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A generic provenance framework to document public policy making processes (2021)
Thesis
Javed, B. A generic provenance framework to document public policy making processes. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4763638

Public policies impact the day to day activities of individuals. Effective public policy outcomes result in general acceptance among the community. The transparency in policy making process and participation during policy creation holds significant p... Read More about A generic provenance framework to document public policy making processes.

Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry (2021)
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Lafargue, P. Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6642792

Theobroma cacao (cocoa) is one of the most studied commodities around the world and the source of one of the world’s most consumed and familiar products, chocolate. The multibillion-pound industry has changed to a higher demand for sustainably certif... Read More about Marker development for the traceability of certified sustainably produced cacao (Theobroma cacao) in the chocolate industry.

The role of earnings and its components in predicting future cash flows: Evidence from the MENA region firms (2021)
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Hamza, H. The role of earnings and its components in predicting future cash flows: Evidence from the MENA region firms. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6729173

This thesis aims to examine the role of current earnings and its components - cash flows and accruals- in predicting the one-year-ahead cash flows from operations (CFO) in the MENA region country firms for the sample period 2005 to 2018. In order to... Read More about The role of earnings and its components in predicting future cash flows: Evidence from the MENA region firms.

Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects (2021)
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Ude, A. Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6971684

Advances in modern chemotherapeutic regimens have led to an increase in the overall survival of leukaemia patients in recent years. However, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the curative option for these patients. In HSCT, high... Read More about Exploration of the possible role of microRNA(s) and small extracellular vesicles in chemotherapy-induced bystander effects.

Exploring men’s experiences of their female partner’s sexual pain: A qualitative thematic analysis study (2021)
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Lovell, D. Exploring men’s experiences of their female partner’s sexual pain: A qualitative thematic analysis study. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6962516

Aims Female sexual pain occurs within a relational context, yet little is known about partners’ experiences This study adds to the very small literature exploring men’s experience of sexual pain within a different-sex relationship. I aimed to give v... Read More about Exploring men’s experiences of their female partner’s sexual pain: A qualitative thematic analysis study.

‘In my own comfort zone’: Client experiences of relational aspects of Skype therapy for alcohol problems (2021)
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Atkinson, L. ‘In my own comfort zone’: Client experiences of relational aspects of Skype therapy for alcohol problems. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6850076

Background: therapists and counsellors are increasingly using Skype or equivalent video-based applications to offer treatment in place of face-to-face delivery of talking therapies. In the alcohol treatment sector, this offers a range of potential be... Read More about ‘In my own comfort zone’: Client experiences of relational aspects of Skype therapy for alcohol problems.

Iranian immigrant women’s experiences of domestic violence: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (2021)
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Karamali, N. Iranian immigrant women’s experiences of domestic violence: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6689202

Domestic violence is a major social health problem. Intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms of violence against women worldwide. Domestic violence against groups of immigrant women in heterosexual relationships has been explored; ho... Read More about Iranian immigrant women’s experiences of domestic violence: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts (2021)
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van Maris, A. Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6552533

This research investigated whether Artificial Expression of Emotion (AEE) by a social robot can lead to emotional deception and emotional attachment. The use of AEE can be beneficial, as it may encourage engagement, and can help to build trust in the... Read More about Ethical implications of artificial expression of emotion by social robots in assistive contexts.

Financial intelligence units and the prevention of money laundering: A comparative analysis of financial intelligence units in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Thailand (2021)
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Silathong, K. Financial intelligence units and the prevention of money laundering: A comparative analysis of financial intelligence units in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Thailand. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1816628

This thesis examines the implementation of the international Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standards regarding the role of Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) under the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations. The main research questions focu... Read More about Financial intelligence units and the prevention of money laundering: A comparative analysis of financial intelligence units in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Thailand.

A critical analysis of the impact of inter-generational differences on the attitudes to lifestyle behavioural change among South Asian population in the UK (2021)
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Gul, F. A critical analysis of the impact of inter-generational differences on the attitudes to lifestyle behavioural change among South Asian population in the UK. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5849658

Background Evidence reports that people from a South Asian background experience a higher prevalence of chronic lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease, with correspondingly higher risk of morbidity and mortality. People who... Read More about A critical analysis of the impact of inter-generational differences on the attitudes to lifestyle behavioural change among South Asian population in the UK.

