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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

Flanges' Impact on Persian Historical Masonry Walls: Modeling Safety Factors (2024)
Journal Article
Ghamari, M., Karimi, M. S., Lourenço, P. B., & Sousa, H. S. (2024). Flanges' Impact on Persian Historical Masonry Walls: Modeling Safety Factors. International Journal of Engineering: Basics, Applications and Aspects, 37(6), 1136-1145. https://doi.org/10

This comprehensive study investigates the nuanced impact of flanges, height-to-length aspect ratios, wall thickness, and pre-compression levels on Persian historical masonry walls under uncertainty conditions. Numerical testing of 100 masonry wall sp... Read More about Flanges' Impact on Persian Historical Masonry Walls: Modeling Safety Factors.

Economic vulnerabilities and sustainability in energy utilities: Managing climate change in the face of geopolitical turmoil (2024)
Journal Article
Du, Q., Xue, M., Li, Z., Du, A. M., & Yang, T. (2024). Economic vulnerabilities and sustainability in energy utilities: Managing climate change in the face of geopolitical turmoil. Research in International Business and Finance, 71, Article 102436. https:

This study investigates the implications of climate change on the environmental management strategies adopted by Chinese energy utility companies over the period from 2008 to 2021. The study highlights that an increase in temperatures correlates with... Read More about Economic vulnerabilities and sustainability in energy utilities: Managing climate change in the face of geopolitical turmoil.

International Academic Staff: The Roles of Languages, Cultures, and Personalities (2024)
Book
Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Lee, G. S. J. (2024). International Academic Staff: The Roles of Languages, Cultures, and Personalities. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-58760-3

This book ​focuses on the experiences of international academic staff in higher education, particularly examining the influences of issues such as languages, cultures, and personalities. The qualitative approach taken by the authors provides vignette... Read More about International Academic Staff: The Roles of Languages, Cultures, and Personalities.

Automated Human-Readable Label Generation in Open Intent Discovery (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Anderson, G., Hart, E., Gkatzia, D., & Beaver, I. (2024, September). Automated Human-Readable Label Generation in Open Intent Discovery. Presented at Interspeech 2024, Kos, Greece

The correct determination of user intent is key in dialog systems. However, an intent classifier often requires a large, labelled training dataset to identify a set of known intents. The creation of such a dataset is a complex and time-consuming task... Read More about Automated Human-Readable Label Generation in Open Intent Discovery.