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Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. (2021)
Thesis
UGALDE GABELLANES, I. 2021. Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447386

Children's preferences for place-responsive architecture and place-making are not easy to explain. Conversing effectively about these subjects is also a challenge, not just for children but also design professionals and the general public more broadl... Read More about Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students..

Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
ORIESO, A.E. 2021. Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447326

If we think that the environment is less important than the economy, then we should try holding our breath while we count our money. This thesis examines the legal framework governing the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The oil and gas industry in N... Read More about Improving the human rights accountability of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry: a case study of Nigeria..

A computational visual saliency model for images. (2021)
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NARAYANASWAMY, M. 2021. A computational visual saliency model for images. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447310

Human eyes receive an enormous amount of information from the visual world. It is highly difficult to simultaneously process this excessive information for the human brain. Hence the human visual system will selectively process the incoming informati... Read More about A computational visual saliency model for images..

Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom. (2021)
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CROSS, K.A. 2021. Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446979

This Comfort in Clothing study explores how fashion, clothing and dress practices contribute to the psychosocial well-being of women in the UK. Fashion is a global industry, fuelled in recent times by the growth of the athleisurewear sector, reflecti... Read More about Comfort in clothing: a Baumanian critique of how clothing contributes to the well-being of women in the United Kingdom..

Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support. (2021)
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MARTIN, K. 2021. Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447160

Understanding similarity between different examples is a crucial aspect of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) systems, but learning representations optimised for similarity comparisons can be difficult. CBR systems typically rely on separate algorithms to le... Read More about Similarity and explanation for dynamic telecommunication engineer support..

A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (2021)
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ALSHAHRANI, A.M. 2021. A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446877

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is a country with one of the largest land masses and most difficult geographical terrain in the Middle East. The accessibility of advanced health services, especially for people in rural areas, has been considered on... Read More about A mixed methods study of factors influencing health managers acceptance of eHealth services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..

Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. (2021)
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JAMES, I.N. 2021. Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447143

This study explores social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing. It examines how Nigerian small business owner-managers develop and use social capital in the network of relationships to overcome marketing constraints. Social ca... Read More about Social capital and engagement in Nigerian small business marketing..

Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines. (2021)
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BRUNET, M. 2021. Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446968

Colorectal cancer is one of the most severe causes of mortality worldwide accounting for 10% of total cancer cases. Although recent advances in early diagnosis have reduced the mortality rate associated with CRC, patients suffering from the later met... Read More about Novel nanoparticle drug delivery systems: application in the in vitro study of Bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives against human colorectal cancer cell lines..

An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. (2021)
Thesis
UKANWA, I. 2021. An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447375

This study set out to understand how one of the poorest, most disadvantaged groups - rural African women - perceive and experience microfinance in the context of extreme poverty. The study employed a qualitative method and purposefully sampled thirty... Read More about An investigation of poor women's micropreneurship and their experiences of microfinance in rural south-east Nigeria..

A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. (2021)
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AL RAIISI, F. 2021. A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1446862

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex health-related comorbidity with an enormous economic burden on any healthcare system globally. Clinical pharmacy services have potential to contribute significantly to the multidisciplinary team providing saf... Read More about A study to scope structures, processes and related outcomes of clinical pharmacy practice as part of the multidisciplinary care of patients with chronic kidney disease..

Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. (2021)
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WIJEKOON, A. 2021. Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358224

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) have been the primary contributor to the global disease burden, with increased years lived with disability. Such chronic conditions require self-management, typically in the form of maintaining an active lifestyle whil... Read More about Personalised exercise recognition towards improved self-management of musculoskeletal disorders..

Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. (2021)
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WHITTINGHAM, K.A. 2021. Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358171

Since the turn of the 21st century, the term 'Person Centred Care' (PCC) has become integral to healthcare language in policy, education, research and practice. In several healthcare arenas, PCC has become synonymous with the delivery of high-quality... Read More about Pause time: a multi-perspective exploration of person-centred care in an acute hospital: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study with older people, families and staff..

Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging. (2021)
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SABRA, A. 2021. Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1358139

Spatial information must be collected alongside the data modality of interest in wide variety of sub-sea applications, such as deep sea exploration, environmental monitoring, geological and ecological research, and samples collection. Ocean-bottom se... Read More about Cooperative localisation in underwater robotic swarms for ocean bottom seismic imaging..

Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. (2021)
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BALOGUN, Y. 2021. Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357866

Relative permeability is affected by several flow parameters, predominantly operating temperature and fluid viscosity. Fluid viscosity changes with temperature, which correspondingly affects the relative permeability. Temperature is believed to have... Read More about Numerical and experimental study of the impact of temperature on relative permeability in an oil and water system..

An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions. (2021)
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ADEWUSI, I. 2021. An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357835

Tobacco has continued to be a global threat, particularly in developing countries. While it appears that the demands for tobacco products have continued to fall in many developed countries, tobacco growing and consumption is posited to become increas... Read More about An investigation into contemporary tobacco smoking behaviour in Nigeria: the impact of cultural transference on consumer behaviour and usage intentions..