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Altered body image: Appearance-related concerns of people with visible disfigurement (2004)
Journal Article
Garlick, W., Wyn-Williams, M., Rumsey, N., Clarke, A., White, P., & Wynn-Williams, M. (2004). Altered body image: Appearance-related concerns of people with visible disfigurement. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48(5), 443-453. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.03227.x

Aim. The aim of this paper is to report a study to establish the extent and type of psychosocial needs of outpatients attending for treatment of a wide range of disfiguring conditions. Background. Visible disfigurements can be associated with extensi... Read More about Altered body image: Appearance-related concerns of people with visible disfigurement.

Improvement in collective performance with experience in ants (2004)
Journal Article
Langridge, E. A., Franks, N. R., & Sendova-Franks, A. B. (2004). Improvement in collective performance with experience in ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(6), 523-529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-004-0824-3

We show that entire ant colonies can improve their collective performance progressively when they repeat the same process. Colonies of Leptothorax albipennis can reduce their total emigration times over successive emigrations. We show that this impro... Read More about Improvement in collective performance with experience in ants.

Algorithms for building annular structures with minimalist robots inspired by brood sorting in ant colonies (2004)
Journal Article
Wilson, M., Melhuish, C., Sendova-Franks, A. B., & Scholes, S. (2004). Algorithms for building annular structures with minimalist robots inspired by brood sorting in ant colonies. Autonomous Robots, 17(2-3), 115-136. https://doi.org/10.1023...URO.0000033969.52486.3d

This study shows that a task as complicated as multi-object 'ant-like annular sorting' can be accomplished with 'minimalist' solutions employing simple mechanisms and minimal hardware. It provides an alternative to 'patch sorting' for multi-object so... Read More about Algorithms for building annular structures with minimalist robots inspired by brood sorting in ant colonies.

Building better nurse scheduling algorithms (2004)
Journal Article
Aickelin, U., & White, P. (2004). Building better nurse scheduling algorithms. Annals of Operations Research, 128(1-4), 159-177. https://doi.org/10.1023...NOR.0000019103.31340.a6

The aim of this research is twofold: Firstly, to model and solve a complex nurse scheduling problem with an integer programming formulation and evolutionary algorithms. Secondly, to detail a novel statistical method of comparing and hence build bette... Read More about Building better nurse scheduling algorithms.