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Rectennas for Wireless Energy Harvesting and Power Transfer

Sumin David Joseph
With the rapid advancement of the wireless technologies and demands of low-power electronic circuits for smart home, smart cities and IoT applications, various research trends have tended to investigate the feasibility of powering these circuits by harvesting RF energy from ambient electromagnetic space or by using dedicated RF sources. Recently, RF ambient energy harvesting and WPT technologies have gained much interest as a clean and renewable power source. However, the optimal design of a rectifying-antenna...

Methods to assess and improve the uptake of core outcome sets

Karen Hughes
Introduction and aims Core outcomes sets (COS) are agreed, standardised sets of outcomes that should be measured and reported, as a minimum, in all clinical trials of a specific area of health or health care. COS have the potential to reduce research waste by improving the selection and reporting of outcomes in randomised controlled trials (RCTs), but this reduction in waste will only be realised if researchers choosing outcomes for RCTs include COS in their...

A Political Theory of Precarious Work

James Hickson
The increasing precariousness of working arrangements within advanced capitalist economies, such as that of the United Kingdom, has been the focus of much study within academic social science. This research has conveyed the empirical reality of zero-hours contract, temporary agency, gig economy, and other forms of precarious work, where one’s working patterns and income stream are unpredictable and insecure. However, there has so far been insufficient sustained consideration of the political significance of such working...

Improving the diagnosis of encephalitis through analysis of the host transcriptome, proteome and metabolome.

Mark Ellul
Background Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) is a devastating neurological condition. It is most often caused by either acute viral infection or an autoimmune process. These can be difficult to distinguish clinically and require very different treatments. Encephalitis can also be mimicked by other neurological or systemic disease states. Improved biomarkers to distinguish encephalitis from its mimics, and autoimmune from viral encephalitis, could improve diagnosis and expedite effective treatment. Previous studies have identified signatures based...

The Thatcher Government and the Decline of the National Union of Mineworkers, c.1985-1990

Steven Daniels
In 1984, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was unquestionably the single most powerful trade union in the county and the ‘tip of the spear’ of the trade union movement, a position held comfortably since the Second World War. Within a decade, its once unquestionable power base was broken, the coal industry privatised, and the trade union movement within it deeply divided and marginalised. Today, the NUM is barely a shell of its former self,...

Reflections on contemporary medical professionalism; an exploration of medical practice as refracted in doctors’ narratives

Sharon Spooner
Background During a period of continuing changes in society and increasing availability of medical information, publication of patients’ views on experiences of health and illness have gained greater prominence. By contrast, studies of medical perspectives have tended to concentrate on reported discontent and implications for workforce planning while leaving broader insights and concerns under-investigated. Since the applied skills of highly trained and publicly funded clinicians are vital for safe and effective delivery of the nation’s...

The Role of Nrf2 in Pancreatic Cancer and the Evaluation of Brusatol as a Chemotherapeutic Agent

Dylan Williams

Differential power processing technology for solving partial shading issues in PV system

Guanying Chu

Personalising Sepsis Therapy through Improved Mechanistic Understanding of Phagocytic Killing

Laura Thompson

Collaborative Learning and Buen Vivir in Ecuador: A case study

Cristina Alexandra Delgado Rivera

A Conceptual Framework for Monitoring the Emotional State of Students in VLEs

Lubna Alharbi

MARILYNNE ROBINSON’S GILEAD SEQUENCE: LITERATURE AND THE TRANSLATION OF RELIGIOUS TRADITION

Esther Harsh
This thesis explores the precarious survival of religious tradition in the modern world through reinvention between generations. It concentrates on novels that deal with religious crisis and conflict, with particular reference to the work of Marilynne Robinson, an American novelist and essayist born 1943, working within the Christian tradition while still reaching a wide audience on both sides of the Atlantic. It argues that once the transmission of theology becomes problematic, it is in the...

The Influence of Minimal Footwear on the Biomechanics of Walking

Rory Curtis

The treachery of strategic decisions. An Actor-Network Theory perspective on the strategic decisions that produce new trains in the UK.

Michael King
The production of new passenger trains can be characterised as a strategic decision, followed by a manufacturing stage. Typically, competing proposals are developed and refined, often over several years, until one emerges as the winner. The winning proposition will be manufactured and delivered into service some years later to carry passengers for 30 years or more. However, there is a problem: evidence shows UK passenger trains getting heavier over time. Heavy trains increase fuel consumption...

Torix Rickettsia: aspects of diversity, host range and symbiont-host interaction.

Panupong Thongprem
Rickettsia bacteria have traditionally been considered as the aetiologic agent of deadly arthropod-borne diseases in humans and livestock. However, more recent studies have discovered Rickettsia as non-vertebrate pathogens that are actually important to invertebrate evolution as symbionts. Recently, Rickettsia in the ‘torix’ clade were described from glossiphoniid leeches. This clade has since been observed to infect a wide range of invertebrate species and is thought to be most common in host species associated with freshwater...

Theoretical Study of Friction Induced Vibration in Frictional Systems

Ningyu Liu

The Distribution and Vertical Transport of Resources in the Upper Ocean

Shaun Rigby
Marine phytoplankton support higher trophic levels and are a key component of the biological carbon pump. The growth of marine phytoplankton is supported by the availability of bio-essential resources and incident light in the upper ocean. Over long periods, the biological carbon pump is sustained by the replenishment of depleted resources. In winter, the deepening of the mixed layer entrains underlying waters, transferring resources between the seasonal thermocline and mixed layer. The transfer of properties...

The role of non-coding tandem repeat DNA and non-LTR retrotransposons in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis risk loci

Jack Marshall
Genome-wide association studies and functional data have shown that there is a genetic basis contributing to sporadic and familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), with a vast plethora of genes being associated with the disease. Since the discovery of the C9orf72 intronic repeat expansion there has been a growing awareness of non-coding repetitive DNA being associated with ALS risk. Originally labelled “junk DNA”, non-coding repetitive DNA is now known to be vital in regulating...

Resistance and tolerance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to contact lens disinfection solutions

Yasmin Hilliam

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