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What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. (2018)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. 2018. What an extradition hearing is and why it matters. Juridical review [online], 4, pages 250-268. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk

Extradition is important. It serves vital purposes. The centrepiece of UK extradition is the hearing. It plays the operative role in the rendition of accused and convicted persons from the UK to third states. In light of the significance of extraditi... Read More

Sand failure: effect of biocide on the geomechanical properties of outcrop carbonate rock under static conditions. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
WUYEP, E., OLUYEMI, G., YATES, K. and AKISANYA, A. 2019. Sand failure: effect of biocide on the geomechanical properties of outcrop carbonate rock under static conditions. In Kallel A., Erguler, Z.A., Cui, Z.-D., Karrech, A., Karakus, M., Kulatilake, P. and Shukla, S.K. (eds.) Recent advances in geo-environmental engineering, geomechanics and geotechnics, and geohazards: proceedings of the 1st Springer conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), 12-15 November 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia. Advances in science, technology and innovation: IEREK interdisciplinary series for sustainable development. Cham: Springer [online], pages 183-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01665-4_43

The effects of chemical interaction of a biocide with formation rocks on the rock geomechanical strength were examined. A combination of analytical tests (Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Analysis-SEM/EDX, X-Ray Powder Diffraction... Read More

The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. (2018)
Journal Article
CHAMBERS, A.K., JONES, H.G., WILKINSON, T., WORGAN, H.J., A. WARR, A., HUSON, K.M. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. The bacterial pedome associated with foot pathologies in sheep: a case study. Large animal review [online], 24(6), pages 243-246. Available from: https://cms.sivarnet.it/it/lar

Hoof lameness is considered to be a major health issue in sheep, and can impact on both animal welfare and production of livestock. However the causes, although generally assumed to have a microbiological basis, are poorly understood. The work presen... Read More

Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More

Visual methods for social and cultural airport research. (2018)
Report
BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2018. Visual methods for social and cultural airport research. SPARA 2020 Project: WP7 Additional Budget Deliverable.

This report examines the use of still, moving, and 3D images and visualisations for investigation into the social and cultural role of airports. The potential to use these methods to help people remember, connect to, and visualise these social and cu... Read More

An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. (2018)
Journal Article
WOJTKOWIAK, J. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. Spirituality in clinical practice [online], 5(4), pages 261-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188

Birth and death are both fundamental human experiences. The end of life has been a major topic in philosophical, psychological, and sociological debates. Meanwhile, the beginning of life seems to be ignored in discussions around existential meanings... Read More

PUÓN-PALÁEpizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE): a review of current knowledge. (2018)
Journal Article
PUÓN-PALÁEZ, X.-H.D., MCEWAN, N.R. and OLVERA-RAMIREZ, A.M. 2018. Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE): a review of current knowledge. European scientific journal [online], 14(36), pages 137-149. Available from: https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n36p137

This literature review deals with Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE), a condition which is potentially fatal to infected animals and continues to threaten the rabbit production industry internationally. The documented history of the condition is revi... Read More

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
Journal Article
EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082

In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary analysis of the Living Cost... Read More

The effect of water treatment unit processes on cyanobacterial trichome integrity. (2018)
Journal Article
PESTANA, C.J., CAPELO-NETO, J., LAWTON, L., OLIVEIRA, S., CARLOTO, I. and LINHARES, H.P. 2019. The effect of water treatment unit processes on cyanobacterial trichome integrity. Science of the total environment [online], 659, pages 1403-1414. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.337

Many toxic and/or noxious cyanobacteria appear in nature with a filamentous, stacked cell arrangement called trichomes. Although water treatment can be optimized to keep cyanobacterial cells intact and avoid the release of toxic and/or noxious compou... Read More

Interaction of NKX3.1 and SELENOP genotype with prostate cancer recurrence. (2018)
Journal Article
DONADIO, J.L.S., LIU, L., FREEMAN, V.L., EKOUE, D.N., DIAMOND, A.M. and BERMANO, G. 2018. Interaction of NKX3.1 and SELENOP genotype with prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate [online], 79(5), pages 462-467. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23752

Background: NKX3.1 is a tumor suppressor frequently lost in prostate cancer. Previous studies by others indicated that the risks associated with reduced NKX3.1 levels can be enhanced by anti-oxidant supplementation. Selenium is an essential component... Read More

