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Parental perspectives of children’s use of internet connected toys

Ioanna Palaiologou, Lorna Arnott & Colette Gray
Internet Connected Toys (IoToys) are becoming increasingly popular among very young children (birth to seven years) within families. Meanwhile, increasingly complex and multipurpose digital devices and IoToys require new attitudes, aptitudes and competences on the part of parents. This qualitative study focused on examining how children interact with IoToys at home and in early childhood education. Data were collected using a multi-method approach over an eight-month period. We conducted interviews with parents and teachers, observed...

Operating a Zero Carbon GB Power System in 2025 : Frequency and Fault Current [Annexes - Review of System and Network Issues, Frequency Stability, Power Electronic Devices and Fault Current, & Market Needs]

Marcel Nedd, Jethro Browell, Agusti Egea, Keith Bell, Robert Hamilton, Shuren Wang & Susan Brush
National Grid ESO has an ambition to be able to operate the GB transmission system carbon-free by 2025. Today, NGESO depends on gas and coal plants for a range of essential ancillary services and takes actions to ensure they are online and able to provide them. To enable zero-carbon operation, zero-carbon technologies require routes to market for all of these services. In many cases, either the current technical specifications or procurement mechanisms prevent zero-carbon generators...

Risks to North Sea Fish Stocks and Wildlife if Post-Brexit Fishery Negotiations Fail to Reach Agreement on Quotas and Access to UK Waters : Summary Report

Michael R. Heath & Robin M. Cook
"Taking back control of fisheries" became one of the totemic issues uniting supporters of the campaign to leave the EU. Having left, the issue is again high on the agenda in the 'future relationship' negotiations. The UK Government has indicated that getting a better deal for UK fishermen is a "red line" in the negotiations. This includes increases in quota for UK vessels, and restrictions on access to UK waters by foreign vessels. However, the...

Structured Education and Digital Learning for Diabetes Care in Scotland

Ciarán Morrison
Patient education plays a major role in the successful delivery of Health and Care services in Scotland. Well delivered education allows for health and care practitioners to have meaningful and in-depth discussions with their patients, allowing for the possibility of shared decision making to take place. Simultaneously it can help patients to better understand their own conditions and more effectively manage their own health and care. The nature of the principles for adult learning coupled...

Resilience in a Behavioural/Keynesian Regional Model - Annex : Additional Variables and Sensitivity Analysis

Grant Allan, Gioele Figus, Peter McGregor & Kim Swales

Global Examples of COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies : Flash Report

Sanna Rimpiläinen, Jennifer Thomas & Ciarán Morrison
The fast spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has put health services under an enormous strain. Turning to digital means for collating data on the spread of the virus, the associated symptoms, as well as the routes through which it may be spreading has been a common response. The situation, the associated technologies and the practices of their use vary across the globe and evolve rapidly. This report provides a global snapshot of the...

Rapid Review of Contact Tracing Methods for COVID-19

Sanna Rimpiläinen
This rapid review explores the question “How can we undertake ‘people-powered’ contact tracing activity at scale? What types of options are available?”. The main focus of the report will be on investigating any methods and evidence around digitally enhanced people-powered contact tracing. The spectrum of available methodologies for contact tracing range from paper-based methods to fully automated, anonymous digital contact tracing using mobile phone Apps and Bluetooth or geolocation services. Selected examples are provided.

Financing Community Energy Case Studies : Green Energy Mull

Iain Cairns, Matthew Hannon, Timothy Braunholtz-Speight, Jeffrey Hardy, Carly McLachlan, Sarah Mander, Edward Manderson & Maria Sharmina
This report presents the second of four case studies of UK community energy organisations conducted during 2018/19. These will later be included as part of a synthesis briefing alongside a series of sector-level interviews. The case study makes use of a combination of qualitative (e.g. interviews, organisation reports) and quantitative (e.g. financial reports) data. Summary of key lessons: Government subsidy is the cornerstone to securing both community and private finance. By providing a substantial long-term...