The video game asset pipeline - A pattern approach to visualization (2021)
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Lear, J. The video game asset pipeline - A pattern approach to visualization. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6844257

Video games consist of virtual worlds modelled as an approximation of either a real or imaginary environment. The amount of content required to populate the environments for Triple-A (AAA) video games doubles every few years to satisfy the expectatio... Read More about The video game asset pipeline - A pattern approach to visualization.

Facilitating the design of data-informed andragogic tools to promote hypercognition for UK access to higher education learners (2021)
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Griffin, J. Facilitating the design of data-informed andragogic tools to promote hypercognition for UK access to higher education learners. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490795

Access to Higher Education courses in the UK serve the purpose of providing a route to Higher Education level study for those without the requisite qualifications to do so. However, students on these courses tend to be disproportionately from groups... Read More about Facilitating the design of data-informed andragogic tools to promote hypercognition for UK access to higher education learners.

Expert-informed design and automation of persuasive, socially assistive robots (2021)
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Winkle, K. Expert-informed design and automation of persuasive, socially assistive robots. (Thesis). University of Bristol and University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6825997

Socially assistive robots primarily provide useful functionality through their social interactions with user(s). An example application, used to ground work throughout this thesis, is using a social robot to guide users through exercise sessions. Ini... Read More about Expert-informed design and automation of persuasive, socially assistive robots.

“What makes a house a home?”: A theoretical model for the architectural design of homes based on human psychological needs to support and promote users’ psychological well-being (2021)
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Al-Tarazi, D. “What makes a house a home?”: A theoretical model for the architectural design of homes based on human psychological needs to support and promote users’ psychological well-being. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6112388

The current PhD thesis investigates the relationship between the Architectural design of homes and inhabitants’ psychological well-being. Psychological wellbeing is understood to be achieved by addressing human psychological needs. In fact, while the... Read More about “What makes a house a home?”: A theoretical model for the architectural design of homes based on human psychological needs to support and promote users’ psychological well-being.

Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018 (2021)
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Hughes, E. Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6635214

Creative workers are theorised as autonomous and highly mobile, migrating away from their family of origin and childhood friends, breaking away from inherited values and expectations into independence. In contrast to theory, across Europe, including... Read More about Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018.

Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks (2021)
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Stephenson, A. Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6822634

Fluctuations during sustained attention can cause momentary lapses in performance which can have a significant impact on safety and wellbeing. However, it is less clear how unrelated tasks impact current task processes, and whether potential disturba... Read More about Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks.

Teacher training in England: Exploring views of trainee teachers, from two different training routes, on the formation of their professional identity (2021)
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Vickers-Hulse, K. Teacher training in England: Exploring views of trainee teachers, from two different training routes, on the formation of their professional identity. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6726590

This thesis explores the views of trainee teachers on two different training routes to a PGCE Primary qualification (School Direct and Core) on the formation of a professional identity. This thesis is set within the context of continuously developing... Read More about Teacher training in England: Exploring views of trainee teachers, from two different training routes, on the formation of their professional identity.

A legal geography of the right to fish in English coastal waters: The contribution of the public trust (2021)
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Bean, E. A legal geography of the right to fish in English coastal waters: The contribution of the public trust. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6706313

The health of oceanic fish stocks is a cause for concern. In UK waters, just under half of monitored stocks are being harvested at or beyond sustainable levels. This thesis seeks to identify the potential role for the legal doctrine of the public rig... Read More about A legal geography of the right to fish in English coastal waters: The contribution of the public trust.

Exploring female academic perceptions and practices utilising learning and communication technology in the Languages Faculty at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia (2021)
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Alhudaithy, H. Exploring female academic perceptions and practices utilising learning and communication technology in the Languages Faculty at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4755639

High-quality education and more effectively supported learning can be achieved through the appropriate use of efficient, effective, and appropriate technology. Indeed, such enhancement of the education system is the primary objective of educational t... Read More about Exploring female academic perceptions and practices utilising learning and communication technology in the Languages Faculty at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia.

A qualitative study, exploring UK alcohol guidelines around drinking during pregnancy (2021)
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Ledermann, D. A qualitative study, exploring UK alcohol guidelines around drinking during pregnancy. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5587009

Background: Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been associated with a range of adverse foetal effects known as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Consequently, there is no known “safe” level of alcohol during pregnancy and this has led t... Read More about A qualitative study, exploring UK alcohol guidelines around drinking during pregnancy.