A case study of the implementation and sustainability of medication reviews in older patients by clinical pharmacists. (2018)
Journal Article
KEMPEN, T.G.H., GILLESPIE, U., FÄRDBORG, M., MCINTOSH, J., MAIR, A. and STEWART, D. 2018. A case study of the implementation and sustainability of medication reviews in older patients by clinical pharmacists. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.006

Background : Medication reviews have been introduced as healthcare interventions to decrease inappropriate polypharmacy in older patients, but implementation in practice is challenging. Objective: This case study aimed to explore the events, actions... Read More

Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. (2018)
Journal Article
GIBSON SMITH, K., PAUDYAL, V., QUINN, F., KLEIN, S. and STEWART, D. 2018. Offshore workers and health behaviour change: an exploration using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International maritime health [online], 69(4), pages 248-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2018.0040

Background: Previous research has identified the importance of promoting behaviour change within theoffshore workforce. This qualitative study sought to: identify self-care behaviours perceived to require behaviour change within the offshore workforc... Read More

Zinc-modified nanotransporter of anticancer drugs for targeted therapy: biophysical analysis. (2018)
Journal Article
SKALICKOVA, S., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., FERNANDEZ, C., KEPINSKA, M., MILNEROWICZ, H. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Zinc-modified nanotransporter of anticancer drugs for targeted therapy: biophysical analysis. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology [online], 19(5), pages 2483-2488. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2019.15870

Modern anticancer therapy aims to increase the effectiveness of tumor treatment. The aim of this work was to propose a new nanotransporter for targeted delivery of anthracycline antibiotics, which is characterized by its bioavailability, increased up... Read More

Development of new silver nanoparticles suitable for materials with antimicrobial properties. (2018)
Journal Article
RUTTKAY-NEDECKY, B., SKALICKOVA, S., KEPINSKA, M., CIHALOVA, K., DOCEKALOVA, M., STANKOVA, M., UHLIROVA, D., FERNANDEZ, C., SOCHOR, J., MILNEROWICZ, H., BEKLOVA, M. and KIZEK, R. 2019. Development of new silver nanoparticles suitable for materials with antimicrobial properties. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology [online], 19(5), pages 2762-2769. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2019.15867

Silver nanoparticles are the most important nanoparticles in connection with the antimicrobial effect. Nowadays, the green synthesis of various types of nanoparticles is rapid, effective and produce less toxic nanoparticles often with specific proper... Read More

Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. (2018)
Journal Article
OCHEI, L.C., BASS, J.M. and PETROVSKI, A. 2018. Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. Journal of cloud computing [online], 7, article ID 22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-018-0121-8

A challenge, when implementing multi-tenancy in a cloud-hosted software service, is how to ensure that the performance and resource consumption of one tenant does not adversely affect other tenants. Software designers and architects must achieve an o... Read More

Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. (2018)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. [2019]. Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. Library and information history [online], (accepted).

This article examines some of the lesser known libraries of Scottish lairds and gentry. The research here formed the basis of the keynote paper delivered at the Library and Information History Group’s annual conference 2017 which was held in Dundee,... Read More

Highland romance or Viking saga? (2018)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and PEACH, A. 2019. Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. Journal of design history [online], 32(3), pages 263-279. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046

Few have heard of Orkney tweed today, but in the mid-twentieth century it was as well known as Harris Tweed, and praised for its soft and light characteristics. This article investigates the rise and fall of Orkney tweed and suggests that its decline... Read More

Propositions for utilising emotional intelligence in construction organisations. (2018)
Journal Article
LAWANI, A. and MOORE, D.R. 2018. Propositions for utilising emotional intelligence in construction organisations. International journal of construction management [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1512028

The emotional intelligence (EI) concept is prevalent within management literature and is recognized as an important skill for managers in achieving organisational effectiveness. However, scholars report an unwillingness by the construction industry t... Read More

A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. (2018)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., MACLURE, A., GIBSON-SMITH, K., RUSHWORTH, G.F., DREISCHULTE, T., NICOLSON, C., PFLEGER, D., TIERNAN, D. and MACLURE, K. 2018. A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.005

Background: While studies have reported pharmacists’ perspectives of research involvement, almost all are limited by sector, have little focus on research translation and have not incorporated behavior change theory. Objective: To determine pharmacis... Read More