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Welcome to Edinburgh Napier Research Repository

The ‘Research Repository’ is the open access institutional repository of Edinburgh Napier University. It contains examples of research outputs produced by staff and research students, as well as related information about the university's funded projects and staff research interests.

Whenever possible, refereed documents accepted for publication, or finished artistic compositions presented in public, will be made available here in full digital format, and hyperlinks to standard published versions will be provided. Any questions about submissions to the repository or problems with access to any of its content should be sent to the Repository Team at repository@napier.ac.uk



Latest Additions

Is there a role for neuroscience in career counselling? (2024)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P., Garden, C., & Carmichael, D. (2024). Is there a role for neuroscience in career counselling?. [Blog post]

This blog post provides a critical perspective on neuroscience informed career counselling.

Career Development as Freedom (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Robertson, P. (2023, December). Career Development as Freedom. Presented at iCEGS annual lecture 2023, University of Derby

This lecture explores the Capability Approach and its potential to provide a way of thinking about career development that links theory, practice, and policy. Considering theory first, the Capability Approach provides a broad-brush way of looking at... Read More about Career Development as Freedom.

Perceived Reality and Subjective Importance of Shared Decision-Making During Perinatal Care (2024)
Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Bosmans, V., De Bock, V., Van de Craen, N., & Mestdagh, E. (online). Perceived Reality and Subjective Importance of Shared Decision-Making During Perinatal Care. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, https://doi.

Aim: The aim of the study is to explore perceived reality and subjective importance of shared decision-making (SDM) during antenatal, intrapartum, and/or postpartum care, provided by the midwife and/or obstetrician. Methods: A cross-sectional stu... Read More about Perceived Reality and Subjective Importance of Shared Decision-Making During Perinatal Care.

Patient and public involvement in the design and conduct of a PhD research project: rationale, process, outcomes and lessons learned
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ryan, C. (2024, June). Patient and public involvement in the design and conduct of a PhD research project: rationale, process, outcomes and lessons learned. Paper presented at Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference 2024, Online

Patient and public involvement (PPI) is crucial to and increasingly mandated in intervention development to ensure relevance, effectiveness and acceptability. Despite this, systematic implementation guidance remains scarce, particularly regarding equ... Read More about Patient and public involvement in the design and conduct of a PhD research project: rationale, process, outcomes and lessons learned.

Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach (2024)
Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Norris, G., Crozier, S., & McLuckie, C. (in press). Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach. Quality Assurance in Education, https://doi.org/10.1108/qae-03-2024-0048

Purpose: This paper aims to generate knowledge about relevant evaluation topics that align with and represent the unique character of the midwifery programme for students living in the rural and remote areas of Scotland. Design/methodology/approa... Read More about Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach.