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'We have to be creative': NGO financing in insecure times
The financial landscape for development work in the Caribbean is changing. The global recession, austerity measures and middle-income country classifications all make conventional donor driven sources of funding for development projects in the region harder for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) ...
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Author : Peck, Sarah G.
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
NGO financing, development, Caribbean, Caribbean Insecurities, development projects, non-governmental organizations, qualitative research, Barbados, Grenada, Caribbean creativity, social enterprise mo...
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Becoming an(other): A consideration of 'disrupted migrations'
The uncritical retelling of the dominant ‘Windrush story’ simplistically serves to conceal the agentic realities of those young men and women who migrated from Jamaica to England prior to 1962. The maintenance of this ‘single story’ (Adichie 2009) renders invisible a number of contradictions regard...
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Author : Williams, Patrick
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Precarious identities; alienation; commodification/rebirth; citizenship; migration; exile; Caribbean insecurity; socio-economic insecurity; identity; Jamaica.
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Creative Tourisms: Aestheticizing Poverty and Violence in Trench Town, Jamaica
Tourism entails producing spaces as sites for consumption and crafting narratives that entice people into visiting a given area. As such, references to Kingston’s downtown violent ‘ghetto life’ have infused Jamaican visual and musical culture, in part drawing curious tourists to Trench Town, the bir...
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Author : Osbourne, Alana
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Tourism, Kingston, Jamaica, Jamaican culture, Trench Town, reggae, Culture Yard, musical landmarks, music village, wax museum, tourism industry, qualitative research, Carribean(in)security.
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Eight images of Caribbean women: Exploring issues of representation and ontological in/security through visual art
This presentation features eight artistic representations of black Caribbean and diasporan women, paired together to explore different compositional, social and technological modalities. The visual analysis commences with an art-historical critique of ways that black women have been portrayed in cla...
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Author : Dixon, Carol
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
Artistic representations; Caribbean diaspora; visual analysis; art history; photographic portraiture; contemporary Caribbean artists; social history; black portraiture; ontological in/security; Haitia...
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Examining creative solutions to employment insecurities in Trinidad and Tobago through the use of “community media projects”
Trinidad and Tobago are the leading oil and gas production economy in the Caribbean. Countless reports prove the significant contribution oil production makes to this nation's economy. This twin island is also one of the foremost global exporters of methanol and ammonia to the U.S market (IHS Chem...
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Author : Charles, Rachel-Ann
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Trinidad and Tobago; oil and gas production; economic insecurity; economic diversification; creative industries; Shoot To Live project; social entrepreneurs; social enterprise.
Terrorism : A ‘creative’ solution to social insecurity
As relatively young small developing nations, Caribbean states face a number of challenges which lend themselves to various manifestations of insecurity. For many individuals, one such challenge relates to socio-economic insecurity. As a vibrant and creative people, vulnerable Caribbean nationals ha...
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Author : Alexander-Owen, Mya
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Caribbean insecurity; socio-economic insecurity; Caribbean creativity; Trinidad and Tobago; terrorism; poverty.
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“Before Darkness Falls, It Is Not Futile to Collect:” Responses to a Threatened Culture in the Creation of Ethnographies of Haiti, 1928-1937
The creation of North American anthropology was significantly driven by the attempt to collect what could be gathered of Native American culture before the horrors of Manifest Destiny consigned it to the ages (Stocking, 1982). During the US Occupation of Haiti and the years immediately following, Ha...
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Author : Stewart, Antony
Date : 2016
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords :
North American anthropology; Native American culture; Haity Occupation; Haitian popular culture; Campagne anti-superstiteuse; Caribbean insecurity; creative responses to insecurity; Haitian ethnograph...
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Library Map Lightboxes at the University of Birmingham
When faced with the challenge of adding library maps to OvP at the University of Birmingham, the solution of employing Primo's existing lightbox design proved so convenient it was reused to add further functionality in other areas. The pros and cons of this approach are discussed with examples of bo...
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Author : Craft, Edward
Date : 2015
Source : IGeLU 2015, 2-4/09/2015, Budapest, Hungary.
Can naïve chimpanzees use tools?
Algae scooping is a behaviour in which wild chimpanzees in Bossou (Guinea) use tools to feed on aquatic algae by scooping and wrapping algae round the stick. Algae scooping has been suggested to require social learning to develop due to its rarity across other chimpanzee sites in Africa and differe...
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Author : Bandini, Elisa
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Deconstructing reconciliation: looking critically at peacebuilding practice in Bosnia Herzegovina
Aim: to look at how the term reconciliation is perceived and implemented by international, national and local agents involved in the construction of peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Author : Monroy Santander, Louis
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Electrifying modified DNA: disease detection
Cancer is one of the biggest health concerns today. DNA strands where the sequence has changed can be indicative of the disease. This project aims to detect changes in DNA sequence using Ferrocene, an iron based compound. It is easily manufactured within the lab, is stable and non toxic. These quali...
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Author : Roberts, Holly
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
GMMA from genetically-engineered meningococcus as vaccine for Africa
Gram-negative bacteria naturally shed outer membrane vesicles (OMVs). Structural changes in bacterial outer membrane lead to GMMA, Generalized Modules for Membrane Antigens: outer membrane vesicles to use as vaccine. They are safe, cheap to produce, and can give broad protection against pathogens.
Author : Marini, Arianna
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Good grief! Are there any benefits of depressive mood?
What is the nature of depression? What is the role of symptoms? How people acquire and process knowledge? What makes perception more accurate?
Author : Antrobus, Magdalena
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Improved efficiency of medical imaging probe
The Peacock Group has developed a new MRI imaging probe with the potential to drastically improve the identification of disease compared to the current standard. This new design uses a miniature protein which binds to an active metal. MRI is a technique commonly used in hospitals to look inside the ...
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Author : Newton, Sarah
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
More than just a bottle by your sink!
Homecare products are in demand all over the world. As such the formulations need to be able to withstand extreme weather, such as cold climates. As the temperature of a surfactant system (e.g. dish liquid) is lowered some precipitated crystals may be visualized, especially if the temperature is be...
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Author : Summerton, Emily
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
The role of water source in high Arctic stream biodiversity: a study from Northeast Greenland
Aim: To identify how different water sources affect stream biodiversity through altering stream habitat conditions. This will allow us to predict how climate change will alter Arctic stream ecosystems in the future.
Author : Docherty, Catherine
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Tipping the balance: targeting the thymus for production of immune cells protective against Auto-Immune Disease
The thymus is the unique site of production of T-cells, an essential arm of the adaptive immune system which is targeted by vaccinations as a defense against infectious diseases. In generating a potent cohort of pathogen- clearing T-cells, small numbers of cells capable of attacking tissues within t...
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Author : McCarthy, Nick
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Translation of mass killings, slavery, and cultural destruction in Iraq
Aims: To examine how the Islamic State projects itself through the translation and dissemination of images and texts, and how this is reconstructed by Western and Arabic media.
Author : Mustafa, Balsam
Date : 2015
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015, 16th June 2015, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2015
Doing 'What Wisdom Dictates': Localized Forms of Citizenship, 'Livity', and the Use of Violence in the 'Commons'
Threats to national and sub-national security remain a significant challenge for Jamaica. Most studies which seek to understand this phenomenon have focussed on Kingston's garrison constituencies. This article examines the construction of security at the local level using interviews which were condu...
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Author : Campbell, Yonique
Date : 2015
Source : First Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, 23 May 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : security; Jamaica; Bucknor; Clarendon; garrison; localised citizenship; political identity; attitudes towards violence; power discourses; legitimacy; Carribean.
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Am I delusional?
Background Delusions are a significant feature of mental illnesses and can occur in many clinical conditions (Maher, 2001) yet the standard clinical definition (American Psychiatric Association. DSM-5 Task Force, 2013) is highly contentious. Much of the literature holds elements such as bizarren...
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Author : Gunn, Rachel
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
An investigation into the expert performance approach using tests of visual and motion perception
The Expert-Performance Approach suggests that in order to gain the most accurate reflection of human behaviour, scientific experiments must employ designs that represent the natural environment as closely as possible. By adopting this approach, the ability to identify expert-novice differences in me...
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Author : Wilkins, Luke
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
An investigation of educational provision for students with learning disabilities (LD)/ dyslexia in primary schools in Saudi Arabia: an ethnographic case study
Even though the first verse in the Holy Quran says explicitly “Read”, each year there are thousands of children in Saudi Arabia who fail to achieve their potential in education due to difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. This study investigates educational provision for learner with litera...
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Author : Alshareef, Layla
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Assessment of algae biodiesel viability based on area requirement
The current feedstocks used to produce biodiesel are unviable to replace the diesel consumption because of the land used in their cultivation and one proposed solution is the use of algae which have a higher productivity per area. With this in mind, the total superficial area (water and land) requir...
