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Natascha Mueller-Hirth

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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)
Report
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. [2021]. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], Online First. 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..