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Using digital technology to reduce drug-related harms: a targeted service users’ perspective of the Digital Lifelines Scotland programme (2024)
Journal Article
Strachan, G., Daneshvar, H., Carver, H., Greenhalgh, J., & Matheson, C. (2024). Using digital technology to reduce drug-related harms: a targeted service users’ perspective of the Digital Lifelines Scotland programme. Harm Reduction Journal, 21, Article 128. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-024-01012-y

Background: Deaths due to drug overdose are an international issue, causing an estimated 128,000 global deaths in 2019. Scotland has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in Europe, with those in the most deprived areas at greater risk than those i... Read More about Using digital technology to reduce drug-related harms: a targeted service users’ perspective of the Digital Lifelines Scotland programme.

Designing Blended Experiences Workshop: Pedagogies across digital and physical spaces (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Okeefe, B. J., Resmini, A., Flint, T., Chirico, A., Carter, A. R. L., Mastermaker, M., Lindenfalk, B., & Sturdee, M. (2024, July). Designing Blended Experiences Workshop: Pedagogies across digital and physical spaces. Presented at Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

Digital transformation is increasingly blurring the line between what software is and what the physical world can be. This requires designers to harmoniously blend digital and physical products, services, and spaces to orchestrate meaningful experien... Read More about Designing Blended Experiences Workshop: Pedagogies across digital and physical spaces.

Creating Sustainable Internet of Things Futures: Aligning Legal and Design Research Agendas. (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Urquhart, L. D., Lechelt, S., Terras, M., Sailaja, N., Rezk, A. M., Castle-Green, T., Darzentas, D. P., Primlani, N., Owen, V., & Stead, M. (2024, July). Creating Sustainable Internet of Things Futures: Aligning Legal and Design Research Agendas. Paper presented at DIS '24: Designing Interactive Systems Conference, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The way consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are built is leading to electronic waste (eWaste) growth. This arises from planned obsolescence, bundling of ‘smartness’ creating more routes to device failure, and lacking hardware modularity and rep... Read More about Creating Sustainable Internet of Things Futures: Aligning Legal and Design Research Agendas..

Health professionals implicit bias of patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) and its effects on clinical decision-making: a scoping review (2024)
Journal Article
Job, C., Adenipekun, B., Cleves, A., Gill, P., & Samuriwo, R. (2024). Health professionals implicit bias of patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) and its effects on clinical decision-making: a scoping review. BMJ Open, 14(7), Article e081723. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-081723

Objectives: Research indicates that people with lower socioeconomic status (SES) receive inferior healthcare and experience poorer health outcomes compared with those with higher SES, in part due to health professional (HP) bias. We conducted a scopi... Read More about Health professionals implicit bias of patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) and its effects on clinical decision-making: a scoping review.

Assessment Authenticity: Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Workplace for Diverse Learners - Evolution and Examples (2024)
Book Chapter
Doargajudhur, M., Naraidoo, S., & Zaung, N. (2024). Assessment Authenticity: Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Workplace for Diverse Learners - Evolution and Examples. In Cases on Authentic Assessment in Higher Education. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/979-8-3693-1001-4

Innovative approaches to assessment design are an important aspect of this educational era. The new paradigm emphasizes a major consideration which is the validity of assessment tasks in adequately representing the intended learning outcomes. There i... Read More about Assessment Authenticity: Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Workplace for Diverse Learners - Evolution and Examples.

Computer-aided diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and neurocognitive disorders with multimodal Bi-Vision Transformer (BiViT) (2024)
Journal Article
Shah, S. M. A. H., Jan, S. U., Khan, M. Q., Rizwan, A., Samee, N. A., & Jamjoom, M. M. (2024). Computer-aided diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and neurocognitive disorders with multimodal Bi-Vision Transformer (BiViT). Pattern Analysis and Applications, 27, Article 76. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10044-024-01297-6

Cognitive disorders affect various cognitive functions that can have a substantial impact on individual’s daily life. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of such well-known cognitive disorders. Early detection and treatment of cognitive diseases using ar... Read More about Computer-aided diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and neurocognitive disorders with multimodal Bi-Vision Transformer (BiViT).

Factors Impacting Landscape Ruggedness in Control Problems: a Case Study (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Saliby, M. E., Medvet, E., Nadizar, G., Salvato, E., & Thomson, S. L. (2024, September). Factors Impacting Landscape Ruggedness in Control Problems: a Case Study. Presented at WIVACE 2024 (XVIII International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation), Namur, Belgium

Understanding fitness landscapes in evolutionary robotics (ER) can provide valuable insights into the considered robotic problems as well as into the strategies found by evolutionary algorithms (EAs) to address them, ultimately guiding practitioners... Read More about Factors Impacting Landscape Ruggedness in Control Problems: a Case Study.

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/10.5829/ije.2024.37.06c.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.

Biased Foresight: A Facilitator’s Playbook (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Crawford, M. (2024, June). Biased Foresight: A Facilitator’s Playbook. Paper presented at 33rd European Conference on Operational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

A series of lab and field studies were conducted with managers, executives, and postgraduates to test the hypothesis that priming effects exist within any given scenario planning workshop (Crawford, 2021). The studies show that priming scenario pract... Read More about Biased Foresight: A Facilitator’s Playbook.