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Author : Speranza, Lais Galileu
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Bike handling for cycling commuters' road safety
Cycling is a healthy and sustainable activity. However balance and bike handling skills are of crucial importance to avoid falling off the bike, crashing into obstacles and to prevent injuries. With the increase in cycling popularity this aspect becomes extremely important. However there is no objec...
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Author : Fonda, Borut
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Can women become ‘Minister’ in Islam?
This study aims to investigate Muslim women’s rights of obtaining the top rank religious position, from Mutahhari’s perspective. Mutahhari (1919-1979) was one of the contemporary prominent Shia philosopher and theologian who changed the traditional style of discussion from specialized jurisprudence ...
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Author : Larijany, Sareh
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Computerized attention training - an intervention with older adults
Ageing may have an impact on a variety of physical and health related aspects. In particular cognitive ageing may reflect decline in executive functioning, memory and speed of information processing (Glisky, 2007) as well as fluid intelligence (Salthouse, 2004). The present study assessed whether c...
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Author : West, Melanie
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Dedications at Dodona
The sanctuary of Dodona is located at the middle of a valley, between the imposing mountains of Tomaros and Manoliassa, a few miles away from the modern city of Ioannina at Epirus. Dodona was the oldest oracle of Ancient Greece and the religious and political center of the Epirotic tribes. The sanct...
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Author : Fotiadi, Maria
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Exploring Light Field camera applications through simulation
Light Field, or Plenoptic, imaging is an exciting new technique where a user can capture 3-D information about a scene in a single acquisition. By placing a microlens array (thousands of tiny lenses) in between a conventional camera's main lens and image sensor, we can split rays which would have me...
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Author : Meah, Chris
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
It’s all in your head! The uncoupling of psychological and biological stress responses
Introduction: Stress triggers psychological and biological responses that, among the general public, are perceived to be intimately linked. However, few studies have directly examined the relationship between actual and perceived psychological and biological stress responses. Study 1: Partici...
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Author : Brindle, Ryan
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Recruitment strategies for engaging members of the Pakistani community: overcoming gender differences and generational gaps beyond work and education
Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the primary causes of mortality in the South Asian population. The Pakistani community have an elevated risk of developing it and other associated illnesses. Individual health is a consequence of personal lifestyle and social-networks influenced by...
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Author : Kokab, Farina
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Sacred Soldiers. Identifying the cause(s) of Muslim violent extremism: developing a theoretical framework for a credible intervention programme
Muslim violent extremism has claimed the lives of countless individuals. The phenomenon has spread across the world and seems only to be gathering pace. The cause(s) of Muslim violent extremism have been the subject of much research. As a result, programmes to counteract this radical threat and ...
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Author : Mustafa, Rizwan
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Short term exposure patterns in time-series studies of air pollution and health
Background: Air pollution related risks on health are often reported using percentages. Hence, a 1% increase in mortality risk per 10 unit increase in pollution compares two days say with 2 and 12 units; the days need not be sequential. But a change from 2 to 12 could follow different patterns―incre...
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Author : Mohammed, Nuredin
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Sticks and stones: the association between weight discrimination and mental and physical well-being
Obese individuals face increasing levels of prejudice and discrimination. In addition, some individuals internalise society’s anti-fat attitudes and stereotypes. Both internalised and societal stigmas have been associated with poorer health outcomes, independent of BMI. In this online study, 379...
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Author : Meadows, Angela
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Tanzanian teacher’s constructions and perceptions of ‘inclusive education’ for girls and girls with disabilities
The benefits of the inclusion of girls and girls with disability in mainstream education in Tanzania have been well documented, yet it is this demographic which remain the most at risk of exclusion (Lewin and Little, 2011). Quantitative research has demonstrated some success for the government’s tar...
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Author : Sewell, Alexandra
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
We are watching you: Type D personality is associated with greater blood pressure, heart rate and hormone responses in socially stressful situations
Individuals can be classified as having Type D, ‘distressed’, personality which is characterised by a tendency to experience negative emotions and to hide these emotions during social interaction. Type D personality has been linked to heart disease. A potential mechanism behind this association is l...
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Author : Bibbey, Adam
Date : 2014
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014, 10th June 2014, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2014
Relative information content of gestural features of non-verbal communication related to object-transfer interactions
In order to implement reliable, safe and smooth human-robot object handover it will be necessary for service robots to identify non-verbal communication gestures in real-time. This study presents an analysis of the relative information content in the gestural features that together constitute a ...
