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An investigation of cancer survival inequalities associated with individual-level socio-economic status, area-level deprivation, and contextual effects, in a cancer patient cohort in England and Wales (2022)
Journal Article
Ingleby, F. C., Woods, L. M., Atherton, I. M., Baker, M., Elliss-Brookes, L., & Belot, A. (2022). An investigation of cancer survival inequalities associated with individual-level socio-economic status, area-level deprivation, and contextual effects, in a cancer patient cohort in England and Wales. BMC Public Health, 22, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12525-1

Background People living in more deprived areas of high-income countries have lower cancer survival than those in less deprived areas. However, associations between individual-level socio-economic circumstances and cancer survival are relatively poo... Read More about An investigation of cancer survival inequalities associated with individual-level socio-economic status, area-level deprivation, and contextual effects, in a cancer patient cohort in England and Wales.

Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland (2020)
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Henderson, D. A., Atherton, I., McCowan, C., Mercer, S. W., & Bailey, N. (2021). Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland. Age and ageing, 50(1), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa134

Background: Little is known about the relationship between multimorbidity and social care use (also known as long-term care). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between receipt of formal social care services and multimorbidity.... Read More about Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland.

Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study (2020)
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Hammersley, V., Parker, R., Paterson, M., Hanley, J., Pinnock, H., Padfield, P., …McKinstry, B. (2020). Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study. PLoS Medicine, 17(6), e1003124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003124

Background While evidence from randomised controlled trials shows that telemonitoring for hypertension is associated with improved blood pressure (BP) control, healthcare systems have been slow to implement it, partly because of inadequate integrati... Read More about Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study.

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study (2020)
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Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020). Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338

Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among young people, with an increase of 53% in those aged 15-24, the highest sinc... Read More about Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study.

We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial (2019)
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Hayes, C., Ciblis, A., Darker, C., Dougall, N., Vance, J., O’Connell, N., …Bauld, L. (2019). We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0511-9

Background Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. The ‘We Can Quit2’ (WCQ2) study is a pilot pragmatic two-arm, parallel-group, cluster randomised tria... Read More about We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial.

Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (2019). Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), Article 992. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0

Background Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital tract, C. trachomatis is found in the throat and rectum, suggesting the n... Read More about Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study.

Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3] (2019)
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Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (2019). Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3]. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.3

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. Amongst younger Irish women, smoking rates are considerably higher in those from socially disadvantaged areas co... Read More about Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3].

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes (2019)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, G., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (2019). A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production Planning and Control, 30(13), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1567859

Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project outcomes. Most importantly, in our analysis, we take into consideration the... Read More about A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes.

Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. (2019)
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Duncan, E., Best, C., Dougall, N., Skar, S., Evans, J., Corfield, A., …Wojcik, W. (2019). Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27(34), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-019-0611-9

Background: People experiencing a mental health crisis receive variable and poorer quality care than those experiencing a physical health crisis. Little is known about the epidemiology, subsequent care pathways of mental health and self-harm emergenc... Read More about Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study..

Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data (2019)
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Denham, S. H., Humphrey, T., deLabrusse, C., & Dougall, N. (2019). Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19, Article 84. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2226-6

Background Rising caesarean section (CS) rates are a global health concern. Contemporary data indicates that almost 50% of CS are electively performed, with a high proportion of these being a repeat procedure. Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is... Read More about Mode of birth after caesarean section: individual prediction scores using Scottish population data.

A tool for generating synthetic data (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Peng, T., & Telle, A. (2018). A tool for generating synthetic data. In DATA '18 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3279996.3280018

It is popular to use real-world data to evaluate data mining techniques. However, there are some disadvantages to use real-world data for such purposes. Firstly, real-world data in most domains is difficult to obtain for several reasons, such as budg... Read More about A tool for generating synthetic data.

How data science can advance mental health research (2018)
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Russ, T. C., Woelbert, E., Davis, K. A. S., Hafferty, J. D., Ibrahim, Z., Inkster, B., …MQ Data Science Group. (2018). How data science can advance mental health research. Nature Human Behaviour, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0470-9

Accessibility of powerful computers and availability of so-called big data from a variety of sources means that data science approaches are becoming pervasive. However, their application in mental health research is often considered to be at an earli... Read More about How data science can advance mental health research.

Cross-modality interactive attention network for multispectral pedestrian detection (2018)
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Zhang, L., Liu, Z., Zhang, S., Yang, X., Qiao, H., Huang, K., & Hussain, A. (2019). Cross-modality interactive attention network for multispectral pedestrian detection. Information Fusion, 50, 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inffus.2018.09.015

Multispectral pedestrian detection is an emerging solution with great promise in many around-the-clock applications, such as automotive driving and security surveillance. To exploit the complementary nature and remedy contradictory appearance between... Read More about Cross-modality interactive attention network for multispectral pedestrian detection.

The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group (2018)
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Kobayashi, S., Kane, T., & Paton, C. (2018). The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1641201

Objective: The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Open Source Working Group (OSWG) initiated a group discussion to discuss current privacy and security issues in the open data movement in the healthcare domain from the perspective o... Read More about The Privacy and Security Implications of Open Data in Healthcare: A Contribution from the IMIA Open Source Working Group.

A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people (2018)
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McGrail, K., Jones, K., Akbari, A., Bennett, T., Boyd, A., Carinci, F., …Kotelchuck, M. (2018). A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i1.415

Information is increasingly digital, creating opportunities to respond to pressing issues about human populations using linked datasets that are large, complex, and diverse. The potential social and individual benefits that can come from data-intensi... Read More about A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people.

Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland (2018)
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Parker, R. A., Paterson, M., Padfield, P., Pinnock, H., Hanley, J., Hammersley, V. S., …McKinstry, B. (2018). Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland. BMJ Open, 8(1), Article e019431. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019431

Objective Simple forms of blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring require patients to text readings to central servers creating an opportunity for both entry error and manipulation. We wished to determine if there was an apparent preference for particul... Read More about Are self-reported telemonitored blood pressure readings affected by end-digit preference: a prospective cohort study in Scotland.

VANET aided D2D Discovery: Delay Analysis and Performance (2017)
Journal Article
Chour, H., Nasser, Y., Artail, H., Kachouh, A., & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). VANET aided D2D Discovery: Delay Analysis and Performance. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(9), 8059-8071. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2017.2690238

The proposed solutions in the literature for integrating Device-to-Device (D2D) communication in cellular networks require added functionalities and consume valuable network resources, mainly in the discovery process. Unlike existing solutions, this... Read More about VANET aided D2D Discovery: Delay Analysis and Performance.

The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D., & Rieser, V. (2016). The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)

We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchored Language). The REAL corpus contains a collection of images of real-world... Read More about The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes.

Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories (2016)
Thesis
Clayton, S. E. (2016). Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/452997

Pedestrian movement is unconstrained. For this reason it is not amenable to mathematical modelling in the same way as road traffic. Individual pedestrians are notoriously difficult to monitor at a microscopic level. This has led to a lack of primary... Read More about Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories.

From the Virtual to the RealWorld: Referring to Objects in Real-World Spatial Scenes (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V., Bartie, P., & Mackaness, W. (2015). From the Virtual to the RealWorld: Referring to Objects in Real-World Spatial Scenes. In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 1936-1942. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/d15-1224

Predicting the success of referring expressions (RE) is vital for real world applications such as navigation systems. Traditionally, research has focused on studying Referring Expression Generation (REG) in virtual, controlled environments. In this p... Read More about From the Virtual to the RealWorld: Referring to Objects in Real-World Spatial Scenes.