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Independent evaluation of ARMED service: final report. (2021)
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COOPER, K., FULFORD, H., SWINTON, P., COOPER, R., KYAW MYINT, P., BURNETT, V., HARRISON, I., MOSS, R. and PARKINSON, E. 2021. Independent evaluation of ARMED service: final report. Glasgow: Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1481937

ARMED (HAS Technology, Lichfield, UK) is a falls prevention technology that combines a wrist-worn activity tracker with predictive analytics and machine learning to enable early intervention. Data from the tracker is augmented by weekly grip strength... Read More about Independent evaluation of ARMED service: final report..

Review of 3 and 3 rotation in operation. (2018)
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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..

Talent exchange project description and evaluation. (2017)
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COOK, Y., FULFORD, H. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Talent exchange project description and evaluation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The 3 year Talent Exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), was designed to widen and extend the pool of work related experience (WRE) opportunities available to Robert Gordon University (RGU) students; enhance student employabi... Read More about Talent exchange project description and evaluation..

The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. (2017)
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PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES UNION and SPICKER, P. 2017. The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system. Glasgow: PCS [online]. Available from: https://www.pcs.org.uk/sites/default/files/site_assets/regional_websites/scotland/2017/FSS_Scotland_FINAL.pdf

The report is based on group interviews and questionnaires done earlier this year with 228 DWP officers. This is not the first report ever to ask social security officers what they think, but it's a rare and rather special event. The officers general... Read More about The future of social security in Scotland: views from inside the system..

Reports on payments to governments: a critical review of early developments and experiences. (2017)
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CHATZIVGERI, E., CHEW, L., CRAWFORD, L., GORDON, M. and HASLAM, J. 2017. Reports on payments to governments: a critical review of early developmnets and experiences. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

We are concerned to review and discuss aspects of the Reports submitted in line with the Payments to Governments Regulations. We consider the process of transposition of this EU Accounting Law into UK law and the early implementation or operationaliz... Read More about Reports on payments to governments: a critical review of early developments and experiences..

Reports on payments to governments: a report on early developments and experiences. (2017)
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CHATZIVGERI, E., CHEW, L., CRAWFORD, L., GORDON, M. and HASLAM, J. 2017. Reports on payments to governments: a report on early developments and experiences. Report for Publish What You Pay International Secretariat and Publish What You Pay UK, June 2017. London: Publish What You Pay [online]. Available from: http://www.publishwhatyoupay.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/REPORTS-ON-PAYMENTS-TO-GOVERNMENTS-A-REPORT-ON-EARLY-DEVELOPMENTS-AND-EXPERIENCES-1-2.pdf

We are concerned in this report to review and discuss aspects of the Reports submitted in line with the Payments to Governments Regulations. We consider the process of transposition of this Accounting Law into UK law and the early implementation or o... Read More about Reports on payments to governments: a report on early developments and experiences..

Poverty as a wicked problem. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. Poverty as a wicked problem. CROP poverty brief, no. 35. Bergen, Norway: CROP Secretariat [online]. Available from: http://www.crop.org/viewfile.aspx?id=1062

This brief argues for a pragmatic approach to poverty, rather than an analytical one: 1. Poverty is a wicked issue - complex, multidimensional, unclear and changeable. There is not one problem to be addressed. If we are not dealing with a set, specif... Read More about Poverty as a wicked problem..

A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. In Scottish Government. Consultation on social security in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government [online], response ID 500312666. Available from: https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/social-security-in-scotland/consultation/view_respondent?_b_index=420&uuId=500312666

This submission covers genearl issues related to the statement of principles, broader issues of policy and general administrative arrangements. The main points are these: 1) The aims of benefit systems are complex. Oversimplification threatens to com... Read More about A new future for social security: response to the consultation document..

Pre-consent survey guidance. (2016)
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BALD, J., BENNET, F., CULLOCH, R., SIMAS, T. and MASCARENHAS, P. 2016. Pre-consent survey guidance. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RiCORE-D4-4-Pre-Consent-Survey-Guidance-Final.pdf

This report provides advice for whether or not (and to what extent in terms of data volume) pre-consent surveys are required during the creation of offshore renewable energy projects. This comes as part of the RiCORE project, which aimed to promote t... Read More about Pre-consent survey guidance..

RiCORE project expert workshop 4 report. (2016)
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GRINNALL, A. 2016. RiCORE project expert workshop 4 report. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RiCORE-D5-3-Workshop-4-Report-Final.pdf

This report reviews the outcomes of the fourth workshop organised as part of the RiCORE project, which took place in Cork on 12th April 2016. This workshop confirmed the issues addressed by the project and established next steps to be taken during th... Read More about RiCORE project expert workshop 4 report..