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Author : Koene, Ansgar R. and Honisch, Juliane J. and Endo, Satoshi and Wing, Alan M.
Date : 2013
Source : EU FP7 CogLaboration project, 19-21 June 2013, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Keywords : gestures; Information Gain; object handover; classification;.non-verbal communication
Collection : TiGeR conference online proceedings
CONNECTIONS: Communication in Ancient Egypt
This poster displays the results of the 'CONNECTIONS:Communication in Ancient Egypt' exhibition organised from January to June 2012. The project involved 12 students, staff members and alumni from Egyptology at the University of Birmingham coming together to create a ground breaking exhibition about...
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Author : Graves, Carl
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Collaboration between local governments in Thailand: lessons from the United Kingdom
There been much interest in the collaboration between local governments in Thailand and indeed in the international context for decades. In Thailand, since there are a large number of small local governments, i.e. 5,693 units with population in many units is less than 5,000, which seem to lack capac...
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Author : Chamchong, Pobsook
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Connect and connectivity: revealing a world of interactions
Connectivity is embedded into our modern day society. Devices rely increasingly on permanent network connections, people keep connected through social networks and technological advances allow everyday objects to become part of large networks of interconnected entities. Within these networks connect...
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Author : Hakvoort, Gido
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Deputy and assistant headteachers: why headship is no longer a choice
It is an expected view that all deputy and assistant head teachers continue their journey into Headship within schools in England, with the notions of role progression, aspiration and performance development at the heart of the process, but in reality this may not the case. For reasons unknown Heads...
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Author : Buckley, Judith
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
How stressed do you get?: A negative personality constellation is associated with higher feelings of stress but lower blood pressure, heart rate, and hormone responses to stressful experiences
An individual’s personality is often seen to be composed of varying levels of positive and negative characteristics; these can in turn influence numerous aspects including how we respond to mental stress. Exaggerated cardiovascular reactions, namely heart rate and blood pressure responses, have been...
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Author : Bibbey, Adam
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Identifying COPD in primary care: targeting patients at the highest risk
Aim: To select and internally validate candidate variables for a risk prediction algorithm to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care. Background: COPD is vastly under-diagnosed in primary care and a variety of case finding and screening tools have been proposed to hel...
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Author : Haroon, Shamil
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Lesbian pulp fiction and community formation 1950-1969
The study of lesbian pulp fiction is an integral aspect of working against what Adrienne Rich calls ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality.’ Society has a tendency to assume an individual’s identity in heterosexual terms: assuming that a community is comprised of heteropatriarchal family structures. Using alte...
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Author : Stratton, Sarah Lou
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Modeling accents for automatic speech recognition
In British English the term 'accent' refers to systematic variations in pronunciation, often associated with particular geographic regions. Accent is one of the most frequently cited causes of variability in speech. The problem of accents is becoming more important with the advancement of computeris...
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Author : Najafian, Maryam
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Optimal cycling time trial position models
Introduction: The aerodynamic drag of a cyclist in time trial (TT) position is strongly influenced by the torso angle (Underwood et al. 2011). To minimize drag, cyclists lower their torso angle. Along with the drag the cyclists’ peak power output decreases. There should be a trade-off between the lo...
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Author : Fintelman, Danique
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Predicting bowel cancer in chronic Ulcerative Colitis
Background: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is an aggressive and incurable inflammatory bowel disease that affects young people typically in their teens and early twenties. The symptoms of UC include, bloody diarrhoea, incontinence and intractable fatigue that can be difficult to treat. There are almost 250...
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Author : Iqbal, Fareed
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Will the sedentary smartphone owner please stand up?: Breaking bad health habits using technology
There is mounting evidence that sedentary lifestyles can seriously impact on health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular problems and early mortality. At the same time, the increasing ownership of smartphones equipped with sensors that can accurately detect sedentary patterns presents an opportu...
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Author : Pinder, Charlie
Date : 2013
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013 , 12th June 2013, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2013
Transnational transitional justice and reconciliation: the participation of conflict-generated diaspora in addressing the legacy of mass violence
This paper is a preliminary exploration of the role that conflict-generated diaspora communities can play in transitional justice and processes of reconciliation. The aim is to consider what potential there is for tapping into diaspora communities and the possible benefits this could have on diaspor...
