568 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....

Revisiting Mindset Theory: Insights from EFL Students in Japanese Higher Education

Michael Berg
Despite the marked impact they have been shown to have in the classroom, growth/fixed mindsets are an under-researched area of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) studies (Lou & Noels, 2016; Mercer & Ryan, 2009). How these mindsets interface with students’ EFL proficien-cy, as well as linguistic and social environments (demographic information such as where students grew up; to what extent English was used and study was encouraged; how much exposure students had to native...

Individual and household Life course explanation to entrepreneurial exit

Muntasir Alam
Entrepreneurial exit, a critical stage in the entrepreneurial process, happens when the venture creators disengage from ownership control and decision-making authority of the firm they helped to create. Until now, academic research delineating the role of individual and household level resources in explaining exit (or otherwise) are relatively sparse. Of the limited research that provided a resource-based explanation to exit, hardly any research has investigated the influence of a multitude of different resources on the...

Hydrography, ecology and water quality management of the South Docks, Liverpool

Janette Ruth Allen

Trans-editing of Saudi-related News by the British Press: Positioning and Agency

Eithar Alsallum
Translation is usually perceived as an ‘invisible’ part of journalists’ daily routine at the foreign desks of newspapers. Despite the key socio-political role played by translation in international news production, the contributors behind this complex process have received scant attention from scholars in Translation Studies. The present research explores the role played by institutional and individual agents in positioning Saudi news in the British press through multiple processes of ‘trans-editing’, a term coined in 1989...

CORPORATE STRATEGIC CHANGE IN SMALL BUSINESS: AN APPLICATION OF ACTION RESEARCH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNAL MARKETING DURING STRATEGIC CHANGE

Vasilios Chatzigiannis
For this action research study, the researcher studied a small business services firm in the United States of America, as they embarked on a strategic change to develop their structure, processes, and internal communication strategy. The author aimed to develop proposals for the company's business owners to evaluate more pluralistic methods for developing and communicating business change using internal marketing and their employees’ participation. This academic inquiry evaluated, within the context of the presented literature,...

COPING WITH SUDDEN AND SHARP REVENUE LOSSES WITHIN BAHRAIN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS: ACTION RESEARCH AS A MEANS TO UNDERSTAND WRONG TRAITS AND TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME THE HIDDEN ROOTS

Aloma Jayasundera
This DBA research investigates why Organisation A (Org. A), a specialised consultancy service provider of business processes and strategic Information Technology (IT), had experienced revenue losses from June 2014 onwards and continuously during 2015 and 2016. In 2008, Org. A commenced its operations in Bahrain when oil prices were fluctuating between US$110–140. During this time, it secured two large government projects which ensured work for five to seven years. While the outlook for Org. A...

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

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...

Representation, Self-Representation, and Journalism: 1880-1905.

Rachel Harriet Cleaver

After COVID-19: Supporting Learning Recovery Through a Blended Approach to Education and Culture

Practice and Place Heseltine Institute for Public Policy

microRNA:target interactions in tendinopathy

David Bardell

The Influence of Student Identities on Progression to, through and beyond Higher Education

Claire Hamilton
Increasing opportunities for higher education in the Middle East has meant that many women who would not traditionally have attended post-secondary education are now encouraged to access higher education. This change has come with many potential problems as the traditional role of women in a conservative society is redefined. It is a change which is embraced by some and challenged by others and it presents potential problems for higher education institutions. This thesis is a...

Financial Behavior of Members of a US-Based Ghanaian Church Community - Seeking Strategies for Improvement

Joyce Afriyie
ABSTRACT This research thesis seeks to better understand the financial behavior of members of an Immigrant Ghanaian church community in the United States, by inquiring into the reasons behind their behavior. The enhanced understanding gained is then leveraged to find, develop and enact appropriate financial strategies to effectively manage members’ financial behavior toward improved financial behavior and wellbeing of members and the church organization as a whole. Unlike extant immigrant financial behavior literature, none of...

HIV TREATMENT SIMPLIFICATION: OUTCOMES OF SWITCHING HIV-1 PATIENTS TO PROTEASE-INHIBITOR MAINTENANCE MONOTHERAPY

Adam Abdullahi
The work in this thesis characterised the virological outcomes of HIV-1 patients on second-line ART switching to boosted-darunavir maintenance monotherapy in sub-Saharan Africa and explored their determinants, with the aim of providing evidence to inform practice and policy. Firstly, I took advantage of samples and data collected within a trial of maintenance monotherapy that was conducted in Yaoundé, Cameroon, between August 2014 and July 2015. The trial population was composed of HIV-1 positive adults who...

ENGAGING IN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN THE VIRTUAL WORKPLACE: AN ACTION RESEARCH ENQUIRY

Nicole Adams

On Transonic Wing Shock Unsteadiness

Luke Masini
Aircraft wings in high-speed flight experience detrimental flow unsteadiness. Its interaction with the flexible wing structure and resulting dynamic loads are addressed in the certification specifications which stipulate a cruise design point free from any structural vibration and buffeting. One such flow unsteadiness is shock buffet and its inherent dynamics near the onset of unsteadiness are addressed herein. Specifically, an extensive experimental dataset of a large aircraft wing geometry and complementary scale-resolving simulations are scrutinised....

Microbunching and Coherent Synchrotron Radiation in Linear Free Electron Lasers

Alexander Brynes
The optimal performance of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (FELs), driven by high-energy bunches of electrons, is limited by collective interactions that occur due to the self-fields of particles within the bunch. An understanding of these collective effects is therefore crucial for current and future machines. In particular, it is important when designing and operating such a machine that these effects are understood, and mitigated as much as possible. In order to achieve such an understanding, a...

Development of MAST-U Langmuir Probe Interpretation Through Particle-in-cell Simulation and Experiment

Jack Leland
Interpreting flush-mounted Langmuir probes at small angles of magnetic field incidence –routinely found in tokamak plasma facing components (PFCs) by design – is notoriously problematic due to the difficulty of accounting properly for sheath expansion. The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST-U) has 850 probes installed with a novel probe tip designed to mitigate the effects of sheath expansion. This angled-tip design has been investigated through experimental and computational means, to both verify that the...

Nanoparticle Interventions for Colorectal Cancer: Delivery of Polymer Encapsulated SN-38

Usman Arshad

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