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Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2016)
Book Chapter
MIGUEL, M.A.G., LAING, R. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2016. Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. In Caldwell, G.A., Smith, C. and Clift, E. (eds.) Digital futures and the city of today: new technologies and physical spaces. Bristol: Intellect [online], chapter 11, pages 193-214. Available from: http://www.press.uchica...buted/D/bo23353147.html

Concerns over how we plan and manage urban development have grown as a result of unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This chapter explores the shifting contexts of urban environments which change in an increasingly frequ... Read More about Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. (2016)
Journal Article
BOATENG, P., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, O.S. 2016. A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. International journal of technology and management research [online], 1(5), pages 1-13. Available from: https://journal.ktu.edu...p/ijtmr/article/view/41

The future of mega infrastructure projects is certain - there will be more risks to manage! The challenge is being met through research and innovation combining current approaches with new. This research adopted a dynamic approach through the combina... Read More about A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects..

International assistance and national and individual contributions in the development of education for library, information and archival studies: some evidence from a case study. (2016)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2016. International assistance and national and individual contributions in the development of education for library, information and archival studies: some evidence from a case study. Libri [online], 66(1), pages 3-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2015.0110

This is a very brief summary of a study that focused on the development of education for library, archive, and information services (LIS) in Iraq, where significant progress seemed to have been made before the Second Gulf War, despite the country's i... Read More about International assistance and national and individual contributions in the development of education for library, information and archival studies: some evidence from a case study..

Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. (2016)
Journal Article
SMYTHE, E., HUNTER, M., GUNN, J., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., WILSON, S. and PAYNE, D. 2016. Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. Midwifery [online], 37, pages 25-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012

Objective: to ponder afresh what makes a good birth experience in a listening manner. Design: a hermeneutic approach that first explores the nature of how to listen to a story that is already familiar to us and then draws on Heidegger's notion of the... Read More about Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis..

A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines. (2016)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E. 2016. A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 69(4), pages 116-126. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper/2016.69.116

This paper reviews work on two aspects of scramjet and similar ducted hypersonic propulsion. The first of these is air-fuel mixing techniques - the problem of mixing is considered the most intractable in scramjet design. The second aspect is the use... Read More about A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines..

Black, white and grey: investigating the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. (2016)
Report
HEYMAN, I. 2016. Black, white and grey: investigating the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services. In the Scottish institute for policing research annual report 2015. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of the Environment, University of Dundee [online], pages 38-39. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/P...PR_Annual_Report_15.pdf

People who experience mental health distress (PWEMHD) often come to the attention of police through direct contact when help seeking or through concern by others in the community. Frequently officers are required to seek safe-keeping advice through m... Read More about Black, white and grey: investigating the pathways and interface between police, those in mental health distress and emergency health services..

Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting. (2016)
Journal Article
DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting. Western journal of nursing research [online], 38(11), pages 1469-1488. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939

This article presents findings from a study about compassionate care?the development of person knowledge in a medical ward caring for older people. Appreciative inquiry, an approach to research that focuses on discovering what works well and implemen... Read More about Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting..

The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. (2016)
Thesis
BOAG, L.S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: Informal caregivers provide unpaid support to a family member, which has been shown to more positively affect their relatives health outcomes than equivalent paid caregivers. The provision of this support, however, comes at a cost to the... Read More about The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder..

Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. (2016)
Thesis
COETZEE, S.A. 2016. Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to illuminate, through the lens of Murphys interpretation of Webers theory of social exclusion, contemporary challenges faced by the South African accounting profession pertaining to the shortage of professional accountants. In parti... Read More about Contemporary challenges facing the South African accounting profession: issues of selection, recruitment and transformation..

Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. (2016)
Thesis
ADO, R. 2016. Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Local Content is an oil sector governance and sustainability policy that aims at check-mating the dominance of the foreign oil companies in host countries, and encouraging the participation of the local oil firms in the petroleum value-chain. It is a... Read More about Accounting, accountability and governance in upstream petroleum contracts: the case of local content sustainability in the Nigerian oil and gas sector..

The capability and competency requirements of auditors in today's complex global business environment. (2016)
Report
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/__...usiness-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 elephant in the dispute resolution room: problems with the definition of arbitration in Scots law. (2016)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, D.S. 2016. The elephant in the dispute resolution room: problems with the definition of arbitration in Scots law. Juridical review, 1, pages 27-48. Available from: http://www.westlaw.co.uk

Considers the implications of the absence of a precise definition of arbitration in Scots law, particularly for distinguishing an expert determination from a judicial pronouncement. Examines options for resolving the uncertainty, including the lesson... Read More about The elephant in the dispute resolution room: problems with the definition of arbitration in Scots law..

Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world. (2016)
Book Chapter
HARMS SMITH, L. and FERGUSON, I. 2016. Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world. In Taylor, I., Bogo, M., Lefevre, M. and Teater, B. (eds.) Routledge international handbook of social work education. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 17, pages 197-208. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/9781138890237

The turmoil, struggle, deepening poverty and inequality in which the world finds itself requires a responsive social work practice, theory and education. However, the current era of neoliberalism, 'post-welfare capitalism' and external socio-politica... Read More about Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world..

Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie. (2016)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie. Revue des energies renouvelables [online], 19(1), pages 29-40. Available from: http://www.cder.dz/spip.php?article2893

In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption, making use of 34% of the total energy ; consequently, the government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to reduce this co... Read More about Evaluation multicritère pour la rénovation thermique des bâtiments en maçonnerie..

Flexural, impact, rheological and physical characterizations of POM reinforced by carbon nanotubes and paraffin oil. (2016)
Journal Article
YOUSEF, S., VISCO, A., GALTIERI, G and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Flexural, impact, rheological and physical characterizations of POM reinforced by carbon nanotubes and paraffin oil. Polymers for advanced technologies [online], 27(10), pages 1338-1344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pat.3801

The paraffin oil dispersion technique innovated in the recent years to synthesize bulk polymer nanocomposite materials has a uniform dispersion. This research work aims to study the effect of added carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on flexural, impact and rheo... Read More about Flexural, impact, rheological and physical characterizations of POM reinforced by carbon nanotubes and paraffin oil..

How can a box become a garment. (2016)
Journal Article
HARDINGHAM, L.A. 2016. How can a box become a garment. International journal of fashion design, technology and education [online], 9(2), pages 97-105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2016.1167254

This paper analyses the pedagogy connecting fashion students' understanding of pattern making and garment construction through the project 'how can a box become a garment', implemented as an alternative novel approach for students new to pattern cons... Read More about How can a box become a garment..

The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. (2016)
Journal Article
BROWN, C.W., HOWARD, M. and MORSE, J. 2016. The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(3), pages 388-390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216

Interprofessional simulation-based education (IPSE) is common in medicine and nursing curricula; however, it is less evident in diagnostic radiography. Previous work suggests graduate radiographers are unprepared in terms of trauma knowledge and expe... Read More about The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting..

Impact of distributed generation modes in optimal coordination between dG and capacitor simultaneously. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N.B., BANI, N.A., JAMIAN, J.J., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2016. Impact of distributed generation modes in optimal coordination between dG and capacitor simultaneously. Presented at the 10th International power engineering and optimization conference 2016 (PEOCO2016), 26-27 March 2016, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

This paper describes the impact of the mode selection in Distributed Generation (DG) has in order to reduce the total power losses in the distribution system when coordination between the DG and capacitor is done simultaneously There are two modes av... Read More about Impact of distributed generation modes in optimal coordination between dG and capacitor simultaneously..

Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. (2016)
Journal Article
GRACA, N.A.G., GASPAR, L, COSTA, D.M., LOUREIRO, I., KONG THOO-LING, P., RAMOS, I., ROURA, M., PRUVOST, A., PEMBERTON, I.K., LOUKIL, H., MACDOUGALL, J., TAVARES, J. and CORDEIRO-DA-SILVA, A. 2016. Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy [online], 60(4), pages 2532-2536. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02490-15

Current treatments for African trypanosomiasis are either toxic, costly, difficult to administer, or prone to elicit resistance. This study evaluated the activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl (BNIP) derivatives against Trypanosoma brucei. BNIPDiaminobut... Read More about Activity of bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives agains trypanosoma brucei..

Investigation of structural parameter dedendance of confinement losses in PCF-FBG sensor for oil and gas sensing applications. (2016)
Journal Article
JOHNY, J., PRABHU, R. and FUNG, W.K. 2016. Investigation of structural parameter dedendance of confinement losses in PCF-FBG sensor for oil and gas sensing applications. Optical and quantum electronics [online], 48, article number 252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-016-0528-8

Photonic crystal fibre (PCF)?fibre bragg grating (FBG) integration opens up new possibilities in multi-parameter fibre-optic sensing, owing to their active control over light characteristics and mode confinements. Their integration results in a misma... Read More about Investigation of structural parameter dedendance of confinement losses in PCF-FBG sensor for oil and gas sensing applications..