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Providing students with an easystart to higher education: The emerging role of digital technologies to facilitate students' transitions (2014)
Journal Article
Hamshire, C., & Cullen, W. R. (2014). Providing students with an easystart to higher education: The emerging role of digital technologies to facilitate students' transitions. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.4018/ijvple.2014010105

The transition to higher education can be problematic for some students as they adapt to institutional procedures and degree level working at the same time as developing new social networks. To help facilitate these complex transitions institutions a... Read More about Providing students with an easystart to higher education: The emerging role of digital technologies to facilitate students' transitions.

Anti-Social Behaviour among Homeless People: Assumptions or Reality? (2014)
Book Chapter
Harding, J., & Irving, A. (2014). Anti-Social Behaviour among Homeless People: Assumptions or Reality?. In Anti-social Behaviour in Britain (155-165). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137399311_13

Historically, the visible engagement of homeless people in activities considered to be ‘anti-social’, such as drunkenness and begging, have made them the target of government action on public disorder, engendering antipathy, as much as sympathy, from... Read More about Anti-Social Behaviour among Homeless People: Assumptions or Reality?.

A Combined Technique for Randomisation of a Small Number of Participants with a Variety of Covariates into Treatment and Control Groups in Randomised Controlled Trials (2014)
Journal Article
Naemi, R., Healy, A., Sundar, L., Ramachandran, A., & Chockalingam, N. (2014). A Combined Technique for Randomisation of a Small Number of Participants with a Variety of Covariates into Treatment and Control Groups in Randomised Controlled Trials. Journal of Clinical Trials, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-0870.1000150

Background: Randomised controlled trials are widely favoured in research design as the most rigorous way of determining the effectiveness of a treatment. For assigning a small number of participants who are identified before the start of the randomis... Read More about A Combined Technique for Randomisation of a Small Number of Participants with a Variety of Covariates into Treatment and Control Groups in Randomised Controlled Trials.

Volumetric breast density and radiographic parameters (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Khan-Perez, J., Harkness, E., Mercer, C., Bydder, M., Sergeant, J., Morris, J., …Astley, S. M. (2014). Volumetric breast density and radiographic parameters. . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07887-8_38

The detection of breast cancer relies on high-quality images from digital mammography. Optimal levels of compression force are unknown, and UK national guidelines recommend forces of less than 200N. However, large variations in compression forces exi... Read More about Volumetric breast density and radiographic parameters.

Cloud Computing: A Comparison Of Adoption Issues Between Uk And Sub-Saharan Africa SMEs (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Dahiru, A. A., Bass, J., & Allison, I. (2014). Cloud Computing: A Comparison Of Adoption Issues Between Uk And Sub-Saharan Africa SMEs.

Cloud computing can provide remote access to computing resources via the internet. This paper analyses and compares the adoption of cloud computing by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom (UK) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SS-Afr... Read More about Cloud Computing: A Comparison Of Adoption Issues Between Uk And Sub-Saharan Africa SMEs.

The consistency of knee kinematic, kinetic, and ground reaction force variables collected during running and cutting manoeuvres (2014)
Journal Article
Alenezi, F., Herrington, L., Jones, P., & Jones, R. (2014). The consistency of knee kinematic, kinetic, and ground reaction force variables collected during running and cutting manoeuvres. Gait and Posture, 39S,

Introduction: Abnormal biomechanics during sports activities can lead to increased joint-reaction forces, an increased valgus angle and increased load at the knee. The majority of studies that assess lower-limb biomechanics commonly use 3D motion... Read More about The consistency of knee kinematic, kinetic, and ground reaction force variables collected during running and cutting manoeuvres.

Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product (2014)
Journal Article
Nourian, A., Nasr, G., Pillai, D., & Waters, M. (2014). Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product. International Journal of Multiphysics, 8(4), 437-460. https://doi.org/10.1260/1750-9548.8.4.437

Most of the current universal consumer aerosol products using high viscous product such as cooking oil, antiperspirants, hair removal cream are primarily used LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) propellant which is unfriendly environmental. The advantag... Read More about Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product.

Taking an army from dictatorship to democracy : lessons learned by the Bundeswehr in absorbing the East German Army (2014)
Journal Article
Corum, J. (2014). Taking an army from dictatorship to democracy : lessons learned by the Bundeswehr in absorbing the East German Army

After the reunification of Germany, the Bundeswehr had to take over the former East-German army (Nationale Volksarmee, NVA). The reduction in the numbers of military staff throughout Eastern Europe after the Cold War also made the task more difficult... Read More about Taking an army from dictatorship to democracy : lessons learned by the Bundeswehr in absorbing the East German Army.

