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An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). (2019)
Thesis
MONARE, K.S. 2019. An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng). Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Governments around the world are actively developing policies that encourage consumers to move from passive to active engagement in localised renewable energy projects. In particular, small-scale, decentralised community renewable projects are being... Read More about An assessment of community renewable energy as one of the options for transition to low-carbon energy in South Africa (Gauteng)..

Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. (2019)
Thesis
THOMAS, B. 2019. Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The "Medication Without Harm, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge", published by the World Health Organization in 2017, calls for action to reduce patient harm as a result of unsafe medication practices and medication errors. Medication error-related... Read More about Exploring medication error causality and reporting in the Middle East..

Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry. (2019)
Thesis
ANKRAH, R.B. 2019. Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The location-allocation (LA) problem concerns the location of facilities and the allocation of demand, to minimise or maximise a particular function such as cost, profit or a measure of distance. Many formulations of LA problems have been presented i... Read More about Generation and optimisation of real-world static and dynamic location-allocation problems with application to the telecommunications industry..

Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks. (2019)
Thesis
ALI-GOMBE, A. 2019. Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The performance of deep learning models is unmatched by any other approach in supervised computer vision tasks such as image classification. However, training these models requires a lot of labeled data, which are not always available. Labelling a ma... Read More about Learning from small and imbalanced dataset of images using generative adversarial neural networks..

Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C. 2019. Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 328-339. Available from: https://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-93/

The Scottish textile industry continues to contribute significantly to the national economy, turning over £1bn annually and generating 8,200 domestic jobs. With exports now worth over £360m, industry leaders recognise that ‘Made in Scotland’ is a pri... Read More about Made in Scotland: country of origin branding in the Scottish textile industry..

Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
CROSS, K. 2019. Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 284-297. Available from: http://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-168/

Fashion psychology is an emerging discipline, recognising the potential of clothing to enhance well-being in an era when mental health issues are increasing in the Western world. Well-being is important to the individual and on a wider societal leve... Read More about Comfort in clothing: fashion actors and victims..

Deep heterogeneous ensemble. (2019)
Journal Article
NGUYEN, T.T., DANG, M.T., PHAM, T.D., DAO, L.P., LUONG, A.V., MCCALL, J. and LIEW, A.W.C. 2019. Deep heterogeneous ensemble. Australian journal of intelligent information processing systems [online], 16(1): special issue on neural information processing: proceedings of the 26th International conference on neural information processing (ICONIP 2019), 12-15 December 2019, Sydney, Australia, pages 1-9. Available from: http://ajiips.com.au/papers/V16.1/v16n1_5-13.pdf

In recent years, deep neural networks (DNNs) have emerged as a powerful technique in many areas of machine learning. Although DNNs have achieved great breakthrough in processing images, video, audio and text, it also has some limitations... Read More about Deep heterogeneous ensemble..

Maximising inductive power transmission using a novel analytical coil design approach. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HEIDARIAN, M., BURGESS, S.J., PRABHU, R. and FOUGH, N. 2019. Maximising inductive power transmission using a novel analytical coil design approach. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE MTT-S wireless power transfer conference (WPTC 2019), co-located with the 2019 IEEE PELS workshop on emerging technologies: wireless power (WoW 2019) as part of Wireless power week 2019, 18-21 June 2019, London, UK. New York: IEEE [online], pages 158-161. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/WPTC45513.2019.9055553

Maximising power transfer efficiency (PTE) in resonant inductive power transfer (IPT) systems requires strong coupling between transmitter and receiver coils. In applications where system constraints yield a weak inductive link (e.g. significant dist... Read More about Maximising inductive power transmission using a novel analytical coil design approach..

Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. (2019)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2019. Meet the next generation: Rachael Ironside. Mindfield: the bulletin of the Parapsychological Association [online] 11(3), pages 120-121. Available from: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1711504

This feature focuses on the next generation of scientists and scholars researching parapsychological topics. The author talks of her journey inside parapsychology, what is her biggest accomplishment and future research plans.

Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live. (2019)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2019. Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E., Lilleker, D. and Weidhase, N. (eds.) UK election analysis 2019: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading academics. Bournemouth: Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research [online], chapter 7, section 65, page 98. Available from: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33165/

What should pluralistic punditry look like in a multi-party parliamentary democracy? How should a state-owned broadcaster's flagship political show populate its panels before elections to guarantee balance between Left, Right and Centre, eliminate pe... Read More about Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live..

Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2019. Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. In Rahbarianyazd, R. and Nia, H.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd international conference of contemporary affairs on architecture and urbanism (ICCAUA2019), 9-10 May 2019, Alanya, Turkey. Alanya: Municipality of Alanya [online], pages 156-166. Available from: https://iccaua.com/page/2019-gallery

Research in the field of ambience has clearly evolved in our era; the field of investigation lists all the typologies of space, ranging from the architectural to the urban. There is a lot of research, but the relationships between investigations are... Read More about Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach..

Do non-governmental organizations bring change or maintain the status quo in times of crisis? A case study of the Marikana massacre in South Africa. (2019)
Journal Article
LANGA, M., REBELLO, S. and HARMS-SMITH, L. 2021. Do non-governmental organizations bring change or maintain the status quo in times of crisis? A case study of the Marikana massacre in South Africa. Community development journal [online], 56(2), pages 300-317. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsz023

This paper reflects on the Marikana massacre of August 2012, subsequent violent strikes and responses by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as a case study, and provides an analysis about whether these interventions bring transformative change or... Read More about Do non-governmental organizations bring change or maintain the status quo in times of crisis? A case study of the Marikana massacre in South Africa..