VIVO in the euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS): a growing presence, multiple use cases

Pablo de Castro
The presentation shows the growing number of institutional VIVO implementations displayed on the euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS) and explores the two VIVO configurations in these entries: either as standalone platforms or as research portals running on top of an underlying 'monolithic' CRIS system. Finally, the motivations for expert finder systems are examined and compared to the drivers for the implementation of CRISs.

Laying the Foundations for a Net Zero Society : Principles and Infrastructure for a Climate Resilient and Economically Sustainable Recovery

Karen Turner, Antonios Katris, Jamie Stewart, Julia Race, Oluwafisayo Alabi, Christian Calvillo, Theo Mitchell, Justus Andreas & Kim Swales
The Covid 19 pandemic brings into sharp focus the need for net zero actions to sustain and contribute to the well-being of the UK economy and society. Now more than ever, it is crucial that what we do to reduce our emissions can deliver both near term and sustained positive impacts across the economy to ensure prosperity and justice in our society. This special joint paper from the Centre of Energy Policy at the University...

Digital Health and Care Institutes : Scottish Diabetes Policy and Market Report

Ciarán Morrison
In Scotland, the number of people with diabetes has steadily grown over the last 15 years. According to the Scottish Diabetes Survey the number of people with diabetes has risen from 103,835 in 2002 to approximately 298,504 people at the end of 2017, accounting for roughly 5.5% of the national population. Lanarkshire has seen a significant increase in the number of people with diabetes, the figure rising from 16,358 in 2002 to 38,671 in 2017,...

Lense-Thirring Precession - Theoretical Narrative

Matthew P. Cartmell
We start with the premise that an inertial frame is defined as one that isn’t accelerating in the usual detectable sense. General Relativity states that inertial frames are 'influenced and dragged by the distribution and flow of mass–energy in the universe', noting the relativistic equivalence of mass and energy [1]. This dragging of inertial frames is simply called frame dragging and is shown conceptually in Figure 1. Frame dragging also influences the flow of time...

Experiences of Bothy Project: A Report Compiled from a Survey of 'Live/Work' Artist Residency Participants

Anna McLauchlan & Morag Iles

Financing Community Energy Case Studies : Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative

Iain Cairns, Matthew Hannon, Timothy Braunholtz-Speight, Carly McLachlan, Sarah Mander, Edward Manderson, Maria Sharmina & Jeff Hardy
This report presents the first of four case studies of UK community energy organisations conducted during 2018/19. These will later be included as part of a synthesis briefing alongside findings from a series of sectoral-level interviews. The case study makes use of a combination of qualitative (e.g. interviews, organisation reports) and quantitative (e.g. financial reports) data. Key summary lessons include: The ability of community energy organisations to raise community finance is underpinned by government subsidies...

Review of Energy Policy 2020

Robert Gross, Keith Bell, Mike Bradshaw, Christian Brand, Jason Chilvers, Paul Dodds, Antony Froggatt, Richard Hanna, Tom Hargreaves, Phil Heptonstall, Caroline Kuzemko, Richard Lowes, Faye Wade & Jan Webb

Risks to North Sea Fish Stocks and Wildlife if Post-Brexit Fishery Negotiations Fail to Reach Agreement on Quotas and Access to UK Waters : Extended Technical Report

Michael R. Heath & Robin M. Cook
"Taking back control of fisheries" became one of the totemic issues uniting supporters of the campaign to leave the EU. Having left, the issue is again high on the agenda in the 'future relationship' negotiations. The UK Government has indicated that getting a better deal for UK fishermen is a "red line" in the negotiations. This includes increases in quota for UK vessels, and restrictions on access to UK waters by foreign vessels. However, the...

Industrial Decarbonisation, Regional Industrial Activity and the Quality of Employment : a New Wage Premium Multiplier Approach for Value Chain Analysis

Karen Turner, Oluwafisayo Alabi, Julia Race & Antonios Katris
One of the real risks associated with actions to deliver industrial decarbonisation is potential erosion of socio-economic value generation not only within emitting sectors but regional supply chains. We consider how standard input-output methods to report employment and (wage) income multipliers can be extended to elucidate a 'wage premium' multiplier concept that may be used to consider the quality of employment embedded in supply chains. For the illustrative example of the Scottish chemicals sectors, we...

Antibiotic resistance genes found in soils across the entire Scottish landscape (2007-10)

C.W. Knapp, D.W. Graham, T. Freitag, E. Pagaling, R. Hough, L. Avery, Y.-G. Zhu, J. Su & X.Y. Zhou
The dataset collates the relative concentration of nearly 300 antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes found in soil locations across Scotland. Soils were obtained from the National Soils Inventory of Scotland (NSIS2), from which the total community DNA were extracted and provided to assess AMR gene content. Sampling of the NSIS2 was conducted between 2007-2010 at 183 soil locations representing intersections of a 20km grid across all of Scotland. For each sample, nearly 300 AMR genes were...

Financing Community Energy Case Studies : Brighton and Hove Energy Services (BHESCo)

Iain Cairns, Matthew Hannon, Timothy Braunholtz-Speight, Carly McLachlan, Sarah Mander, Edward Manderson, Maria Sharmina & Jeff Hardy
This report presents the final of four case studies of UK community energy organisations conducted during 2018/19, which will later be included as part of a synthesis briefing alongside a series of sector-level interviews. The case study makes use of a combination of qualitative (e.g. interviews, organisation reports) and quantitative (e.g. financial reports) data. Summary of key lessons includes: Energy efficiency and heating services can constitute a core offering of community groups. Unlike many other...

What is the Role of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage in Generating Value and Reducing Energy System Costs in a Net Zero Economy?

Karen Turner, Oluwafisayo Alabi & Constantin Brod
Pumped hydro energy storage is an enabling/balancing technology that allows low carbon electricity to be generated in one area at a given point in time and stored for later use when needed in that area or others. Thus, it exploits very specific geographical resources that are plentiful in particular regional areas within the UK (for example, the Scottish Highlands) and uses them to deliver valuable outcomes for the UK electricity grid and the UK economy...

Review of Current Use of Digital Solutions for Mental Health

Ciarán Morrison
This report aims to provide a review of current usage of digital solutions for the management of mental health conditions. This includes reference to relevant Scottish Government policies and a market analysis of currently available products and services that are stated to aid the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. This review has identified there are a number of digital tools, platforms or applications currently in use in health and care services across...

A Review of Digital Technology Solutions to Support Caregivers

Jennifer Thomas
Three out of five people in the UK are expected to be caregivers at some point in their life. Although caring for someone can be hugely rewarding, there is a large body of research that highlights "carer burden", carers' unmet needs and negative consequences arising from this for the health and wellbeing of caregivers. There is an increasing body of technologies that can support formal and informal care givers. This high-level horizon scanning research report...

CO2 release field experiment global metadata

Jen Roberts
Compilation of CO2 release field experiments conducted worldwide for which the research results are publicly available prior to May 2017. This includes 14 field sites and 41 field experiments. For each field site, where possible, there is data on: The project: including primary aims, partners, total funding, duration, current status, website. Site information: including geology (target formation and overburden), hydrology, environment. Field experiment set-up: including injection depth, well orientation. Summary activity: total number of experiments...

A Net Zero Principles Framework : Fundamental Questions for Public Policy Analysis

Karen Turner, Julia Race, Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi, Antonios Katris & Kim Swales
The necessity of transitioning to net zero economies is widely recognised by the wider scientific (including social science) community, policymakers, business and the wider public. In response to advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC, 2019), the UK Government has set a target for a net zero carbon economy by 2050, with the Scottish Government having lined up with an earlier 2045 target (given Scotland’s resource base and capacity for more rapid decarbonisation). Meeting...

Funding UK Residential Energy Efficiency : The Economy-wide Impacts of ECO and its Alternatives

Antonios Katris, Karen Turner & Kusum Vishwakarma
This briefing paper reports on an illustrative analysis of how energy efficiency improvement programmes in the UK may impact across the wider economy. We explore how the implementation of residential energy efficiency actions funded through the Energy Company Obligation, ECO, triggers a range of impacts and interactions in and between different sectors and actors in the UK economy. We then consider how outcomes may differ if alternative funding approaches were to be adopted, with the...

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