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A mixed-methods systematic review protocol of the effectiveness and experiences of quality improvement interventions in elder care (2024)
Journal Article
Rahman Jabin, M. S., Samuriwo, R., Chilaka, M., & Yaroson, E. V. (in press). A mixed-methods systematic review protocol of the effectiveness and experiences of quality improvement interventions in elder care. JMIR Research Protocols, https://doi.org/10.2196/56346

Background: Quality improvement (QI) interventions are designed to resolve the recurring challenges of care for older individuals, such as working conditions for staff, roles of older individuals in their own care and their families, and relevant sta... Read More about A mixed-methods systematic review protocol of the effectiveness and experiences of quality improvement interventions in elder care.

Towards Individualised Speech Enhancement: An SNR Preference Learning System for Multi-Modal Hearing Aids (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Kirton-Wingate, J., Ahmed, S., Gogate, M., Tsao, Y., & Hussain, A. (2023). Towards Individualised Speech Enhancement: An SNR Preference Learning System for Multi-Modal Hearing Aids. In K. Dashtipour (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Workshops (ICASSPW). https://doi.org/10.1109/icasspw59220.2023.10193122

Since the advent of deep learning (DL), speech enhancement (SE) models have performed well under a variety of noise conditions. However, such systems may still introduce sonic artefacts, sound unnatural, and restrict the ability for a user to hear am... Read More about Towards Individualised Speech Enhancement: An SNR Preference Learning System for Multi-Modal Hearing Aids.

Transcriptomics for Clinical and Experimental Biology Research: Hang on a Seq (2023)
Journal Article
Stokes, T., Cen, H. H., Kapranov, P., Gallagher, I. J., Pitsillides, A. A., Volmar, C., …Timmons, J. A. (2023). Transcriptomics for Clinical and Experimental Biology Research: Hang on a Seq. Advanced Genetics, 4(2), Article 2200024. https://doi.org/10.1002/ggn2.202200024

Sequencing the human genome empowers translational medicine, facilitating transcriptome-wide molecular diagnosis, pathway biology, and drug repositioning. Initially, microarrays are used to study the bulk transcriptome; but now short-read RNA sequenc... Read More about Transcriptomics for Clinical and Experimental Biology Research: Hang on a Seq.

“MedChemVR”: a virtual reality game to enhance medicinal chemistry education (2021)
Journal Article
Abuhammad, A., Falah, J., Alfalah, S. F. M., Abu-Tarboush, M., Tarawneh, R. T., Drikakis, D., & Charissis, V. (2021). “MedChemVR”: a virtual reality game to enhance medicinal chemistry education. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 5(3), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/mti5030010

Medicinal chemistry (MC) is an indispensable component of the pharmacy curriculum. The pharmacists’ unique knowledge of a medicine’s chemistry enhances their understanding of the pharmacological activity, manufacturing, storage, use, supply, and hand... Read More about “MedChemVR”: a virtual reality game to enhance medicinal chemistry education.

Supporting Opioid Prescribing in NHS Borders (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Finnan, G., Howell, A., MacDougal, L., Flint, R., & Ditzel, M. (2020, September). Supporting Opioid Prescribing in NHS Borders. Poster presented at SPPC Annual Conference 2020, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What Tools And Resources Do Pulmonary Rehabilitation Teams Use To Deliver Education? (2020)
Journal Article
Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Kirkwood, K., Cross, J., & Partridge., M. (2020). What Tools And Resources Do Pulmonary Rehabilitation Teams Use To Deliver Education?. European Respiratory Journal, 56(suppl 64), Article 898. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.congress-2020.898

Background: Suggestions for educational content in pulmonary rehabilitation are detailed in clinical guidelines, however in practice it is unclear; what content is delivered and how. This survey examined the educational content, resources and deliver... Read More about What Tools And Resources Do Pulmonary Rehabilitation Teams Use To Deliver Education?.

