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What demotivates homeowners to retrofit their houses: a systematic review (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Coates, P., Munir, M., & Panakaduwa, C. (2024). What demotivates homeowners to retrofit their houses: a systematic review.

The study identifies the factors that demotivate homeowners from retrofitting their houses. Retrofit is defined as improving the energy performance, ventilation or reducing carbon emission of a building. According to the statistics, the progress rat... Read More about What demotivates homeowners to retrofit their houses: a systematic review.

Transforming Housing Retrofit: The Potential Impact of Artificial Intelligence (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Panakaduwa, C., Coates, P., & Munir, M. (2024). Transforming Housing Retrofit: The Potential Impact of Artificial Intelligence.

80% of the housing stock by 2050 in the UK has already been built. Currently, the UK housing stock contributes 18% of the total UK emissions. Due to the legal requirement of the UK government to achieve net zero by 2050, the housing stock poses a con... Read More about Transforming Housing Retrofit: The Potential Impact of Artificial Intelligence.

A Two-branch Edge Guided Lightweight Network for infrared image saliency detection (2024)
Journal Article
Liu, Z., Li, X., Zhang, T., Zhang, X., Sun, C., Rehman, S. U., & Ahmad, J. (2024). A Two-branch Edge Guided Lightweight Network for infrared image saliency detection. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 118, 109296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2024.109296

In the dynamic landscape of saliency detection, convolutional neural networks have emerged as catalysts for innovation, but remain largely tailored for RGB imagery, falling short in the context of infrared images, particularly in memory-restricted en... Read More about A Two-branch Edge Guided Lightweight Network for infrared image saliency detection.

Bridging the Language Gap in FND Care: A Comparative Analysis of Neurologists and Psychologists (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Mashuk, M. S., Shumit, S., Yang, L., Daniela, D., Matthew, S., Lana, L., …Mohan Raj, R. (2024, July). Bridging the Language Gap in FND Care: A Comparative Analysis of Neurologists and Psychologists. Poster presented at 46th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Disney's Coronado Springs, Orlando, Florida, USA

This study compares the communication in Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) care between neurologists and psychologists through VADER sentiment analysis and LDA topic modeling. It reveals a stark contrast in language use: neurologists prefer clin... Read More about Bridging the Language Gap in FND Care: A Comparative Analysis of Neurologists and Psychologists.

Integrating gene selection and deep learning for enhanced Autisms' disease prediction: a comparative study using microarray data (2024)
Journal Article
Abdelwahab, M. M., Al-Karawi, K. A., & Semary, H. E. (2024). Integrating gene selection and deep learning for enhanced Autisms' disease prediction: a comparative study using microarray data. AIMS journal, 9(7), 17827-17846. https://doi.org/10.3934/math.2024867

<abstract> <p>In this article, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is discussed, with an emphasis placed on the multidimensional nature of the disorder, which is anchored in genetic and neurological components. Identifying genes related to ASD... Read More about Integrating gene selection and deep learning for enhanced Autisms' disease prediction: a comparative study using microarray data.

Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Al Ashaibi, A., Wang, Y., Albayati, A., Weekes, L., & Haynes, J. (2024). Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete.

This paper reports on the experimental study, which conducted a series of triaxial tests for the asphalt concrete using hydrated lime as a mineral additive. Three HMA mixes, prepared by the specification for wearing, levelling and base layers, were s... Read More about Triaxial test of hydrated lime on the mechanical properties of hot mix asphalt concrete.

Large-bodied gastric spirurids (Nematoda, Spirurida) predict structure in the downstream gastrointestinal helminth community of wild spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) (2024)
Journal Article
Behnke, J., Jackson, J., Gilbert, F., Mohallal, E., & Bajer, A. (in press). Large-bodied gastric spirurids (Nematoda, Spirurida) predict structure in the downstream gastrointestinal helminth community of wild spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus). Parasitology,

The dominant helminths infecting spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) in the montane wadis of the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt are spirurid nematodes, notably Protospirura muricola and Mastophorus muris. Both are relatively large robust stomach worms that accu... Read More about Large-bodied gastric spirurids (Nematoda, Spirurida) predict structure in the downstream gastrointestinal helminth community of wild spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus).