Guidance on effective adaptive management and post-consent monitoring strategies. (2016)
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BENNET, F., CULLOCH, R. and TAIT, A. 2016. Guidance on effective adaptive management and post-consent monitoring strategies. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RiCORE-D5-2D5-4-Adaptive-Management-and-Post-Consent-Monitoring-Strategies-Final.pdf

This report considers policy approaches and scientific methods of relevance to post-consent monitoring. The aim is to help decision makers become better informed by cost-effectively reducing the scientific uncertainties associated with the impacts of... Read More about Guidance on effective adaptive management and post-consent monitoring strategies..

Legal feasibility of implementing a risk-based approach to MRE consenting and compatibility with Natura 2000 network. (2016)
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LE LIÈVRE, C., O'HAGAN, A.M., CULLOCH, R., BENNET, F. and BROADBENT, I. 2016. Legal feasibility of implementing a risk-based approach to MRE consenting and compatibility with Natura 2000 network. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RICORE-D2-3D2-4-Legal-feasibility-Final-1.pdf

This report considers and advances recommendations for the development of a risk-based approach to determining what information and data are required to support the consenting process and the post-consent and post-deployment monitoring phases through... Read More about Legal feasibility of implementing a risk-based approach to MRE consenting and compatibility with Natura 2000 network..

The capability and competency requirements of auditors in today's complex global business environment. (2016)
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BARAC, K., GAMMIE, E., HOWIESON, B. and VAN STADEN, M. 2016. The capability and competency requirements of auditors in today's complex global business environment. Edinburgh: ICAS [online]. Available from: https://www.icas.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/239457/The-capability-and-competency-requirements-of-auditors-in-todays-complex-global-business-environment.pdf

In 2013 ICAS and the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) commissioned two international teams of researchers to undertake studies to investigate what mix of attributes, competencies, professional skills and qualities need to be combined in an audit... Read More about The capability and competency requirements of auditors in today's complex global business environment..

The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. Written submission presented at the 10th Meeting of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee (Scottish Parliament, session 4), 3 March 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament [online], pages 19-23. Available from: http://www.parliament.scot/Papers_20160303_updated_3.3.16.pdf

The author author was approached by the Clerks of the committee to comment on the Scotland Bill and Fiscal Framework, since the publication of the Committee's Interim Report published in May 2015. This is his written submission.

What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? Glasgow: Comon Weal [online]. Available from: http://allofusfirst.org/tasks/render/file/?fileID=5F353C60-ECE3-72D9-CAD3D044ACBB03D0

Professor Paul Spicker analyses the planned devolution of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Bill and argues: The reforms have been represented as giving Scotland 'one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the wo... Read More about What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers?.

Development of risk profiling. (2016)
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BALD, J., MENCHACA, I., BENNET, F. and MASCARENHAS, P. 2016. Development of risk profiling. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/RiCORE-D3.3-Risk-Profiling-Final.pdf

This report contributes further to the Survey, Deploy and Monitor policy guidance, acting as a guide for users wishing to apply a risk-based approach at a Member State level. To this end, it undertakes a review and further development of the three ma... Read More about Development of risk profiling..

New benefit powers for Scotland. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. New benefit powers for Scotland. Poverty Alliance briefing, 23. Glasgow: The Poverty Alliance [online]. Available from: http://www.povertyalliance.org/article/new_welfare_powers

Pending agreement between the Scottish and UK Governments, and the completion of the relevant Parliamentary processes, Scotland is set to gain significant new powers over aspects of the social security system. In order to help Poverty Alliance member... Read More about New benefit powers for Scotland..

Report on potential emerging innovative monitoring approaches, identifying potential reductions in monitoring costs and evaluation of existing long-term datasets. (2015)
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CULLOCH, R., BENNET, F., BALD, J., MENCHACA, I., JESSOPP, M. and SIMAS, T. 2015. Report on potential emerging innovative monitoring approaches, identifying potential reductions in monitoring costs and evaluation of existing long-term datasets. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RiCORE-D4.3-Pre-Consent-Survey-Efficiencies-Final.pdf

This report highlights the potential for using emerging and innovative technologies for pre-consent surveys of key receptor groups at proposed marine renewable energy sites. The report also identifies potential reductions in cost through comparison o... Read More about Report on potential emerging innovative monitoring approaches, identifying potential reductions in monitoring costs and evaluation of existing long-term datasets..