Machine-Learning Methods for Computational Science and Engineering (2020)
Journal Article
Frank, M., Drikakis, D., & Charissis, V. (2020). Machine-Learning Methods for Computational Science and Engineering. Computation, 8(1), Article 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/computation8010015

The re-kindled fascination in machine learning (ML), observed over the last few decades, has also percolated into natural sciences and engineering. ML algorithms are now used in scientific computing, as well as in data-mining and processing. In this... Read More about Machine-Learning Methods for Computational Science and Engineering.

Exploring the Development Requirements for Virtual Reality Gait Analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Khan, M. S., Charissis, V., & Sakellariou, S. (2019). Exploring the Development Requirements for Virtual Reality Gait Analysis. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 3(2), Article 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/mti3020024

The hip joint is highly prone to traumatic and degenerative pathologies resulting in irregular locomotion. Monitoring and treatment depend on high-end technology facilities requiring physician and patient co-location, thus limiting access to speciali... Read More about Exploring the Development Requirements for Virtual Reality Gait Analysis.

The Evaluation of a smartphone application to assist in novice 12 lead ECG interpretation performance (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Breen, C. (2019, March). The Evaluation of a smartphone application to assist in novice 12 lead ECG interpretation performance. Presented at Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference (THEconf2019), Dublin

Introduction: The recording of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) is one of the most useful and commonly performed medical procedures. Interpretation of the 12-lead ECG involves analysing several waveforms (P, QRS, ST and T waves) which permits the de... Read More about The Evaluation of a smartphone application to assist in novice 12 lead ECG interpretation performance.

Evaluation of New Models of Primary Care in Scotland: Lanarkshire Case Study (2019)
Report
Jani, B., Thomas, L., Wood, K., Saunders, K., Cunningham, Y., Murray, V., …Mair, F. S. (2019). Evaluation of New Models of Primary Care in Scotland: Lanarkshire Case Study. Glasgow: Scottish Government

Over recent years, the Scottish Government (SG) has progressed a raft of major new policy developments that aim to transform health and social care, with primary care being at the heart of these changes. In 2015, SG established a Primary Care Develo... Read More about Evaluation of New Models of Primary Care in Scotland: Lanarkshire Case Study.

A clinical decision support tool to assist with the interpretation of the 12-lead electrocardiogram (2017)
Journal Article
Breen, C., Bond, R., & Finlay, D. (2019). A clinical decision support tool to assist with the interpretation of the 12-lead electrocardiogram. Health Informatics Journal, 25(1), 51-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458216683534

This article reports the design and testing of a novel interactive method, abbreviated to ANALYSE (systemAtic aNALYsiS of Electrocardiography) to assist interpretation of 12-lead electrocardiogram. 15 participants interpreted a total of 150 12-lead e... Read More about A clinical decision support tool to assist with the interpretation of the 12-lead electrocardiogram.

Surgical education: Applied virtual anatomy: Can Virtual Reality Augment Postgraduate Anatomy Teaching? (2007)
Conference Proceeding
Ward, B. M., Charissis, V., Rowley, D., Anderson, P., & Young, I. (2007). Surgical education: Applied virtual anatomy: Can Virtual Reality Augment Postgraduate Anatomy Teaching?. In Proceedings of the British Association of Day Surgery Conference

This paper presents an inquiry into Virtual Reality (VR) training environments and their application in early postgraduate anatomy teaching. There is great interest in the use of VR applications, but there has been little practical application in the... Read More about Surgical education: Applied virtual anatomy: Can Virtual Reality Augment Postgraduate Anatomy Teaching?.

Comprehension of pictorial asthma action plans by Somalis and Malaysians (2007)
Journal Article
Roberts, N. J., Wong, P., Mohamed, . Z., Lo-Cher, R., Johnson, M., & Partridge, M. (2007). Comprehension of pictorial asthma action plans by Somalis and Malaysians. Thorax, 62(suppl 3), A52

Background: Self-management education including receipt of a written asthma action plan improves outcomes for those with asthma but not everyone can use the written word. We devised a set of pictorial representations of each of the components of a ty... Read More about Comprehension of pictorial asthma action plans by Somalis and Malaysians.