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Organisational learning in construction : a framework from the process improvement perspective
Thesis
a framework from the process improvement perspective. (Thesis). University of Salford

The construction industry, one of the significant sectors of most regional and national economies, is being continuously urged to improve its performance at project and organisational level. The urgent need to improve the processes of construction p... Read More about Organisational learning in construction : a framework from the process improvement perspective.

The personal communities of older widowed men
Presentation / Conference
Collins, T. The personal communities of older widowed men. Poster presented at The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, Dublin

Background: This paper reports on the personal communities of a group of older widowed men. Although the incidence of widowhood is still greater for older women than it is for older men, this ratio has decreased over recent years, due in part to the... Read More about The personal communities of older widowed men.

A conceptual framework and best practices for designing and improving construction supply chains
Thesis
Souza De Souza, D. A conceptual framework and best practices for designing and improving construction supply chains. (Thesis). University of Salford

Construction supply chains are problematic to manage. Examples of recurring problems in construction supply chains are increased levels of non-conformances, delivery delays, and disruptions in supply, among others. Theoretical developments in the fie... Read More about A conceptual framework and best practices for designing and improving construction supply chains.

Low energy–low carbon acute hospital engineering design and operation in the UK : analysis of the impact of In-Use
Thesis
Bacon, M. Low energy–low carbon acute hospital engineering design and operation in the UK : analysis of the impact of In-Use. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis introduces an innovative contribution to the low energy - low carbon design of acute hospitals in the UK. The need for innovation in acute hospital design arises from the consistently poor energy and carbon performance of the health care... Read More about Low energy–low carbon acute hospital engineering design and operation in the UK : analysis of the impact of In-Use.

Canine echinococcosis in the Alay Valley, southern Kyrgyzstan
Thesis
van Kesteren, F. Canine echinococcosis in the Alay Valley, southern Kyrgyzstan. (Thesis). University of Salford

Echinococcosis is a serious and often fatal zoonotic disease caused by parasites in the genus Echinococcus. Echinococcus spp. cycle between intermediate and final hosts, and it is the accidental ingestion of eggs in faeces of final hosts (usually can... Read More about Canine echinococcosis in the Alay Valley, southern Kyrgyzstan.

An examination of children's nurse mentor experiences of undertaking assessment at sign-off stage
Thesis
Flynn, A. An examination of children's nurse mentor experiences of undertaking assessment at sign-off stage. (Thesis). University of Salford

The thesis presents an examination of children’s nurse mentor experience of undertaking assessments at sign-off stage. There is a need to determine student nurse competence and competencies throughout preparatory training and pre-registration nursing... Read More about An examination of children's nurse mentor experiences of undertaking assessment at sign-off stage.

The impact of a school-based, nurse-delivered asthma health education programme on quality of life, knowledge and attitudes of Saudi children with asthma
Thesis
Alreshidi, N. The impact of a school-based, nurse-delivered asthma health education programme on quality of life, knowledge and attitudes of Saudi children with asthma. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background In Saudi Arabia, more than 2 million people complain of asthma: 13% being aged 6-10 years. This makes asthma one of the most common illnesses among children in Saudi Arabia. Little has been explored about children’s ability to learn more... Read More about The impact of a school-based, nurse-delivered asthma health education programme on quality of life, knowledge and attitudes of Saudi children with asthma.

Kinematics and kinetics of maximal velocity sprinting and specificity of training in elite athletes
Thesis
Sides, D. Kinematics and kinetics of maximal velocity sprinting and specificity of training in elite athletes. (Thesis). University of Salford

Maximal velocity sprinting has been studied extensively from a biomechanical standpoint, however little is known of the biomechanics characteristics at sprint velocities that typify elite athletic performance, due to the difficulties in accessing suc... Read More about Kinematics and kinetics of maximal velocity sprinting and specificity of training in elite athletes.

The use of multiple antenna techniques for uwb wireless personal area networks (UWB-MIMO WPANS)
Thesis
Adam, M. The use of multiple antenna techniques for uwb wireless personal area networks (UWB-MIMO WPANS). (Thesis). The University of Salford

The research activities over the three years were presented in this thesis. The work centred on the use of multiple spatial elements for Ultra wide band wireless system in order to increase the throughput, and for wireless range requirement applicati... Read More about The use of multiple antenna techniques for uwb wireless personal area networks (UWB-MIMO WPANS).

Collaboration and flipping training
Presentation / Conference
Sales, N. Collaboration and flipping training. Presented at Teaching research skills to Law Students: a workshop on best practice, London

Legal research skills training at the University of Salford suffered from lack of student attendance and the failure by students to transference skills learned to research in other modules. Despite having 6 timetabled hours to develop skills with fir... Read More about Collaboration and flipping training.

Conceptual framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
Thesis
Ihuah, P. Conceptual framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. (Thesis). University of Salford

Sustainable management of social (public) housing estates after their provision is becoming necessary in recent years due to the main purpose of meeting cheap, decent and safe housing needs of the citizens, and on the premise that housing is an indis... Read More about Conceptual framework for the sustainable management of social (public) housing estates in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Investigating home environment influences on obesity in urban Egyptian children aged 2-12
Thesis
Egyptian children aged 2-12. (Thesis). University of Salford

The home environment is highlighted as a key determinant of children’s weight, but has not been investigated in Egypt. As a result this mixed methods study was undertaken to examine (1) relationships between the home environment and Egyptian childr... Read More about Investigating home environment influences on obesity in urban Egyptian children aged 2-12.

Investigating teenage visitors to science discovery centres : the case of Technquest
Thesis
Simons, N. Investigating teenage visitors to science discovery centres : the case of Technquest. (Thesis). The University of Salford and Technquest Science Discovery Centre

Science discovery centres and science museums have been considered one of the most important institutions in the public understanding of science and technology (Lewenstein 2001). However, science discovery centres attract few teenage visitors. Visita... Read More about Investigating teenage visitors to science discovery centres : the case of Technquest.

Developing a building construction associated social cost estimation system for Turkish construction industry
Thesis
Celik, T. Developing a building construction associated social cost estimation system for Turkish construction industry. (Thesis). University of Salford

Purpose - Construction projects, especially in the urban areas, generate serious environmental nuisances for the adjacent residents. Construction causative adverse impacts on the neighbouring communities are known as the social costs. The amount of... Read More about Developing a building construction associated social cost estimation system for Turkish construction industry.

Mitigation of gas and vapour cloud explosions using fine water sprays
Thesis
Johnston, S. Mitigation of gas and vapour cloud explosions using fine water sprays. (Thesis). University of Salford

For the past fifty years or so, there has been a great deal of interest in the use of water based explosion suppression systems, designed to mitigate or reduce the impact of thermal explosions and their consequential overpressures, which may be as hi... Read More about Mitigation of gas and vapour cloud explosions using fine water sprays.

Progressive development of deep learning skills through undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
Journal Article
James, P. Progressive development of deep learning skills through undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. Educational Studies, 24(1), 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305569980240107

A dissertation is an integral part of Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) and taught Master of Science (MSc) programmes and should reflect differences in learning styles as appropriate to each level. The dis... Read More about Progressive development of deep learning skills through undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.