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Comparing different approaches of agent-based occupancy modelling for predicting realistic electricity consumption in office buildings (2023)
Journal Article
Mashuk, M. S., Pinchin, J., Siebers, P., & Moore, T. (in press). Comparing different approaches of agent-based occupancy modelling for predicting realistic electricity consumption in office buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 108420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.108420

Having a good grasp on modelling the dynamics of occupants for estimating electricity consumption in office buildings is a vital asset for realistic predictions. Nowadays, agent-based models are widely used for this purpose. Previous approaches to mo... Read More about Comparing different approaches of agent-based occupancy modelling for predicting realistic electricity consumption in office buildings.

A novel routing optimization strategy based on reinforcement learning in perception layer networks (2023)
Journal Article
Tan, H., Ye, T., Rehman, S. U., ur Rehman, O., Tu, S., & Ahmad, J. (2023). A novel routing optimization strategy based on reinforcement learning in perception layer networks. Computer Networks, 237, 110105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2023.110105

Wireless sensor networks have become incredibly popular due to the Internet of Things’ (IoT) rapid development. IoT routing is the basis for the efficient operation of the perception-layer network. As a popular type of machine learning, reinforcement... Read More about A novel routing optimization strategy based on reinforcement learning in perception layer networks.

Starting Well Project Evaluation (2023)
Report
Lythgoe, J., & Cameron, H. (2023). Starting Well Project Evaluation. University of Salford: Homestart

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the impact of the Starting Well Project delivered by Home-Start Manchester (HSM) & Home-Start Trafford, Salford & Wigan (HSTSW) with funding from the government’s Health & Wellbeing Fund 2020-21. This pilo... Read More about Starting Well Project Evaluation.

Numerical study of dissipative SW/MWCNT-nanofluid coating flow from a stretching wall to a porous medium with shape factor effects (2023)
Journal Article
Waqas, M., Kausar, M. S., Anwar Bég, O., Kuharat, S., Khan, W. A., Shukhratovich Abdullaev, S., & Fadhl, B. M. (2023). Numerical study of dissipative SW/MWCNT-nanofluid coating flow from a stretching wall to a porous medium with shape factor effects. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.05.036

A mathematical model is developed for incompressible steady-state dissipative CNT-aqueous nanofluid boundary layer flow from a stretching sheet to a saturated isotropic porous medium. Three different CNT shapes (spheres, blades and platelets) are con... Read More about Numerical study of dissipative SW/MWCNT-nanofluid coating flow from a stretching wall to a porous medium with shape factor effects.

Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis (2023)
Journal Article
Gavin, J. P., Rossiter, L., Fenerty, V., Leese, J., Adams, J., Hammond, A., …Backman, C. L. (in press). Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1177/03080226231219106

Introduction: Public and health professional involvement (PHPI) is essential in healthcare research yet uncommonly integrated into systematic reviews. We incorporated and evaluated PHPI in a mixed methods review of occupational therapy for self-manag... Read More about Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Using wearable technology data to explain recreational running injury: A prospective longitudinal feasibility study (2023)
Journal Article
Neal, B. S., Bramah, C., McCarthy-Ryan, M. F., Moore, I. S., Napier, C., Paquette, M. R., & Gruber, A. H. (2024). Using wearable technology data to explain recreational running injury: A prospective longitudinal feasibility study. Physical Therapy in Sport, '65, 130-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2023.12.010

Objectives Investigate 1) if collecting and analysing wristwatch inertial measurement unit (IMU) and global positioning system (GPS) data using a commercially-available training platform was feasible in recreational... Read More about Using wearable technology data to explain recreational running injury: A prospective longitudinal feasibility study.

