe bends. Presented at the 5th eMaintenance conference 2019, 14-15 May 2019, Stockholm, Sweden.

Regular inspection and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines is crucial for safe and cost effective operation of oil and gas industry. Various techniques are practised globally for this purpose. One such technique is to insert a maintenance device wit... Read More

Comparison of operational effectiveness of a turbocharger volute. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ZALA, K., ASIM, T., BAKER, P., UBBI, K. and MISHRA, R. 2019. Comparison of operational effectiveness of a turbocharger volute. Presented at the 5th eMaintenance conference 2019, 14-15 May 2019, Stockholm, Sweden.

Centrifugal compressors are commonly used across a wide range of applications such as in the automotive industry for engine turbocharging. A turbocharger has four main components i.e. inducer, impeller, diffuser and volute. Turbocharger volutes are c... Read More

Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. A. M., CRAWFORD, I. and GODSMAN, F. 2019. Developing students’ innovation and enterprise skills through external collaboration. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation aimed to outline the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) process from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), to provide an progress update on SISA and to demonstrate the student enhancement.

Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BREMNER, P. A. M., LAING, A. and SCOTT, H. 2019. Developing the student journey through collaborative professional skills enhancement sessions. Presented at the2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation outlined the Professional Skills Enhancement programme, and how it seeks to aid the student in becoming 'work ready'. The authors highlights it's move and development into other degree programmes within the School of Creative and C... Read More

Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2019 Creating and evaluating collaborative online international learning (COIL) projects. Presented at the 2019 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2019): learning without borders, 2 May 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

This presentation accompanied a workshop of the same name. The purpose of the workshop was to share findings and experience from a current RGU COIL project, to provide a model and set of key elements required for a COIL project, and to consider chall... Read More

Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interversions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
TALKHAN, H., CUNNINGHAM, S., STEWART, D., ZIGLAM, H., AL HAIL, M., MCINTOSH, T., DIAB, M. and ABDULROUF, P. 2019. Theoretical approaches in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that improve clinicians' antimicrobial prescribing: a systematic review. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference 2019 (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its threats have long been recognised. Many countries have developed antimicrobial stewardship programmes with strategies to optimise antimicrobial prescribing, minimise AMR and improve outcomes. There remains a nee... Read More

An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
ALSHAHRANI, A., STEWART, D. and MACLURE, K. 2019. An exploration of factors influencing health managers' acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered one of the... Read More

General public awareness and views of community pharmacy in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., CRAIG, G., BOYTER, A., MACLURE, A., POWER, A., OSPREY, A., MCGREGOR, A. and STEWART, D. 2019 General public awareness and views of community pharmacy services in Scotland: the 'first port of call' study. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

The recently published ‘Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: a Strategy for Scotland’ urges community pharmacy (CP) to make itself the ‘first port of call’ for healthcare advice. The aim of this research is to explore the Scottish general pub... Read More

An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V. and STEWART, D. 2019. An exploration of community pharmacists' views on the need for, type and content of a tool to support engagement with patients who may be homeless. Presented at the 2019 Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019), 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Homelessness remains a global public health concern. A prior survey indicated the need for pharmacist training and coverage of the topic of homelessness around minimising impact of medicines use, referring for social support, confidence in broaching... Read More

Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2019. Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. Presented at the 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) annual conference 2019 (IFFTI 2019): fashion ID, 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Fashion Institute [online], paper 151. Available from: https://fashioninstitut.../ifftipapers/paper-151/

This paper explores the phenomenon of personal style as an expression of national identity by investigating the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion influencers on Instagram. Instagram is recognised as an example of visual media that has... Read More

A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
MCNELLIS, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D. and MCANAW, J. 2019. A chronological review of Scotland's policies and strategic priorities for implementation of pharmacy-related technologies. Presented at the 25th Health services research and pharmacy practice conference (HSRPP 2019): crossing cultural boundaries; optimising communications for future care, 8-9 April 2019, Birmingham, UK.

National strategies across the world have highlighted the need for improving technology in healthcare. This study aims to summarise the goals and intentions of the Scottish Government and evaluate implementation.

A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
AL RAIISI, F., STEWART, D., ASHLEY, C., FAHMY, M. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2019. A theoretically based cross-sectional survey on the behaviours and experiences of clinical pharmacists caring for chronic kidney disease patients. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 26(Supplement 1): proceedings of the 24th European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) congress 2019: personalised hospital pharmacy: meeting the needs of every patient, 27-29 March 2019, Barcelona, Spain, article number 4CPS-193. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2019-eahpconf.342

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a comorbid condition with high economic burden. Patients need multiple medications and pharmacists provide care that improves outcomes. Al Raiisi et al. recently completed a systematic review showing a paucity of infor... Read More

Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
AWOLLPE, O.K., O'DRISCOLL, N.H. and LAMB, A. 2019. Genome-guided screening of bacterial isolates to identify potential antibiotic producers. Access microbiology [online], 1(1A): oral and poster presentations from the 2019 Microbiology Society annual conference, 8-11 April 2019, Belfast, UK, article ID po0062. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.ac2019.po0062

The urgent need for new antibiotics cannot be overemphasized. Bacterial secondary metabolites remain a relatively untapped source of new therapies. The ability to produce these bioactive compounds is however not universal to all bacterial species. Tw... Read More

'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. (2019)
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BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2019. 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the 2019 Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2019), 9-11 January 2019, Stirling, UK.

This paper provided an overview of developments in online information credibility evaluation over the previous 25 years, relating these to the results of two studies conducted by the authors in 2017: 1) an online survey of the general public (n = 538... Read More

Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. Presented at 2018 Valuing nature annual conference, 13-14 November 2018, Cardiff, UK.

Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2006-09) was a project resulting in a touring exhibition. It was created by the artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison (the Harrisons) and funded by DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund (£186,500... Read More

Barrières à l'utilisation des méthodes d'aide à la décision murltcirétres dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. (2018)
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SEDDIKI, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Barrières à l'utilisation des méthodes d'aide à la décision murltcirétres dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. Presented at the Colloque international sur les villes intelligentes (CIVIC 2018), 6-8 November 2018, Constantine, Algeria. Constantine: Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University Salah Boubnider [online]. Available from: https://ruralm.hypothes...8/04/colloque_18_3_.pdf .

Le secteur de la construction est un secteur où prendre les bonnes décisions peut s’avérer très difficile à cause du nombre important de critères à prendre en considération (qualité, coût, délais, règlementations, impact sur l’environnement, etc.). U... Read More