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Peer-informed support for parents of burn-injured children (2020)
Thesis
Heath, J. Peer-informed support for parents of burn-injured children. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5215911

Burns are the fifth most common cause of non-fatal childhood injuries. In addition to the trauma of suffering a burn, the painful and intrusive medical procedures required to treat them can impact on the developing child cognitively, emotionally, psy... Read More about Peer-informed support for parents of burn-injured children.

Realising young children's rights: Researching conversations with rights respecting early childhood leaders (2020)
Thesis
Butcher, H. E. Realising young children's rights: Researching conversations with rights respecting early childhood leaders. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491158

Children in the UK have been rights bearing citizens since ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1991). Between 1996-2017 the Department of Education, published 5 iterations of a curriculum for children youn... Read More about Realising young children's rights: Researching conversations with rights respecting early childhood leaders.

In vitro modelling of tongue derived microbial biofilms and their reponse to treatment (2020)
Thesis
Hewett, K. E. In vitro modelling of tongue derived microbial biofilms and their reponse to treatment. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491292

This work concerns the development of a flat plate perfusion model to study biofilms derived from human tongue biota. The model has been derived from a previous sorbarod model, via a flat plate model (used to study wound organisms), to the model desc... Read More about In vitro modelling of tongue derived microbial biofilms and their reponse to treatment.

Targeting the splice factor kinase CLK1 in prostate cancer cells (2020)
Thesis
Uzor, S. O. Targeting the splice factor kinase CLK1 in prostate cancer cells. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490733

Prostate cancer is the most rampant diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related death in men between middle age and old age. There is a need to identify the molecular genetic processes that underpin prostate cancer and to search f... Read More about Targeting the splice factor kinase CLK1 in prostate cancer cells.

“Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice (2020)
Thesis
Hill, M. “Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491089

This is a qualitative research project, exploring how being childfree through choice is constructed by British women who self-identify with this term. Using a grounded theory approach to analyse rich narratives gathered through semi-structured interv... Read More about “Being the person people can’t handle”: A grounded theory exploration of British women’s constructions of living childfree through choice.

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications (2020)
Thesis
Elcocks, E. R. (2020). Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490727

Essential oils produced by plants have been used as antimicrobial agents historically, however, many essential oils remain under-exploited as alternatives to antimicrobials. Therefore, the aim of this thesis was to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy... Read More about Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications.

End of life care: The psychological impact on community support workers (2020)
Thesis
Kallis, Z. C. End of life care: The psychological impact on community support workers. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490977

Research studies with nurses and health care staff in residential settings have demonstrated a range of adverse psychological symptoms and protective factors when delivering end of life care. Little research has been undertaken with community support... Read More about End of life care: The psychological impact on community support workers.

Skills gap assessment to enhance the delivery of technical and vocational education: A case study of electrical installation graduates in Ogun and Kaduna states of Nigeria (2020)
Thesis
Awonuga, O. O. Skills gap assessment to enhance the delivery of technical and vocational education: A case study of electrical installation graduates in Ogun and Kaduna states of Nigeria. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490840

Nigeria requires an efficient and a capable skilled workforce to manage the construction industry. The workforce comprises the engineers, technicians and the craftsmen from Nigerian universities, polytechnics and technical colleges. The importance of... Read More about Skills gap assessment to enhance the delivery of technical and vocational education: A case study of electrical installation graduates in Ogun and Kaduna states of Nigeria.

Permeable pavement systems with low carbon and recycled materials for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (2020)
Thesis
Monrose, J. J. Permeable pavement systems with low carbon and recycled materials for Caribbean Small Island Developing States. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490693

This PhD research project targets the utilisation of permeable pavement systems (PPS) as a long-term, sustainable urban drainage option for flood risk mitigation and improvement in stormwater runoff quality in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ac... Read More about Permeable pavement systems with low carbon and recycled materials for Caribbean Small Island Developing States.

Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters (2020)
Thesis
Jeddi, A. Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490821

This study examined how short-term and long-term retention of two types of collocations (verb-noun and adjective-noun) was affected by the learning context. The experimental research design of the study involved two major experiments. In Experiment 1... Read More about Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters.

‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy (2020)
Thesis
McEvoy, C. ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491043

This research examines therapists’ accounts of how social class operates within therapy and its impact on the therapeutic relationship. The topic of class in therapy has rarely been addressed in the counselling psychology literature, with only a few... Read More about ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of social class in therapy.

A semantically-enriched goal-oriented requirements engineering framework for systems of systems using the i* framework applied to cancer care (2019)
Thesis
AlHaj Hassan, S. (2020). A semantically-enriched goal-oriented requirements engineering framework for systems of systems using the i* framework applied to cancer care. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/4713278

In recent years, monolithic systems are being composed into bigger systems as Systems of Systems (SoSs). This evolution of SoS raises several software engineering key challenges, such as the management of emerging inconsistent goals and requirements,... Read More about A semantically-enriched goal-oriented requirements engineering framework for systems of systems using the i* framework applied to cancer care.

Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane (2019)
Thesis
Schrader, S. H. Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490886

As spinning is still involved in around 60% of all aircraft accidents (BFU, 1985 and Belcastro, 2009), this aerodynamic phenomenon is still not fully understood. As U.S. and European Certification Specifications do not require recoveries from fully d... Read More about Analysis of the spin dynamics of a single-engine low-wing aeroplane.

Toward navigating complex terrains using a biomimetic whisker sensor array (2019)
Thesis
Salman, M. Toward navigating complex terrains using a biomimetic whisker sensor array. (Thesis). University of Bristol. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5036676

This thesis proposes a parsimonious approach to localization, mapping and object recog- nition for a pseudo-mobile robot equipped with a biomimetic array of tactile whiskers to autonomously interact, explore and represent a real-world environment. Ta... Read More about Toward navigating complex terrains using a biomimetic whisker sensor array.

A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme (2019)
Thesis
Green, S. A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490789

Woman centred care is a concept frequently promoted as a core aspect of midwifery practice, policy and education. However, woman centred care often remains ill-defined and an elusive feature of clinical practice. The impact of woman centred care as p... Read More about A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme.

From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games (2019)
Thesis
Jarrett, J. From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491316

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre represents one of the most popular, dynamic and influential spaces of digital play. Since the genres first commercial release in 2009 with the title League of Legends (2009 – present, Riot Games), MOBA... Read More about From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games.

How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace (2019)
Thesis
Davies, A. How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490936

Summary: This study aimed to broaden the use of qualitative methods within lifespan development research while emphasizing the link with Counselling Psychology. It aimed to explore the question ‘how do people experience challenges at work?’ Semi-stru... Read More about How do people experience challenges at work? Using IPA to investigate Lifespan Development principles in the workplace.

Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students (2019)
Thesis
Dowsett, S. Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490677

This study evaluated the extent to which early maladaptive schemas are evident in a sample of 100 undergraduate psychology students. Schema theory is a central notion within psychology research which explains how knowledge and experience is cognitive... Read More about Early maladaptive schemas and their association with the mental health and academic experiences of psychology students.