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Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach (2022)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022). Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach. Habitat International, 126(August), 102615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2022.102615

Waste generated by building construction and demolition (BCD) activities contributes to the major proportion of urban solid waste. A large amount of the waste is still sent to the landfill or downcycled globally. The adoption of circular economy (CE)... Read More about Barriers to circular economy adoption and concomitant implementation strategies in building construction and demolition waste management: A PRISMA and interpretive structural modeling approach.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Downey, L., Fonzone, A., Fountas, G., & Semple, T. (in press). The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2022.06.005

This paper examines the determinants of changes in future public transport use in Scotland after the COVID-19 pandemic. An online questionnaire was distributed to 994 Scottish residents in order to identify travel habits, attitudes and preferences du... Read More about The Impact Of COVID-19 On Future Public Transport Use In Scotland.

Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete (2022)
Journal Article
Jamnam, S., Maho, B., Techaphatthanakon, A., Ruttanapun, C., Aemlaor, P., Zhang, H., & Sukontasukkul, P. (2022). Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 343, Article 128139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128139

Concrete structures may occasionally be subjected to both intentional or unintentional explosions which could cause casualties and damage to properties. Advance research on protective structures are important to enhance blast resistance of materials,... Read More about Effect of graphene oxide nanoparticles on blast load resistance of steel fiber reinforced concrete.

Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world (2022)
Report
Zhang, L., Mora, L., Hasannudin, Z., Akgun, E., Zhang, J., & Godunova, M. (2022). Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world. Geneva: United Nations

This UN report focuses on the contribution that Science, technology and innovation (STI) practices make towards mitigating some of the most pressing sustainability challenges facing the urban sociotechnical systems in a post-covid world. The report a... Read More about Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world.

Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual (2022)
Journal Article
Keith, L., & Kerr, G. (2022). Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual. Journal of Science Communication, 21(04), Article A03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040203

The workforces of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) industries suffer from skills gaps and lack diversity. Science engagement activities e.g. science festivals, often try to solve these problems through targeting audiences und... Read More about Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual.

Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice (2022)
Report
Götschi, T., Davis, A., & Racioppi, F. (2022). Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice. Bonn, Germany: WHO Europe

Active travel modes, especially walking and cycling, are now recognized by many as modes that are fully equal to other urban transport modes, integrated in planning frameworks, and adopted as part of the mainstream – not just in trailblazer countries... Read More about Walking and Cycling: latest evidence to support policy-making and practice.

What's in a Cake: Diversity, Inclusivity and Interculturality (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M., & Smith, D. (2022, June). What's in a Cake: Diversity, Inclusivity and Interculturality. Paper presented at Future Visualities: Visual Methods & Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research, Edinburgh Napier University

Food, death and taxes have been claimed by anthropologists as some of the factors that are common to all human beings. Food is considered an important marker of identity and cultural membership (Brulotte & Di Giovine 2014). In this public engagement... Read More about What's in a Cake: Diversity, Inclusivity and Interculturality.

The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction (2022)
Book Chapter
Leask, A. (2022). The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-2

Visitor attractions play a vital role in the development and success of tourism destination. The aim of this chapter is first to define the terms ‘visitor attraction’ and ‘tourism destination’, showing how they are distinct yet increasingly overlappi... Read More about The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction.

Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2022, May). Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities. Paper presented at CHME 2022 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), Edinburgh Napier University

This paper explores some of the key themes from my PhD. In the paper I introduced the themes in the context of my work, exploring interpretations of "community" and "networks" in ways that are generally under explored in the festival and events liter... Read More about Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities.

Vulnerability and Private International Law: Mapping a Normative Approach Towards Asymmetrical Substantive Equality (2022)
Book Chapter
Gillies, L. (in press). Vulnerability and Private International Law: Mapping a Normative Approach Towards Asymmetrical Substantive Equality. In J. Borg-Barthet, K. Trimmings, B. Yüksel Ripley, & P. Živkovic (Eds.), From Theory to Practice in Private International Law: Gedächtnisschrift for Professor Jonathan Fitchen. Oxford: Hart Publishing

The first two decades of this century have already witnessed an increasing range of inequalities between individuals across borders. These inequalities are socio-legal or socio-economic challenges which manifest as vulnerability. Operating at the le... Read More about Vulnerability and Private International Law: Mapping a Normative Approach Towards Asymmetrical Substantive Equality.

Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems (2022)
Journal Article
Limkatanyu, S., Sae-Long, W., Sedighi, H. M., Rungamornrat, J., Sukontasukkul, P., Imjai, T., & Zhang, H. (2022). Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems. Nanomaterials, 12(10), Article 1740. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101740

This paper proposes a novel nanobar-substrate medium model for static and free vibration analyses of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) systems embedded in the elastic substrate medium. The modified strain-gradient elasticity theory is utilized to... Read More about Static and Free Vibration Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Substrate Medium Systems.

Graffiti, Place and Society (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2022, May). Graffiti, Place and Society. Paper presented at TBS Research Seminar, Edinburgh Napier University

‘DON’T KIL URSELF’. ‘ YOU SHALL OVERCOME.’ The impetus for this study comes from serendipitous encounters with certain types of graffiti around Edinburgh during the covid-19 pandemic. Using walking and photography as data collection methods, I drew... Read More about Graffiti, Place and Society.

Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (2022)
Journal Article
Stenton, C., Bolger, E., Michenot, M., Dodd, J., Wale, M., Briers, R., …Diele, K. (2022). Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, Article 113667. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113667

There is an urgent need to understand how organisms respond to multiple, potentially interacting drivers in today’s world. The effects of the pollutants of anthropogenic sound (pile-driving sound playbacks) and waterborne cadmium were investigated ac... Read More about Effects of pile driving sound playbacks and cadmium co-exposure on the early life stage development of the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus.

Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions (2022)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Saka, A. B., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022). Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357, Article 131927. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131927

The circular economy (CE) paradigm has piqued public interests worldwide as a significant innovative attempt to conserve finite resources, reduce waste, and shift away from the linear economy. An emerging shift to a CE model is unavoidable for resour... Read More about Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions.

The 'Cacophony' of life and death: the impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities in Ukraine (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sharapov, K. (2022, April). The 'Cacophony' of life and death: the impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities in Ukraine. Paper presented at BSA Virtual Annual Conference 2022: Building Equality and Justice Now, Online

As of January 2021, about 2.7 million persons in Ukraine were officially registered as having a disability. The Ukrainian Government policies in relation to the economic and social wellbeing of people with disabilities (PWDs) could be, at best, descr... Read More about The 'Cacophony' of life and death: the impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities in Ukraine.

Single-Element and MIMO Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas with Negligible Back Radiation for 5G Mid-Band Handsets (2022)
Journal Article
Alnahwi, F. M., Al-Yasir, Y. I. A., See, C. H., & Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2022). Single-Element and MIMO Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas with Negligible Back Radiation for 5G Mid-Band Handsets. Sensors, 22(8), Article 3067. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22083067

In this paper, single-element and MIMO microstrip antenna with two pairs of unequal slits is proposed as a circularly polarized antenna with negligible back radiation for 5G mid-band handsets. The unequal pairs of slits are engraved on the antenna pa... Read More about Single-Element and MIMO Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antennas with Negligible Back Radiation for 5G Mid-Band Handsets.

Rallying to the Flag - A Consolidated Picture of Armed Forces Children’s Education in Scotland in 2021: Laying Foundations & Promoting Development (2022)
Report
MacLeod, C., Short, G., & Matthews-Smith, G. (2022). Rallying to the Flag - A Consolidated Picture of Armed Forces Children’s Education in Scotland in 2021: Laying Foundations & Promoting Development. Edinburgh: Association of Directors of Education in Scotland

This report provides an overview of the numbers of armed forces children at national and local authority level, together with a review of how some authorities have responded to the needs of this part of the pupil population. It therefore marks a star... Read More about Rallying to the Flag - A Consolidated Picture of Armed Forces Children’s Education in Scotland in 2021: Laying Foundations & Promoting Development.

An investigation of the role of leadership in consensus decision-making (2022)
Journal Article
Perret, C., & Powers, S. T. (2022). An investigation of the role of leadership in consensus decision-making. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 543, Article 111094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2022.111094

Leadership is a widespread phenomena in social organisms and it is recognised to facilitate coordination between individuals. While the role of leadership in group foraging or swarm movement is well understood, it is not clear if leaders would also b... Read More about An investigation of the role of leadership in consensus decision-making.