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Author : Haider, Huma
Date : 2012
Source : Relationships between diasporas and their “Homelands” and their impact on the state, national identities, and peace and conflict, 3-5 February 2012, Beirut, Lebanon.
Keywords : Diasporas, transitional justice, reconciliation, integration, peacebuilding
Biohydrogen production by extractive fermentation and photofermentation
Electrodialysis (ED), an electrochemical membrane technique, prolonged and enhanced the production of biohydrogen and purified organic acids (OAs) via anaerobic fermentation of glucose and food wastes. In this extractive fermentation, pH was precisely controlled by the regulated extraction of acidic...
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Author : Redwood, MD and Orozco, RL and Majewski, AJ and Macaskie, LE
Date : 2011
Source : 4th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, 14-16 Sept 2011, Glasgow, U.K..
The DELILA makeover: changes to the UBIRA ePrints Repository
The scope of the JISC/HEA funded DELILA Project http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/ includes improving the hosting of Learning Objects in the University of Birmingham’s UBIRA Institutional Repositories. This has led to a number of improvements in the display of repository items - inspired in part ...
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Author : Craft, Edward
Date : 2011
Source : DELILA Dissemination Event, 26th July 2011, Senate House, London.
Why, why, why DELILA…? Releasing information and digital literacy content to support trainee teachers in higher education
This was a presentation given at LILAC 11 about DELILA (Developing Educators' Learning and Information Literacy in Accreditation), JISC/HEA funded project by LSE and University of Birmingham.
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2011
Source : OER 11, 11th-13th May 2011, Manchester.
Keywords : UKOER, OER11, DELILA, JISC
Why, why, why DELILA? A program to promote the open sharing of our information literacy and digital literacy teaching material
This was a presentation given at LILAC 11 about DELILA (Developing Educators' Learning and Information Literacy in Accreditation), JISC/HEA funded project by LSE and University of Birmingham.
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2011
Source : LILAC 2011, 18th-20th April 2011, British Library Conference centre.
Keywords : UKOER, LILAC11, DELILA
The effect of schooling on sport performance and participation from 16 to 18 years of age: A UK perspective
Research suggests that schooling can dictate both opportunity and performance levels (Bailey et al, 2010), and that whilst there is an assumption that the type of school attended has an effect on sporting opportunity Rowley, 1993), much of this evidence is anecdotal. This work explores the effect of...
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Author : Bridge, Matthew W and Toms, Martin R
Date : 2011
Source : AIESEP 2011, June 22 -25 2011, Limerick, Ireland.
The Role of Knowledge Bases in Improving Discoverability Now and in the Future – Why National and International Collaboration Is Key.
Author : Pearson, Sarah
Date : 2011
Source : CONCERT.
Birth season, water and education return in China
This essay investigate the returns to education in China using pooled CHNS (China Health and Nutrition Survey) dataset before 2000 (including 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1997) and after 2000 (including 2000, 2004 and 2006). Based on the standard Mincerian human capital earning function, we adopt the OLS an...
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Author : Kang, Lili
Date : 2010
Source : CREW Labour Economics Workshop, September 2010, University of Birmingham.
Acquisition size and institutional ownership: evidence from China
Firm’s proper acquisition size is still an unresolved question. The extant literatures mention little about the determinants of firm’s acquisition size at micro economic level. With recent available data of acquisitions in Chinese stock market (Shanghai and Shenzhen) during 2003-2008, we estimate th...
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Author : Peng, Fei and Kang, Lili and Jiang, Jun
Date : 2010
Source : The Chinese Economic Association (UK) 2010 Annual Conference and 2nd CEA (Europe) Annual Conference, 12-13 July 2010, University of Oxford.
Education return in urban China: evidences from CHNS dataset
This essay investigate the returns to schooling in urban China using pooled CHNS (China Health and Nutrition Survey) dataset of the 1990s (including 1991, 1993 and 1997) and the 2000s (including 2000, 2004 and 2006). Based on the standard Mincerian human capital earning function, we adopt the OLS an...
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Author : Kang, Lili and Peng, Fei
Date : 2010
Source : The Chinese Economic Association (UK) 2010 Annual Conference and 2nd CEA (Europe) Annual Conference, 12-13 July 2010, University of Oxford.
Getting Published - and how the Library can help
A powerpoint presentation which covers ways of getting published and making an impact, and what support and advice the Library can provide
Author : Robertson, Catherine
Date : 2010
Source : Making an Impact, Birmingham Business School.