Embedding quality processes within the institutional ecosystem to support learning for the future (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Hamshire, C., & Barrett, N. (2024, June). Embedding quality processes within the institutional ecosystem to support learning for the future. Paper presented at ICED 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

Despite efforts to make Higher Education equitable to all those who can benefit from it student success rates are influenced by significant inequalities related to race, gender and social class. Both institutional and national policies within the Uni... Read More about Embedding quality processes within the institutional ecosystem to support learning for the future.

Designing an ecosystem to promote the development of key student competencies required in the future of work (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Hamshire, C., Grogan, S., & Barrett, N. (2024, June). Designing an ecosystem to promote the development of key student competencies required in the future of work. Paper presented at ICED 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

At the University of Salford our educational purpose is ‘to prepare students for life’. However, understanding students’ experiences of higher education is not always straightforward within institutional structures that quantify their learning, with... Read More about Designing an ecosystem to promote the development of key student competencies required in the future of work.

Salford Twist Mill: Uncovering an Iconic Textile Factory (2024)
Journal Article
Miller, I. (2024). Salford Twist Mill: Uncovering an Iconic Textile Factory. Industrial Archaeology Review, 46(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/03090728.2024.2357425

The Salford Twist Mill of 1799-1801 has attracted much attention as a pioneering example of an iron-framed building, the first textile mill in England to have benefitted from steam heating and one of the earliest buildings in the world to have been p... Read More about Salford Twist Mill: Uncovering an Iconic Textile Factory.

The engagement of the UK construction industry towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (2024)
Journal Article
Watts, G. (2024). The engagement of the UK construction industry towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/bepam-12-2022-0198

Purpose (limit 100 words) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint for UN member states to achieve prosperity and peace. A resilient construction industry should positively contribute to the achievement of all SDGs. Yet it is curr... Read More about The engagement of the UK construction industry towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

“We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements (2024)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Hasche, N., Klézl, V., Marshall, D., & Stek, K. (2024). “We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements. International Journal of Procurement Management, 20(3), 365 - 383. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2024.138966

This paper explores the use of gendered language in purchasing and supply management job advertisements across three English-speaking countries. We use secondary data from a global job advertisement website to analyse the extent to which gendered lan... Read More about “We” versus “You”: Exploring the Extent of Gendered Language in Purchasing and Supply Management Job Advertisements.

Relationship between Self-management and Quality of Life among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional, Correlational Study (2024)
Journal Article
Al Gamal, E., Alnaser, Z., Mohammed, I., Kaliyaperumal, L., AL Qudah, A., Hyarat, S., …Long, T. (2024). Relationship between Self-management and Quality of Life among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional, Correlational Study. #Journal not on list, https://doi.org/10.2174/0118744346309631240517111532

Background Diabetes is managed by prescribed medication and dietary measures to control blood sugar, but self-management is a vital aspect of this management. Self-management is a complex bio-psycho-social phenomenon, a crucial task in monitoring th... Read More about Relationship between Self-management and Quality of Life among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional, Correlational Study.

Exploring the Experience of Romantic Relationships and Sexuality Education in Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Young Individuals (2024)
Journal Article
Smusz, M., Allely, C., Birkbeck, C., & Bidgood, A. (2024). Exploring the Experience of Romantic Relationships and Sexuality Education in Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Young Individuals. Sexuality and Disability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-024-09857-8

Purpose The literature indicates that sexuality education provided in schools/colleges in the United Kingdom (UK) may not be appropriate for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There appears to be a lack of understanding of the subject rega... Read More about Exploring the Experience of Romantic Relationships and Sexuality Education in Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Young Individuals.

Climate Impact on Dissolved Organic Carbon Composition in a North‐Temperate Peatland and Recipient Surface Water (2024)
Journal Article
Berggren, M., Salimi, S., Sparkes, B., & Scholz, M. (2024). Climate Impact on Dissolved Organic Carbon Composition in a North‐Temperate Peatland and Recipient Surface Water. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 129(6), e2023JG007807. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023jg007807

Climate may regulate dissolved organic carbon (DOC) composition across the peat‐water interface, but experimental evidence is scarce. We manipulated the climate in peatland and recipient surface water mesocosms to reflect four different climate warmi... Read More about Climate Impact on Dissolved Organic Carbon Composition in a North‐Temperate Peatland and Recipient Surface Water.