Publishers, legal deposit and the changing publishing environment. (2019)
Book Chapter
MUIR, A. 2020. Publishers, legal deposit and the changing publishing environment. In Gooding, P. and Terras, M. (eds.) Electronic legal deposit: shaping the library collections of the future. London: Facet Publishing [online], chapter 10. Available from: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=303779&category_code=37

UK publishers have always had mixed attitudes to legal deposit. This chapter focuses on electronic legal deposit in the UK from the perspective of publishers, providing some assessment of what the impact on publishers has been in the relatively short... Read More about Publishers, legal deposit and the changing publishing environment..

The open air electrical-field activated sintering and forming of micro components. (2019)
Book Chapter
ZULKIPLI, M., QIN, Y., YANG, Y., SHAARI, M.F., AYUB, A. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2019. The open air electrical-field activated sintering and forming of micro components. In Ismail, T.N.H.B.T., Rashid, A.H.A., Roslan, M.N., Hairom, N.H.H., Noh, F.H.M., Mamat, T.N.A.R. and Adnan, S.H. (eds.) Advanced technology centre: research and innovation. Series 2. Malaysia: UHTM, pages 133-148.

As the demand for the miniature products has increased significantly, so also has the need for these products to be produced in a rapid, flexible and cost-efficient manner. The application of electroplasticity shows significant potential to produce t... Read More about The open air electrical-field activated sintering and forming of micro components..

Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2019. Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram. In Miller, M. (ed.). Fashion: ID; proceedings of 21st International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) 2019 conference: fashion ID (IFFTI 2019), 8-12 April 2019, Manchester, UK. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University [online], pages 350-361. Available from: https://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/ifftipapers/paper-151/

This paper explores the phenomenon of personal style as an expression of national identity by investigating the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion influencers on Instagram. Instagram is recognised as an example of visual media that has... Read More about Scottish style: the construction of national identity and place amongst Scottish fashion influencers on Instagram..

The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. (2019)
Journal Article
BURNETT, S. and LLOYD, A. 2019. The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes. Information research [online], 24(4): supplement containing Proceedings of the 10th International conceptions of library and information science conference (CoLIS 2019), 16-19 June 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, paper CoLIS 1911. Available from: http://InformationR.net/ir/24-4/colis/colis1911.html

Introduction. - The concept of desire lines is defined, contextualised and explored within the area of information landscapes. The paper problematises the existence of desire lines in relation to research which has been conducted with various refugee... Read More about The road not taken: locating desire lines across information landscapes..

The evolution of European policies on investment arbitration. (2019)
Journal Article
KOTELNIKOV, A.G. and VOROPAEV, K.A. 2019. The evolution of European policies on investment arbitration. Herald of the Euro-Asian law congress [online], 2019(1), pages 68-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.34076/2619-0672-2019-1-68-83

Over the last two decades, the European Commission radically altered its attitude towards investment arbitration and became its fierce opponent. This article considers the history of this change, attempts to fathom the pragmatic thinking of the Europ... Read More about The evolution of European policies on investment arbitration..

Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite. (2019)
Journal Article
GUPTA, R., STAKEVICIUS, R. and PANCHOLI, K. 2019. Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite. Procedia CIRP [online], 85: proceedings of 2nd CIRP conference on composite material parts manufacturing (CIRP-CCMPM 2019), 10-11 October 2019, Sheffield, UK, pages 61-65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.10.003

Currently, mass composite manufacturing is dominated by the fiber-reinforced thermosets due to the ease of its processing. However, the addition of multifunctionality to the thermoset composite requires an additional step of manufacturing. This work... Read More about Rapid multifunctional composite part manufacturing using controlled in-situ polymerization of PA6 nanocomposite..

Harvesting sustainable energy from saltwater, part II: effect of electrode geometry. (2019)
Journal Article
BANI, N.A., MAD KAIDI, H., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MOHAMED RASHIDI, A.H., HASSAN, M.Z., SARIP, S., SALEH, S., MUHAMMAD SUKKI, F., ABU BAKAR, S.H., MAS'UD, A.A. and ARDILLA-REY, J. 2019. Harvesting sustainable energy from saltwater, part II: effect of electrode geometry. Test engineering and management [online], 81 (11-12), pages 5709-5717. Available from: http://testmagzine.biz/index.php/testmagzine/article/view/810/731

Green energy or renewable energy is a widely and commonly used terminology when depicting the energy generated from natural resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and hydropower. One energy resource, in particular, has yet to unleash its... Read More about Harvesting sustainable energy from saltwater, part II: effect of electrode geometry..

Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). (2019)
Journal Article
MILTKO, R., KOWALIK, B., KĘDZIERSKA, A., DEMIASZKIEWICZ, A.W., MCEWAN, N.R., OBIDZIŃSKI, A. and BEŁŻECKI, G. 2019. Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). Journal of animal and feed sciences [online], 28(4), pages 392-397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/114435/2019

The goal of the study was to compare chemical and physical parameters of the content of various gastrointestinal (GI) tract segments of adult beavers and to relate the obtained results to seasonal changes in the composition of natural diet. The study... Read More about Effect of seasonal diet composition changes on the characteristics of the gastrointestinal tract contents of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)..