Keywords : impact; publishing; library; social science
Food consumption patterns to reduce and prevent obesity
Biography introducing this seminar presentation. Professor David A. Booth has research doctorates in biochemistry and in psychology. A main area of his research since 1964 has been the neural, digestive, metabolic, sensory and social influences on, and effects of, choices and intakes of foods ...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2008
Source : Departmental Seminar, School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition, McGill University, 23 November 2008, McGill / Macdonald Campus, St.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.
Keywords : Evidence-based weight control
The 150-year-old science of “active virtual machines”
Precirculated abstract. In 1888-9, E.H. Weber discovered one of the first basic principles of Experimental Psychology: equal ratios of the quantity of stimulation to the senses were rated as equally different in intensity, when the levels of input were moderate. This semilog linear range of an input...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2008
Source : School Seminar, Computer Science, UBham, 13 Nov 08, University of Birmingham.
Keywords : Mental causation. Multiple discrimination scaling. Empathy. Appetite. Natural Intelligence. Robotic Intelligence. AI and Psychology.
Skill bias, age and organisational change
This paper considers evidence on the impact of ICT on demand for different types of workers, focusing in particular on the age dimension. It first examines data from EUKLEMS using regressions standard in the literature and suggests ICT may have adversely affected older workers, in particular high sk...
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Author : O’Mahony, Mary and Peng, Fei
Date : 2008
Source : EU KLEMS Final Conference, 19 and 20 June 2008, University of Groningen.
Institutional effects on skill premium
Skill premium in the United Kingdom has increased substantially since the 1970s. This paper analyzes the link between institutions and the skill premium in the UK controlling for other explanatory variables such as market conditions, international trade and skill-biased technology. For the privat...
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Author : Peng, Fei
Date : 2008
Source : Aston-Birmingham PhD Colloquium, June 2008.
Minds, Mechanisms and Made Free: the scientific study of human life upheld by the Creator
Psychology is the systematic empirical study of the mechanisms of objective achievements by a human being or member of another species. These mental processes include intentions / actions, percepts / sensations, thoughts / solutions, emotions / cooperations, communications etc. - whatever the task ...
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Author : Booth, David A.
Date : 2006
Source : Mind, Machines and Majesty - The Boundaries of Humanity, 4 November, 2006, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.
Collection : Annual Conference of Christians in Science (UK)
Getting evidence for most and least fattening local eating customs from individuals’ reports in their culture’s terms
Abdominal fatness, like IQ, is predominantly a moderately heritable polygenic trait. Furthermore, human genetic structure is masked by many regulatory genes. Hence environment is likely to specify any obesigenic pattern of metabolism, movement or ingestion. The least fattening patterns of behaviour ...
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Author : Booth, David A. and Thibault, Louise and Chesneau, Caroline and Baek, Seolhyang
Date : 2006
Source : BFDG 2006, 20-21 April 2006, University of Birmingham (UK).
Collection : BFDG annual meeting
Queering space in Turin
This article engages with scholarship on the sexualisation and queering of public spaces, drawing on ethnographic research carried out in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) commuities in Turin in 2006, the year in which the city hosted ‘Pride Nazionale’. In the Italian context, problema...
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Author : Ross, Charlotte
Date : 2006
Source : Public and Private Space in Italian Culture, March 2006, London.
The Joint IGNTP/INTF Editio Critica Maior of the Gospel of John: its goals and their significance for New Testament scholarship
Conference paper delivered at SNTS Annual Meeting in Halle, Germany, August 2005
Author : Parker, D.C. and Wachtel, Klaus
Date : 2005
Source : Annual Meeting of SNTS (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas), August 2-6, 2005, Halle.
Stability and change in meat avoidance habits and their motivation in young women
The aim of this study was to examine the stability or otherwise of the avoidance of flesh foods and of its motivation in some young women at a British university in the mid-1990s. In 1993/94 and again in 1995, 40 female undergraduates in the U.K. were asked about foods they avoided and their reason...
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Author : Santos-Merx, Lourdes and Booth, David A.
Date : 1996
Source : Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, and the 5th Food Choice Conference , 6–9 June 1996, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A..
Individuals’ integration of sensory and semantic features in discriminal object-recognition space
This e-paper contains the pre-circulated Abstracts, scripts and slides of two oral presentations to the joint meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science and the Experimental Psychology Society at the University of Toronto in July 1993
Author : Booth, David A. and Freeman, Richard
Date : 1993
Source : CSBBCS/EPS joint meeting, 15-17 July 1993, University of Toronto.
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