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Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. (2021)
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PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2021. Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1346357

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in gender-based violence and increased risks of harm for domestic-abuse survivors, due to restrictions on movement and an increase in social isolation. Gender-based violence is a major public health,... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney..

Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? (2021)
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IRONSIDE, R., HEDDLE, D. and MASSIE, S. 2021. Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide? Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hosted on Orkney Digital Storytelling [online]. Available from: https://www.orkneydigitalstorytelling.com/project-report.html

In this report, a collaboration between Robert Gordon University and the University of the Highlands and Islands Institute for Northern Studies, the authors bring together findings from four workshops hosted as part of the My Orkney Story project.... Read More about Angles of vision: digital storytelling on the cosmic tide?.

Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown. (2021)
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REID, P. and BLOICE, L. 2021. Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The research examines Scottish Public Libraries and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 and in particular the way in which they have, through their digital offering, helped to support community resilience and cohesion. The research als... Read More about Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown..

Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses. (2019)
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DIACK, L., PEDERSEN, S., MACLENNAN, S., FALCONER, M., GILLIBRAND, E., MCFADYEN, M. and WATSON, A. 2019. Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses. London: Advance-HE [online]. Available from: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/filemanager/root/site_assets/research_resources/small_development_projects/sdp_19/support/046_AdvHE_Support_aspiring_women_final.pdf

This research was funded by Advance HE’s Small Development Fund to explore higher education institutions' (HEIs') mechanisms for the support and advancement of current and aspiring women leaders. Over recent years there has been an increase in the nu... Read More about Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses..

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..

Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. (2017)
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BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.

This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports, the effects of losing a... Read More about Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports..

Every child a library member: an evaluative review. (2016)
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REID, P.H. and HOOD, C. 2016. Every child a library member: an evaluative review. Glasgow: Scottish Library and Information Council [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibraries.org/research-skills/every-child-a-library-member/

In August 2016 the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University conducted an Evaluative Review of the Every Child A Library Member project. The review, conducted by Professor Peter Reid and Caroline Hood, examined the various ECAL... Read More about Every child a library member: an evaluative review..

Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. (2013)
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WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K. 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibraries.org/research-skills/impact-of-school-libraries/

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (S... Read More about Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]..

Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. (2013)
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COCKBURN, D., DEVECI, G., DONALDSON, B., GRAY, D., HARRIS, P., LAING, R., MCCLEAN, D., MARTIN, A., OWEN, A. and PRONDZYNSKI, F. V. 2013. Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [onlone]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/aberdeen-city-centre-regeneration-report

The aim of this discussion paper is to stimulate debate and prompt action regarding the future shape and purpose of Aberdeen's city centre. This paper argues that investment in a thriving and dynamic city centre requires consideration of the city as... Read More about Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre..

Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. (2012)
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MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T. 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.

Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and competency, with a view of identif... Read More about Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry..

Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. (2012)
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WHITTEMORE, S. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report]. Bristol: Jisc [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/1/TDI_Case_Study_(v0.76).doc

The TDI project explored the types of digital engagement that are currently in use and how they are monitored. The project assessed what BCE skills, digital focused and traditional, that were available in the institutions and set out to share and emb... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners..

Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. (2011)
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BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scool of Social Sciences, University of Dundee [online]. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/Plugin/Publications/assets/files/Research_Summary_13.pdf

Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of others, and for this reason pa... Read More about Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing..

Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. (2010)
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MARCELLA, R. and PIRIE, T. 2010. Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. Dubai: OPITO International FZ LLC.

An independent study, covering senior leaders in sixty companies across the globe, was conducted by the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, to assist OPITO in exploring how internationalisation impacts on emergency response and basi... Read More about Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry..

The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. (2010)
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BAXTER, G., GRAY, D., MORRISON, K., REID, P.H., VERGUNST, J., WILLIAMS, D. 2010. The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. Draft report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the main street (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street and Victoria... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..

Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. (2010)
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GIBBONS-WOOD, D. and MACLEOD, I. 2010. Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. Executive summary. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This interim report provides an overview of the research phase of a project examining the way in which skills use can be maximised in the oil and gas industry. The research has been funded by the Scottish Funding Council as part of a broader package... Read More about Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report..

An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. (2009)
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GIBBONS-WOOD, D., TAIT, E. and MORRISON, K. 2009. An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The relationship between alcohol and crime is highly topical and increasingly important to policy makers. The connection between alcohol consumption and crime has significant implications for the implementation of appropriate interventions and polici... Read More about An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen..

The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'. (2009)
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HALPIN, D. and BAXTER, G. 2009. The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'. Full research report, ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1932. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467

What organized interests are mobilized in influencing public policy? What does the map of organised interests - the 'group system' - look like? This has been a central concern in political science for decades. The reason for this preoccupation is cle... Read More about The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'..

Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. (2008)
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MARCELLA, R., MACDONALD, S. and BAXTER, G. 2008. Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This work is one of a series of 34 essays on the value of arts and humanities research, commissioned by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2008. This essay considers the economic and social value of creative and performing arts res... Read More about Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK..

Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. (2006)
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WILLIAMS, D. and WAVELL, C. 2006. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the learning tasks they design, m... Read More about Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions..