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Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development. (2011)
Journal Article
ADAM, I.K., GALADIMA, A. and MUHAMMAD, A.I. 2011. Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development. Journal of sustainable development [online], 4(3), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v4n3p10

The numerous energy challenges facing the world coupled with the lack of sustainability of the non-renewable 'fossil fuels world' has led the search to sustainable alternatives. Biofuel has emerged as an alternative with great promise with quite some... Read More about Biofuels in the quest for sustainable energy development..

Understanding contrasting approaches to nationwide implementations of electronic health record systems: England, the USA and Australia. (2011)
Journal Article
MORRISON, Z, ROBERTSON, A., CRESSWELL, K., CROWE, S. and SHEIKH, A. 2011. Understanding contrasting approaches to nationwide implementational of electronic health record systems: England, the USA and Australia. Journal of healthcare engineering [online], 2(1), article ID 203059, pages 25-41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/2040-2295.2.1.25

As governments commit to national electronic health record (EHR) systems, there is increasing international interest in identifying effective implementation strategies. We draw on Coiera's typology of national programmes - ‘top-down’, ‘bottom-up’ and... Read More about Understanding contrasting approaches to nationwide implementations of electronic health record systems: England, the USA and Australia..

The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation. (2011)
Thesis
CASSIDY, S.M. 2011. The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Photodynamic therapy is a relatively new treatment for various cancers and other diseases using a photosensistiser that produces cytotoxic singlet oxygen (1O2) after light irradiation. Current approved photosensitisers have limitations, such as a low... Read More about The synthesis of aza-dipyrromethenes as potential pdt agents and measurement of singlet oxygen generation..

Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people. (2011)
Thesis
STEPHEN, A.I. 2011. Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The rising population of older people in the UK (Office for National Statistics 2010) and pressure on healthcare services to reduce costs indicate the necessity of developing strategies that enable coping and independence. Loss through death of close... Read More about Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people..

Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres. (2011)
Thesis
OSBECK, S. 2011. Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the surfaces of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based high strength (HT) carbon fibres modified by electrochemical and ultra-violet ozone (UV/O3) treatment methods. The surface and bulk study was conducted by x-ray photoelectron spectros... Read More about Surface characterisation of modified pan based carbon fibres..

The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy. (2011)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. 2011. The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy. Comparative European politics [onine], 9(3), pages 317-343. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/cep.2010.18

The EUs dependence upon exchanges with organised civil society as a proxy for popular participation makes its procedures for participatory governance critical for input legitimacy. The most recent of these is the European Transparency Initiative. The... Read More about The lobby regulation element of the European Transparency Initiative: between liberal and deliberative models of democracy..

Cultivating creativity: building the creative and cultural industries of North-East Scotland. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
HARRIS, P. 2011. Cultivating creativity: building the creative and cultural industries of North-East Scotland. Presented at the Cultivating creativity, sowing seeds: growing networks conference, 20 May 2011, Aberdeen, UK.

Keynote speech delivered at Cultivating Creativity, Sowing Seeds: Growing Networks Conference, held at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen on 20th May 2011.

Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. (2011)
Journal Article
MCCULLAGH, C., SKILLEN, N., ADAMS, M. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2011. Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review. Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology [online], 86(8), pages 1002-1017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.2650

Research in the field of photocatalytic reactors in the past three decades has been an area of extensive and diverse activity with an extensive range of suspended and fixed film photocatalyst configurations being reported. The key considerations for... Read More about Photocatalytic reactors for environmental remediation: a review..

Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. (2011)
Journal Article
WEIDMAN, A.E., CUNNINGHAM, S., GRAY, G., HANSFORD, D., MCLAY, J., BROOM, J. and STEWART, D. 2011. Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 33(4), pages 627-633. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-011-9516-z

Objectives of the study To describe community pharmacists early experiences, views and attitudes with over-the-counter orlistat, 9 months post legal re-classification from November 2009 to January 2010. Setting 13,200 (81%) randomly selected register... Read More about Over-the-counter orlistat: early experiences, views and attitudes of community pharmacists in Great Britain..

Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs. (2011)
Presentation / Conference
MALINS, J.P. 2011. Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs. Presented at the 9th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 09): the endless end, 4-7 May 2011, Porto, Portugal [online]. Available from: http://endlessend.up.pt/site/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/EAD9-Conference-Proceedings_r.pdf

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are generally clear on the need for innovation; however they are very often less clear on how innovation can be brought about. One possible reason for this may be because of a lack of an innovation culture wit... Read More about Innovation by design: using design thinking to support SMEs..

The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. (2011)
Thesis
FOWLER, A.M. 2011. The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more localised and sustainable energy... Read More about The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix..

Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. (2011)
Thesis
RIZZO, A. 2011. Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

Although the contribution of the small enterprise to a nations economy, job creation and innovation is well known, comparatively little is understood on how small firms behave strategically and how the more common patterns of strategic behaviour rela... Read More about Strategic orientation and organizational performance of small firms in Malta: a grounded theory approach..

The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. (2011)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. In Gallore, A.M. (ed.) Terrorism: motivation, threats and prevention. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 6, pages 199-134. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13869

Terrorism is a subject that arouses considerable emotions. These emotions are largely associated with public reactions to attacks and particular events. Analysis of terrorism and 'terrorists', in particular, also identifies the significance of emotio... Read More about The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers..

Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. (2011)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. In Franco, G.H. and Cervantes, S.L. (eds.) Islam in the 21st century. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], pages 1-26. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11164

Around the world approaches by Muslim governments to introduce secularisation and create national consciousness have relied heavily upon processes of state sponsored socialisation. Across the overwhelming majority of Muslim societies, secular structu... Read More about Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation..

Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. (2011)
Report
GRAY, D. 2011. Electric Mobility: Point of Departure. 10 March 2011. Viborg: North Sea Region Programme. [online]. Available from: http://eharbours.eu/uncategorized/point-of-departure-documents

This report presents the initial position of an investigation conducted by organisations co-operating on "e-harbours", looking at the potential of land- and water-based electric transport for the harbour regions of northwest Europe. Current electric... Read More about Electric Mobility: Point of Departure..

Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. (2011)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 12(1), pages 62-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340

Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume this change will occur natural... Read More about Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting..

An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. (2011)
Thesis
PAUDYAL, V. 2011. An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely the ongoing legal status recl... Read More about An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management..

The international competitiveness of Malta as a tourist destination. (2011)
Thesis
AZZOPARDI, E. 2011. The international competitiveness of Malta as a tourist destination. Robert Gordon University, DBA thesis.

Many small islands depend on sustainable tourism to attain long term economic prosperity and well-being for their citizens. As they become more dependent on tourism for their growth, they are more concerned with improving their competitiveness to ada... Read More about The international competitiveness of Malta as a tourist destination..

Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers. (2011)
Thesis
NINNONI, J.P.K. 2011. Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

People with learning disabilities constitute about 2% of the general population. Epilepsy is more prevalent among people with learning disabilities compared with the general population. Effective communication is central to the management of people w... Read More about Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers..

The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. (2011)
Thesis
BARRETT, N. 2011. The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the emergence of a new specialisation within the profession of architecture, namely that of the architectural technologist. The main original contributions from the research concern a deep understanding of how that emergence... Read More about The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture..