80 Works

Decommissioning the UKCS: increasing flexibility of approach through proportionate regulation and evidence based practice

Richard Brooks
The purpose of this research is to investigate how industry and government can strategically align to improve efficiency and gain environmental benefit from the challenge of decommissioning redundant offshore oil and gas infrastructure, through an alternative evidence-based practice and proportionate regulatory approach. Despite nearly thirty years of periodic decommissioning activity, the regulatory drivers and programme design dynamics continue to be politically driven and not evidence based (Penner, 2001, Bellamy and Wilkinson, 2001 and Pulsipher and...

The role of image in the promotion of a region as a visitor destination

Gillian C. Finlay
This research examines the role of image in the promotion of a geographical region as a visitor destination. The inter-relationship between tourism and image was focused upon from both the potential visitor's perspective and the viewpoint of the promoter. Using the Grampian region in the North East of Scotland as a case study, visitors and non-visitors to the area were surveyed to ascertain their image of Grampian, how that image was formed and the perceived...

Putting ageism in context: examining the relationship between age discrimination and frailty among older individuals aged 65 years and over

Abodunrin Aminu
Frailty is the inability of the body's defence system to cope with stressors. It is known to increase the risk of adverse health outcomes such as mortality, falls and hospitalisation among the older population. While the burden of frailty is continuously documented in the literature, there is still an evidence-practice gap in preventing frailty among the ageing population. To develop strategies that may help prevent frailty, there is a need to recognise its modifiable risk...

A mixed-methods study to identify, quantify and explore determinants of antimicrobial prescribing behaviours among clinicians in Qatar

Hend Talkhan
The detection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and awareness of the magnitude of associated threats to global public health as well as the world economy have long been recognised, with many countries implementing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes. Although these programmes can be effective, AMS interventions often fail to consider the determinants (contextual influences) of antimicrobial prescribing behaviour, which vary within and across countries, practice settings and health professions. In addition, little attention has been paid to...

Lightweight, affordable, low power solar groundwater piston pump for rural remote regions

Azeem Uddin Azeem Islam
Solar photovoltaic powered groundwater pumping systems (SPWPS) are popular way of fetching water from boreholes in semi-arid areas in rural remote regions of most developing countries, where commercial water and electricity supply is out of reach. As the climate changes and the water table drops in such marginal regions, borehole depth is ever increasing into hundreds of metres below the ground surface. In a SPWPS, the required energy to fulfil water demand at a certain...

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