Advancing Disability Management in Information Systems: A Novel Approach through Bidirectional Federated Learning-Based Gradient Optimization (2023)
Journal Article
Khan, S. B., Alojail, M., & Al Moteri, M. (in press). Advancing Disability Management in Information Systems: A Novel Approach through Bidirectional Federated Learning-Based Gradient Optimization. Mathematics, 12(1), 119. https://doi.org/10.3390/math12010119

Disability management in information systems refers to the process of ensuring that digital technologies and applications are designed to be accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities. Traditional methods face several challenges such as p... Read More about Advancing Disability Management in Information Systems: A Novel Approach through Bidirectional Federated Learning-Based Gradient Optimization.

Scavenging of Cation Radicals of the Visual Cycle Retinoids by Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Taurine, and Melanin (2023)
Journal Article
Rozanowska, M., Edge, R., Land, E. J., Navaratnam, S., Sarna, T., & Truscott, T. G. (in press). Scavenging of Cation Radicals of the Visual Cycle Retinoids by Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Taurine, and Melanin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 25(1), 506. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms25010506

In the retina, retinoids involved in vision are under constant threat of oxidation, and their oxidation products exhibit deleterious properties. Using pulse radiolysis, this study determined that the bimolecular rate constants of scavenging cation ra... Read More about Scavenging of Cation Radicals of the Visual Cycle Retinoids by Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Taurine, and Melanin.

Operational and Performance Experience with uMI550 Digital PET-CT during Routine Quality Control Procedures (2023)
Journal Article
Singh, M. K., Mohan, V. S. K., & Kaushik, C. (in press). Operational and Performance Experience with uMI550 Digital PET-CT during Routine Quality Control Procedures. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 22(04), 267-275. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-1777696

Introduction The quality control (QC) procedures for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners are covered by National Electrical Manufacturers Association and International Electrotechnical Commission. QC must be carried out at regular intervals a... Read More about Operational and Performance Experience with uMI550 Digital PET-CT during Routine Quality Control Procedures.

The Subversive Weber: Subjectivation and World-Confrontation in Max Weber’s Teaching (2023)
Journal Article
Frade, C. (2023). The Subversive Weber: Subjectivation and World-Confrontation in Max Weber’s Teaching. Cosmos and history, 19(2), 73–102

That there is a subversive Max Weber may go unrecognized even by Marxist scholars otherwise appreciative, if critically, of Weber, to say nothing of mainstream Weber scholarship. That the subversive side of Weber’s thought and teaching lies in his fi... Read More about The Subversive Weber: Subjectivation and World-Confrontation in Max Weber’s Teaching.

Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees (2023)
Journal Article
K., A., Alam, M. A., N. A., B., & S., N. (2023). Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees. Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, https://doi.org/10.1108/JFRA-05-2022-0199

This study aims to examine the association between non-audit fees and audit quality by utilizing the context of gender-diverse audit committees. Further, we assess whether this link is moderated by industry-specialist auditors. This study utilized no... Read More about Further evidence on non-audit fees: Using the context of female directors on audit committees.

SkinLesNet: Classification of Skin Lesions and Detection of Melanoma Cancer Using a Novel Multi-Layer Deep Convolutional Neural Network (2023)
Journal Article
Azeem, M., Kiani, K., Mansouri, T., & Topping, N. (2023). SkinLesNet: Classification of Skin Lesions and Detection of Melanoma Cancer Using a Novel Multi-Layer Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Cancers, 16(1), 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers16010108

Skin cancer is a widespread disease that typically develops on the skin due to frequent exposure to sunlight. Although cancer can appear on any part of the human body, skin cancer accounts for a significant proportion of all new cancer diagnoses worl... Read More about SkinLesNet: Classification of Skin Lesions and Detection of Melanoma Cancer Using a Novel Multi-Layer Deep Convolutional Neural Network.

Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes (2023)
Book
Saini, M., & Saini, S. (2023). Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes. UK: Amazon Kindle

This book is a tribute to the relentless pursuit of excellence in teaching, especially in the challenging yet rewarding context of large classroom settings. It is crafted for those of you who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of y... Read More about Engage and Inspire: Transformative Strategies for Large Classes.

