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A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women (2020)
Thesis
Bhalla, K. A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6293142

Objective: To investigate second generation south Asian women’s experiences to physical activity, specifically the attitudes, motivations and barriers. Method: A qualitative methods approach was implemented. Semi-structured interviews were carried... Read More about A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women.

Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals (2020)
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Abdin, S. Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5994780

Background: The decision to withdraw or withhold treatment from children can be a complex and emotional decision-making process for everyone who is involved. With the complexity of decision-making in paediatric medicine ever increasing due to an incr... Read More about Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals.

The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean (2020)
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Meek, S. The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6442771

Seagrass meadows are vital coastal habitats that support a wide array of species and provide numerous ecosystem services. The area of seagrass meadow has declined significantly, at a rate of about 5% per year, since 1980. Emerging techniques for seag... Read More about The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean.

Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis (2020)
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Milani, E. Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5936098

Vaccines are considered one of the most effective public health interventions, but they have been subject to opposition since they were first proposed. Anti-vaccine activists disseminate and sensationalise objections to vaccinations through various c... Read More about Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis.

Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation (2020)
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Craddock, N. Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5295408

Global industries such as fashion, beauty, advertising, and cosmetic procedures play a substantial role in promoting unrealistic societal appearance ideals. Sociocultural theory demonstrates how this promotion can lead to negative body image. Notably... Read More about Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation.

‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall (2020)
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Cott, M. ‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5628480

The skilful use of metaphor, where a resemblance between one thing is transferred to another, is commonly expected of counselling psychologists and other therapists. Therapists’ use of metaphors that originate from their clients (client-generated me... Read More about ‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall.

Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents (2020)
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Abikar, S. Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5261105

Pupils learning a second language, while maintaining their home language (heritage language) for academic purposes, often experience an advantage in classrooms. However, in England, generally, there is a lack of any policies that aim to develop herit... Read More about Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents.

PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools (2020)
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Davies, C. PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/3052539

This research project started as a demonstration of how the interpretive phenomenology and hermeneutics of Hans Georg Gadamer could be applied to the study of business pedagogy. It became a journey that ended as a narrative of how engagement in a phe... Read More about PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools.

Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy (2020)
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Baker, T. Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1698806

Background: Primary Care Psychological Therapy services (PCPT) face pressure to deliver effective services due to the increasing prevalence, complexity and societal costs of Common Mental Health Disorders (CMHDs). Furthermore, commissioners and manag... Read More about Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy.

“Just trying to live my life as a normal bloke”: A qualitative exploration of straight men’s experiences of being childfree (2020)
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Droughton, J. “Just trying to live my life as a normal bloke”: A qualitative exploration of straight men’s experiences of being childfree. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4814183

Background: Increasing numbers of straight people in the west are choosing not to parent. The existing voluntary childlessness or childfree research evidence focuses almost exclusively on women in this obscured population with little consideration of... Read More about “Just trying to live my life as a normal bloke”: A qualitative exploration of straight men’s experiences of being childfree.

Exploring how play-based pedagogies support mixed ethnic identity formation (2020)
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Colilles, S. Exploring how play-based pedagogies support mixed ethnic identity formation. (Thesis). Birmingham City University. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7459888

This thesis explores some of the ways in which children’s ethnic identities have been conceptualised by sociocultural and funds of knowledge (FOK) theorisation. Situated within the context of a private day nursery in the north of England, the study p... Read More about Exploring how play-based pedagogies support mixed ethnic identity formation.

Negotiating dependence: Independent television producers in England (2020)
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Rawstrone, K. Negotiating dependence: Independent television producers in England. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5943068

The thesis analyses the independent television production sector focusing on the role of the producer. At its centre are four in-depth case studies which investigate the practices and contexts of the independent television producer in four different... Read More about Negotiating dependence: Independent television producers in England.

Organizing for alterity: A netnography of #AlteritOrg (2020)
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Longman, R. Organizing for alterity: A netnography of #AlteritOrg. (Thesis). Oxford Brookes University. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6854604

This is a thesis about “organizing for alterity” which it conceptualises as organizing with a difference—that is, in terms of how we go about organizing and what the outcomes of organizing might be. The thesis presents a critical analysis of #Alterit... Read More about Organizing for alterity: A netnography of #AlteritOrg.

Exploring endocrinologists’ views and experiences of psychosocial and self-management support for patients with hypothyroidism (2020)
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Griffiths, M. Exploring endocrinologists’ views and experiences of psychosocial and self-management support for patients with hypothyroidism. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6342608

Background Hypothyroidism affects between 2% and 5% of the UK population. Reports suggest that up to 15% of patients report persistent symptoms despite treatment. Recommendations exist for psychosocial and self-management support for patients to add... Read More about Exploring endocrinologists’ views and experiences of psychosocial and self-management support for patients with hypothyroidism.

Towards social housing that affords positive healthy outcomes for an ageing population: A transdisciplinary approach (2020)
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Robathan, P. Towards social housing that affords positive healthy outcomes for an ageing population: A transdisciplinary approach. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490897

This study demonstrates the linkage between design and management of social housing and the wellbeing of older residents and creates a conceptual model of the affordances offered by housing for their health and wellbeing. The conceptual model identif... Read More about Towards social housing that affords positive healthy outcomes for an ageing population: A transdisciplinary approach.

Vortex development for a 65 degree swept back delta wing with varying thickness and maximum thickness location (2020)
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Stucke, J. Vortex development for a 65 degree swept back delta wing with varying thickness and maximum thickness location. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6012701

Low signature, unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) are foreseen to play an important role in future military missions. Most UCAV concepts feature some sort of delta or lambda type of wing with high or moderately swept leading edge, where the fusel... Read More about Vortex development for a 65 degree swept back delta wing with varying thickness and maximum thickness location.

Exploring counselling psychologists’ experiences of working relationally within an IAPT service: An IPA study (2020)
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Strange, S. Exploring counselling psychologists’ experiences of working relationally within an IAPT service: An IPA study. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5454880

Aims: This study aims to identify and explore the experiences of counselling psychologists working relationally within IAPT services, looking at their therapeutic practice, the supervision they received and the impact of working in IAPT services upon... Read More about Exploring counselling psychologists’ experiences of working relationally within an IAPT service: An IPA study.

Interaction between leukaemic cells and the bone marrow stroma (2020)
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Gynn, L. Interaction between leukaemic cells and the bone marrow stroma. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6037712

Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) enhance growth and protect leukaemic cells from drug-induced toxicity in the bone marrow microenvironment (BMM), however, these interactions are not fully understood and less is known about the impact of leukaemic cell... Read More about Interaction between leukaemic cells and the bone marrow stroma.

The use of objective markers and outcome measures in equine physiotherapy and rehabilitation (2020)
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Tabor, G. The use of objective markers and outcome measures in equine physiotherapy and rehabilitation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5986949

Objective measures are used to determine the baseline function of a patient at the beginning of physiotherapy treatment, and at regular intervals, to monitor progress and treatment efficacy. The use of standardised and validated objective measures is... Read More about The use of objective markers and outcome measures in equine physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Language and gender in the Saudi Shura Council (2020)
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Altamami, M. Language and gender in the Saudi Shura Council. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4595260

The Saudi Shura Council (SSC) is the consultative assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its members debate proposals for new laws, scrutinise the operations of the civil service, and advise the King of legislative matters. In 2013, women joined th... Read More about Language and gender in the Saudi Shura Council.