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Preparation, characterization and carrier gas transport characteristics of inorganic and organic membranes for application in lactic acid esterification with ethanol. (2018)
Thesis
OKON, E.P. 2018. Preparation, characterization and carrier gas transport characteristics of inorganic and organic membranes for application in lactic acid esterification with ethanol. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Ethyl lactate (EL) plays a major role as green solvent and also a replacement for most petrochemical solvents. The esterification process of lactic acid and ethanol to produce EL is an equilibrium-limiting reaction and the selective removal of one of... Read More about Preparation, characterization and carrier gas transport characteristics of inorganic and organic membranes for application in lactic acid esterification with ethanol..

Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. (2018)
Thesis
HAIR, S.C. 2018. Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions and with this increased incidence of obesity, comes an increase in incidence of the comorbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The underlying mechanisms... Read More about Determining the role of the LPI/GPR55 system in the development of obesity and associated cardiovascular consequences..

Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. (2018)
Thesis
KOPSIDA, M. 2018. Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, with incidence rates approaching 1.38 million cases per year worldwide. Over the last few decades, there have been numerous attempts to develop, synthesise and advance into the clinic nove... Read More about Targeting histone deacetylase (HDACs) enzymes with novel bisnaphthalimidopropyl derivatives (BNIPs) as alternative breast cancer therapies..

An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, L.M. 2018. An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contamination of sterile pharmaceutical products is a serious event which has in the worst case scenario led to patient death. Operators are the primary source of clean room contamination, with the majority of their detritus being identified as s... Read More about An investigation and examination of the levels and types of bacterial contamination on the surface of clean room operators' garments..

Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. (2018)
Thesis
AL MARDINI, M. 2018. Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research on the development of accounting profession has been mostly confined to Anglo-Saxon settings and specific historical. In recent years, some researchers examined the impact of colonization, imperialism, race, and gender on the accounting... Read More about Sectarianism and the accounting profession: the case of Lebanon..

Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland. (2018)
Thesis
WHITE, A. 2018. Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have elsewhere been shown to support midwives in the early identification of pregnancy complications in rural and remote locations. The purpose of this thesis was to undertake a qualitative and descriptive invest... Read More about Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland..

Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. (2018)
Thesis
AMOS, S.U. 2018. Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Measurements of physical parameters like pressure, temperature, flow rate, vibrations and displacement in harsh environment are often desired in the oil and gas industry. Pressure and temperature are the most important parameters among them. Changes... Read More about Cross sensitivity analysis of optical fibre-based sensing for high pressure, high temperature measurement in oil and gas applications..

Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. (2018)
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BANDHAKAVI, A. 2018. Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Emotions play a key role in effective and successful human communication. Text is popularly used on the internet and social media websites to express and share emotions, feelings and sentiments. However useful applications and services built to under... Read More about Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text..

Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. (2018)
Thesis
EMELE, C.D. 2018. Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The provision of accessible and usable health information is vital for making informed health decisions and embracing active and preventative health behaviours (such as reporting of symptoms, early screening and seeking medical help). Previous resear... Read More about Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision..

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 about Cognitive modelling and control of human error processes in human-computer interaction with safety critical IT systems in telehealth..

Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. (2017)
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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 about Studies on the role of GPR55 in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology..

Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction. (2017)
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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 about Financial soundness of Kazakhstan banks: analysis and prediction..

Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. (2017)
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HOGAN-MURPHY, D. 2017. Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Limited data exist on the facilitators and barriers to implementing electronic systems for medicines management in hospitals. Whilst numerous studies advocate system use in improved patient safety and efficiency within the health service, their rate... Read More about Exploring the facilitators and barriers towards implementation of electronic prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines in hospitals in Ireland..

I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. (2017)
Thesis
PIRIE, E. 2017. I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis develops technology adoption and sensory information literatures through an evaluation of antecedents to consumers purchase location intention of Musical Instruments (MI). With the unique factor of instrument heterogeneity MI e-retail sal... Read More about I've got a feeling: the effect of haptic information on the preferred location of purchase of guitars and stringed wooden instruments..

The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. (2017)
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ABBAS, H. 2017. The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In late-eighteenth-century Dublin, options were limited for an expanding reading public who wished to consult quality printed works. During this period of the Anglican Ascendancy, membership to institutional libraries or participation in associationa... Read More about The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. (2017)
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IYALLA, I. 2017. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Subsea pipelines are subjected to wave and steady current loads which cause pipeline stability problems. Current knowledge and understanding on the pipeline on-bottom stability is based on the research programmes from the 1980s such as the Pipeline S... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pipeline on-bottom stability..

A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. (2017)
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TOBIN, N.Y. 2017. A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In spite of the benefits of implementing whole life costing technique as a valuable approach for comparing alternative building designs allowing operational cost benefits to be evaluated against any initial cost increases and also as part of procurem... Read More about A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice..

A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. (2017)
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OGUAGHA, U.O. 2017. A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

One of the aims of the Local Content Policy (LCP) is the economic development of Nigeria through the utilisation of local personnel and resources in the activities of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Many studies have investigated the LCP, but limi... Read More about A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of local content policy (LCP) and transparency practices in LCP implementation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry..

Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms. (2017)
Thesis
VELESHKI, S. 2017. Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Hydrocarbon separation in offshore oil and gas platforms is the process that transforms extracted crude oil into transportable oil and gas. Temperatures and pressures of the separation system can be adjusted to modify the separation of the hydrocarbo... Read More about Simulation and optimisation of the separation process in offshore oil and gas platforms..