‘The painful aftermath’: reactions to the publication of SOE in France (2023)
Journal Article
Murphy, C. J. (in press). ‘The painful aftermath’: reactions to the publication of SOE in France. Intelligence and National Security, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2023.2291873

This article considers the aftermath of the publication of SOE in France. A groundbreaking official account of a secret wartime organisation, publication was followed by complaints and legal action. It examines how Whitehall responded to the negative... Read More about ‘The painful aftermath’: reactions to the publication of SOE in France.

Near-infrared digital hemispherical photography enables correction of plant area index for woody material during leaf-on conditions (2023)
Journal Article
Brown, L., Morris, H., Morrone, R., Sinclair, M., Williams, O., Hunt, M., …Dash, J. (2024). Near-infrared digital hemispherical photography enables correction of plant area index for woody material during leaf-on conditions. Ecological Informatics, 79, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2023.102441

Indirect optical measurement techniques enable efficient and non-destructive estimation of plant area index (PAI). However, because they cannot distinguish between foliage and other canopy elements, corrections are needed to determine leaf area index... Read More about Near-infrared digital hemispherical photography enables correction of plant area index for woody material during leaf-on conditions.

Toward Estimating Noise–Power–Distance Curves for Propeller-Powered Zero-Emission Hydrogen Aircraft (2023)
Journal Article
Amargianitakis, D. C., Self, R. H., Torija, A. J., Proença, A. R., & Synodinos, A. P. (2023). Toward Estimating Noise–Power–Distance Curves for Propeller-Powered Zero-Emission Hydrogen Aircraft. Journal of Aircraft, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.c037194

As part of the UK Research and Innovation project New Aviation, Propulsion, Knowledge and Innovation Network (NAPKIN), a high-level framework was developed for the assessment of the noise impact of the proposed regional-sized hydrogen-powered aircraf... Read More about Toward Estimating Noise–Power–Distance Curves for Propeller-Powered Zero-Emission Hydrogen Aircraft.

A novel autoencoder for structural anomalies detection in river tunnel operation (2023)
Journal Article
TAN, X., Palaiahnakote, S., Chen, W., Cheng, K., & Du, B. (2024). A novel autoencoder for structural anomalies detection in river tunnel operation. Expert systems with applications, 244, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2023.122906

Anomaly diagnosis is essential to prevent disasters and ensure long-term stable operation of tunnels. However, the diversity and scarcity of abnormal data make it difficult to identify outliers, especially to diagnose structural anomalies from poor-q... Read More about A novel autoencoder for structural anomalies detection in river tunnel operation.

Impact of COVID-19 on patient experience of kidney care: a rapid review. (2023)
Journal Article
Mackintosh, L., Ormandy, P., Busby, A., Hawkins, J., Klare, R., Silver, C., …Farrington, K. (in press). Impact of COVID-19 on patient experience of kidney care: a rapid review. Journal of Nephrology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40620-023-01823-5

In March 2020, a pandemic state was declared due to SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19). Patients with kidney disease, especially those on replacement therapies, proved more susceptible to severe infection. This rapid literature review aims to help understand how... Read More about Impact of COVID-19 on patient experience of kidney care: a rapid review..

Real-World Fatigue Testing in Professional Rugby Union: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
Grainger, A., Comfort, P., Twist, C., M. Heffernan, S., & Tarantino, G. (2023). Real-World Fatigue Testing in Professional Rugby Union: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 10.1007/s40279-023-01973-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01973-3

Professional rugby union is a high-intensity contact sport with position-specific high training and match volumes across a season that may lead to periods of fatigue if above a typically experienced threshold. This study assesses the influence of mat... Read More about Real-World Fatigue Testing in Professional Rugby Union: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis..

Green Activism (2023)
Book Chapter
Hardman, M. (2023). Green Activism. In K. Van Assche, R. Beunen, & M. Duineveld (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia in Urban and Regional Planning and Design (164 - 165). Edward Elgar Publishing