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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

Belonging to the university or being in the world: From belonging to relational being (2022)
Journal Article
Graham, C., & Moir, Z. (2022). Belonging to the university or being in the world: From belonging to relational being. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 19(4),

In a world characterised by supercomplexity, in which higher education (HE) is in the grip of neoliberal market forces (Barnett, 2000), it is incumbent upon participants in this sector to ask; what does it mean to belong, and to what? ‘Belonging’ has... Read More about Belonging to the university or being in the world: From belonging to relational being.

Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Semple, T., Fountas, G., & Fonzone, A. (in press). Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland. Transportation research record,

In this study, we use survey data (n=6,000) to investigate the work trip patterns of Scottish residents at various points of the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus specifically on the reported patterns of weekly work trips made during the government-enforce... Read More about Who is More Likely (Not) to Make Home-Based Work Trips during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Case of Scotland.

German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5) (2022)
Journal Article
Alfermann, D., Lobinger, B., Nesges, O., Martindale, R., & Andronikos, G. (in press). German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5). German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research,

The quality of the talent development environment and how it supports youth athletes has been identified as one major factor of success. Nonetheless, in psychological talent assessment there is a lack of standardized instruments addressing environmen... Read More about German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5).

Laboratory predictors of uphill cycling performance in trained cyclists (2016)
Journal Article
Bossi, A. H., Lima, P., Lima, J. P. D., & Hopker, J. (2017). Laboratory predictors of uphill cycling performance in trained cyclists. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(14), 1364-1371. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1182199

This study aimed to assess the relationship between an uphill time-trial (TT) performance and both aerobic and anaerobic parameters obtained from laboratory tests. Fifteen cyclists performed a Wingate anaerobic test, a graded exercise test (GXT) and... Read More about Laboratory predictors of uphill cycling performance in trained cyclists.

Pacing Strategy During 24-Hour Ultramarathon-Distance Running (2017)
Journal Article
Bossi, A. H., Matta, G. G., Millet, G. Y., Lima, P., Pertence, L. C., de Lima, J. P., & Hopker, J. G. (2017). Pacing Strategy During 24-Hour Ultramarathon-Distance Running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(5), 590-596. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0237

Purpose: To describe pacing strategy in a 24-h running race and its interaction with sex, age group, athletes’ performance group, and race edition. Methods: Data from 398 male and 103 female participants of 5 editions were obtained based on a mi... Read More about Pacing Strategy During 24-Hour Ultramarathon-Distance Running.