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An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. (2023)
Thesis
JOHNSON, K.S. 2023. An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study. Robert Gordon University, DPT thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071667

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) affect between 56-80% of physiotherapists, with patient handling often reported as a risk factor. Physiotherapists use therapeutic handling to aid patient rehabilitation. Therapeutic handling involves th... Read More about An exploration of movement and handling by physiotherapists in a rehabilitation setting: a motion analysis study..

The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students. (2023)
Thesis
ABDULLA, A. 2023. The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071520

The popular literature assumes that solution-focused (SF) questions have positive effects on variables such as expectancy and commitment, which are crucial for goal attainment. Typically contrasted with problem-focused (PF) alternatives, SF questions... Read More about The immediate psychological effects of written solution-focused questions in female secondary school students..

Real-time monitoring of cement sheath integrity under high-angle HPHT wellbore conditions. (2023)
Thesis
WILCOX, L.B. 2023. Real-time monitoring of cement sheath integrity under high-angle HPHT wellbore conditions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071847

The lengthy time span over which the cemented well needs to retain its integrity is a massive challenge today. The cement plugs in abandoned wells, in conjunction with the annular cement sheath, need to prevent leakages well beyond the life of the we... Read More about Real-time monitoring of cement sheath integrity under high-angle HPHT wellbore conditions..

Gas diffusion transport characteristics and mathematical description of membrane systems with application for biogas upgrading. (2023)
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OGUNLUDE, P. 2023. Gas diffusion transport characteristics and mathematical description of membrane systems with application for biogas upgrading. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071771

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and their effects have been a matter of global concern over the past decade. With growing energy demands to support developing economies, there has been a challenge of harnessing and utilizing renewable energy to meet... Read More about Gas diffusion transport characteristics and mathematical description of membrane systems with application for biogas upgrading..

Non-adherence of MNOCs to corporate obligations: a review of litigation from the Niger Delta. (2023)
Thesis
OCHEI, N.V. 2023. Non-adherence of MNOCs to corporate obligations: a review of litigation from the Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071698

Multinational oil companies (MNOCs) claim that they have several corporate obligations to protect human rights and the environment in which they operate, and to resolve with local communities any disputes arising from their operations in the shortest... Read More about Non-adherence of MNOCs to corporate obligations: a review of litigation from the Niger Delta..

Adaptive swarm optimisation assisted surrogate model for pipeline leak detection and characterisation. (2023)
Thesis
ADEGBOYE, M.A. 2023. Adaptive swarm optimisation assisted surrogate model for pipeline leak detection and characterisation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071535

Pipelines are often subject to leakage due to ageing, corrosion and weld defects. It is difficult to avoid pipeline leakage as the sources of leaks are diverse. Various pipeline leakage detection methods, including fibre optic, pressure point analysi... Read More about Adaptive swarm optimisation assisted surrogate model for pipeline leak detection and characterisation..

An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas. (2023)
Thesis
DEBSKI, J.A. 2023. An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071585

Environmental sustainability dominates global discourse because of the increasing challenges of mitigation and adaptation to global warming. The aims and targets of ongoing international initiatives are proving insufficient, and are particularly diff... Read More about An effective multi-stakeholder strategy for environmental sustainability in oil and gas-producing areas..

Co-designing the inflammatory arthritis self-management (aiM) intervention. (2023)
Thesis
KNUTH, A. 2023. Co-designing the inflammatory arthritis self-management (aiM) intervention. Robert Gordon University, DPT thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071688

Self-management is an integral part of care for people living with inflammatory arthritis. The benefits of self-management interventions for people living with long-term conditions are well established. To date, most of the inflammatory arthritis sel... Read More about Co-designing the inflammatory arthritis self-management (aiM) intervention..

Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. (2023)
Thesis
KUKHA HAWEZ, H.R. 2023. Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987869

Fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs play a significant role in the world economy and energy markets. Fluid injection (normally water) forces the hydrocarbons out of the reservoirs. Geomechanics, externally applied stress on the rock, play a significant... Read More about Coupled geomechanics and transient multiphase flow at fracture-matrix interface in tight reservoirs..

Genome-guided bioprospecting for novel antibiotic lead compounds. (2023)
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AWOLOPE, O.K. 2023. Genome-guided bioprospecting for novel antibiotic lead compounds. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987833

Antimicrobial resistance continues to pose a threat to health and wellbeing. Unmitigated, it is predicted to be the leading cause of death by 2050. Hence, the sustained development of novel antibiotics is crucial. As over 60% of licensed antibiotics... Read More about Genome-guided bioprospecting for novel antibiotic lead compounds..

Magnetic field directed self-assembly of gold Pickering emulsion for preparing patterned film. (2022)
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OKPOZO, O.P. 2022. Magnetic field directed self-assembly of gold Pickering emulsion for preparing patterned film. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987909

Patterning plays a vital in role in sensor-based devices like surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA), radio frequency (RF) antennas and many others. The linear array spacing and width of gold strips h... Read More about Magnetic field directed self-assembly of gold Pickering emulsion for preparing patterned film..

A reliable trust-aware reinforcement learning based routing protocol for wireless medical sensor networks. (2022)
Thesis
HAJAR, M.S. 2022. A reliable trust-aware reinforcement learning based routing protocol for wireless medical sensor networks. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987863

Interest in the Wireless Medical Sensor Network (WMSN) is rapidly gaining attention thanks to recent advances in semiconductors and wireless communication. However, by virtue of the sensitive medical applications and the stringent resource constraint... Read More about A reliable trust-aware reinforcement learning based routing protocol for wireless medical sensor networks..

A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. (2022)
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RICHARD-OSU, O.J. 2022. A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071784

Heightened pressure on those organisations that are to be held accountable for the impact of their processes on the societies and the environment in which they operate has resulted in sustainable business practices (SBPs) becoming a major area of foc... Read More about A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria..

The lifecycle of a social media beauty trend: a case study of the Instagram body. (2022)
Thesis
UTI, T.O. 2022. The lifecycle of a social media beauty trend: a case study of the Instagram body. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071810

The study pursued the creation of a functional model of the typical lifecycle of a social media beauty trend. Within the fashion and consumer goods industries, lifecycle models already exist that explain the typical manifestations of products and tre... Read More about The lifecycle of a social media beauty trend: a case study of the Instagram body..

Towards a robust, effective and resource-efficient machine learning technique for IoT security monitoring. (2022)
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ZAKARIYYA, I. 2022. Towards a robust, effective and resource-efficient machine learning technique for IoT security monitoring. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987917

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming increasingly popular and an integral part of our everyday lives, making them a lucrative target for attackers. These devices require suitable security mechanisms that enable robust and effective detection... Read More about Towards a robust, effective and resource-efficient machine learning technique for IoT security monitoring..

Industry 4.0: the impact of strategic leadership behaviour on organisational response to the adoption of technological innovation. (2022)
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MORGAN, L.R.W. 2022. Industry 4.0: the impact of strategic leadership behaviour on organisational response to the adoption of technological innovation. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1987878

The rapid development and cross-interaction between emerging technologies is called Industry 4.0, and it is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Organisational leaders are seeking to understand how to lead their firms to benefit from the op... Read More about Industry 4.0: the impact of strategic leadership behaviour on organisational response to the adoption of technological innovation..

An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance. (2022)
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MOHAMMED, J.I. 2022. An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1893017

Since the discovery of the commercial hydrocarbon deposit in 1956, activity of Nigeria's petroleum industry has dramatically increased. The industry now contributes an average of two million barrels of crude oil daily to the global oil market. Howeve... Read More about An investigation into the effectiveness of the design and enforcement of Nigeria's anti-gas flaring law and policy regimes, and the considerations of measures that could improve environmental regulatory compliance..

Employing multi-modal sensors for personalised smart home health monitoring. (2022)
Thesis
FORBES, G. 2022. Employing multi-modal sensors for personalised smart home health monitoring. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071646

Smart home systems are employed worldwide for a variety of automated monitoring tasks. FITsense is a system that performs personalised smart home health monitoring using sensor data. In this thesis, we expand upon this system by identifying the limit... Read More about Employing multi-modal sensors for personalised smart home health monitoring..

Bi-level optimisation and machine learning in the management of large service-oriented field workforces. (2022)
Thesis
AINSLIE, R.T. 2022. Bi-level optimisation and machine learning in the management of large service-oriented field workforces. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880200

The tactical planning problem for members of the service industry with large multi-skilled workforces is an important process that is often underlooked. It sits between the operational plan - which involves the actual allocation of members of the wor... Read More about Bi-level optimisation and machine learning in the management of large service-oriented field workforces..

Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria. (2022)
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ENEYO, G.A. 2022. Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880231

Environmental concerns dominate every stage of oil and gas operations, from production to consumption stages. At the production stage, there is the problem of waste of associated gas through flaring emissions, while pipeline leakages and tanker accid... Read More about Legal framework for utilisation and emissions-impact mitigation from natural gas production: the case for Nigeria..