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An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. (2007)
Thesis
GRAHAM, D.J.L. 2007. An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microcystins (MCYST) potently inhibit protein phosphatases and these cyclic heptapeptides are powerful hepatotoxins. They are known to be secondary metabolites produced by several species of cyanobacteria. The release of these peptides into water sup... Read More about An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins..

Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council. (2007)
Report
LOVE, J.G., VERTIGANS, S., DOMASZK, E., ZDEB, K., LOVE, A.P. and SUTTON, P.W. 2007. Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.

In Scotland as a whole, around 2% of the population are from minority ethnic backgrounds, although the distribution of people from such backgrounds is uneven across the country. In Aberdeenshire, out of a total population of 232,850, 1,165 people com... Read More about Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council..

Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. (2007)
Report
LOVE, J.G., LOVE, A.P., VERTIGANS, S. and SUTTON, P.W. 2007. Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.

1. Background According to the latest official figures, 1900 households presented themselves as homeless in Aberdeen City in the year 2005/2006 (Scottish Executive 2006). The problems faced by homeless people in Aberdeen and elsewhere have already be... Read More about Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council..

Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A., PARK, J. and JACK, S. 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms. International small business journal: researching entrepreneurship [online], 25(3), pages 245-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242607076526

Although the literature on social capital has increased dramatically in recent years, concerns have been raised about the expanse of applications of the term, diversity of constructs, definitions and variety of analyses. The purpose of this paper is... Read More about Entrepreneurial social capital: conceptualizing social capital in new high-tech firms..

Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis. (2007)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I. and MERALI, Y. 2007. Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis. Information and software technology [online], 49(6), pages 668-681. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.003

This paper presents a framework that draws on structuration theory and dialectical hermeneutics to explicate the dynamics of software process improvement (SPI) in a packaged software organisation. Adding to the growing body of qualitative research, t... Read More about Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis..

The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire. (2007)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. and HALPIN, D. 2007. The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire. Perspectives on European politics and society [online], 8(2), pages 189-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15705850701322541

As interest groups participate in public policy, so demands arise for the regulation of their input. These vary between purposeful laissez-faire, and accreditation in return for norm observance, with attempts to find points between these often focusi... Read More about The European Commission and the public governance of interest groups in the European Union: seeking a niche between accreditation and laissez-faire..

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2007. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a comparative, follow-up study to... Read More about The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007..

Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper deals with the examination of user preferences relating to 3-dimensional “virtual worlds” as an interface for accessing information. The study on which the paper is based came about when it was decided that an initial attempt to establish... Read More about Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access..

Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection. In Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection, 19-20 June 2007, Inverness, UK [online]. Available from https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-3

In embarking on Working in Public, we started out with an implicit assumption that criteria for judging quality in art in the gallery and museum were widely understood and broadly agreed, whereas quality of art in the public sphere was less well unde... Read More about Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection..

Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection, 19-20 June 2007, Inverness, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-3

We explored some of the ethical and artistic implications of veiwing the idea of public as a living process of forming of different publics in response to specefic circumstances and through discrete modes of address. How might ethics be judged in the... Read More about Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection..

Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. (2007)
Journal Article
CUSHNIE, T.P.T., HAMILTON, V.E.S., CHAPMAN, D.G., TAYLOR, P.W. and LAMB, A.J. 2007. Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin. Journal of applied microbiology [online], 103(5), pages 1562-1567. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2007.03393.x

The flavonol galangin, an antimicrobial constituent of the traditional medicines propolis and Helichrysum aureonitens, is being assessed as part of an ongoing investigation into the antibacterial activity of flavonoids. The present study sought to es... Read More about Aggregation of Staphylococcus aureus following treatment with the antibacterial flavonol galangin..

An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. (2007)
Thesis
MACDUFF, C. 2007. An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In 1998 World Health Organisation Europe outlined a vision of a new community-based nurse called the Family Health Nurse (FHN) who would help individuals, families and communities to cope with illness and to improve their health. Scotland was the fir... Read More about An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006..

Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants. (2007)
Thesis
MOHAMMED, A.O. 2007. Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Semiconductor photocatalysis is a newly emerging technology for the elimination of harmful chemical compounds from air and water. It couples low-energy ultraviolet light with semiconductors acting as photocatalyst and thereby overcoming many of the d... Read More about Evaluation and testing of a novel photocatalytic reactor with model water pollutants..

The emotional wellbeing of young people: final report of phase one of a 'Choose Life' research project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004-March 2007). (2007)
Report
LOVE, J.G., SUTTON, P.W., WILLIAMS, H., MAYRHOFER, A.M., YUILL, C., LOVE, A.P. and MILLMAN, Y. 2007. The emotional wellbeing of young people: final report of phase one of a 'ËśChoose Life' research project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004-March 2007). Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Aims & Objectives: The research was commissioned by the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership in 2004 as part of its Choose Life Local Implementation Plan. The research has sought to address objectives 1 and 7 in the national Choose Life strat... Read More about The emotional wellbeing of young people: final report of phase one of a 'Choose Life' research project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004-March 2007)..

Computational analysis of fibre bonding in the through-air process. (2007)
Journal Article
HOSSAIN, M., ACAR, M. and MALALASEKERA, W. 2007. Computational analysis of fibre bonding in the through-air process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part E: journal of process mechanical engineering [online], 221(2), pages 69-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1243/0954408JPME104

Though-air bonding is one of the thermal methods of bonding fibres in the production of nonwoven webs. A computational study of the formation of bond point between two bicomponent fibres during the through-air bonding process is reported in this pape... Read More about Computational analysis of fibre bonding in the through-air process..

The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. (2007)
Thesis
OWEN, A. 2007. The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The costs of installing tidal energy technology are high, requiring expensive vessels to drill sockets in the sea bed or to handle gravity based structures of substantial mass, and this impacts on the commercial viability of any proposed marine renew... Read More about The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams..

Representation and power: a critical reflection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Representation and power: a critical reflection. In Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power, 22-23 May 2007, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-2

The thematic area - Power and Representation emerged in our discussions with Suzanne Lacy as an issue that framed tensions within the Oakland projects' specifically, as well having relevance beyond Oakland. These tensions included the artist's role i... Read More about Representation and power: a critical reflection..

Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power, 22-23 May 2007, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-2

This seminar explored power in relation to the authority of the artist, institutional authority and authority as individual. In each of these situations the issue of representation was closely linked to how power might be taken and used to develop ne... Read More about Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power..

Visual ecologies of remote cultures. [Exhibition] (2007)
Exhibition / Performance
Visual ecologies of remote cultures. Exhibition held on 1-31 May 2007, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

This set of paintings were exhibited both as part of the '100 Years of Scottish Painting' exhibition, February 2007, Panter and Hall Gallery, London, and also as a solo exhibition held in May 2007 at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. (2007)
Thesis
BELLU, E. 2007. Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A significant issue affecting the aquaculture and water industries is the presence of off-flavour compounds in water, which cause problems by imparting an undesirable earthy/musty flavour and smell to water and fish. Two predominant off-flavour compo... Read More about Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin..