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A critical assessment of foreign direct investment and inclusive development in the context of Sino-African relations (2022)
Thesis
Man, A. A critical assessment of foreign direct investment and inclusive development in the context of Sino-African relations. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7864588

All States want to achieve a higher state of ‘being’ and this is particularly true of developing States. Development is often seen as the end-goal for States, which is considered to be synonymous with progress and positive change. In pursuit of this... Read More about A critical assessment of foreign direct investment and inclusive development in the context of Sino-African relations.

Primary school teaching: A classed and gendered profession - Poetically exploring the narratives of female trainee primary school teachers (2022)
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Shore, L. Primary school teaching: A classed and gendered profession - Poetically exploring the narratives of female trainee primary school teachers. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9081186

This thesis explores the narratives of middle-class and working-class undergraduate women in their first year as student teachers on the three-year Primary Initial Teacher Education degree at a post-92 university. It simultaneously explores my own cl... Read More about Primary school teaching: A classed and gendered profession - Poetically exploring the narratives of female trainee primary school teachers.

Through the Wardrobe: Exploring the potential of headset augmented reality to provide a Thirdspace immersive media experience (2022)
Thesis
Eagle, R. Through the Wardrobe: Exploring the potential of headset augmented reality to provide a Thirdspace immersive media experience. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9088731

This research investigates the potential in employing headset augmented reality (AR) for interactive documentary when the contributors are collaboratively involved in the production process. This research has grown out of the intersection of interact... Read More about Through the Wardrobe: Exploring the potential of headset augmented reality to provide a Thirdspace immersive media experience.

Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia (2022)
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Garbett, K. M. Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8267413

The field of adolescent body image research is well established and has been burgeoning since the mid-1990s. Body image concerns are prevalent among adolescents globally, and the extensive psychological and physical health consequences are widely rec... Read More about Scaling up evidence-based body-image interventions for adolescents: Studies from the UK, India, and Indonesia.

Exploring the design, development and evaluation of an app for autistic children in a museum setting (2022)
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Magkafa, D. Exploring the design, development and evaluation of an app for autistic children in a museum setting. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6988286

This thesis seeks to address the potential of using touchscreen-based services in the museum setting for children with autism. One of the main aims is to examine whether a museum-based app as a mediating tool can enable groups of children with autism... Read More about Exploring the design, development and evaluation of an app for autistic children in a museum setting.

Developing psychosocial support for parents and carers of children and young people with an appearance-affecting condition or injury (2022)
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Thornton, M. Developing psychosocial support for parents and carers of children and young people with an appearance-affecting condition or injury. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9206775

Children and young people with appearance-affecting conditions and injuries report common pervasive psychosocial difficulties, regardless of cause or nature of their visible difference. When present alongside the typical challenges of parenting (e.g.... Read More about Developing psychosocial support for parents and carers of children and young people with an appearance-affecting condition or injury.

Development of frameworks for the management of materials procurement and construction waste for Nigerian contractors (2022)
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Chidiobi, C. Development of frameworks for the management of materials procurement and construction waste for Nigerian contractors. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9088400

Construction is one of the industries that contributes the largest waste on the environment, resulting in pollution and high cost of projects. The industry is faced with waste management challenges undermining its quest for sustainable development. N... Read More about Development of frameworks for the management of materials procurement and construction waste for Nigerian contractors.

A framework for prioritising capability mechanisms for environmental disaster risk minimisation within Ghana's petroleum sector (2022)
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Acheampong, G. A framework for prioritising capability mechanisms for environmental disaster risk minimisation within Ghana's petroleum sector. (Thesis). University of the West Of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8661750

Petroleum disasters, such as the 1988 Piper Alpha incident, and more recently, the Gulf of Mexico Macondo well blowout, have left a legacy of environmental impacts with catastrophic effects. While these events evoked global apprehension and public ou... Read More about A framework for prioritising capability mechanisms for environmental disaster risk minimisation within Ghana's petroleum sector.

Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist (2022)
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Evans, M. Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9228731

This study examines approaches to learning and teaching journalism through practice at two UK Higher Education courses accredited by the UK Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). It explores how students and recent graduates from the two cour... Read More about Learning through practice: A comparative study of student and graduate perceptions of learning to be and becoming a journalist.

Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (2022)
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Kirby, K. Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9030811

Current international guidelines and the associated “chain of survival” emphasise the recognition of critically unwell patients in the community followed by an efficient response in the hope of preventing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which occurs... Read More about Improving the Emergency Medical Service recognition and response for patients who are at imminent risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods (2022)
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Syawitri, T. P. Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8045334

This study performs an investigation of dynamic stall control (Gurney flap (GF)) and flow augmentation (straight upstream deflector (SUD)) devices to improve the performance of lift-driven Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) as they can improve the pow... Read More about Investigation of flow augmentation and dynamic stall control devices as performance enhancement of lift-driven vertical axis wind turbine using high-fidelity CFD methods.

Specialist community public health nursing students’ experiences of receiving compassion from educators in higher education and on placement (2022)
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Seal, J. Specialist community public health nursing students’ experiences of receiving compassion from educators in higher education and on placement. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9283077

Recent cumulative narratives indicate university cultures and learning environments are becoming less compassionate spaces and important relational characteristics eroded. This has important implications for nurse education where compassion is fundam... Read More about Specialist community public health nursing students’ experiences of receiving compassion from educators in higher education and on placement.

Towards a one-shot printed gripper for part extraction from powder-based 3D printing processes (2022)
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Cormack, J. Towards a one-shot printed gripper for part extraction from powder-based 3D printing processes. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9199390

As 3D printing moves from a tool used predominantly for creating one-off prototype parts to being a key part in high volume manufacturing, the need for increased automation becomes desirable to save time and cost in the process. For 3D printing proce... Read More about Towards a one-shot printed gripper for part extraction from powder-based 3D printing processes.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adults with visible differences: Advancing understanding and developing a self-guided intervention (2022)
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Zucchelli, F. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adults with visible differences: Advancing understanding and developing a self-guided intervention. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9430882

With the centrality of physical appearance in society, having an atypical appearance or ‘visible difference’ as the result of a health condition or injury can cause psychosocial challenges. While some adjust without need for psychological support, ma... Read More about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for adults with visible differences: Advancing understanding and developing a self-guided intervention.

“I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period (2022)
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Holley, S. “I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9013027

Abstract Background: Fatherhood is a significant life event that has the potential to impact fathers’ wellbeing and mental health. However, fathers’ experiences have been largely neglected in research and there remains a lack of awareness of pater... Read More about “I identified as a rugby player…now I’m a Dad”: Fathers’ experiences of physical activity in the postnatal period.

Camera trapping and occupancy model as a tool for monitoring the carnivore’s guild in Wadi Wurayah Man and Biosphere Reserve (2022)
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Chreiki, M. Camera trapping and occupancy model as a tool for monitoring the carnivore’s guild in Wadi Wurayah Man and Biosphere Reserve. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9002977

Understanding species habitat relationships and their relative importance to the carnivore guild is fundamental to determining optimal conservation strategies and guiding long-term management efforts in a man and biosphere reserve. In this study, I u... Read More about Camera trapping and occupancy model as a tool for monitoring the carnivore’s guild in Wadi Wurayah Man and Biosphere Reserve.

One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study (2022)
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Kernaghan, P. One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6873519

This study is a Case Study (CS) informed exploration of a pupil’s eye view of Character Education (CE), in a CS school. It is intended to find out what they think of CE claims it can be ‘caught, taught or sought’ (Jubilee Centre, 2018). It consid... Read More about One size doesn’t fit all: Exploring complexity in young people’s perceptions of Character Education a critical realist case study.

Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country: A study in the southern of Vietnam (2022)
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Phan, H. Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country: A study in the southern of Vietnam. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8046146

Given that sustainability performance measurement has gained a lot of momentum in recent years, there has been a shortcoming of sustainability metrics developed from SMEs perspective. This thesis investigated the most appropriate metrics for SMEs in... Read More about Measuring sustainability performance of SMEs in a developing country: A study in the southern of Vietnam.

Detecting the early essence of ‘modern’ project management – An historic case study approach (HMS Barham 1912-1915) (2022)
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Turner, A. Detecting the early essence of ‘modern’ project management – An historic case study approach (HMS Barham 1912-1915). (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7915829

This thesis investigates the management methods and tools and techniques used in the delivery of what we would today call a major project, but one which was completed some 50 years before Project Management was recognised as a management discipline.... Read More about Detecting the early essence of ‘modern’ project management – An historic case study approach (HMS Barham 1912-1915).

Complex adaptive system behaviours in small group interaction: A year 4 classroom case study of learning as ‘emergence’ (2022)
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Knight, B. Complex adaptive system behaviours in small group interaction: A year 4 classroom case study of learning as ‘emergence’. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9030663

Depictions of classroom teaching and learning in politics, policy and media tend to be over simplified and mechanistic. Insights from research on classroom learning draw largely on the ‘what works’ paradigm, which presents learning as directly caused... Read More about Complex adaptive system behaviours in small group interaction: A year 4 classroom case study of learning as ‘emergence’.