Improved Double Deep Q Network-Based Task Scheduling Algorithm in Edge Computing for Makespan Optimization (2024)
Journal Article
Zeng, L., Liu, Q., Shen, S., & Liu, X. (2024). Improved Double Deep Q Network-Based Task Scheduling Algorithm in Edge Computing for Makespan Optimization. Tsinghua Science and Technology, 29(3), 806 - 817. https://doi.org/10.26599/TST.2023.9010058

Edge computing nodes undertake more and more tasks as business density grows. How to efficiently allocate large-scale and dynamic workloads to edge computing resources has become a critical challenge. An edge task scheduling approach based on an impr... Read More about Improved Double Deep Q Network-Based Task Scheduling Algorithm in Edge Computing for Makespan Optimization.

Are physical activity referral scheme components associated with increased physical activity, scheme uptake, and adherence rate? A meta-analysis and meta-regression (2024)
Journal Article
Mino, E., Pfeifer, K., Hanson, C., Schuler, M., Brandmeier, A., Klamroth, S., Naber, I., Weissenfels, A., McHale, S., Abu-Omar, K., Gelius, P., Whiting, S., Wickramasinghe, K., Galea, G., & Geidl, W. (in press). Are physical activity referral scheme components associated with increased physical activity, scheme uptake, and adherence rate? A meta-analysis and meta-regression. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,

Background: Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are composed of various components, such as a written prescription or a person-centered approach. The role of these components in their effectiveness is yet to be understood. Therefore, we aimed t... Read More about Are physical activity referral scheme components associated with increased physical activity, scheme uptake, and adherence rate? A meta-analysis and meta-regression.

Managing COVID-19 from the Nurses' Perspectives at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Maseru Lesotho (2024)
Journal Article
Phiri, L. J., Nyangu, I., & Shelile, M. (2024). Managing COVID-19 from the Nurses' Perspectives at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Maseru Lesotho. World Journal of Public Health, 9(2), 225-233. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.wjph.20240902.22

Background: Nurses are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. The modest number of perspectives among healthcare practitioners remained an issue, particularly in developing nations such as Lesotho. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the... Read More about Managing COVID-19 from the Nurses' Perspectives at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Maseru Lesotho.

Creative Informatics Final Report (2024)
Report
Terras, M., Osborne, N., McDonald, C., Henderson, D., Pirie, E., Tyndall, A., Sulaiman, Y., Smyth, M., Panneels, I., Speed, C., Bates, C., Black, S., Jones, V., Zeller, F., Murray, V., Dale Steyn, I., & Smythe, J. (2024). Creative Informatics Final Report. Edinburgh: AHRC

This Creative Informatics Final Report summaries the work of Creative Informatics, a partnership project which has been supporting creatives in Edinburgh and South East Scotland from 2018-2024. We look back over the different strands of the programme... Read More about Creative Informatics Final Report.

Let’s not blame students for the shortcomings of assessment strategies of universities that turn a blind eye to artificial intelligence: A pre-crisis warning (2024)
Digital Artefact
Khaleel, F., & Harte, P. Let’s not blame students for the shortcomings of assessment strategies of universities that turn a blind eye to artificial intelligence: A pre-crisis warning. [Blog post]

Increases in breach of academic integrity is an issue driven by dated assessment designs, obsolete assessment strategies, an archaic quality framework using the doctrine of precedents to regulate LTA practices in HEIs.

Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland (2024)
Journal Article
Hillen, P., Speakman, E. M., Jamieson, M., Dougall, N., Heyman, I., Murray, J., Aston, E. V., & McAuley, A. (online). Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2024.2367142

In the context of escalating drug-related deaths, during 2021 Police Scotland implemented a pilot project incorporating naloxone training to test the carriage and administration of naloxone by officers. The current paper presents data from the evalua... Read More about Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland.

Factors Associated with Unplanned Pregnancy Among Youth at a Selected Hospital in Lesotho (2024)
Journal Article
Maselinyane, T., Nyangu, I., & Nyoni, C. (2024). Factors Associated with Unplanned Pregnancy Among Youth at a Selected Hospital in Lesotho. American Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 5(2), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajnhs.20240502.12

Unplanned pregnancy amongst youth is a fundamental health problem that affects both developing and developed countries globally. There are various factors associated with unplanned pregnancy amongst youth and these factors have differing propagators.... Read More about Factors Associated with Unplanned Pregnancy Among Youth at a Selected Hospital in Lesotho.

Quality and impact of pharmacology digital simulation education on pre-registration healthcare students a systematic literature review (2024)
Journal Article
Rayamajhi, S., Machin, A., Breen, C., Gebreheat, G., & Paterson, R. (2024). Quality and impact of pharmacology digital simulation education on pre-registration healthcare students a systematic literature review. Nurse Education Today, 140, Article 106295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2024.106295

Objective This review aimed to assess the quality and nature of the literature related to digital simulation-based pharmacology education. Specifically, we sought to understand the influence of simulations on the knowledge, satisfaction, and confide... Read More about Quality and impact of pharmacology digital simulation education on pre-registration healthcare students a systematic literature review.

The sustainable festival city and local communities: Engaging secondary stakeholders through placemaking (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Todd, L., & Leask, A. (2024, June). The sustainable festival city and local communities: Engaging secondary stakeholders through placemaking. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference 2024 Leisure & Tourism 2030: Navigating the Future, Breda, Netherlands

We will present initial findings from our research which considers how Edinburgh’s (UK) festivals and tourism sectors can deliver sustainable community engagement. Our study applies co-designed participative action research (PAR) (Goebel et al., 2020... Read More about The sustainable festival city and local communities: Engaging secondary stakeholders through placemaking.