Community resilience : is it greater than the sum of the parts of individual resilience? (2014)
Journal Article
Eachus, P. (2014). Community resilience : is it greater than the sum of the parts of individual resilience?. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 345-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671%2814%2900949-6

Resilience is an interesting concept in that it can be applied in similar, but different, ways in a variety of contexts. In this paper I look at the different meanings for the concept with a particular focus on individual resilience examined from a p... Read More about Community resilience : is it greater than the sum of the parts of individual resilience?.

ANDROID : an inter-disciplinary academic network that promotes co-operation and innovation among European higher education to increase society's resilience to disasters (2014)
Journal Article
Haigh, R., Amaratunga, R., & Thayaparan, M. (2014). ANDROID : an inter-disciplinary academic network that promotes co-operation and innovation among European higher education to increase society's resilience to disasters. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 857-864. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671%2814%2901011-9

Using knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels is one of five priorities for action (PFA) that were identified in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The responsibility for such capacity building... Read More about ANDROID : an inter-disciplinary academic network that promotes co-operation and innovation among European higher education to increase society's resilience to disasters.

Disaster management education through Higher Education – industry collaboration in the built environment (2014)
Journal Article
Thayaparan, M., Malalgoda, C., Keraminiyage, K., & Amaratunga, R. (2014). Disaster management education through Higher Education – industry collaboration in the built environment. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 651-658. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671%2814%2900987-3

Effectively responding to the current and dynamic construction labour market requirements is a major responsibility of higher education institutions (HEIs). HEIs aim to reduce the mismatch between what they deliver and what is required by the industr... Read More about Disaster management education through Higher Education – industry collaboration in the built environment.

Transportation evacuation strategies based on VANET disaster management system (2014)
Journal Article
Alazawi, Z., Alani, O., Abdljabar, M., & Mehmood, R. (2014). Transportation evacuation strategies based on VANET disaster management system. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671%2814%2900950-2

The September 2001 attacks and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster are examples of manmade and natural disasters which have revealed the importance of having a disaster management system in place. A great deal of advisory and policy docume... Read More about Transportation evacuation strategies based on VANET disaster management system.

Polylysogeny magnifies competitiveness of a bacterial pathogen in vivo (2014)
Journal Article
Burns, N., James, C., & Harrison, E. (2015). Polylysogeny magnifies competitiveness of a bacterial pathogen in vivo. Evolutionary Applications, 8(4), 346-351. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12243

The rise of next generation sequencing is revealing a hidden diversity of temperate phages within the microbial community. While a handful of these phages have been well characterized, for the vast majority, the role of phage carriage, and especially... Read More about Polylysogeny magnifies competitiveness of a bacterial pathogen in vivo.

Drought indices supporting drought management in transboundary watersheds subject to climate alterations (2014)
Journal Article
Al-Faraj, F., Scholz, M., Tigkas, D., & Boni, M. (2015). Drought indices supporting drought management in transboundary watersheds subject to climate alterations. Water Policy, 17(5), 865-886. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2014.237

There is growing concern in Iraq about the inefficiency of reactive drought management practices. Corresponding actions are largely characterized as emergency-based responses that treat the symptoms of drought rather than consider the vulnerability c... Read More about Drought indices supporting drought management in transboundary watersheds subject to climate alterations.

Automated identification of neural correlates of continuous variables (2014)
Journal Article
Daly, I., Hwang, F., Kirke, A., Malik, A., Weaver, J., Williams, D., …Nasuto, S. (2015). Automated identification of neural correlates of continuous variables. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 242, 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.12.012

Background The electroencephalogram (EEG) may be described by a large number of different feature types and automated feature selection methods are needed in order to reliably identify features which correlate with continuous independent variables.... Read More about Automated identification of neural correlates of continuous variables.

Manufacturing and finite element assessment of a novel pressure reducing insole for Diabetic Neuropathic patients (2014)
Journal Article
Ghassemi, A., Mossayebi, A., Jamshidi, N., Naemi, R., & Karimi, M. (2014). Manufacturing and finite element assessment of a novel pressure reducing insole for Diabetic Neuropathic patients. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 38, 63–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-014-0319-0

Diabetes is one of the metabolic diseases. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to diabetic foot ulcers and if it was not treated would lead to amputation. Foot ulcers can be prevented by using suitable insoles which are made of appropriate material and ge... Read More about Manufacturing and finite element assessment of a novel pressure reducing insole for Diabetic Neuropathic patients.