607 Works

Efficient Manufacture of Emulsion Intermediates in Cavity-design Mixers

Ryan Burger
Emulsions are ubiquitous across the process industries and are often utilised in applications where controlled delivery of a key ingredient (e.g. an oil or water soluble compound) is an important consideration. Their functional properties e.g. the rate of absorption or coverage of a surface is generally determined by the size and size distribution of dispersed domains or microstructure. Control over the formulation, process route and type of equipment all influence the resulting microstructure. The focus...

Other people’s children: representations of paid-childcare in Britain, 1867-1908

James Hinks
This thesis critically examines how informal child-care, performed for money, was subject to sustained scrutiny between 1867-1908. This period saw women who took children into their home in exchange for payment being subject to judicial sanction,press comment and legislative intervention. The passage of the 1908 Children Act marked the point at which all women who took in children for money were subjected to legislation for the first time. Existing scholarship on this topic has largely...

Molecular ecological characterization of a honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Tropilaelaps mercedesae.

Xiaofeng Dong
Tropilaelaps mercedesae (small mite) is one of two major honey bee ectoparasitic mite species responsible for the colony losses of Apis mellifera in Asia. Although T. mercedesae mites are still restricted in Asia (except Japan), they may diffuse all over the world due to the ever-increasing global trade of live honey bees (ex. Varroa destructor). Understanding the ecological characteristics of T. mercedesae at molecular level could potentially result in improving the management and control programs....

Supplemental oxygen in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Malawi: a prospective cohort study of patients admitted to medical wards.

Marie Stolbrink, Helen Thomson, Maness Mlaviwa, Jamie Rylance, Hannah Jones & Modesta Reuben

Wave propagation in stented blood vessels

Sara Frecentese

The Wellbeing Inequality Assessment Toolkit 2021

Andrew Pennington, Jane South, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Meena Bharadwa & rhiannon Corcoran

The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and the QED coupling at the Z boson mass

Ruofan Liao
In this thesis, we present our updated determinations for the leading order and higher order hadronic vacuum polarisation contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (a_{\mu}^{had,LOVP}, a_{\mu}^{had,HOVP}), and for the hadronic contributions to the running of the QED coupling at the Z-boson mass (\Delta\alpha_{had}^{(5)}(M_Z^2)). At present the Standard Model (SM) predictions of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon a_{\mu}^{SM} is lower than the experimental measurement a_{\mu}^{exp}$ by about 3 standard deviations. The...

Creating an Effective Routine Surveillance System for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Previously Treated Patients in Tanzania

Basra Doulla
Creating an Effective Routine Surveillance System for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Previously Treated Patients in Tanzania. Introduction: Tuberculosis routine surveillance is an essential tool for scrutinising the effectiveness of TB Programmes and especially for monitoring drug resistance. This study sought to understand the effectiveness of the existing Routine Surveillance System for drug-resistant Tuberculosis amongst previously treated TB patients in Tanzania, identify weaknesses and interventions leading to improvements, and then pilot these interventions. Methods: Both quantitative and...

Prognostic factors for epilepsy

Laura Bonnett
Introduction and Aims: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder and is a heterogeneous condition both in terms of cause and prognosis. Prognostic factors identify patients at varying degrees of risk for specific outcomes which facilitates treatment choice and aids patient counselling. Few prognostic models based on prospective cohorts or randomised controlled trial data have been published in epilepsy. Patients with epilepsy can be loosely categorised as having had a first seizure, being newly diagnosed with epilepsy,...

Semi-blind CFO estimation and ICA based equalization for wireless communication systems

Yufei Jiang
In this thesis, a number of semi-blind structures are proposed for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based wireless communication systems, with Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO) estimation and Independent Component Analysis (ICA) based equalization. In the first contribution, a semi-blind non-redundant single-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) OFDM system is proposed, with a precoding aided CFO estimation approach and an ICA based equalization structure. A number of reference data sequences are carefully designed and selected from a pool...

Numerical modelling of landfast sea ice

Nuala Carson
Landfast sea ice is a recurring seasonal feature along many coastlines in the polar regions. It is characterised by a lack of horizontal motion, for at least 20 days, and its attachment to the coast or seabed. It can form as a result of restrictive geometry, such as channels or embayments, or through the grounding of thick ice ridges which add lateral stability to the ice cover. Due to its stationary and persistent nature, landfast...

In vitro caries: dental plaque formation and acidogenicity

Gareth Owens
Dental caries is a significant disease world-wide and although a massive reduction in prevalence has occurred over the past 50 years, incidents of this disease persist (particularly on the occlusal or aproximal surfaces and concerning younger demographics). The main reason for the observed reduction is exposure to fluoride either though water fluoridation and delivery by dentifrice. Environmental exposure reduces incidence by incorporation into the mineral phase of the hard tissue and, as a result, increases...

The Perspectives Study: From evidence to guidance on patient recruitment to clinical research in intensive care units

Bridget Young, Kerry Woolfall, Carrol Gamble, Ingeborg Welters, Lucy Frith & Katie Paddock
WS1 interviews involved: clinician-researchers (chief, principal or co-investigators) who had a role in leading the design and implementation of ICU studies and patient, public involvement (PPI) advocates who have contributed to the design and implementation of ICU studies as co-investigators, research partners, steering group members or advisors. WS3 interviews involved ICU patients and relatives of ICU patients, including a sub-set of relatives of patients who died whilst in ICU and frontline staff who discuss ICU...

Public Participation and EIA Effectiveness: Empirical Case Studies in Hong Kong

Shiu Fung Hung
While public participation is now considered a crucial component in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practice, many contexts on the role and function of public participation in EIA practices have yet to be explored. There is a need for advancing the theories on the EIA in the light of nowadays challenges. This PhD thesis adopted an inductive approach to seek answers to the research questions of "Does public participation make EIA more effective?" and “How does...

Experiences of Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education in England

Randal Eplin
Abstract Title: Experiences of Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education in England Dyslexia is a learning disability that can be characterized by difficulties in reading, word recognition and spelling. Such difficulties create learning challenges for students diagnosed with dyslexia. As a result, students with such disabilities would need specialized support in learning environments. Some universities have made positive inroads by enrolling students with dyslexia and establishing centres that assist such students. There is research that...

Large-scale functional annotation of individual RNA methylation sites by mining complex biological networks

Xiangyu Wu
Increasing evidences suggest that post-transcriptional RNA modifications regulate essential biomolecular functions and are related to the pathogenesis of various diseases. To date, the study of epitranscriptome layer gene regulation is mostly focused on the function of mediator proteins of RNA methylation limited by laborious experimental procedures, i.e., the readers, writers and erasers. However, there is limited investigation of the functional relevance of individual m6A RNA methylation sites. To address this, we annotated human m6A sites...

Bellum Victurum - A War About to Live Again: A Study of Necromancy and Poetry in Lucan's Bellum Civile

Elaine Sanderson
Lucan’s Bellum Civile professes to sing of past internecine strife as the great unmaking of the Roman world (Luc. 1.1-7) while reminding its readers of Rome’s survival through frequent references to Lucan’s contemporary surroundings, and hints towards the demise of earlier literary traditions while revealing these traditions as the building blocks of its own narrative. As much as the Bellum Civile delights in exploring the death of the living, it also delights in exploring the...

Data for \"Trapped interfacial redox introduces reversibility in the oxygen reduction reaction in a non-aqueous Ca2+ electrolyte\"

Alex Neale, Laurence Hardwick, Lu Yi-Ting & Hu Chi-Chang

Local Authority Finance: Net Current Expenditure - Adult Social Care services (FIN_07_07)

Alexandros Alexiou & Benjamin Barr

Local Authority Finance: Net Current Expenditure - Social Care services (FIN_07_05)

Alexandros Alexiou & Benjamin Barr

Local Authority Finance: Income - Police services (FIN_07_47)

Alexandros Alexiou & Benjamin Barr

Prescribing indicators - Opioid analgesics (P_1_12)

Konstantinos Daras & Benjamin Barr

Local Authority Finance: Gross Current Expenditure - Other services (FIN_07_33)

Alexandros Alexiou & Benjamin Barr

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