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Homes for Ukraine in Aberdeenshire: experiences of guests and sponsors. (2023)
Report
MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WASZKIEWICZ, T., MAGILL, S. and MACHIN-AUTENRIETH, S. 2023. Homes for Ukraine in Aberdeenshire: experiences of guests and sponsors. Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire Council. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2092888

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the UK Government announced, in March 2022, support for displaced Ukrainians coming to the UK. In addition to the Homes for Ukraine scheme that allows individual named sponsors to accommodate Ukrainians, a Scot... Read More about Homes for Ukraine in Aberdeenshire: experiences of guests and sponsors..

The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland. (2023)
Report
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2023. The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland. Aberdeen: Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR). Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2049031

Domestic abuse and violence in rural, remote and island locations tends to be underestimated and the unique experiences of women and girls from rural communities are rarely captured in domestic abuse scholarship. Moreover, rural, remote and island co... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland..

Partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in northern Scotland before and during COVID-19. (2023)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2023. Partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in northern Scotland before and during COVID-19. Policing [online], 17, Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paad045

COVID-19 exacerbated challenges that already existed in the policing of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in remote and rural northern Scotland. Victims' direct access to the police and third-sector organisations was impeded by social distancing while the... Read More about Partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in northern Scotland before and during COVID-19..

The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland. [Video recording] (2023)
Digital Artefact
PEDERSON, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2023. The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland. [Video recording]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Hosted on OpenAIR. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2034925

Domestic violence is a major public health, human rights and equality issue that effects one in three women globally. It exposes its victims to psychological, sexual and physical harm, which can have enormous impact throughout their lives. However, d... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on partnerships between police and GBV service providers in remote, rural and island communities in Scotland. [Video recording].

Supporting victims of domestic violence in rural and island communities during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. (2023)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2023. Supporting victims of domestic violence in rural and island communities during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Island studies journal [online], 18(2), article 423. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24043/isj.423

We investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic-violence service providers in rural and island communities in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Domestic abuse and violence in rural areas is typically underestimated and might be more hidd... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence in rural and island communities during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney..

Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. (2023)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S., GIBSON, N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 151-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_8

During periods of heavily contested elections, accompanying political tensions are often most prevalent within informal settlements. Consequently, the prolonged political tensions experienced in Kenya during 2017 were expected to have the most advers... Read More about Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict..

Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. (2022)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2022. Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. In Children, peace and security. Nairobi: Save the Children International; International Peace Support Training Centre [online], chapter 10, pages 170-187. Available from: https://www.ipstc.org/index.php/downloads-publications/publications?download=226:book-project

Despite increasing attention to a wide range of actors in conflict in the scholarly literature, the roles and experiences of children have been largely considered only in terms of their victimhood. Similarly, in global policy discourses, children and... Read More about Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement..

A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. (2022)
Thesis
RICHARD-OSU, O.J. 2022. A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2071784

Heightened pressure on those organisations that are to be held accountable for the impact of their processes on the societies and the environment in which they operate has resulted in sustainable business practices (SBPs) becoming a major area of foc... Read More about A critical evaluation of the role of human resources in the transition towards sustainable business practices in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria..

Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. (2022)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N., VERTIGANS, S. and GIBSON, N. 2023. Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. Women's studies international forum [online], 96, article 102668. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102668

This study examines how residents of Kibera, an multi-ethnic informal settlement and opposition stronghold in Nairobi, Kenya, understood and negotiated political instability in the run up to, and during, the contested elections of 2017. Much of the s... Read More about Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections..

Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. (2021)
Journal Article
HOUETTE, B. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2022. Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. Journal of safety research [online], 80, pages 302-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2021.12.013

Introduction: This article examines employers’ practices and employees’ experiences of incentive programmes that aim to encourage and reward safe behavior in high-risk industries, focusing particularly on the oil and gas sector. Little qualitative re... Read More about Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries..

Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and OKINDA, F. 2021. Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta academica [online], 53(2): pandemic politics, pages 122-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa53i2/7

Informal settlements have been identified as locations both where the spread of COVID-19 has generally been slower than within the Global North and measures to restrain the pandemic have further intensified local peoples’ marginality as income decrea... Read More about Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. (2021)
Report
BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This report summarises key findings from a study into student experiences of university during the COVID-19 pandemic, their own responses and coping strategies, and their understanding of what universities need to do to support them. We also highligh... Read More about Student experiences of COVID and lockdown: institutional report..

It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. (2021)
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BUTLER-WARKE, A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., WOODS, R. and TIMMINS, S. 2021. It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Since March 2020 when the first lockdown was announced, the university student experience has changed. Students have experienced isolation, boredom, financial hardship, mental health concerns, and have missed the in-person aspects of their education.... Read More about It's different kinds of difficult: student experiences of COVID and lockdown..

Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya. (2021)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2021. Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya. Journal of Eastern African studies [online], 15(3), pages 464-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17531055.2021.1950749

This article examines transitional justice in Kenya, drawing on interviews and focus groups with survivors of the post-election violence of 2007–2008. Focusing particularly on the experiences of women and internally displaced persons (IDPs), it explo... Read More about Reparations and the politics of waiting in Kenya..

Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar] (2021)
Presentation / Conference
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2021. Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar]. Presented at the Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19 webinar, 7 June 2021, [virtual event]. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1357852

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in gender-based violence and increased risks of harm for domestic-abuse survivors, due to restrictions on movement and an increase in social isolation. Gender-based violence is a major public health,... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. [Webinar].

Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. (2021)
Report
PEDERSEN, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and MILLER, L. 2021. Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1346357

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a significant rise in gender-based violence and increased risks of harm for domestic-abuse survivors, due to restrictions on movement and an increase in social isolation. Gender-based violence is a major public health,... Read More about Supporting victims of domestic violence during COVID-19: the impact of the pandemic on service providers in North-East Scotland and Orkney..

Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
Journal Article
GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], 66(2), pages 399-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728211010215

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which had previously resulted in... Read More about Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens..

Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry. (2021)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2021. Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry. Energy research and social science [online], 73, article ID 101909. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.101909

This study ethnographically explores how collaboration is enacted within two differently structured sub-sea engineering organisations local to the oil & gas industry in Aberdeen, Scotland. Literature suggests organisational collaboration practices ar... Read More about Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry..

Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. (2020)
Journal Article
MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., PHAM, T.T., TRAN, T.T., LE, H.N., DOAN, T.T.H., HOANG, T.N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and VERTIGANS, S. 2021. Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Sustainability science [online], 16(1), pages 221-238. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00861-3

This paper explores the maintenance of livelihoods under climate, environmental, and economic development pressures, through the case of Thang Binh District in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Within widespread recognition of the need to link sustainable... Read More about Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam..

Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example. (2019)
Journal Article
YUILL, C., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., NGUYEN, S.T., NGUYEN, T.K.D., PHAM, T.T. and MABON, L. 2019. Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example. Health [online], 23(2), pages 122-138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459318804603

This article explores why landscape is a crucial element in researching the relationship between environment and well-being. The main point we make is that human social agents are embedded in particular landscapes, and it is in landscapes that enviro... Read More about Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example..