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Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. (2017)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2017. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. Translated to Arabic by H.M.I. Matter. Berlin: Democratic Arabic Centre [online]. Available from: http://democraticac.de/?p=46477

This book is about social policy and administration, which is a field of study mainly concerned with 'social welfare' and the 'social services'. Social policy is not a self-contained academic discipline. The book attempts to draw material together an... Read More

Castle to cathedral to cashmere: an evaluation. (2017)
Report
REID, P.H. and TAIT, E. 2017. Castle to cathedral to cashmere: an evaluation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Partnership has delivered a significant heritage experience to the centre of Elgin. The partnership has been led by The Moray Council and has involved the City of Elgin Business Improvement District, Elgin Fund, Hi... Read More

Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7. (2017)
Other
GRINNALL, A. 2017. Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.2. Held on OpenAIR@RGU [online]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2837

A large majority of the information compiled in this sheet comes from the research conducted by Bloice, Baxter and Gray (2017) at remote airports for the SPARA project. Some additional elements have been included based on conversations between SPARA... Read More

Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth. (2017)
Thesis
ALWAWI, I. 2017. Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The field of telehealth has developed rapidly in recent years. It provides medical support particularly to those who are living in remote areas and in emergency cases. Although developments in both technology and practice have been rapid, there are s... Read More

Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. (2017)
Thesis
ROBERTSON-GRAY, O.J. 2017. Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial, chronic inflammatory condition characterised by endothelial dysfunction, hyperlipidaemia and the accumulation of fatty deposits within the tunica intima of medium-to-large sized muscular arteries. This disease can... Read More

Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. (2017)
Thesis
SALINA, A.P. 2017. Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Purpose “ The financial systems in many emerging countries are still impacted by the devastating effect of the 2008 financial crisis which created a massive disaster in the global economy. The banking sector needs appropriate quantitative techniques... Read More

Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. (2017)
Journal Article
MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. = [Evaluation of the luminous and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office space with single and double-glazing under a sunny clear sky]. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 3(2), pages 97-103. Available from: http://revues.univ-bisk...jaest/article/view/3862

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the light and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office. This last term designates a working space whose outer wall is entirely glazed by a simple transparent glazing in a first case, and a transparent... Read More

Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. (2017)
Journal Article
EZEANI, E.C. 2017. Responding to homegrown terrorism: the case of Boko Haram. Annual survey of international and comparative law [online], 22(1), article number 5. Available from: https://digitalcommons....annlsurvey/vol22/iss1/5

If terrorism as it is known from history is changing, should the response to it change as well? This paper reflects on the rise and activities of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria and the hesitation of domestic, regional and international efforts in ste... Read More

Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. (2017)
Book Chapter
MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. 2018. Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. In Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A.M., Azeiteiro, U.M. and McGhie, H. (eds.) Handbook of climate change communication, volume 1: theory of climate change communication. Climate change management. Cham: Springer, pages 61-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69838-0_4

This chapter evaluates the role of communication in building support for climate change adaptation through urban spatial planning. We take Durban in South Africa as our case study, a city with significant vulnerability to climate change which is wide... Read More

Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. (2017)
Journal Article
TURNER, A.D., WAACK, J., LEWIS, A., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L. 2018. Development and single-laboratory validation of a UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in natural water, cyanobacteria, shellfish and algal supplement tablet powders. Journal of chromatography B [online], 1074-1075, pages 111-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.12.032

A simple, rapid UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and optimised for the quantitation of microcystins and nodularin in wide variety of sample matrices. Microcystin analogues targeted were MC-LR, MC-RR, MC-LA, MC-LY, MC-LF, LC-LW, MC-YR, MC-WR, [As... Read More

Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. (2017)
Journal Article
TOLEDANO, N. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. Action research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439

Narrative is an important tool for developing and writing up action research experiences. Its power lies in the fact that narrative construction and narrative recounting are fundamental human communication practices. Narratives are also knowledge pro... Read More

Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. (2017)
Book Chapter
NJOKU, C.O., STEWART, A.D., HUME, P.A. and KOLOSE, S. 2018. Non-imaging method: 3D scanning. In Hume, P., Kerr, D.A. and Ackland, T.R. (eds.) Best practice protocols for physique assessment in sport. Singapore: Springer [online], chapter 7, pages 71-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5148-1_7

Three-dimensional body scanning is used to determine surface anthropometry characteristics such as body volume, segment lengths and girths. Three-dimensional scanning systems use laser, light or infrared technologies to acquire shape and software to... Read More

Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. (2017)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. American journal of engineering research [online], 6(12), pages 289-300. Available from: http://www.ajer.org/papers/v6(12)/ZR0612289300.pdf

Shelter or housing is the first thing humans need for living in this world even before food. The construction sector is the provider of physical infrastructure essential for human sustenance and economic development. Moreover, the advancement in vert... Read More

Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. (2017)
Journal Article
ROBERTS, F. and GOODHAND, K. 2017. Scottish healthcare students' perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and health sciences [online], 20(1), pages 107-115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12393

The most memorable learning occurs during placement: Simulated interprofessional learning is a logical learning opportunity to help healthcare professionals work beyond their professional silos. This qualitative study aimed to investigate the perceiv... Read More

A woman's hand and a lion's heart: Skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. (2017)
Journal Article
GILKISON, A., RANKIN, J., KENSINGTON, M., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., DEERY, R. and CROWTHER, S. 2017. A woman's hand and a lion's heart: Skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. Midwifery [online], 58, pages 109-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009

Objective:- The complex and challenging nature of rural midwifery is a global issue. New Zealand and Scotland both face similar ongoing challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce, and understanding the best preparation for rural midwifery p... Read More

Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. (2017)
Journal Article
MCLAY, J.S., IZZATI, N., PALLIVALAPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., RORE, C., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2017. Pregnancy, prescription medicines and the potential risk of herb-drug interactions: a cross-sectional survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine [online], 17, article ID 543. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-2052-1

Background: - Pregnant women are routinely prescribed medicines while self-medicating with herbal natural products to treat predominantly pregnancy related conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the potential for herb-drug interactions (HDIs... Read More

Hormone replacement therapy and women's health: umbrella review of interventional and observational studies. (2017)
Other
LEE, S.H., NURMATOV, U., TALIBOV, M., HAWRYLOWICZ, C., CRITCHLEY, H., SHEIKH, A. and NWARU, B.I. 2017. Hormone replacement therapy and women's health: umbrella review of interventional and observational studies. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42017083412. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac....d.php?ID=CRD42017083412

This review aims to undertake an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational and interventional studies investigating the role of hormone replacement therapy in the primary and secondary prevention of multiple health and... Read More

Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. (2017)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people's understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article number 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082

Background: Patient information may assist in promoting shared decision-making, however it is imperative that the information presented is comprehensible and acceptable to the target audience. Objective: This study sought to explore the acceptability... Read More

Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. (2017)
Journal Article
FORKUO, A.K. 2017. Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. British journal of school of nursing [online], 12(10), pages 480-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480

This article is a discussion paper aimed at school nursing leaders and, importantly, nursing managers and academics who are looking for ways to sustain nursing services. With austerity, there is a compelling demand for future NHS services including s... Read More