Final Report 1 presents the ICKLE project's findings on Leeds schools' remote education provision, and caregiver experiences of facilitating home learning, during the Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 periods of school disruption.
Final Report 2 presents ICKLE project findings on the progress of children, during the Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 periods of school disruption, in Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum areas and Reading.
This application note describes the growth of a novel Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ heterostructure in the Royce deposition system at the University of Leeds. We also present structural characterisation and transmission electron microscopy data in order to understand nature of the Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ interface.
This application note describes the growth Pt thin films in the Royce Deposition System. X-ray reflectivity and diffraction shows that these sputtered Pt thin films have low surface roughness and are (111) textured. These properties are desirable for the growth of Pt in magnetic multilayers and as seed layers for other materials.
Polycrystalline SrTiO3 thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition on a (111) oriented platinum seed layerPhilippa Shepley
This application note describes the growth and characterisation of a polycrystalline SrTiO3 thin film grown in the Royce Deposition System by pulsed laser deposition. The film was characterised by X-ray reflectivity and diffraction and impedance spectrocopy.
This application note describes the epitaxial growth of electron beam evaporated platinum in the Royce Institute thin films deposition facility and presents data demonstrating the material’s properties.
This application note describes the growth and characterisation of BiFeO3 thin films grown in the Royce Deposition System by pulsed laser deposition. The film was characterised by X-ray reflectivity and X-ray diffraction.
This application note describes the growth of crystalline thin films of C60
This document outlines the suggested procedures for the operational production of nowcast warnings by African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) developed by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques) project. Information from geostationary satellites is routinely received by African NMHSs in near-real-time and this operating procedure outlines how this can be used to produce valuable nowcast warnings within the day-to-day operations of African NMHSs.
The ‘New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain’ study (NUSPB) set out to discover the current lived experiences of British people and how screen technologies may or may not have become more permanently integrated within their day-to-day lives following the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020-2021.
Shared ground heat exchange can deliver low-carbon electrified heat where individual heat pumps or heat networks are not feasible, such as in terraced homes. However, there is a policy gap around these mid-scale heat solutions. We outline the benefits and challenges of shared ground heat exchange, and actions needed by policy, housing, and innovation stakeholders to support further deployment.
The National Health Service (NHS) employs over a million people, and the vast majority of these staff provide front-line patient care. Failures in care, particularly in Mid Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust as detailed in the Francis Report in 2014, raised concerns about the values underpinning working practices in the NHS. One policy response to these concerns was to encourage recruitment of undergraduate health professional students, trainees and employees whose personal values are consistent with the...
What Makes a Park Feel Safe or Unsafe? The views of women, girls and professionals in West YorkshireAnna Barker, George Holmes, Rizwana Alam, Lauren Cape-Davenhill, Sally Osei-Appiah & Sibylla Warrington Brown
When women and girls feel unsafe, they are less likely to use, enjoy and benefit from parks, particularly when alone and after dark. Parks and play spaces should be better designed and managed to be well-used, sociable places that offer activities and facilities that are welcoming to women and girls. Changes should support women and girls to feel safe throughout the day and all-year round. Changes to parks must be part of an holistic approach...
Accompanying Survivors of Sexual Harm is a trauma-informed resource that offers education and support of Christian clergy and lay leaders as they respond to sexual harm in their communities. It lays out plans for workshop-based sessions, which aim to educate clergy and lay leaders about • Understanding the nature of sexual harm and its prevalence in New Zealand society • Being alert to and responding in a pastorally sensitive manner to people within their community...
This application note describes the growth of Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3) in the Royce Institute thin films deposition facility and presents data demonstrating the material’s properties.
The West Yorkshire (WY) Staff Wellbeing Hub aims to support NHS, Social Care and Voluntary Sector staff. This evaluation has been conducted as a partnership between the WY Hub and the University of Leeds. It presents data reflecting user uptake and experiences.
Using geothermal energy from unused coal mines for food production in vertical farms or glasshouses may increase food resilience in a low carbon way. An action plan to establish a pilot in Leeds was developed with stakeholders. There is an opportunity for Leeds to spearhead this approach for the UK and internationally.
The following schedule was developed to match as closely as possible with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) currently used by the SWIFT partner countries operational forecasting centres (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal). The SOP is for both East and West Africa forecasts however the times are different for each and so have been reflected in the timings given. East Africa shift timings are in blue and West Africa shift timings in red.
Reducing car use and ownership is necessary for decarbonising the UK economy. There are no plausible pathways to get to net-zero by 2050 unless the number of cars reduces. Nevertheless, in the last twenty years, car ownership has grown steadily. In this report, we explore a new and spatially detailed time series dataset about car ownership in England and Wales between 2002 and 2018. We seek places where car ownership is in decline and ask...
University of Leeds18
University of Chester1
University of Otago1
Federal University of Technology1
University of Ghana1
Leeds Trinity University1
African Center of Meteorological Application for Development1
University of Birmingham1
St. John's College1
Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie1